The Importance of Job Hunting For Employees
Job hunting, or job shopping is the activity of searching for work, because of redundancy, unemployment, dissatisfaction with a present position, or perhaps a need for a better paying position. There are many ads on TV, radio and in newspapers for work. Some people just give up and settle for whatever they can get, while others, like me, keep at it by constantly searching. You could call it quits, but I like to keep going back for more. What is important to keep in mind is that there are many options available to you when searching for work. How does one choose what is best for them?
Most VanHack job seekers believe that the job ads on TV and radio mean only quality candidates, and they therefore stop looking. This is not true. Job ads are the first step to finding work, but not the best. According to the studies conducted by recruiters, the number one reason for not landing a job is not having found the right job in the first place.
The job ads should not be treated as a means of filtering or screening, but as an effective tool to help potential employees and employers to meet and develop professional connections. This will increase the employer’s bottom line and help the employees too. Most employers prefer an employee with a higher level of education and professional experience than someone who has the qualifications they are seeking. This may sound unfair, but it is how it works. Employers know their best prospects are other qualified employees, who have been searching for jobs, and they offer compensation based on those criteria. For example, if you have worked in customer service, and the company knows that you are knowledgeable about its products and services, but you are also well qualified for another position, they are more willing to offer you a promotion over someone who is not as knowledgeable.