TEN STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH
Using a number of job search strategies will give you the best chance of a successful job search. Here are some job search resources to help you maximise your job search.
|Before you start looking for a job clearly define what you want and prepare your job search strategy to ensure you allocate yourself enough time for your job search. Remember to remain positive.|
|CV and Covering letter||Tailor your CV and covering letter to each job specification.|
|Networking||Networking is the best way to find a job. It enables you to discover further contacts – you never know who may be able to help you with your job search. Read my top tips.|
|LinkedIn is one of the most useful and powerful resources for professionals to network, get resources and build relationships with potential employees.
Recruiters also use LinkedIn to recruit talent.
|Specialist interest groups and professional organisations
|Join relevant interest groups and professional organisations to expand your network and ensure you keep up to date with the industry and have access to job listings. E.g. LinkedIn groups.
|Target potential employees for opportunities. Send a tailored letter and CV directly to the person who makes the hiring decisions.
|Employer websites||Many companies post job vacancies on their website.|
|Recruitment agencies||Focus on agencies specialising in your target area and working with companies of interest.|
|Advertisements||Look out for job advertisements online and in print.|
|Job Banks/CV Banks||Focus on sites where your target companies are seeking candidates.|