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Five things to arm yourself with when job hunting

Zuhura Ali
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A job seeker carrying a placard in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa area. [Photo/]

Searching for a job is no easy task. It requires patience, resilience, and intelligence. Let's, therefore, look at what a job-seeker needs to do while on the hunt.1.    Be on the lookoutAlways be on the lookout for opportunities. This, you can achieve by scouting for available openings, seeking enough information about them before getting into the process of applying for the job.2.    Do not give upBeing turned down is normal and therefore it should not convince you into giving up. It is demoralising and de-motivating to be turned down but that does not mean your skills and qualifications are worthless. Being turned down should instead become a rallying factor to prove the naysayers wrong.3.    Have the right attitude You must always make finding a job you want an everyday activity. All your thoughts should be focused on how you can find that dream vacancy. Until you get one, you should not have the comfort to occupy yourself with inanities. Finding a job needs the right attitude and concentration.4.    NetworkThere is no job that will find you in your house. You have to go out of your way and hunt for it. However, you can widen your chances through networking especially at corporate and social events such as conferences, among others. You can also network through joining professional organisations or institutions and social clubs, among others.5.    Market yourself Always use your social media platforms to show what you can do instead of concentrating on inanities. Social media can create linkages. So create an up to date account highlighting your professional details and capabilities.

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