10 Tips to get a job!

10 Tips to get a job! Date Published: August 28, 2020 Finding a job can sometimes be quite tricky. Even after sending your CV around or uploading it to various...

10 Tips to get a job!

Date Published: August 28, 2020

Finding a job can sometimes be quite tricky. Even after sending your CV around or uploading it to various platforms, you might still have difficulty. 

There are numerous reasons for this old-school method not working. We are here to give you 10 tips to help you in your job search! 

Networking

One of the best ways to find a job is through networking. Most jobs are found through word of mouth and the same goes for employees. Always talk to people you meet about your skills and capabilities, this way they’ll be able to spread the word! 

This will also help you if you meet somebody who knows of a job opening. They might also know somebody in your field and share them as a mutual contact. That way you can get in touch with more opportunities 

Consider jobs that don’t exist

Networking leads to jobs that aren’t yet available. If a company is made aware of you and your skillset before they open a position, they might offer it to you. 

Make these opportunities for yourself by networking! 

Get your foot in the door

Sometimes that’s all you need to do. If you’re interning in a company or even just shadowing it can really help in the long-term! Even if you’re working for free or being paid very little, you’re showcasing your ability to the company. 

Somebody is always watching. If you can impress them through what you’re doing, they’re likely to make you a better offer.

Set up a meeting

Getting a job isn’t only about your skill set. Often the biggest contributor to you getting the job or not is your attitude. Employers are more likely to higher somebody when they know how they’ll fit into the company 

By setting up a meeting, you’re showing them who you are and what you can bring to the table. Have a good attitude, watch your body language and sell yourself! 

Your CV

Your CV is often what people see before they meet you. Make sure it’s the perfect introduction. A CV is also what remains when you’ve gone! So even if you had a great interview or meeting, if your CV isn’t up to scratch it’ll change what they think of you. 

Make sure that you proof read and fully edit your CV! Any employer will be rather disappointed to find any errors. 

Here are some great tips on how to perfect your CV.

Write a cover letter

When sending your CV, it’s important to attach a cover letter.  This cover letter will state your interest for the job. Included will be your skills and why you think they would be a good fit.

Unlike your CV this letter is tailored specifically to the job at hand. 

Include your appreciation for the company, why you’d like to work there and why they should choose you.

Follow Instructions

Often job applications come with a set of instructions. This could be something like include a cover letter, attach your portfolio or email your application here. If you’re unable to follow these instructions, chances are that the employer will not accept your application. It’s very often their first test.

If you can follow simple instructions when applying, they’ll think you won’t follow any instructions once employed.

Prepare for the interview

First impressions are everything. Your interview will determine if they think you’re the right fit for their company! Here are a few things to remember:

  • Make a good amount of eye contact
  • Have good body language 
  • Talk about the research you’ve done on the company 
  • Dress for the job
  • Prepare potential questions and answers 
  • Arrive on time

Be dedicated in your job search

Looking for employment is a job in itself. You have to be dedicated and work hard at it everyday to see results. 

Keep a to-do list everyday to ensure that you are giving yourself the best chance possible. It’s important to remember that you contribute to your own opportunities too!

Never Give Up!

Finding a job takes time! So don’t let yourself give up before you find one. It’ll happen eventually and your odds are higher if you work at it everyday! 

Keep in mind that any experience or qualification that you have will always make it easier when it comes to finding a job.

By constantly looking and applying, you’ll also find out what you like! For more info on how to find a job have a look at this article. Here is a list of dying and emerging careers that you should look at before applying!

Author: Andrea Frisby 

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