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You have to go to look for a job, you will not get home if you stand still. Try it in different ways at the same time.

Where can you look for a job?

There is a wide variety of public and private organizations that stand between your expectations and the labor market: the general and specialized press, temporary employment agencies, public employment services and job boards of different associations.

As you know, today the Internet is a fundamental tool for job search and obtaining information related to work.

- You can search web addresses of pages that offer employment: you can answer offers that interest you and leave your resume for free to be notified. Web addresses of companies in your sector: you can get updated information about them and access their job boards. Web addresses of public and private organizations related to job search and business directories.
- In addition, you also have personnel selection companies. They are very similar to Temporary Work Companies: you send them your resume and they will call those candidates whose profile matches the workers that the client companies need. Placement agencies; they are private companies that are authorized to act as intermediaries in the labor market. You get in touch with them by sending them your resume or requesting an interview. They will include you in their file of candidates and will notify you in case interesting offers arise for you.
- And much more: Youth Information Offices, Counseling and Guidance Services organized by City Halls, Unions and other organizations, academies, youth associations and professional associations.

There are some activities you can do.

- Make a list of all the newspapers, web pages and publications of any kind you know (first of all investigate a little) in which job advertisements may appear. You can indicate data such as: where to get them, whether they are free or not, who publishes them, periodicity, etc.
- Save some ads and job offers that you've seen in those publications, above all, select those that you find interesting and accessible to your possibilities. From them you will extract information that will help you continue searching: types of companies that offer employment, type of contract and other working conditions, what are they asking the candidates (languages, mobility, etc.), location of the company (in your locality, near, far, etc). With that information you can refine your search.
- Keep track of the resumes you send to track.

Do you know your hiring opportunitions 'employability'?

What do you've to consider to measure your employability? A job has to meet your economic, promotion and development needs. In addition it's also associated with a series of knowledge, skills, values and behaviors that are what allow you to achieve your personal goals.

The attributes that are part of your employability are the following:

- Your attitudes to access the job: motivation, integrity, initiative, responsibility and ability to respond to changes. Most importantly, the desire and willingness to advance professionally and invest efforts in your self-development.
- Safety and emotional competence with your own career plan. It's necessary that motivation be accompanied by a set of key skills related to interaction with others: interpersonal skills, security and self-confidence, originality and intuition and entrepreneurial spirit.
- Practical intelligence or problem solving skills: communication skills, analytical and problem solving skills, use of information technologies, verbal and numerical reasoning.
- And finally, the knowledge of the environment: customer orientation, teamwork, business knowledge, results orientation, quality orientation, self-management capacity, continuous learning capacity.

And how can you boost your employability?

Keep in mind that companies are not only going to examine your theoretical knowledge, but they will look for you in that person adaptable to the needs of your company. Therefore, a better knowledge of yourself can help you make good decisions about your incorporation into the labor market and about your professional and personal life projects.

Nobody is perfect, we can't pretend to become clones of the models. The best way to develop your potential is to be yourself, which doesn't mean that you don't have to strive to change attitudes or behaviors that can be improved. In addition, it should not be overlooked that a selection process will never be the same as the other, so for one company one is a perfect model, for another it's not so.

Don't be discouraged in the search for a job, you've to remember that getting a job is nothing more than the encounter between the skills developed by you until that moment, with the circumstances of the employment environment that surrounds you.

If the employability project is a process of lifelong learning and improvement of the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, the work approach requires us a double effort, Identify and define our professional profile and define a personal strategy considering employment as a company own (whether self-employment or employment)

To identify our profile we must reflect on those activities that we like to perform; the work experiences, paid or not, that we have made in life and the importance we give to each one; the reasons why we are looking for a job; the circumstances or situations that we don't want to admit in the development of work.

Your professional project is based on the relationship between your professional profile and the employment opportunities that exist. The reflection on the need for additional training, personal qualities to develop or improve and additional professional experience to acquire, becomes the fundamental element of your action plan.

How to make a good resume?

The objective of the curriculum vitae is to be known, it's our business card with which we will try to pass a first selection and get an interview. It's an orderly summary of your studies and your professional experiences that must contain the necessary information to know your professional characteristics.

Surely at this point you will be tired of reading web pages full of tips on how to write your curriculum, and yet you still don't feel sure how to focus the preparation of this important document to find the job you want.

Should it have 2 or 3 sheets? Should I put a picture? Do I use bright colors? Do I describe all my experience or just the most recent?.... In some places they will recommend one thing and in others just the opposite, but then Who do I listen to? Don't worry, it's a normal feeling that sooner or later we all face.

From here we will try to give you a series of guidelines to make a good curriculum, but unlike other sites we will not focus on the form but on the background:

- Be clear about the objective you pursue: that the person who reads it feels curious to know more about you and wants to meet you in person through an interview.
- Adapt the curriculum for each job offer: it's surprising that even today many people have a single curriculum that indiscriminately delivers to any person or company that is put forward. In this way, it's very difficult to generate interest. Isn't it better to customize our resume to each particular offer?
- Enhance the work experience on Training if you've experience in a position similar to the one you demand, highlighting in the first place those jobs or studies most related to each job advertisement. Promote training on experience, if not, and by pointing out the training most related to that job you aspire to in order to attract more attention.
- Knowing our interlocutor as well as possible: although it's not always easy, getting to know who will read our curriculum can help us in defining what content and even what formats to use. Nowadays it's easier with tools such as social networks.
- Focus your experience in a positive way with expressions of action such as creating, improving, activating, motivating, etc.

A cover letter to accompany the Curriculum will help you "Sell" the idea that "they need you", get attention, raise the interest of the person who is going to receive your candidacy and to highlight the most important data your curriculum, which They make you an ideal candidate for that position.

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