Like any metropolis, St. Petersburg has an extensive job market with many vacancies. To successfully search for a job, you need to learn how to navigate in it and determine which area of the labor market is of interest to you. Also, you must not forget that you will have to compete with other applicants for the vacancy you are interested in. Therefore, for successful employment, you need to learn how to present yourself in a favorable light.
The main sources from which applicants learn about existing vacancies are: 1) Websites dedicated to finding a job;
2) Periodicals, in particular, newspapers that publish vacancies;
3) Labor exchanges and regional centers of employment of the population;
4) Job fairs, which are held regularly. In addition, if you are interested in working for a particular company, it makes sense to contact the HR department of that company directly. Even if at the moment there is no suitable vacancy for you, your resume may be of interest to the employer. In this case, the resume is placed in the database. If you open a suitable vacancy, you may be invited for an interview. If your profession is not in demand in the labor market, then you can undergo retraining. Such an opportunity is provided by the regional employment centers of the population of St. Petersburg, and free of charge.
So, when looking for a job, the first step is to have a well-written resume. In it, you need to briefly tell your professional biography. You need to start with general information: full name, place and date of birth, marital status. The proposed position and salary are indicated in the resume. What follows is a summary of the education received, including courses and training. The main focus of the resume is on previous work experience and professional skills. To be invited to an interview, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge and experience for the desired position.
The second step on the road to successful employment is the interview. Even if you are an experienced professional, you need to be able to make a positive impression on a potential employer. Find out information about the company where you are going for an interview: what it does, whether it has any specifics and what kind. Pay attention to the little things. Often employers have a negative attitude to such seemingly trifle as the lack of a fountain pen for the applicant. Try not to be late for an interview, be confident, and be able to argue your point of view.
Don't be discouraged if you don't find a job right away. Job search is also a job, and the result here depends on many components. As a rule, dedication and initiative in the search lead to success. The last check awaiting a successful applicant is a probationary period. Usually it is indicated for two to three, less often four months. At this stage, the employer and the new employee get accustomed and get used to each other. But if you are responsible for your job duties, this test is the easiest compared to the previous ones.