A Guide to Find a Job
Hunting for a job is a tough thing to do, but it really 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. Think about how you can 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. If it fails, don’t let it bring you down too much. Take the rejection and move on.
Below are some useful approaches to job hunting.
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. You can also get noticed by following great companies that you like and commenting on their posts. 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 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. Look for companies to work for and not 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. Even if the company that you like has openings for positions you are not qualified for, send your CV and cover letter anyway. Take your chance, they may still have jobs that are for people with your skills. If you make a great CV and cover letter, then you can show them what you’ve got.
There are many unfamiliar jobs that are available but you need to research on and maybe you would interest to try them out. This less traditional career path will have less competition but it will give you more opportunities to expand your horizons.
The way you handle the application process will give potential employers an idea of what kind of worker you are. Research about the company before making your move. If you understand the company and what they do, it could work to your advantage.
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