Is the job search process beginning to feel like a full time job in itself?
Searching for jobs is often hard work and a process where time means everything. With the job market becoming increasingly competitive, job seekers need to be even smarter to stay ahead of the competition and reduce the time spent unemployed.
Here are a few tips to enhance the process.
- Be prepared
Often job seekers come across various opportunities but because of lack of preparation and being caught unawares, often miss out. Always have a CV and cover letter ready that can act as your template to guide you when applying for jobs. You’re much likely to save on time this way which could mean the difference between success and failure.
Are you leveraging technology fully in your job search process?
Hundreds of jobs are being posted online daily and in today’s world, jobs can now come to you. Job sites are now offering the option of signing up for job alerts tailored to your profession and experience, a feature that could go a long way in your job search. Pick a couple of reputable job sites to stay up to speed on the latest job posts and accelerate your search.
The truth is, not all jobs are advertised which is where networking can be a great advantage. Make sure that all the contacts in your professional network are aware that you are searching for job and ask for valuable job information. Networking events are a great place to start on expanding your network.
- Presentation skills
Having a good CV is great but presentation skills are what finally get you through the door during the interview stage. Polish up your presentation skills and make sure you can explain every part of your CV. Also, familiarize yourself with common interview questions and do research on companies before a job interview to refine your pitch and tailor your presentation for the job.
- Recruitment firms
Consider seeking expert help from recruitment firms as they usually have a wide pool of vacancies that they’re looking to fill. Where applicable, they can help you polish your CV and prepare for any upcoming interview.
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