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. It is important to let your potential employer know why you are the right person for the job over other applicants. How can you stand out from the crowd?
Take time to make a great CV and cover letter. With your CV and cover letter, you are introducing yourself to your potential employer and hopefully you can greatly impress them with it. You shouldn’t let failure bring you down so much. Accept the rejection and look for some other place to apply.
Here are some useful approaches to your job search.
Join Linkedin. This will look great to employers. Join discussion groups for the industries you are interested in and start building your social network to keep updated for the latest job offers. 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. 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. 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. Focus on specific companies rather than vacancies. When you apply with this company, you already have an interest in it that will show in what you say. But you don’t completely reject job listings. 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. Who knows? The company may be expanding and will soon need employees 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. This less traditional career path will have less competition but it will give you more opportunities to expand your horizons.
How you handle the application process will give potential employers an idea of what kind of worker you are. Don’t apply until you have researched about the company. If you understand the company and what they do, it could work to your advantage.