Job Search Tips

How to Take Advantage of Opportunities and Get Hired

Written by Guest Contributor

Perhaps, you are one of the millions that is currently looking for new job opportunities. The average job hunter is completely unaware of the best way to take advantage of opportunities that are currently available to them. The fact is that most successful job seekers learn to identify those opportunities, once they are presented to them. Here is more on how to take advantage of those job opportunities that pop up.


One key to job hunting success is to make sure that you are prepared for the opportunity. Take for instance a warehouse worker who has been unemployed for several months. Potential employers would probably like to view a fully updated resume. Take advantage of job opportunities with a prepared resume that identifies your key skills and experience. You can take a look at a sample resume of warehouse worker. Observe several resumes and notice the construction. Design your resume to attract more job opportunities, using samples as a guideline. The next time that a job opportunity is presented, be prepared with an up to date resume.

Job Counselling

Take advantage of sources in your community that provide job counselling to the unemployed. The good news is that many of the job counselling services are free. Seek out services at local community colleges, universities, unemployment offices, and community centers. You can also search online for job counselling sources. The job counselling services provide people with expert career advice and help them network with companies looking for new employees.

Finding Jobs Online

It’s probably no news to you that millions of people search online for new jobs. It’s a good idea to add this to your job search toolbox. Take advantage of opportunities online. It wasn’t too long ago that only those working for government agencies or large corporations could take advantage of Internet job searches. Now, the average person is able to use job search engines or visit job posting sites online, to find new job opportunities.


Here is a question that every job seeker should ask themselves. Have I communicated to all the people I know in my network that I am looking for employment? If the answer is no, it’s time to get to work. The fact is that there are a multitude of jobs available that are not advertised. Employers find new staff through networking with others in the industry. Make sure that everyone in your network is fully aware that you are seeking new employment. Take advantage of opportunities to network on a daily basis.

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