Job Hunting: Top Advice & Tips
Knowing where to start or what to look for is the starting block of all job searches. However, knowing what you want and therefore subsequently finding it can be a much harder task. Furthermore, when you find a job you wish to apply for, how do you set yourself up to standout and ultimately go the distance in the interview room?
In this article, we’ll take a look at three top tips that can help you get ahead in your job search. By identifying what you are looking for you are giving yourself a great start. You can utilise this position to start building yourself a plan of action. This can include what to apply for and when and how.
Let's take a look at these tips and illustrate how you can put these into action.
Be organised and allow time:
When it comes to starting your job search, you need to be prepared to allow ample time. Applying for jobs and being available for interviews will be a time-consuming task. It’s important to play the long game and not be disheartened if it takes a few weeks to hear back about a job. It doesn’t nessecarily mean that you haven’t been successful. Companies will quite often receive a large number of applications, so sorting through these can take time. It’s also important to leave time for other potential interviews if you have applied for multiple jobs. There’s nothing stronger than a candidate having multiple businesses vying for your employment.
Tailor your CV:
When applying for jobs it is important to take time to tailor your CV. A recruiter will only skim read your CV at first so it is important you highlight everything that is essential to the job in question. Consider, does this add value to my application? If it doesn’t take it out. If it does, leave it in. Give the recruiter what they want. It’s going to make you stand out and seem far more relevant against the competition.
Don’t aim for your dream job straight out of the box:
It’s only natural that we all want to be where we want to be straight out of the box. However most of the time, this just isn’t possible. Taking this approach and applying for your dream job and getting knocked back, will only become demotivating. This isn’t to say that you’re not good enough, but to reach these heights, work experience is everything. For the people in the job’s we all wish to have, they have almost always grafted their way up through the ranks. Ultimately it falls to the old adage, anything worth having doesn’t come easy.
The above tips all provide a sound way to help you in your job search. Whilst the job search can take time, it is important not to lose heart and to be patient with the process.
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