5 STΞPS FOЯ WHΞN STΛЯTING Λ JOB SΞΛЯCH
- Keep your Job Search Focused
- Create a list of companies you would love to work for.
- Tailor your CV to that Job description
- Update / clean up your social profile.
- Before sending your CV out to anyone – Re-read and double check all information.
- Keep your JS focused
Its so hard to keep yourself on the right track when looking for a job initially. So a helpful tip is to keep in mind what sort of roll you have in mind and even if it’s as simple as placing a post it note on your PC screen with the line of work you have an interest in the Do it!!!
Outlining the companies that you have an interest in
Actually doing some market research, goes a long way – helps you build a profile of the type of role ideally you would like to go for – also provides clarity on the type of business you would like to work for.
This is a great tip – tailoring your CV
Obviously it very much depends on the job role you are going for and you actually having the relatable attributes and skills but the JD (job description) is your friend –it’s a perfect outline of what type of talent a company are looking for – but don’t fall into the trap of just matching it word for word, you have to read in between the lines of the JD and provide some personality to your CV.
- Employers now go beyond just looking @ a CV
in this digital age employers now look at your social profile, so make sure your account reflects the type of impression that you want an employer to see – tip, even if this means you have multiple accounts (one for social + one for work) now this may sound like a lot and I’m not saying that you have to get rid of all the fun, but put it this way – if you was going for your absolute dream job and they wanted to get you in for an interview but they also wanted to check you out before that interview how would you want them to see your online presence. Exactly……..Clean things up a bit – if it feels like you need to then just do it
- Ok so you know you have a CV, but when was the last time you reviewed it and made sure that all was correct. Did you know the pet peeves on CV’s are:
- Unnecessary capitalisation on a CV.
- Sentences that are long full of commas and splices (all in the wrong places).