Set aside the belief that you need to rely on a ‘connection’ to get a job. The notion of relying on a highly connected person during your job search is gradually fizzling away as recruiters are largely looking for competent individuals.
Here are 4 tips to boost your effort and help you secure a job faster.
1. Be consistent with your application/ job search
You’ve heard it repeatedly: looking for work is a full-time job. And in this case, the cliché is well-founded. Most of the time, you will not be served the ideal work on a silver platter. If you are a job seeker, you need to go beyond complaining about being unemployed and actually search and apply for jobs Reading through job postings, registering on job search websites, create job alerts and most importantly apply for jobs.
Visit job boards and websites daily and go through new job listings to see what is available and suitable for you. You only increase your chances of getting for a job by applying for more jobs (that are relevant to your career profile).
2. Focus your efforts
Applying for just any job is hardly the ideal strategy to quickly find work too. Applying for just any type of job shows that you lack direction. Imagine a recruiter for an accounting role reading through your profile and discovering that you studied Medicine and have no skills, experience or academic qualification needed for an accounting role. You will only make the shortlist of the ones that you are competent for. If you go ahead applying for everything you come across, you will be frustrated and your jobsearch will be unproductive. Proceed with your job search in a targeted manner and read carefully the vacancies to which you are responding. This way you will avoid wasting your time by applying for a job that ultimately you are not qualified for or one that does not interest you.
Tip: Identify your career path and only apply for jobs within that scope
3. Adapt your cover letter to the job you are applying for
Nothing prevents you from sending several job applications, on condition, however, that they have all been written with the utmost care. Adapt the content of your cover letter according to the coveted position and do not fail to take a look again at your resume. Only mention the relevant skills that will surely serve you. The purpose of this is to ensure that the recruiter focuses on your skill and abilities that key requirements for the job you are applying for.
4. Dare to call recruiters
Does your potential employer delay contacting you? Do not hesitate to take the initiative to call her. Ask him politely if he has received your CV, when he thinks you will receive an answer, and if he has any idea of the date on which the job interview will be held. You will immediately know what it is and get the attention of the recruiter on your application and your motivation. Also, if you are yet to hear back from a potential employer following an interview, it is not out of place to put a call through and explain that you have not received a feedback.|
We wish you success in your job search.