Effective Job Search
There is a lot to a job search than what meets the eye. Now you know about the various job boards, and what it advertises and how to go about it, so I am not going to waste your time by explaining where to upload a CV, whether or not to include a cover letter, etc. However, there is a more efficient way to go about your job search process to ensure you apply to more quality job ads. Two words: Multiple Tabs.
While searching for jobs, do not open a job ad you like and just start reading it. Decide on the number of job ads you want to apply in one go, and open double the number of ads (because you might not meet all their requirements) in multiple tabs, before you even read anyone of them. This will automate the process of navigating through the job board and make it easier to filter out the ones that aren’t relevant to you. Now you go in and read the job ad, and decide if you want to apply to it.
This was just for the advertised job ads. Almost 70% of the job openings are not advertised. It is essential to tap into this market to get insider access to these opportunities. Hence, Google is more effective than job boards. Searching for industries/companies on Google and browsing their websites will give you an idea of how things are in the market. Look into their career page, see what jobs are advertised, that will give you an idea of what the current market demands are. You can align your skillset with that and enter the corporate world. Alternatively, you can look into industry trends and see what skills are most required by your desired industry and highlight them in your CV when you apply for a job in your targeted company.
Another thing that is underestimated is reaching out to employers. Simply reaching out, saying hi and presenting yourself as a potential employee can be extremely beneficial. This will not only help you in the present to get a job but keeping in contact with them will help you in the future when you are looking for a change in your career path. LinkedIn is a great platform for this. Just browse employers in the industry and send them messages to connect. Then present yourself and follow up to keep track.
I know this might seem too much, but this will help you forever. Need some more assistance on this or have any other doubts? We have a webinar on Navigating around the hurdle of not having a PR during a job search in the last week of this month. Click here to book a spot and discuss all your hurdles with our placement expert.