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 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.
Creating a great CV and cover letter is very important. This is very important since it is the one that introduces you to your potential employer, and your aim is to impress them. 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.
Below are some useful approaches to job hunting.
LInkedin is one social media site you should join. Employers consider those who are part of LinkedIn. If you want to keep yourself updated on job offers, build your social network by joining discussion groups of industries you are interested in. 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.
Most companies hire people who their trusted employees can vouch for. If you want to work for a certain company and you have a friend or family member working there, then you can ask them for job openings. 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.
Don’t just stick to job listings. 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. You can also actually use job listing if you don’t find vacancies in companies that you visit. 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. You will never know when that company will be needing people with your skills. So show them what you have got with your CV and cover letter.
There are many unfamiliar jobs that are available but you need to research on and maybe you would interest 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 should be seen as someone who understands the company and what they do.
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