Employment

Finding it Difficult to Find a Job?

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Here’s What you Should Do:

In the current economic climate we live in, many professionals and recent graduates who are seeking new job opportunities find it difficult to find these. Even if they’ve got the work experience, educational achievement and other specific qualifications, it is not guaranteed that these things will get you the interview. If you can relate to this, then have a look at the following tips and tactics you can use that could make it easier for you to find a job you like.

 

Recruitment websites

There are many recruitment websites these days that make it more convenient for you to stop having to scan the internet. With job alerts and cv upload services, you are likely to at least find a couple of jobs you could apply for. What’s important to remember here, is to upload your general CV. As you know, or at least should know, is that it is of great importance to tailor your CV to the job you are applying for. That means that if you are looking for a creative function, you need to list your creative skills in your CV, whereas if you are looking for a more technical function, you need to list your technical skills. So when uploading your CV to these recruitment websites, be aware of your CV and ensure that it appeals to a wide range of jobs.

 

Twitter

Twitter is the perfect social media tool to find jobs. All you need to do is type in a keyword in the search box such as “marketing role” or “job”, hit enter, and all of the tweets that include these words will appear. If you know the location of your desired job, then consider typing in “job” and for example “London”. Most likely, a twitter account that specifically focusses on jobs in that area will appear. If you follow the account then it works just like a job alert service from a recruitment website.

 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is an excellent tool for researching jobs, employees and companies.     Company pages provide lots of information in terms of press releases, locations and vacancies. View the list of employees and see what it is that the company is looking for. Look at their educational achievements and previous work experience compared to the role they have got at the company. This will give your more insight as to whether you stand any chance. Also, consider upgrading your account to “Jobseeker”. This will make you more visible, letting recruiters message you with greater ease and showing you everybody who has viewed your profile.

 

Search Engines

Search engines prove to be an excellent tool to use as well for finding jobs. Quite often, jobs are advertised on company websites as well so it is important to be able to find these. By using the right keywords, relevant pages will appear. This technique usually works best for job seekers who know or have an idea what kind of job they prefer. For example, if you are looking for a marketing position in Los Angeles, then type the following in the search engine “Marketing Executive” OR “Marketing Manager” AND “Los Angeles”. The results will only show you pages that have got these keywords on their site, making it easier for you to relevant vacancies.

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About Author

This is a guest post by Susanna Cha, a UK-based writer, currently writing on behalf of Guardian Jobs, including graduate jobs, marketing jobs, fundraising jobs and more.

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