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What Every Job Applicant Must Know

TalkShop Job Seekers TipsEach year, more and more people are joining the ranks of the unemployed, making job- hunting a frustrating process. Yet, there are those that land the job. What spells the difference between the many unemployed and the few most sought after by employers? HR practitioners cite flawed resumes and poor interview skills as main considerations. How then can job seekers, including new graduates, advance from job exploration to being productive members of society?

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO , shares these useful tips :

1. Review your resume many times over. Have a friend do a final review. Submit this with a courteous cover letter to come across as professional.

2. Be amiable at the interview. Come across as a person who is nice to have around at work.

3. Make a connection. Have memorable answers ready. Stories built around your strengths will make you stand out – how committed you are, how a special interest makes you a well-rounded person, how you introduced a cost-saving measure at work, how you dealt with a crisis situation, what skills will let you hit the ground running when you start with the company.

4. Be conscious about your gestures. Our movements account for two-thirds of any communication. In a job interview, these are being scrutinized along with the answers. Project positive body language by smiling, standing and sitting erect, and maintaining eye contact.

5. Wear appropriate clothing. Ditch revealing and bright colored clothes and opt for conservative-looking ones.

6. Choose your questions. Ask open-ended questions that will elaborate on the information in the company’s website. This will demonstrate intellectual curiosity and your interest in the job.

7. Improve your communication skills. Proficiency in English ranks high in any employer’s selection process. Brush up on your communication skills if this is a setback.

8. Have a positive presence in social media. Companies do a background check to guard against high-risk and undesirable individuals. Delete unbecoming photos and negative comments or posts on your wall.

Improving your chances at the hiring process is a decision you make even before you start preparing your resume. Decide to win every step of the way. Seek the assistance of training institutes like TalkShop to polish your personal brand and style. Call us today.

www.talkshop.ph | (632) 894 5588 | “Personality Development”

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Posted by Sheila Viesca
Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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