A Guide to Find a Job
Hunting for a job is a tough thing to do, but it really all depends on your approach.
When you apply for a job, you are actually selling yourself to a potential employer. It is important to let your potential employer know why you are the right person for the job over other applicants. You should be able to put yourself above the rest.
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. If it fails, don’t let it bring you down too much. Take the rejection and move on.
Here are some useful approaches to your job search.
Join Linkedin. This will look great to employers. 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. Make sure that you make professional comments on these posts.
There are companies that hire people upon the recommendation of their trusted employees. 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. You may be able to find out about vacancies which can put you at an advantage over your competitors if someone can recommend you.
While job listings are helpful, don’t stick to it. Don’t focus on vacancies but rather on companies. Your interest in the company will show in what you say when you apply 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. If you make a great CV and cover letter, then you can show them what you’ve got.
You can also look for unfamiliar jobs that are available but you need to research on this and perhaps you will be interested to try them out. If you choose a less traditional career path, you could have less competition and you might find more opportunities available if you expand your horizons.
Potential employers will get an idea of what kind of worker you are by how you handle the application process. Research about the company before making your move. You can benefit from understanding the company and what they do.