Things every job seeker must do before embarking on a job hunt

Job hunting can be challenging and at times stressful, especially if you do not know where and how to start. As most job hunters can attest, it is not just all about preparing a carefully packaged resume and power dressing during an interview. That is why it would help to have a sense of direction in your job-hunting prospects. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your job hunt.

Set career goals. Job hunting must be determined based on how you envision your professional growth. Thus, you need to set short-term, medium-term, and long-term career goals first before you start looking for job prospects. This would give you a better perspective of the kind of job you are looking for. A big factor for job dissatisfaction among employees is not feeling fulfilled with what they are doing, and this is due to not finding meaning and direction. 

Align your job searches based on career direction. Since you have already established your career goals, make sure that you determine your prospecting based on these goals. Most job seekers who do not have clear goals often select job openings because they are open or they offer high compensation. The tendency for these kinds of job hunters is they tend to quit right away as they lack the motivation to move forward.

Prepare your resume, portfolio, and documents. Re-package all documents that you will be submitting to possible employers from your resume, portfolio, and supporting documents. The goal of the repackaging is to highlight competencies, experience, and skills that complement the job opening. Although it is worth mentioning some other competencies, employers will only look for those that are relevant to what they are looking for. 

Clean up your act in your social media accounts. Employers use social media accounts to screen applicants, and it is not just limited to LinkedIn. So, make sure that your social media accounts help in your branding. Your content must help prospective employers decide that you are a good fit for their organization.

Valuate your contribution to the company. Make sure that you know the value of the skills and competency that you are bringing to the company, so that when they ask about your expected salary, you will be able to give a reasonable figure. 

Excel Guyana’s Recruiting Division’s dynamic team is the foundation for a fast-growing integrated company focused on offering comprehensive solutions to our clients and partners.  Excel is committed to being a vital driver in the development of Guyana and welcomes interest from foreign partners that have skills and products that are essential to Guyana’s growth. It offers services to clients and partners in their recruitment needs including complying with local recruitment policies like the Local Content Registration. In addition, it also offers services to help job seekers in creating promising career paths and find sustainable employment in construction management, procurement and logistics, human resource, accounting, among others.

Excel’s leadership has more than 30 years of experience in building businesses in Guyana and the CARICOM region. With more than 10 years of local presence in Guyana, it has established networks in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, the United States of America, Mexico, and Venezuela.

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