Job Hunt Effectively
Job hunting can be a very stressful and
difficult time for most of us especially when it’s the result of losing your
job rather than choosing to leave. As hard as it may be, try not to look
at your current situation as world ending because it isn’t, instead look on
this situation as the universe’s way of telling you loudly that what you were
doing in the past needed changing, so take this time given to you to reflect
and plan your next move strategically.
Most people at this point make a critical
mistake, they simply dust of the old CV and blitz the market place with it by
loading it up on to every job board and submit it to every recruitment company
known to man, this is a DISASTER and a fatal mistake. Take the time to
review your CV first and ask yourself if this CV represents me and my skillset
effectively? am I proud of myself when I read this CV? If not redo your CV
until its excellent and if you can’t, get help. In addition, get yourself an
excellent LinkedIn profile and make sure it reflects your CV.
Identify the job that suits your skill set,
if you don’t have the skill then upskill. Seek out the companies you
would like to work for and research them, check out their website, check out
the latest vacancies on job boards, newspapers and seek out recruitment
companies that specialise in your industry.
When the above is complete, connect &
network in person, don’t expect the internet to do the work for you, you
are one of thousands looking for a job so hunt effectively. If you would
like to send your CV directly to an employer or recruitment company, find out
the contact name in that organisation and ring them in person, let them know
you are on the lookout or interested in the job advertised and ask them if it
is ok for you to send your CV to them directly, in doing this you are building
a rapport and putting a voice and a living person behind your CV, vitally
Look at your job search as a project and
remember don’t panic, reflect and plan strategically.