You can boost your job chances by checking these recruitment job searching hacks. We’ve written them at a time when it looks that the supply of candidates might well be outstripping the number of jobs around for a little while.
You can boost your job chances by checking these recruitment job searching hacks. We’ve written them at a time when it looks that the supply of candidates might well be outstripping the number of jobs around for a little while. Put your positive hat on and turn looking for a job into your new job. Here are some of our best recruitment job searching hacks which should enable greater success when you are job hunting and applying for jobs.
- Always write your CV in word. A lot of recruitment systems use algorithms to search for keywords which can only be picked up from word documents. Save the CV in your full names so recruiters can easily find it. Store the CV in a dedicated folder on your system with a reminder of what the version is. You may want to tailor a CV that emphasize particular skills in your CV for a particular job. If you have a systematic ordering system, it will be easy for you to find it again.
- Do not make your CV too design-oriented and flashy. Leave off the photo. Remember to keep your CV to 3 to 4 pages with a good summary, skills and achievement at the top and bullet points on the job descriptions to make it easier to read. Remember to highlight your key achievements so they stand out. Put your most recent position at the top and make sure your location (not your address) contact number and email are on your CV. Here’s are our Top 6 Simple, but Effective CV writing tips if you are stuck.
- When applying for jobs through third party websites try not to get too disheartened when you do not get a response, or the reply is negative. If you have applied for a job and haven’t heard back and you answer all the requirements of the job why not give the recruiter/HR person a call to see what it was about your CV that put them off inviting you in for an interview?
- Make sure you CV is all the CV websites. Like, Reed, Indeed, Total Jobs, CV library and that you are signed up for all the relevant job alerts.
- Follow the news, look for businesses that are opening up/expanding near you and send in a speculative CV and cover letter.
- Make sure your LinkedIn profile is fully up-to-date, with endorsements and recommendations. If you are openly looking for work, use phrases like – “Actively seeking employment” “Looking for next career challenge” or “immediately available” definitely use the hashtag #OpenToWork and #ONO (open to new opportunities). We’ve written a blog on 8 steps to optimise your LinkedIn profile, take a look.
- Use your existing network, talk to old bosses and colleagues even if they have moved on, keep connected.
- Keep yourself one step ahead and shine above the other candidates. Take a look at our tips.
- Let’s be positive! When you land that interview, it may well not be face-to-face. Prepare well for your video interview
- Form a good relationship with a local and relevant recruitment agency in your field. They should be a good form of support in CV advice, interview preparation and local knowledge. It would be rude not to give ourselves a plug!
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