With unemployment dropping, it seems like it should be easier to find a job. The problem is that there is still more people looking for the positions available. It makes it much harder to get the job, unless you find the right one that you prove you’re perfect for. Here are some tips to find that perfect role and then get it.
Look In the Right Places
Job boards are great if you’re looking for a position to tide you over. The problem is most technical or specialist firms stay away from them.
They go through the high quality agencies, or even traditional individual recruitment. You need to start looking in the right places for the type of role that you want.
Stop Being Picky
Sometimes it’s more important to get your foot in the door instead of getting the job of your dreams.
Everyone starts somewhere, right? Start off at the bottom and work your way up, like Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc! Being picky is just leading you to losing out on great job prospects.
Build Networks and Relationships
Networking is more important now than it has ever been. It is time to get networking with the companies that you want to work for and build relationships with the people in charge. There are a few ways to do that, but social media is the most powerful and easiest option.
You can ask questions about the different roles or for tips to get a position. Show your interest, share articles that you’ve found that will be of interest for the company and make sure your name is known for the right reasons.
Use Connections You Have
You never know who will recommend you for a job. It is time to start using the connections that you have. Tell your friends in the coffee shop that you’re looking for a job or talk to the mums outside the school gate.
Share your interests and skills, and you may just come across the perfect job opportunity for you.
Make Sure Your Resume Is Perfect
Now it’s time to focus on your resume. Spelling mistakes and problems with your grammar are not going to get you very far. If you can’t be bothered to proofread your resume, it tells the employer that you’re lazy and won’t perform well in the job role.
Do you really want to give that impression? It’s also important to make sure the resume focuses on the skills for that particular job.
Practise the Interview Techniques
After the resume is the interview. Once you get there, you want to speak with confidence and be prepared in every way possible. Practise your techniques and research the company in full.
Be prepared for the different types of questions likely to be asked and ask your friends to help you with the rehearsal. You can never over-prepare for this opportunity to work at the company of your dreams, or in the role you really want.