Finding a new job can be time-consuming, tiring and demotivating if you don’t consider the efficiency of your search strategy.
Here’s a list of 6 simple things you can do right now to make your search a whole lot easier!
1. Take your time
Fools rush in, and inefficient job searchers just apply for every semi-relevant role out there!
The most efficient way to start your job search is to make a target list of roles you’re interested in and companies you would like to work for.
This will help you focus your attention on conducting proper research, writing quality applications and tailoring your CV to each role – which brings us nicely to our second simple tip!
2. Tailor your CV
It would be great if every CV you sent out was snapped up straight away, but in reality, the most desirable roles receive hundreds of applications.
This means your CV needs to make an instant impression and directly appeal to the employer to have any chance of landing you an interview.
3. Set specific goals
Try setting yourself S.M.A.R.T goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely). Your job search will feel a lot more manageable if you split it into smaller, actionable steps.
Setting goals will also help you stay motivated during your search, as you benefit from more frequent feelings of accomplishment.
4. Optimise your LinkedIn profile
An optimised LinkedIn profile will not only help you appeal to recruiters or employers when they check out your page, but it will also increase your chances of being found for relevant job opportunities you might otherwise miss out on during your search.
LinkedIn’s ‘Easy Apply’ feature allows for a quicker application process – you can apply for jobs using your profile.
5. Reach out to a recruiter
The right recruiter can help you perfect your CV, keep you in the loop on new opportunities and even give you tips and guidance on the questions you might get asked at interviews.
Follow #DGjobs on LinkedIn to get updates from our gurus on the latest vacancies straight into your feed!
6. Involve your network
Keep friends updated on your progress and reach out to your professional network for job search inspiration, advice and suggestions. You never know – you could even find a new opportunity as a result!
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