A Guide to Find a Job
While it is difficult to search for a good job, ultimately it 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. Think about how you can stand out from the crowd.
Take time to make a great CV and cover letter. This is very important since it is the one that introduces you to your potential employer, and your aim is to impress them. If it fails, don’t let it bring you down too much. Accept the rejection and look for some other place to apply.
Here are some useful approaches to your job search.
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. You can also get noticed by following great companies that you like and commenting on their posts. Ensure that the comments that your posts are just professional ones.
When their trusted employees recommend someone for a job, most companies hire these people. 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. Look for companies to work for and not 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. Even if the company that you like has openings for positions you are not qualified for, send your CV and cover letter anyway. You will never know when that company will be needing people with your skills. Your great CV and cover letter will show them what you’ve got.
Research on jobs that are unfamiliar but may be the something that you would be interested to try out. In this less traditional career path you will have less competition and there will be more opportunities that can help 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.