Looking for a new job can be hard work. Every job search is different, and we have to change with the times. These days, passing your CV round the local area just doesn’t cut it. Internet jobsites, direct application to company websites and online CV’s are the way forward.
Here are five quick things you can to do to make sure you are searching in the smartest way:
1. Your best assets
The first thing you need to think about, when looking for a new position, are your best assets. What skills are you most confident with, what personality traits set you apart from the rest? By identifying your strengths, the easier it will be for you to find suitable positions and land a job where you can flourish.
2. Alternative job titles
If you’re looking for a new position, you’re not looking to be doing exactly what you’re doing now. Generally, people aren’t willing to come out of their comfort zone when it comes to applying for jobs, but you need to search for alternative job titles! Try picking out the skills that you want to focus on improving and search for jobs with those particular skills.
3. Smart search
Hunting through 100's of job boards becomes tedious. The best way to combat this is to automate as much of your search as you can. Automation can be achieved by setting up simple job alerts relating to location, job title, skills, description and salary.
4. Applying in batch
When you have found a job that you like the look of, go ahead and find 5-10 more jobs with similar skills and descriptions. Apply for them all over a couple of days. By applying in batches, you will give yourself a greater sense of achievement and a better chance at securing an interview.
5. Job satisfaction
Everyone is looking for job satisfaction. Of course, everyone has responsibilities but try applying for jobs that will give you more satisfaction than a pay packet. You can start by researching companies to see if their culture appeals to you and if you think you could thrive in their environment.
Good luck with your search and make sure to visit our vacancies if you’re looking for a new role in IT or Project Management!
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