Job hunting can be time consuming. Sure
you’ve got all the necessary skills and have been applying for a number of
months and keep getting rejected or you can’t even seem to get an interview.
Let us help you!
Some of the below may seem obvious but
those joint with the things you haven’t thought of could be the key difference
to landing your next ideal job!
7 Check points
to effective job hunting:
Think of your CV as your own personal brand. Would any advertiser release a
product without having it checked, double checked and triple checked for
perfection and to ensure it was a sparkling representation of who they are? Of
course not! This is your chance to shine. Ensure the formatting, clarity of
qualifications and relevant experience, spelling and grammar are in check (as a
2. Find a good recruitment partner
The right recruitment partner can make all the
difference in finding your next job. Do your research; find a recruitment
partner who specialises in your field of work for example Communicate
Recruitment. We are well connected in your industry and will be able to go out
to the market on your behalf. Contact us!
3. Listen and ask
One of the most important things in job hunting
is taking all the useful feedback you can get. Listen more than you
speak. Ask honest questions about your CV, role expectations, interview
performance advice for next time.
4. Follow up, find out, check in
You have been recording each role you apply for and know who you gave a copy of
your CV to. Your next move is to follow up. Contact your recruiter one to two
weeks after your application has been submitted to follow up on where your CV
sits. Should you be unsuccessful for this role, there are bound to be others
5. Go over your career path
Sometimes, after further discussion, candidates
realise that the roles they have been applying for are not actually those which
will lead to job fulfillment and keep them passionate throughout their career.
Construct your ideal role based on your skills, passions and desired career
path. This exercise may change your direction all together.
Have a professional profile online like LinkedIn.
Recruiters are using LinkedIn more and more to conduct headhunting drives and
if your profile doesn’t catch the eye you could miss out big time. Also, think
back to those you’ve worked with and previous managers. Now might be a good
time to reconnect and see where they are working and whether they have anything
which might be of interest to you.
7. Research industry trends
Often individuals fall behind with regards to industry trends,
new versions of technology or practical experience. Keep up with these trends
through following relevant blogs, social media, or through speaking with others
in the industry. Something which makes you particularly interesting to a future
employer is your knowledge around relevant trends, or breaking edge
Should you wish to discuss your career
opportunities, give us a call today!
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