Job hunting or job seeking is what people do when they are looking for employment. It doesn't matter if it is due to unemployment or dissatisfaction with a current position, the principles are the same.
The obvious goal of job seeking is to obtain a job interview with a potential employer which will eventually lead to the job hunter being hired for a job.
Your Starting Point
As a starting point you need to typically first look for job openings or relevant employment opportunities using one of the most common methods of job hunting which are to:
* Look on the internet using job search engines;
* Read through the job advertisements in newspapers and journals;
* Sign up with a private or public employment agency or recruitment consultant;
* Network with contacts via an extended business network or personal contacts;
* Search company websites for vacancies;
* Go to recruitment or job fairs.
These methods are all likely to generate some opportunities which you can then pursue.
When you have identified a number of suitable job openings, the trick is to position yourself first to get an interview and second to convince the prospective employer, that you are the person they should engage for the job. Do not think you are being unethical or unfair because you pursue more than one opening at a time; that is a major mistake that is frequently made. Don't forget that the employers are looking at lots of people for their jobs, so you are entitled to look at more than one job at a time too.
Organized Job Hunting
When you are following multiple opportunities, the worst thing that can happen is that you lose track of which job is which, so you need to get organized. Keeping track of all the different details for every job application can be an administrative nightmare, so I've created a 10-page Interview Toolkit which you can download and print, free, to help you keep on top of everything you're pursuing.
Job hunting success depends on these three things:
1. The quality of your job application cover letter
What you need is the right cover letter layout for your application that shows off your key strengths in a way that the prospective employer needs to interview you!
2. The quality of your CV or Resume
Most people will only start to write their CV when they are actively looking for a new job, so we've included masses of job search and job changing information too; just have a good look around my website;
3. How well you perform at the interview
In the interview, you have a relatively short time to create a memorable impression and demonstrate your skills and abilities to the decision-maker. If you've prepared your answers to the interview questions that are most likely to come up, you can be sure it will go well.
In addition, you must remember to put yourself first, be selfish and pursue the job openings vigorously, because nobody else will look after your interests if you don't. So get organized, prepare well and seize every possible opportunity that your job hunting activities throw up for you.
Peter Fisher is a Career Consultant, CV writing expert and interview coach. His website will give you free access to all the Job Hunting information you need and you can download your free Interview Toolkit to help you get organized at Your Career Change website - http://www.your-career-change.com/job-hunting.html.