A Guide to Find a Job
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. It is important to let your potential employer know why you are the right person for the job over other applicants. 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. Accept the rejection and look for some other place to apply.
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. 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 follow companies that you like and comment on their posts, then this is one way to get noticed. Make sure that you make professional comments 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. 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. Look for companies to work for and not vacancies. When you apply with this company, you already have an interest in it that will show in what you say. Job listings are still helpful though. 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. So show them what you have got with your CV and cover letter.
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. 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.
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. If you understand the company and what they do, it could work to your advantage.