Securing a job in today’s highly competitive job market can be challenging. However, there are plenty of opportunities available out there, and a jobseeker should just have a clear idea of how to secure the best available opportunity out of them. That’s why we interviewed Rafi Chowdhury, who is a recruitment specialist for Google via Randstad. The objective of this interview is to discover valuable insights into what it takes to get into your dream job, regardless of the competition that exist out there in the job market.
What experience do you have in the recruitment industry?
I have over five years of experience within the recruitment industry as of now. Currently I’m working as a recruitment specialist for Google via Randstad Sourceright. I come across a lot of jobseekers every single day and I’m happy to guide them in getting into their dream jobs. On the other hand, I know what exactly employers are looking for when hiring new employees. I love to use my knowledge and expertise to help anyone find a perfect job or look for the right employee to fit in.
How to craft a great resume?
I believe that every great resume should be concise, relevant, and visually appealing. To make a resume effective, every candidate should tailor it according to the specific job that he or she is applying for. It is essential to highlight the experiences and skills that are most relevant to the job. Moreover, it is important to use action verbs and pullet points in the resume, which make it more impactful and dynamic. Make sure to double check the resume and ensure that it is error free.
How to go about searching for a job?
There are quite a few strategies available to use when searching for a job. I think it is better to start searching for it on job search websites, such as Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and Indeed. Along with that, you can focus on networking as well. It will help you to get to know about potential job openings. You will also be able to get referrals from your network. Some other effective options available to find a job include reaching out to recruiters like me, attending job fairs, and using social media to promote your experience and skills.
How to network with people to get a job offer?
Networking is one of the most powerful tools to consider when searching for a new job. The secret to success in networking is to build strong and meaningful relationships with people in your profession or industry. Attending industry events is a great way to do it. Anyone can get the most out of social media platforms such as LinkedIn as well.
How to negotiate the salary after getting a job offer?
The process of negotiating salary can be intimidating. It is better to do a bit of research and figure out the average salary range for the job offer, in the same location, for people who have similar experience and skills. When you have all the data, you will be able to proceed with negotiating your salary. Always be realistic, professional, and respectful when you negotiate.
How to navigate a company’s HR?
One of the most effective ways to do this would be to research about company policies and procedures. Then you have a clear picture of what to expect. You nee to be respectful and professional when you interact with the HR representatives. Make sure that you ask the right questions and seek clarification as needed to get the best results.
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