A Guide to Find a Job
While it is difficult to search for a good job, ultimately it all depends on your approach.
Job application is nothing more than 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. You should be able to put yourself above the rest.
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.
Below are some useful approaches to job hunting.
Join Linkedin. Employers consider those who are part of LinkedIn. If you are interested in certain industries, join their discussion groups and start building your social network so that you are updated on job offers. You can also get noticed by following great companies that you like and commenting on their posts. Ensure that the comments that your posts are just professional ones.
Most companies hire people who their trusted employees can vouch for. Ask friends and family who work in industries that you would like to work in. You will know about vacancies firsthand and if you are recommended by your friend and family, then you have an advantage over your competitors.
Look for jobs outside of job listing. 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. But you don’t completely reject job listings. 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. 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. 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. Don’t apply until you have researched about the company. You should be seen as someone who understands the company and what they do.