WOW. This year has flown by and we cannot believe we are looking forward to Easter already. Just when we start to see the efforts of clean eating and gym regime take shape, we are inundated with chocolate wherever we look. (But we aren’t mad about it)
It may be that time of year when you are looking for a change in career or a step up the ladder. If this is the case, then we have some top tips to help you stay on track when looking for a new job this Easter.
When looking for a new job, it can seem overwhelming and you may get lost in the jargon. It is important that you know why you are leaving your current role and what you are looking for in the new position. By writing a simple checklist will save you from getting swayed by fancy job titles and employee packages.
Knowing how to get a job is not always easy if you have limited experience in the job market, but there are some things everyone can do to increase their chances. Check out our list of tips below:
- Find the Best Job Listings
There are a number of large online job sites that enable you to search for a variety of roles with ease. These sites also allow you to upload your current CV to be seen by employers and recruiters alike. Be sure to utilise all of them as companies will have a preference.
- Keep Your Job Search Focused
As we said previously, it is a good idea to know exactly what you are looking for in your new role. Consider all aspects including commute, wage, benefits, packages, personal development along with company size, reputation and staff turnover. This will help you to decipher which job adverts to focus your attention on.
- Build Your Professional Brand
Rather than hunting down jobs, consider getting potential employers to come to you. Post your CV online and you could save yourself a lot of time and effort job hunting. Make sure that you include all of your achievements to help you stand out in the competitive market. We also advise that you update your LinkedIn profile and post about seeking possible new opportunities. LinkedIn also have a new feature that allows you to be visible to only recruiters to let them know you are looking for a job without broadcasting it to your entire network.
- Get networking
Many people find jobs from people they know rather than traditional means. It is said that the majority of job vacancies are never advertised, often referred to as the “hidden job market.” To land these jobs, you will need to find a way to get a foot in the door. Networking can go a long way in locating job opportunities; even if no one you know directly has knowledge of a job opening, there’s a chance they know someone who does. Talk to family, friends and other people you know to find out where work might be on offer.
- Create a List of Companies You’d Love to Work
Look at the companies which might make a good employer and hone in on them. This may mean you only look at the big employers in your area or it might mean that you look into one sector only but on a nationwide basis. Once you have a preferred list of employers, check their company websites as many businesses advertise job vacancies on there. This will also help to focus your job search.
- Take the Time to Target Your CV and Cover Letter
It comes as no surprise but your CV is the most important tool to help attract the attention of possible employers and recruiters. There are countless articles out there about what not to do on your CV. There are professional companies that will write your CV for you for a small fee if you don’t feel confident about bragging about yourself.
- Get in touch with recruitment agencies
An agent, such as ourselves, can help guide you in what you are looking for and mention any current opportunities that may be of interest to you. By registering with a recruitment agent, you will be notified when a suitable role becomes available taking the time and hassle out of your job search.
In the modern job market, finding the very best job opportunities often requires a combination of methods. Be sure to utilise everything available to you and be proactive. If you are in need of any advice, then get in touch with us today. We would be more than happy to assist you. Happy hunting.