10 Ways To make Job Searching Easier. Looking for a job can be daunting, more so in the competitive world we live in. Despite all the difficulties, you can still be one step ahead of your peers.
1. Online Networking
Get plugged into career networking sites like LinkedIn. You might think this is a step ahead of yourself if you’re still studying, but it actually looks great to employers if you’re already keen to know what’s going on in the job market before you’ve even graduated.
2. Talk To The Relevant People
Staff referral is one of the most popular methods used for recruitment by employers. Ask around friends and family who work in industries you’d like to explore. This can often result in you finding out about vacancies before the competition do, and instantly puts you at an advantage if someone can recommend you.
3. Use A Recruitment Agency
Finding work through a recruitment agency can be a good choice. Recruitment agencies regularly and actively search for work on your behalf, so this, of course, can lighten the burden a bit if you’re finding trawling for jobs particularly tiresome, and it can bag you a job quicker than expected.
4. Attend Career Fairs
Career fairs are a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk directly to big-time employers and recruiters. Remember, they’ve paid for the stall they’re standing at for the sole purpose of speaking to job-seekers like you, so take advantage of being in this rare position.
5. Focus On jobs You’re Qualified For
You’ll have a better chance of getting selected for an interview. Sending out random resumes and cover letters is just going to be a waste of time. Before you start job hunting, take the time to decide what type of job you’re seeking.
6. Work For Your University
There are hundreds of part-time jobs on campus for students, including bar work, events work, admin jobs and giving guided tours to prospective students. With decent pay and hours (as well as usually being quite close to your dorm room and your lecture theatres), these jobs are gold dust!
7. Do An Internship
If you think you’d benefit from getting a bit of work experience before deciding if a certain career is the right path for you, maybe offering to do a month unpaid at a nice company would work well. If a position is unfamiliar, it’s important you get a chance to try it out before you decide if it’s for you.
8. Be Yourself at the Interview
Rehearsed answers, fake smiles, and saying what you think the interview wants to hear instead of what you actually believe, mislead the employer. Employers want to know who they’re hiring and that’s the person they expect to show up for the first day of work.
9. Don’t Stop Applying
Most job seekers are rejected by over 15 employers before landing a job. Learn from your mistakes and keep applying until you get the right offer. Worst case scenario, you’ll be juggling multiple job offers. That’s a good thing.
10. Employ Yourself
Many students and graduates often feel discouraged from starting their own business due to risk or the lack of security it offers. Although becoming your own boss can seem like a scary move, if you have a big idea and the motivation to push it then this could be the smartest move you ever make.