He was fired? Resigned yourself? Or did you just finish college? There are many reasons to find work as quickly as possible. For example, it looks good to have a resume without gaps. That is why it is advisable to start reviewing job postings as soon as possible. Be sure to adopt the following strategies to greatly increase your chances of being hired.
1) Connecting everyone you know who should know about your job search
If you see a shooting star or blow out your birthday candles, you can’t say your wish or it will never come true. In fact, that’s a lie!
Tell everyone you know that you are looking for work. You never know who might know someone whose uncle a friend is hiring.
Don’t be too shy to ask people if the company they’re working for is hiring. Try to find opportunities anywhere.
The more people you tell you that you are looking for work, the greater the chance that someone will be able to help you.
Use the reach of your acquaintances by asking them to inquire about you among your relationships. Communicate to train colleagues, chefs, teachers, etc. and find out if they’ve heard of job openings.
Post on social media that you need a job to communicate with acquaintances you don’t see regularly. Join groups where job openings are shared and follow companies that interest you to see their openings first.
2) Apply anyway
In job advertisements, companies describe their ideal candidate. Most of the time they have to accept compromises like everyone else. It is very rare that you find your perfect job, the same applies to companies looking for their ideal candidate.
Dare to apply anyway, even if it doesn’t meet all of the specs they list. As long as you meet the main requirements, they will most likely hire you because they can’t find anyone better. You can probably learn the less important skills during the training period or take an additional course.
3) Take advantage of the classifieds
Buy some newspapers and check their classifieds section. They still have sections on the job market with job postings that you might not find online.
Also check out the classifieds websites. There you can find thousands of jobs generally grouped by location and career field.
A third option is classifieds search engines, which collect and list multi-page job postings. They help you save time and effort because you don’t need to consult multiple pages. However, you should investigate whether you can find other pages that have vacancies that are not included in the classified pages.
Check out the tip below to learn how you can use job listing websites as efficiently as possible.
4) Make the most of job websites
Most aggregators offer features that make it easy to find the correct search results. Use them by exploring the improved search options: for example, search by keyword, location, job title, etc. or try combining multiple parameters for best results.
It doesn’t matter if you’re on a job search website or classifieds site, they usually offer free email alerts. There you can sign up with your email address, choose the right keywords or even save an advanced search and they will email you a new job list. That way, you won’t have to go through the pages over and over again. Instead, you automatically receive the latest job openings delivered to your inbox.
With these features, you can ensure that you don’t waste time on job aggregation pages that don’t have the jobs you’re looking for. However, you can still stay current if they get matching openings.
5) Ask for feedback
It is difficult when your job application is rejected. It’s even more difficult when you put a lot of effort into your application and you really want that job. To improve future applications you should not want to leave it here. Get over their pride and ask them why they rejected you. The answer may hurt, but that’s the only way to learn from your mistakes. Perhaps your HR representative can give you some helpful advice to help you land the next job you’re applying for.
6) Keep applying. Keep applying.
This advice doesn’t just refer to situations where your application was rejected and you need to go ahead and apply to other companies. But you should also keep applying for jobs while waiting to hear from a company. Even if you are absolutely sure that you are going to be hired, do not stop applying until you sign a contract, because unexpected events can always occur. The worst that could happen is that they offer you more than one position and you will be lucky to choose.