A Guide to Job Searching
While it is difficult to search for a good job, ultimately it all depends on your approach.
Job application is nothing more than selling yourself to a potential employer. You should be able to answer a potential employer when they ask you why they should choose you for the job. Think about how you can stand out from the crowd.
Take time to make a great CV and cover letter. 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. Accept the rejection and look for some other place to apply.
You can try these things if you are searching for a job.
Join Linkedin. 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 follow companies that you like and comment on their posts, then this is one way to get noticed. Profesional comments are very welcome on these posts.
There are companies that hire people upon the recommendation of their trusted employees. Ask friends and family who work in industries that you would like to work in. 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. Focus on specific companies rather than vacancies. Your interest in the company will show in what you say when you apply for a job there. Job listings are still helpful though. You can send a CV and cover letter to a company that has openings even if the role is not suitable for you. You will never know when that company will be needing people with your skills. If you make a great CV and cover letter, then you can show them what you’ve got.
There are many unfamiliar jobs that are available but you need to research on and maybe you would interest to try them out. This less traditional career path will have less competition but it will give you more opportunities to expand your horizons.
Potential employers will get an idea of what kind of worker you are by how you handle the application process. Don’t apply until you have researched about the company. If you understand the company and what they do, it could work to your advantage.