, 2. 8. 2019
A Guide to Job Searching
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 a potential employer when they ask you why they should choose you for the job. Think about how you can stand out from the crowd.
Take time to make a great CV and cover letter. When you are making your CV and cover letter, make sure that it is something that will make the potential get to know you better and be impressed by it. You shouldn’t let failure bring you down so much. Don’t dwell so much on being rejected, move on to the next employer and try to impress them just the same.
You can try these things if you are searching for a job.
LInkedin is one social media site you should join. Being part of LinkedIn will be an asset to you. If you want to keep yourself updated on job offers, build your social network by joining discussion groups of industries you are interested in. If you want to get noticed, then follow the companies that you like and put comments on their posts. Profesional comments are very welcome on these posts.
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.
Look for jobs outside of job listing. 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. 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. 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. 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. It is good to know more about the company through research before applying for a job. You should be seen as someone who understands the company and what they do.