A Guide to Find a Job
While it is difficult to search for a good job, ultimately it all depends on your approach.
Applying for a job is 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?
Make sure you create 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.
You can try these things if you are searching for a job.
Join Linkedin. 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.
Most companies hire people who their trusted employees can vouch for. Perhaps you have a family member or a friend who works in a company that you want to work in; you can ask this friend or family if there are job openings in their company. 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.
While job listings are helpful, don’t stick to it. Don’t focus on vacancies but rather on companies. When you apply with this company, you already have an interest in it that will show in what you say. You can also actually use job listing if you don’t find vacancies in companies that you visit. Even if the company that you like has openings for positions you are not qualified for, send your CV and cover letter anyway. Who knows? The company may be expanding and will soon need employees with your skills. Your great CV and cover letter will 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.
The way you handle the application process will give potential employers an idea of what kind of worker you are. Don’t apply until you have researched about the company. You can benefit from understanding the company and what they do.