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Top Job-Search Motivation Tips

We know that when you Google tips for Job search you can easily get overwhelmed, especially with the contradicting information you might find. 

To make your life easier we decide to break things down for you and compile a list with of sound, timeless job searching tips that will help you fine-tune your strategy and most of all save time and frustration throughout the process.

  1. Make Yourself an Obvious Fit

When you apply for a job via an online application process, it’s very likely that your resume will first be screened by an applicant tracking system and then (assuming you make this first cut) move onto HR.

Most of the times the first HR recruiter that sees your CV is one at a low level and will not understand the details and of the job you are applying for.  

Knowing this, build your CV in a very simple way so that both the computer and the first HR person can quickly connect with you and with your CV. It has to be as obvious as ‘They tick all our boxes, or at least most of them.’

  1. Don’t Limit Yourself to Online Applications

If you want that job search to last, don’t stop once you apply online for that position. Look for an internal recruiter and ask a few questions, get on the radar of the very people who might influence you getting an interview. Ask your peers for informational tips.

3. Adjust your CV and LinkedIn Profile to the job you are applying for

Remember that you have to position yourself as a direct match for the role you are applying for. Whatever needs to be done, do it, change around key words, swap bullet points in and out, modify wording and switch around key terms. Treat them as living, breathing documents throughout your job search.

4. LinkedIn is a Must

You might now know this but more than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn as their primary search tool. If you’re a professional, you need to not only be on LinkedIn, you need to be using it to your full advantage. If recruiters log onto LinkedIn looking for someone in your area, with your expertise but you are not there, they will not find you. 

  1. Try a recruitment agency

This can save you a lot of time and trouble and if the idea of selling yourself is strife for you, this can definitely be one very good option and remember that the recruiters are paid to find you a job. 

Recruitment agencies actively search for work on your behalf, so this, of course, can lighten the burden a bit and you can specify what you want to do, what is your ideal salary and job roles that you will not accept. 

  1. Expand your search

For many reasons, and particularly thanks to technology, the job market is constantly evolving at such a pace that there are tons of jobs out there that you’ve probably never even heard of and you don’t even know that you qualify for.  

Choosing to go down a less traditional career path can also mean less competition, and you might find there are more opportunities available if you expand your horizons and start looking at more niche positions.

How you handle your application process will give potential employers an idea of the kind of worker you are.

Show that you want the job, that you have done your research about the company and that you are invested and will be a great asset for them. If that requires asking to speak to someone from HR of a particular company you would like to work for, then do it. You never know what can come out of these situations.

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