A Guide to Find a Job
Hunting for a job is a tough thing to do, but it really all depends on your approach.
When you apply for a job, you are actually selling yourself to a potential employer. You should be able to answer why they should pick you 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. Failure is part of the process so don’t take it to heart too much. Take the rejection and move on.
Below are some useful approaches to job hunting.
Join Linkedin. This will look great to employers. If you are interested in certain industries, join their discussion groups and start building your social network so that you are updated on job offers. If you follow companies that you like and comment on their posts, then this is one way to get noticed. Make sure that you make professional comments on these posts.
There are companies that hire people upon the recommendation of their trusted employees. 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. Your friend or family member can inform you about vacancies in their company and if they can recommend you, then you have gotten an advantage over your competitors.
Don’t just stick to job listings. Don’t focus on vacancies but rather on companies. If you focus on a company, then it will show your interest when they interview you when applying for a job there. You can also actually use job listing if you don’t find vacancies in companies that you visit. You can send a CV and cover letter to a company that has openings even if the role is not suitable for you. You will never know when that company will be needing people with your skills. If you make a great CV and cover letter, then you can 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. If you choose a less traditional career path, you could have less competition and you might find more opportunities available if you 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 can benefit from understanding the company and what they do.