Job Hunting Tips to Get the Job You Want
1) Get resume and cover letter help
Ask a friend, family member, coworker, career counselor or other professional to proofread your resume and cover letter for errors, as well as to offer advice. Some job seekers even choose to work with a professional resume-writing service or resource to save time and enhance your resume and cover letter.
2) Apply with confidence
Apply for jobs you are interested in even if you only meet some of their requirements. Depending on the position, employers might hire motivated individuals who learn quickly and provide them with skills training on the job. If you meet a portion of a job’s qualifications but believe you can still succeed in that role, apply. Include examples of your work ethic and ability to learn new skills in your resume. Emphasize how your goals align with those of the company.
3) Make sure that your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date
Linkedin remains a valuable tool when it comes to looking for a job, so it’s important that you take the time to ensure your profile accurately reflects your CV to maximize your chances of getting noticed.
4) Consider temporary or contract roles
Consider widening your search to include temporary on contract roles as this can improve your opportunities of securing a role.
5) Share your resume with a professional recruitment company
Upload your CV to recruitment sites, where consultants will review your qualifications and experience, then match you to relevant, open positions.
6) Spend time researching the company
Review the company website, if they have released any new solutions, their social media channels as well as their financial reports for insights into the goals and mission of the business.
7) Timing is all important
Hiring managers receive so many job applications that it is important to maximize your chances of success by submitting your application at the optimal time. Research shows Monday is the best day of the week to submit job applications, but what about the time of day?
There are some definite benefits to sending your application early in the morning, say between 7am and 9am. You catch hiring managers at the start of the workday before they get swamped with other tasks and it gives the impression that you are an enthusiastic early-bird-type candidate.