The irony of job search tips is that there are so many tips available that you don’t need to spend over 4 seconds Googling before you find some nugget of wisdom.
At the same time, it can be overwhelming because these tips could contradict some other advice you must have heard. So here’s a short list of timeless, industrial job searching tips that you’ll find very helpful.
1. Be vulnerable
It’s totally fine to ask people for advice. This is the best way to build relationship with the people you would like to work with. Start by being vulnerable, asking for help, and showing admiration for their work.
It is recommended you do this with professionals you would love to work for, even before you apply.
2. Identify your skills
You should have a list of all the skills required for the cleaning job. Such as technical skills, managerial skills, communication and problem-solving skills. If you are poor in any of these areas, train yourself to master them before you apply.
3. Know your worth
Even if you don’t have many years of experience as a cleaner, what else in your background can demonstrate your worth to a company? Experience comes from various areas, not just from working traditional jobs.
Think about the awards you have won in the past; from a top retail associate, to an employee of the month, you should list the awards to show your work ethic and dedication.
4. Rethink how your resume should look like
Resumes don’t need to be in chronological order. Ensure the qualifications included in your resume are things required for the employment you are applying for. Use action verb to describe your experience.
Also, include your educational accomplishments and name of training programs attended.
If you are unable to find a job, you can work for free. It is easier to find a volunteer position than an internship. Make yourself available as a volunteer as much as you can. That’ll give you experience and will also enable you build a network.
Building your personal network is necessary to landing a great industrial cleaning job. You can connect with everyone you know through social media, professional and community events.
6. Don’t limit yourself to online employment applications
If you want to accelerate your chance of landing that job, start finding people working in the company you are applying to. Get in touch with an internal recruiter and ask some questions.
7. Don’t stop learning
It could be that you need more skills in a certain area to qualify you for the job. Find ways to be current and expand your knowledge base. Enroll in professional or special training courses.