Happy Monday-beginning-of-the-week-so-no-more-excuses Job Hunting Day! Let us know how you’re doing and if you need any help. Enjoy Part 7 of 10!
19) Show your face. This one almost seems obvious, but many people don’t show up to their interviews because their nerves get the best of them. Don’t let that be you. Showing your face can help your potential employer better remember you as a candidate or a potential candidate for the next opening position. The more exposure you have with others, the more of a chance people will remember you for any upcoming opportunities.
20) Attend career events. There are many career events in Toronto, the GTA, Vancouver, and all around the world. A great place to learn more about these events is MeetUp, a network of all the social, and career, interest-focused local groups from around the globe. Another resource is reaching out to University campus groups and events that may be interested in showcasing alumni like yourself, or hosts Networking Nights open to the public. These events are awesome opportunities to show your face, find a recruiter (Tip #17), practice your elevator speech (Tip #6), and network (Tip #3). Also, don’t forget to bring your business cards (Tip #11).
21) Consider working for free. Contracted jobs and volunteering is a great way to review old skills, pick up new ones, gain experience in the industry, and grow your network. Though these jobs are often temporary, they can help you get noticed, and get your foot in the door. Use these positions as a stepping stone. Treat it like a permanent job, and prove your worth to the organization - you’re bound to be first in line when they’re looking for that full-time staff member.