How to Get a the Right Job Fast?
Searching for a new job can be a stressful, overwhelming, and time-consuming process. We all want to
find the perfect job that will be personally satisfying and give us financial stability. While there are no magic
ways to guarantee job offers pouring in, here are a few concrete ways to improve your chances!
Searching for Relevant Job Openings
1. Search for relevant job postings online. These days most jobs are posted online. Search a variety of
websites for job listings. Many companies and public institutions post their job openings right on their own
websites. There are also many websites that collect a wide variety of job openings. These sites may list a
ton of jobs but not all will be a great fit for you.
2. Only apply for jobs that are good matches for your skills and experience. This does not mean that
you need to be a perfect match for every aspect of the job posting but you don't want to waste your precious
time applying for a job that you have no chance of getting. As long as you match the majority of the job
specifications apply for the job.
3. Prioritize applying for jobs with employers who have a large number of openings to fill. If you need
to get a job fast, your odds are better if the potential employer you are applying to have a lot of openings to fill.
This may indicate that the job is not the best, but it does mean that you may get the job quickly.
4. Go talk to prospective employers. If you need to get a job fast, it’s best to be proactive and show your
prospective new boss that you are serious about the position and that you are the right person for the job.
5. Tap into your personal relationships. These days many people get their jobs through personal
relationships and networking. You are more likely to get a job if you have someone on the inside pushing for
you to get hired. Don't be afraid to let the people in your life know that you are looking for work. You never
know who will have a good line on the perfect job for you.
6. Seek out help in your job search. If you are really in need of a job fast, public services, such as your
state's employment department, may be the best place to turn. Contact them about what kind of services
they may be able to offer you. Many have job counseling programs that may fit your needs.
Developing Your Application Materials
1. Create your resume. Be sure to use a professional style and font when formatting your document.
2. Write a professional cover letter. Cover letters should accomplish several things, distinguishing you
from other applicants and illustrating your personal value as a future employee. Use professional and formal
language, as well as form, when composing your cover letter.
3. Edit all of your application materials. Read over your cover letter and resume for mistakes or
outdated parts. It is a good idea to get someone else to edit them as well. A fresh set of eyes may catch
a mistake that was staring you right in the face.
Preparing for Your Interview
1. Review all your application materials and any job listing information. When you go to an interview,
be sure that you remember what you wrote in your application and the details of the job listing.
2. Practice possible interview questions. An interview usually has two types of questions, technical
questions and HR questions. Technical questions gauge whether you know how to do the job you are
applying for and HR questions are designed to see if you are a team player. You will need to be able to
answer both types of questions with confidence.
3. Have a professional appearance when going to your interview. While the appropriate attire will
vary, depending on the job you are applying for and the company you are applying at, your appearance
should always be neat and clean when interviewing for any job.