In today’s changing work environment, anyone can be between jobs. Yes, that is a better way to put it – “between jobs”. There can be so many reasons for leaving a job and you needed that break. You have now successfully managed the stumbling block and now you are back on track on the look-out for a new job. You are very confident that you will be able to get back with your career move very soon.
Facing the interview
What you just read above is a conversation that you ought to put across to the interviewer. You are pretty experienced in concocting a story about what made you leave the job. But be very confident in what you put across to the prospective employer. The moment you start getting into the details, the interviewer will lose interest and move to the next question.
You have to do some practice with a friend in a bid to market yourself. The most confident bragger is going to get the job. There are a few important principles that you must keep in mind when you appear in the interview:
- Never tell that you were fired from your previous job. Once you say this you will never get the job in the next company.
- Never blame the management or the working style of your previous company. It will be taken as a negative score.
Are you worried that the new employer will find out? What they check is if you had any integrity issues. If you have been honest with your job, keep the faith and you will get a good feedback from the previous employer. No company in the world wants to carry the guilt of firing the people. It wants them to be employed.
Most people are caught unawares when they get an interview call. So we talked about facing the interview call first. Let’s get back to getting the coveted job.
The simplest and the most effective way to get a job today are by means of referrals. Every individual has a fan following. Also, he is liked by some seniors, while a few may not want to interact with him. So be on the look-out for your helpful bosses. It is quite likely that they hold a very strong position in the industry and may be in touch with a variety of people. When you approach these influencers, tell them that you are actively on the look-out for a job, but their help and advice will definitely speed up the process.
By no means should you put the entire burden of finding a job for you on your senior. Instead, apprise him of the effort that you are making, but finding a gap in making the grade. Catch hold of every sentence that he says. He will definitely give you a few hints. You can tag on to these and make full-fledged efforts to work on them. Inform him on a phone of the interactions that took place based on his inputs.
The referrals can also come from your colleagues who are in touch with people who work in other companies. They come to know of the vacancies as soon as the get generated in the other company. If you are at good terms with your colleagues they can definitely guide you to the vacant spot.
The referrals are a sure shot method of getting a job after the break in a short span of time. However, you may like to do some introspection and strategize for the new job. For this, you will find some interesting reading matter at: “One month without a job, but I have 30 more days to make it happen”.
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