When starting your search for a new job you need to have a positive mindset. With sheer determination and understanding, you can carry out a professional job search. As for those who get stuck along the way and are unsure of how to proceed with their career job search, here are key steps to finding your next job.
Start by setting up a professional email address
With such an email you will know that any email received is in relation to your job search. There is no chance that your business or personal emails will get mixed up. You are at liberty to opt for a cheap mobile that is purposefully dedicated to the search. Recruiters often carry out impromptu telephone interviews and judge your suitability by your answers.
Have a tailored CV
Do not maintain the same CV for the jobs you are applying for. Take some time off to customize your resume. Read the job description on the advertisement and any other specifications listed with maximum concentration. Pick out the skills you consider as most essential and ensure that your CV shows that you have the right experience for the task. If you do this on all your job applications your chances of getting shortlisted increase significantly.
Take time to proofread
Examine your application letter and CV checking for grammatical errors and typos. Remember that recruiters are tasked with having to go through hundreds or thousands of applications. Most recruiters say that typo mistakes on CVs go straight to the bin. Carry out a spelling checker or ask a friend or family member to examine it for you. Most employers and recruiters assume that carelessly written CVs are an indication of the person’s attitude.
Mention out recent achievements
Try to show that your achievements closely match the job requirements asked for. Successful CVs do not just list out the achievements instead they spell out the value-added aspect to the employer.
Utilize the internet
Take time to register at the jobs board. This is the perfect opportunity to begin your job search. The searches will then notify the user by text or email about other jobs that best match their skills. Take time to upload your CV onto certain job sites and share it publicly so that recruiters can easily search and locate you. Operate a recruiter-friendly profile that is professional and uses certain keywords that point out your experience and skills on top networking sites such as LinkedIn.
Look out for concealed jobs
When searching for jobs advertised, you can look out at the individual company websites. Alternatively, you can network with people working in different companies so that they inform you in case some opportunities are advertised internally. In recent years we are seeing an emerging trend where some companies avoid advertising their jobs publicly. This might be due to the high rate of unemployment that might see thousands of applications made for a single position.
Prepare for your interview
Many recruiters’ complaint hat interviewees do not meet the expectations demanded of them. Show up on time and well prepared for your interview. Spend time researching about the organization. Look up information on the company website to find out more about the interviewer.