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Finding a suitable job opportunity is as critical as getting through the interview. The task requires a lot of attention to detail, from checking the required skills and experience to location, work hours, compensation and benefits, everything is important.

Here are a few tips to help you identify a great next job opportunity.

Look beyond the Job Title

When looking for a job, many can reject a vacancy by only checking the job title, which may not match their desired job. However, Glassdoor recommends that candidates look at the entire job description and not settle for job title only. For example, a post with title Software Engineer can be very generic, the job description may explain that the requirement is for a specific skill that matches your experience perfectly.

Do not rely only on alerts

Registering with a job portal is simple. It is easy to fall into the trap of relying on them to provide alerts and notifications. However, it is advised to log-in and search for work offerings on the portal. Make sure you do not miss out on new vacancies. Also, if you will widen your search for a role on a portal, and also look at the suggested Vacancies. You may find a matching opportunity.

Good interview preparation

Never fall into the trap of overconfidence, always prepare for an interview well ahead of time. Brush up on your technical skills. Present them in a manner that is of benefit to the client and the role in question. Look for related questions on the online and prepare potential answers.

Tip: Ask a friend to help you do a mock interview.

Make sure that you take the job description with you, the description can be helpful to you at the time of interview. Referring to the description, you can exactly tell the recruiter your capability for the required skills and experience.

Time to become a listener

When you are asked in the interview, if you have any questions, this moment is the best time to demonstrate the interest in the role.  Some good examples include, what are their expectations from you, what is a usual day, how do they measure your performance, what are their plans for the future etc.

Engage in conversation

It is not likely that you will be selected immediately after your interview. Therefore a thank you mail for arranging the interview is always a good way to follow up.  You could include why you would like to be a part of the company.

Tip: Post or share something on LinkedIn which might grab the interviewer’s interest.

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