Category Archives: Employment Advice
Lot of employers these days complain of not finding good employees, and most have found a way that assures them success. As we discussed in our previous article background checking on job applicants will usually caution employer against hiring someone whose information is hard to read, has gaps or inconsistencies, or is lacking important details. So companies have candidates fill out a job application that is specifically designed to get the information that’s required to run a complete background check. Job seekers unthinkingly accept that the employer has something they want which is a job, therefore employer position is superior. If this is truly the way things are, then employers should not complaining about difficulty finding good employees and let’s stop the fiction. So this reality of mutual need is unclear before you even submit a resume.
Do you ever wonder why a hiring company wants to check your background? Job Applicants get turned down for jobs every day, some job seekers don’t have the right experience and others don’t interview well etc. But the major reason that applicants don’t get job offers, they didn’t pass the background check. Lot of companies these days run some type of background check on their job applicants because they feel it is an essential part of the hiring before they make a hiring decision. Hiring companies understand that bad hiring decisions can affect them big problems later. During a background check, a hiring company takes a closer look at who they hire by looking at your quality of personal and professional history. They verify your education and past employment, check to see if there is criminal activity in your past, and talk to your references. Some companies may even look at your driving record, credit history or previous drug testing results or current drug consumption which will affect your performance at work.
We understand that you have sent to every internet job board and every job on Career Builder, Monster, Hot jobs and Government Jobs. Then, you have followed up with calls and networked until you just had enough. Each weekend you take the paper and apply for every job in your industry with little to no results, challenging enough, or more of a stretch than you imagined. In a state of confusion, you wonder what you should do and for how long? As everyone’s situation is unique, with no right or wrong answer but keep in mind that most people, at one time or another, have been faced with this dilemma. To help you think through your next move and determine what’s right for you, here are 2 creative ways to find your job:
Human resource officers can tell you, the use of the internet as a job search tool has become the common denominator and it connects people from both ends of the hiring equation with ease. The advantage of online communication is less intrusive than traditional methods, if you’re already employed, you can do job search during nights and weekends examining sites, and posting resumes and more, all without conflicting with your current job. Of course, your computer can do much more than simply help you find jobs. It’s also a great resources available through your PC such as Microsoft Word for preparing professional looking resumes, cover letters, to appeal to different types of positions.
Have you got an issue finding a job? Is it because of not having enough networking contacts or possibly not doing that well with interview questions? Whatever the reasons maybe and you think these are enormous problems, but believe it, these are as common as catching a cold and you’ll recover in no time. But have you considered to write down your problems on a paper? When you write your problems down your brain thinks of solutions and that is how any great inventor started by first worked out on a paper. So why not solve your employment problem the same way? We have outlined some steps for you to follow and by the end of these exercise you’ll be amazed that things you thought were a problem is none existent because you have answered to the right questions. Wait…Don’t knock this exercise until you try it!