In search of a dream job, people spend many hours on job sites. They send dozens of resumes, but often do not receive any response from employers, let alone an invitation to an interview. It's not surprising, though. After all, according to a study by Brandon Hall Group, a large employer receives from 102 to 137 resumes for each of the open positions.
Anyway, it's hard to call such a job search effective. You should approach the search with intelligence and strategy. Here are five tips that may help you find the job of your dreams.
Decide on your search criteria
Identify the five criteria that are most important to you. For some it will be corporate culture, for others it will be a position or salary. "If you understand what motivates you as an employee, it will be easier for you to write a resume that matches your aspirations and skills," said Paul Sandusky, vice president of Ceridian.
But be flexible as well. "You don't want your narrow specifications to cost you a job at a dream company," said Maria DeLeon, vice president of Glassdoor. If you got to the interview at the dream company, but your qualifications aren't quite right for the job you're applying for, be perfectly honest. Tell the interviewer about your skills and your desire to work here. It is possible that the company, seeing your interest, will find a more suitable position.
Make a list of jobs that match your criteria