If you have been following my blogs previously you would have a seen that I have mostly tried to give helpful advice to those who are looking for a job. I have also stated that job websites are not neccessary…but I have come across something which may be helpful to a lot of you. In this blog post I will talk about 5 things which in as little as a month could get you a job.Please remember that the length of time it takes an individual to find a job depends on 2 things. 1. Their effort 2. Their chosen industry. The high rate of unemployment can be daunting but as a 16-24 year old (the age group of those who are mostly unemployed) myself I am yet to feel the effects from it.
1.Preperation- Before you start your job search it is best to be completely prepared make sure your CV if perfect and a generic cover letter has been written. I would advise you get these checked my another person as having someone elses point of view could be really helpful.
2.Social Media- On a job search nowadays social media is key in getting your name out there. You can broadcast the ‘best’ version of yourself to thousands of potentially employers daily. Create profiles on Twitter, LinkedIn, Branch Out and BeKnown. (Just to keep you covered) Make these profiles pretty much a carbon copy of your cv with more detail when necessary.
3.Job Websites- Don’t hit all of the job websites it is a complete waste of time, most companies publish their vacancies on 2 or more of these sites meaning you could end up applying for the same job twice, which looks very unprofessional. In my experience i have found Reed, Jobsite, Second jobber and Monster to be quite useful.
4. Search & apply – Start your search and apply for them all. Remember this can take a while your CV needs to be tailored to each job you apply for. Your cover letter also needs to be edited according to the job role as no two jobs are ever the same. Do this daily.
5. Connect – After you have applied for the advertised positions, start applying for the unadvertised. Link with professionals on sites such as LinkedIn (See previous posts on how to utilise LinkedIn properly) connect and let people know you
are looking for work. You could end up at the top of the list before there even is one.
If you repeat points 3-5 there is no reason why you will not be able to find a job. It is difficult, time-consuming and boring at times but it’s better than being in a job you hate or not in one at all.
Nest time: In my next blog post I will be looking at examples of excellent CV’s which could give you some ideas for your own alternatively go to www.findyouajob.biz and you can receive help with all of the things I have spoken about in this blog.