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.
Job application is nothing more than 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. If it fails, don’t let it bring you down too much. Accept the rejection and look for some other place to apply.
Below are some useful approaches to job hunting.
Joining Linkedin can benefit you much. This will look great to employers. If you want to keep yourself updated on job offers, build your social network by joining discussion groups of industries you are interested in. You can also get noticed by following great companies that you like and commenting on their posts. Profesional comments are very welcome on these posts.
When their trusted employees recommend someone for a job, most companies hire these people. 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.
Look for jobs outside of job listing. Focus on specific companies rather than vacancies. If you focus on a company, then it will show your interest when they interview you when applying for a job there. You can also actually use job listing if you don’t find vacancies in companies that you visit. Even if the company that you like has openings for positions you are not qualified for, send your 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. In this less traditional career path you will have less competition and there will be more opportunities that can help expand your horizons.
How you handle the application process will give potential employers an idea of what kind of worker you are. Research about the company before making your move. If you understand the company and what they do, it could work to your advantage.