10 Ways Which You Can Make Yourself More Employable

Even in an economy that seems to be falling apart every day, you can find success in snagging a job if you have the right attitude. It may feel easy to feel a bit depressed about the fact that over 21.6 million young college graduates now live in their parents' homes due to a weak job market, but the reality is that overcoming negative situations with a positive attitude can truly help those seeking employment.

1. Maintain a Positive Attitude
Research indicates that those who obtain a job and succeed in it possess a positive attitude, enthusiasm and are willing to face new challenges. Conversely, research indicates that over 89 percent of people were fired for attitudinal reasons. It is clear that keeping a positive attitude is crucial for success in the workplace.

2. Build a Strong Resume

Having a strong resume can be the ticket that sparks interest in a potential employer. Whether it is because the document is grammatically correct or clearly outlines your experience, a strong resume can help you land true success and make you more employable.

3. Employee Engagement & Satisfaction

If you are coming from a managerial position, it will be important to show a potential new employer that you were able to maintain employee satisfaction in the workplace. This could shown through the implementation of wellness programs, a high employee retention rate or the excellent references you provide from past employees of yours.

4. Dress Well in Interviews and Networking Events
When you attend interviews or networking events, it is important to present the best version of yourself. Your appearance reflects the level to which you care about professionalism, so it is important to dress well and appear confident.

5. Attend Networking Events
Networking events are those in which you can meet other people in an industry that interests you and build valuable professional connections. Networking events may be happy hour events aimed at professionals, conferences or seminars in which you can build your skills.

6. Build a New Skill
With the Internet, it is now easier than ever to learn a new language or otherwise make yourself more marketable by refining a skill. The best part is that you do not have to pay for free online language lessons and information available on the Internet to help you improve your skill set. As you search for a job, take one hour a day to devote to building upon a skill to make yourself more marketable.

7. Reach Out to Family and Friends
Some people may feel guilty about reaching out to family or friends in the job search, but these individuals can truly be your greatest allies. It is important to know that friends and family are available to help you, and they want to see you succeed in a new position. They may know of leads and be able to refer you to new positions.

8. Maintain a LinkedIn Profile
Having a LinkedIn profile is an easy way to build a strong online presence for yourself and show employers that you have a serious interest in being hired.

9. Refine Your Communication Skills
Become part of a program like Toastmasters that teaches you how to enjoy and excel in public speaking.

10. Accept an Internship
An internship may also be a great way for you to build upon your skill set and develop a knowledge of a specific industry.

It is important to dedicate time to making yourself as employable as possible in the job search process. If you follow these tips, then you will be able to find a great job in no time.

Author : Abi is a retired Doctor and now enjoys lecturing on medicine at Universities around the country. Abi recommends companies such as Team 24 for those seeking a career in the healthcare industry.

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