This eBook is specifically written for those individuals who are looking for a job which is very hard to find in today’s economy.
The reason is that job opportunities are less as compared to the qualified individuals and therefore there is a lot of competition.
The competition makes it hard for you to get the job even if you get the opportunity. The 202 tips in this booklet can help you exceed your chances of getting a job.
The first essential step to get any job is to make a very striking resume as it is the resume of a candidate that can win him/her the opportunity to get the job.
2. Resume should reflect your qualification and abilities in a positive way.
3. The employers only call a candidate for interview if they are impressed by the resume.
4. Your resume must be current and cover all the information any employer might want to know.
5. Add your qualification and job history combined with the special courses you took to improve your skills and the experience you have got to work on the same position you are applying for.
6. Your resume should tell about the positions/designations you have worked on in other companies.
7. A lot of courses and job experience make a resume impressive.
8. In order to add experience to your resume it is good to work in different organizations as intern.
9. Work voluntarily or as intern in big organizations. It will help you gain experience and add the names of big organization to your CV. And it will definitely give you an edge over other candidates.
10. Make sure to use vibrant and striking words to describe your motives and aims.
11. Remember that there are hundreds applications for a single job. In order to make sure that the employer picks your resume and calls you for the interview make it as impressive as possible.
12. Next thing to get the job is to succeed in the interview. You must prepare for the interview well.
13. Being called for an interview means you have already made your place; preparing adequately for the interview can get you the job of your dreams.
14. Preparing for the interview includes both physical and mental preparation.
15. Mental preparation means to prepare your mind for any type of questions that could be asked in interview.
16. Prepare the answers for all the possible questions.
17. You should have clear answers to the traditional questions like ‘who you are’ and ‘what are
your aims’. Write the answers picking the words carefully and memorise them.
18. Present your strengths and weaknesses in a positive way using the best of words. Your
words and the way you speak make a lot of difference.
19. Keep in mind that the purpose of the interview is not to know your abilities but to find out
what you can do for the company.
20. You must present yourself as someone who has all the skills for the job they are offering.
21. Assure them that you are the person who would value the interests of the company more
than your own.
22. Your employer may ask you why you left your previous job; you should answer it in a
positive way without talking negatively about the previous employer.
23. You have to convince them as to why they should hire you and not any other candidate. You
will have to act like a salesperson here and present your skills and abilities in the best
24. Before you go for the interview it is good to do some homework.
25. Do some research about the company and the employer in order to get an idea what type of
questions they may ask and what type of behaviour do they appreciate.
26. You can take help from people who somehow know the potential employer and learn from
them about how he conducts the interview.
27. Increase your contacts; the more professionals you will know the more chances you will
have to get a better job.
28. In order to gain experience work voluntarily or as an intern in well-known companies.
29. You may not get a lot of money but you will get enough experience to proudly tell your new
30. If you worked in well known companies, even though without salary, you will get to know
many people who are well-known in business community.
31. Such people can help you find a job and their recommendation while you try to get a job can
make a lot of difference.
32. Work hard even if you are just an intern. You may get a good job in the same company if you
proved your worth.
33. Companies prefer those individuals who can think and act fast even in stressful situations.
Increase your abilities to cope with pressure and stress.
34. You already know how tough it is to get a job so be very careful about your interview as it is
your only chance to impress the employer and get the job.
35. Try to cover the gaps and fishers left in your resume during your interview.
36. Have a lot of positive abilities and experiences to tell.
37. Besides the traditional questions you may also have to go through behavioural interview.
38. Behavioural interview is more about judging your practical abilities and require you to be
very well prepared.
39. You may be asked to demonstrate your skills.
40. You may be asked to give examples of particular situations from your previous job
41. You must always tell the truth.
42. If they ask you about your weaknesses try to present them using positive words. You may
tell them your biggest weakness is that you can never sit idle and so on.
43. Such light answers have very good influence on the employers.
44. Prepare yourself for the questions like how you handled a stressed situation in earlier jobs.
45. They may want you to tell them how you used your management skills in a particular
46. Another question that can be asked is how you would overcome a situation with your
presentation skills. You may be asked to give answer on the basis of your job experience.
47. It is also likely that you are asked to give example of a situation where you overcame a
difficult situation with the power of your logic.
48. They will also want to know if you have the ability to make challenging decisions. You may
be asked to provide examples from your past.
49. You may be asked to tell about an event where you saved the company by going beyond
your limits. Do have the answer prepared.
50. If you have worked with teams and groups you might be asked how you overcame the
difference between you and your teammates.
51. It is very important that you evaluate your job history well and find the answers of all such
52. You must bring up such issues which you solved with your knowledge and abilities in
53. Instead of answering a difficult questions immediately ask them a question instead to get a
clear idea what they are trying to get at.
54. Be confident and provide relevant examples in answer to any question.
55. Listen carefully so that you can understand the question clearly.
56. Be polite and use careful wording. Never forget that you are talking to your potential
57. Be very honest about your answers and do not just say what you think they want to hear.
58. Take your time to think of the answer instead of saying anything useless.
59. Make sure you are well aware of the current issues going on in the country and around the
60. Your potential employer should find you a person who is capable, competent and well aware
of his surroundings.
61. Besides your knowledge and abilities to work well, the employers will also want you to be a
very presentable and agreeable person.
62. To make yourself presentable prepare yourself well in terms of physical appearance.
63. When you go for an interview be very careful about what you are wearing.
64. First impression always counts. If you are dressed well for the occasion you will make a good
65. It is better to call the HR manager of a company to know what type of dressing will be
appropriate for the job.
66. Being professionally dressed gives you inner strength and confidence and plays a vital role in
67. Dressing well for the interview gives the employer the impression that you are serious about
68. Never go for job interviews wearing casual dresses. It makes a bad impression.
69. Your dressing must be as good as required for the job.
70. Do some research about the company’s choice regarding the dressing of their employees;
companies differ in their preference for casual or formal dressing.
71. If they like their employees to dress formally like a businessman, dress accordingly.
72. Brush your teeth. It is better to use mouth freshener.
73. Take shower and comb your hair well.
74. Do not make any funky hair style.
75. To get a neat look get your hair trimmed if necessary.
76. Do not colour your hair. Avoid curls and fluffs as well.
77. Do not wear hat or cap.
78. Make sure your face is clean and well shaved.
79. If you have beard it should be short, trimmed and neat.
80. Do not wear a T-shirt and also avoid jeans.
81. Choose dress slacks and one colour (preferably blue or white) button-down shirt.
82. For a casual dressing for job interview you can also wear a patterned shirt.
83. Also wear a suit jacket to look like a gentleman.
84. It is better to wear black well-pressed suit.
85. Properly button up your suit jacket and make sure it is not too tight.
86. Wear a conservative tie to give yourself a professional look.
87. Make sure your tie goes well with your shirt colour.
88. Your shirt should have long sleeves which should be visible from the jacket sleeves.
89. Make sure that only ½ cuffs of the shirt sleeves are visible.
90. Your dress should be wrinkle free.
91. Wear plain black dress shoes and use dark socks.
92. Shoes should be properly laced-up and polished.