So, you are looking for a new job? Not sure on the best way to approach the search? Here are a few tips that might help you – whether you are a corporate business lawyer or a baker!
Here are a few steps to take in order to land you the perfect job, how to get through the interview process, boosting the job hunt, using your connections and following up.
Finding the best job listing
There are so many sites that offer job listings, sites that offer networking and training etc. research and sign up for the company websites, niche job sites, networking sites. For example, if you are looking for a job as a franchising lawyer, you might want to check LinkedIn – but if you want to be a bartender you might be better of walking straight into the place you want to work. Search social media platforms for job opportunities and connect with businesses (that are similar to the interest you have in the job sector).
The job search engine is great for finding jobs. It is done by matching keywords from your interests and location of where you would like to land a job. Narrow the search criteria down will help you to focus on the more relevant listings instead of losing interest while searching through the non-relevant stuff. Using the filters with advanced search criteria can help to narrow down a location or particular position you want to work in.
Creating your professional brand
Create profiles on different networking sites. You are looking to create a strong personal brand that puts you in the spotlight and leaves employers and contacts with a strong impression of you. LinkedIn is perfect for this kind of stuff!
Communicate with your contacts
Now you have created a profile on these sites you need to use them. Connect with everyone as it is highly likely that one of them will be able to help you or put you in touch with those that can. Don’t wait until people contact you, as this may never happen. You need to make yourself shine! Approach people and get in contact with as many professionals as you can.
Use job search apps
Technology has now allowed us to download apps that help us to find jobs and get in contact with potential employers. From apps, gadgets and widgets there is so many available to help manage your career. There is so much information on the web and once you have a list of employers you want to work for you need to get your application noticed. Sign up for email notifications for new jobs that come available.
Target your cover letter and resume
You need to show employers that you have the skills that they need. Take the time to write down resumes targeted to that particular employer. Link your qualifications for the job that you are applying for. If you are applying to be a nurse, then they don’t want to know about your supermarket experience but more about any volunteer work you may have completed in the health sector. Work managers know exactly when they are looking at a generic resume and they will just throw it away if you want the job bad enough, show them that you do. Make the extra effort, go above and beyond to show them you are serious.