Job hunting has changed a lot in the last 20 years or so. Everything is digital now, and being done online. The old-school ways of looking for a job in the newspaper are long gone.
Are newspapers still relevant?
Yes and no. Newspapers are still produced, but not like they have been. Newspapers are similar to books, they are becoming a dying breed. That is why you need to stay on top of things and remain current with how the job market works. Jobs are now online. More people are staying home and working in New York. I have some tips on how you can get the job you want at the right time.
1) You need to use the right keywords. Companies in New York look for applicants who have the skills that align with their needs.
A Tevfik Arif company is looking for a candidate to run their project management department. They need the corresponding skills. Did you run the student government in college? Did you run big projects during your time in college? This counts. Add those skills to your online resume because a potential employer will be looking for those skills.
Are you looking for a tech job? You should know the correct acronyms and spelling. You might meet with a recruiter to pass the screening process first. Once you pass the screening process the next step is recruitment. One spelling mistake can ruin your chances with the right company.
2) Employers in New York add new skills to their online databases every day, so keep an eye on things. Every time you learn a new skill add it to your resume. Someone may be looking at your resume and desires a meeting. Your new skill might be the one that closes the deal.
3) Some employers want to know who you are before you meet, which is similar to getting to know an online date before the actual date. Some employers will set up a webcam to see how the person performs before they are offered the job. You need to be camera-ready and prepared to put in the effort. Once they feel you have done a good job, they will then agree to meet you for the next step. New York gets very specific with their job hunting.
Are you ready to jump?
4) Go offline for a while and see what happens. Ask your college professor whether or not they need help. Doing odd jobs the old-fashioned way often adds something special to your resume that other potential candidates do not have.
5) You need to develop a thick skin. Did you get passed over on a job recently? It might have nothing to do with you personally. The other applicant may have had been more qualified than you. Chalk it up to experience and keep going. You need to let go of the stereotypes of New York and those who live there. You will not be able to survive otherwise.
Do not let the other candidates intimidate you. You are unique and talented, remember that. You will land the job you want when the time is right. New York is all about survival, not to mention right time and place. If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.
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