A Guide to Find a Job
Your approach is very important when looking for a job and it will help you despite the difficulty in finding one.
Applying for a job is 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. You should be able to put yourself above the rest.
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. Failure is part of the process so don’t take it to heart too much. Take the rejection and move on.
Here are some useful approaches to your job search.
Joining Linkedin can benefit you much. Being part of LinkedIn will be an asset to you. Join discussion groups for the industries you are interested in and start building your social network to keep updated for the latest job offers. If you follow companies that you like and comment on their posts, then this is one way to get noticed. Ensure that the comments that your posts are just professional ones.
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. Focus on specific companies rather than vacancies. Your interest in the company will show in what you say when you apply for a job there. Job listings are still helpful though. 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. 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.
You can also look for unfamiliar jobs that are available but you need to research on this and perhaps you will be interested to try them out. This less traditional career path will have less competition but it will give you more opportunities to 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. If you understand the company and what they do, it could work to your advantage.