A Guide to Job Searching
Your approach is very important when looking for a job and it will help you despite the difficulty in finding one.
When you apply for a job, you are actually selling yourself to a potential employer. You should be able to answer why they should pick you over other applicants. Think about how you can stand out from the crowd.
Creating a great CV and cover letter is very important. When you are making your CV and cover letter, make sure that it is something that will make the potential get to know you better and be impressed by it. Failure is part of the process so don’t take it to heart too much. Don’t dwell so much on being rejected, move on to the next employer and try to impress them just the same.
You can try these things if you are searching for a job.
LInkedin is one social media site you should join. Being part of LinkedIn will be an asset to you. Join discussion groups for the industries you are interested in and start building your social network to keep updated for the latest job offers. If you want to get noticed, then follow the companies that you like and put comments on their posts. Make sure that you make professional comments on these posts.
Most companies hire people who their trusted employees can vouch for. Perhaps you have a family member or a friend who works in a company that you want to work in; you can ask this friend or family if there are job openings in their company. Your friend or family member can inform you about vacancies in their company and if they can recommend you, then you have gotten an advantage over your competitors.
While job listings are helpful, don’t stick to it. Don’t focus on vacancies but rather on companies. If you focus on a company, then it will show your interest when they interview you when applying for a job there. Job listings are still helpful though. If you see openings in a company that you like but the roles are not suitable for you, then send them a CV and cover letter anyway. Take your chance, they may still have jobs that are for people with your skills. Your great CV and cover letter will show them what you’ve got.
Research on jobs that are unfamiliar but may be the something that you would be interested to try out. In this less traditional career path you will have less competition and there will be more opportunities that can help expand your horizons.
The way you handle the application process will give potential employers an idea of what kind of worker you are. It is good to know more about the company through research before applying for a job. You can benefit from understanding the company and what they do.