10 Top Tips on Job Searching

by / Friday, 30 August 2019 / Published in Uncategorized

Job searching may seem like the most daunting part of getting a new job but following our simple tips it won’t have to be. Before job searching it is essential you have your CV prepared and up to date. If you need some guidance on creating your CV check out our previous top tips on Writing a Perfect CV’. Here you can find some easy steps on how to achieve a successful job search.

 

1) Have a Set Clear of Goals – Before you start looking at any jobs make sure you understand what career you would like to pursue and what will suit your current lifestyle.

2) Research First  – Understand the sector you wish to work in to clarify what to expect from the types of jobs available to you.

3) Geographical Decisions – Choosing where you would like to be based can affect your whole job search. So being clear with your location can help you find the most suitable role.

4) Specialist Agencies – Finding sector specific recruitment agencies can keep you in the loop with all the hottest vacancies related to your field, experience and skills.

5) Job Boards – Exploring online job boards can be a great start to see what jobs are currently available and can lead you to other opportunities you haven’t thought about.

6) Social Media – Social media is a new reliable source for finding new vacancies. Keeping an eye out for job adverts while scrolling through your news feed can ensure you don’t miss out on new vacancies.

7) Contact Details – Make sure your contact details are public including your email address and phone number and always make sure their correct/up to date.

8) Keep Profiles Updated – Remembering to keep your online profile/CV up to date. This can encourage recruiters to contact you directly with vacancies that suit your present skill set.

9) Job Alerts – Signing up to regular job alerts can help keep you updated with any new vacancies. You can do this via the job boards or recruitment agencies.

10) Don’t Serial Apply – Don’t apply for every job, be specific with what you apply to. Only apply for jobs that are relevant to your experience/qualifications. Don’t waste your time on job that you’re not suited to.

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