Where To Start With Your Job Hunt
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Job hunting can be a stressful and time-consuming period in our lives. Sometimes it is hard to know where to start and how to best represent yourself. You probably feel like you have flooded the market and applied for every job listed on seek and indeed and just aren’t getting anywhere. Well maybe it’s time to think outside the square and use all the tools at your disposal. Here are some tips for where to start with your job hunt before you click ‘apply’ on the hundredth advert this week;
Use your network
Everyone builds a business profile throughout their working life that includes past employers, mutual contacts, like-minded individuals and prospective clients. When looking for a new role it is important to reach out to these people as they may have, or know someone who has, a role available. Word of mouth is probably one of the best tools you can use especially during this pandemic where everyone is looking for any type of role. Reach out to those who you know are in the work force, send a couple of emails or text messages and see if any avenues open up. Don’t under estimate the power of your own network you worked so hard to build up over the years.
Build your brand
In today’s day and age, it is incredibly important to build your professional brand. Ensuring that you have an active LinkedIn page is a great place to start. It is also important to ensure that your social media accounts paint the best picture of you as possible as it is very easy for potential employers to visit these accounts.
Sell your achievements
For some people it is difficult to sell your own achievements to prospective employers however it is very important. Employers and recruiters like to know what you have achieved in your working life. Direct examples of achievements should be highlighted in your cover letter and resume to provide employers with fact and reason as to why they should hire you over the rest of the competition. For more information on how to best structure a resume check out our blog ‘How To Make Your Resume Stand Out’.
Use all the tools at your disposal. There are various job boards and community hubs available where available roles can be posted. Look at job boards, visit LinkedIn jobs, approach recruiters and think about how you can make yourself stand out.
Above all, stay positive, upbeat and optimistic during your job hunt, your dream role is just around the corner. If you are currently looking for a new role, check out KLC’s Job Page – or if you need help updating your resume or improving your interview skills, get in contact today and book a time with one of our skilled Consultants to ensure you put your best foot forward!