Adopt new ways of searching for jobs
Job searching is quite a rigorous process. It needs loads of patience, focus, and research. Especially, if you still follow the age-old job search rules. However, the advancement in technology has brought about a significant change in the way you can search for a job. Today, you have some great state-of-the-art technologies and tools as compared to old-fashioned job-hunting tools, making the job search quite flexible and easy.
According to a survey, a large proportion of job seekers still follow the out dated methods of getting the job of their choice. A majority of applicants still scour newspapers for vacancies, keep thick hard copies of their CVs and wear the traditional suit and tie to interviews. If you too are one of them, it may be time to adopt new ways of searching for your dream job. Check out what you need to do:
The most important rule when it comes to the job search in the present, highly competitive, world is to spread the widest net. Gone are the days when people used to reach out to the potential employers through newspapers and shout out loud about the job search. Today, you can find hundreds and thousands of jobs online. There are dedicated job websites, like build-a-career.com, and portals that can help you browse through different openings available in different companies in various parts of the world. There are even various social media websites that are now a great help and take you one step closer to your dream job. So you got to be more active and technically up to date. Find companies with openings that will interest you and apply online or send them your CV.
Cut down on the follow up phone calls
If you think you should get back to the employer to find out about the status of your application, you may need to change the way think. Because it will not only show you’re impatient but it may also irritate the hiring manager. Unfortunately, it is likely to reduce your chances of getting a job. So, let your CV and cover letter do the talking and help you get noticed. If the recruiter likes your application, they will contact you soon enough. It’s not just you who needs a job, remember the company needs you. However, if you don’t get reply for a couple of weeks, it is advisable for you to contact the recruiter via e-mail.
Never write an objective statement at the top of your CV
Agreed, an objective statement gives a clear idea to the employers about your role and skills, but you should never put it on the top of your CV. It is completely wrong. It actually gives half, incomplete, generic and vague information at the very beginning of your CV, which may put off the recruiters or potential employers. Instead mention your objectives somewhere in the middle of your CV and describe them clearly. This should give a better idea about the kind of role you can do and how it can help the recruiting organisation.
Don’t be too formal, you may sound forged
It is good to sound a little bit formal, but when it comes to applying for a job, using too much formal language may make you sound overly courteous, fake and needy. Believe it or not, the chances are, the employer may simply overlook your cover letter or choose to read only some selected information. And you don’t want that, do you? Therefore, pay more attention to your skills, achievements, experience, etc., rather the language used. But also, don’t make grammatical errors.
Dress smart but not necessarily formal
Appearance does matter. And a good dress sense always makes a good impression. But it doesn’t mean you can only wear a suit, tie, or anything extremely formal to impress the recruiter. Remember, although your appearance plays a key part to your success it won’t ensure you get the job, your qualifications, skills and aptitude will prove your worth.