Employment Do's And Don'ts, A Beginner's Guide

May 11, 2017


Regardless of how you became unemployed, actually being unemployed isn't a fun experience. That said, it can also be a great opportunity for improving your lot in life. This piece is full of tips to help you do just that.

It is always important to dress for success when interviewing for a job. A well-groomed and tidy appearance in nice clothes is often perceived as more qualified for the job. Always present yourself well, even if you're just leaving an application or resume for consideration.

Talk to friends about job leads. See if they are aware of any job leads that match your background. Often job seekers skip this step; however, that's not a good idea.

A great recommendation can get your foot in the door.

Tweak your strategy for job searching if you are not having any success. There are quite a few places that aren't looking for people right now, but don't let that deter you. Even if it's not exactly your dream job, try checking out other opportunities in areas you wouldn't have considered otherwise. Getting your foot in the door is what's important.

You should dress well during your interview. This is true even for a casual establishment. Many employers are looking at what you show up in. It does not matter that the job is casual, it's best that you overdress, rather than under-dressing.

Plan on arriving early to work. Delays can pop up when least expected, so make sure to allow ample time. Proving that you can show up to work on time every day will have a positive impact on your employment.

Continue to learn and grow. Businesses will want someone who is more and more qualified as time goes on. Therefore, continue to upgrade your skills. Take helpful classes and even seminars if you can. The more knowledge you have, the more marketable you're going to be to employers.

It may be a cliche, but you need to dress for the job you want, especially when going to an interview. Ensure your clothing is appropriate, and remember the small details, including your hair, nails, face, etc. Potential employers will probably judge you on what they see, so be sure to leave them with a positive impression.

Include social media on your resume. Many companies value your social media skills and appreciate the opportunity to view your social media pages.

Sign up for unemployment benefits when you find out you've lost your job. You cannot wait until after your severance ends or even until your last day of work. A fast application will lead to fast approval and payment.

When just starting new employment, err on the side of over-communicating with your boss. Many times employment issues can be the result of poor communication, and may lead to distrust or worse. Report to your boss more than you normally would. Keeping your boss in the dark can only lead to future trouble.

You're now ready to look for and get your dream job. When you can work in a field you love, you'll be overjoyed. Hold your head high, breathe deep and go out and get that job you want.