When you are looking for work, it can often seem like a hard slog trying to get there. No matter what kind of experience you have in looking for work already, there is likely to be a lot that you need to consider. This is partly because the world of work changes all the time, and you need to do your best to keep up, and because it doesn’t take long to be out of practice with your recruitment skills. In this article, we are going to look at four of the main stages of applying for work, and discuss how to beat each one.
It’s funny that a lot of people don’t put that much thought into the application process, when it is actually one of the most important stages of all. A lot is revealed about you during this process, and you should remember to take your time and fill it out as well as you possibly can. Submitting a good application is likely to make a huge difference in terms of how your chances are, so make sure that you are spending a decent amount of time and effort on this part of the process. If you do, you should find that you are much more likely to be called in for an interview.
Depending on the role, there may be certain tests that you need to carry out. This could be a simple literacy and numeracy test, in which case you can easily study for that before the day. Or there might be a test based on particular skills relevant to that role and your hopeful position, in which case you should brush up on those. Another kind of test altogether which might be part of the process is the drug test. These are becoming more common, and if you are someone who is able to take certain narcotics perfectly legally, then you will need to find a way around the drug test. Fortunately, the solutions here are quite simple. Even something as simple as sea salt can help you out. Research your options, and plan ahead.
This is the part of the process that most people get overly worried about. It’s easy to see why; there is hardly anyone who likes being put on the spot in this way. It is often an uncomfortable position to be in, and it can feel like conditions are against you just when you need to be on top form. If you are worried about the interview stage, then you might want to consider practising your skills. More than anything else in the process, this is something that is mostly a matter of confidence. As such, you should consider learning to develop your confidence a little before you carry on. This can easily be done alone, or with a friend pretending to interview you. This kind of practice is likely to really be beneficial, so bear that in mind if you are particularly worried.