Are you struggling to find a job that matches your qualifications? Are you looking for ways to get your foot in the door? If so, you're not alone!
Thousands of job seekers struggle with the same problem. However, there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances of finding a job.
Use these 5 tips to get you started...
Engage with a recruiter
A recruiter represents job seekers to the market and aids them in their job search. They take advantage of their extensive network scale to bring job seekers with the best opportunities and are sometimes the first to know about vacant roles before they're advertised on job boards. A recruiter knows the employer better than you do and can sell your skills, experience and values to them to ensure that you get an interview. Not only that, but recruiters can also provide market insights, whether you're looking for new opportunities or just wanting to keep up to date with the market and map out which companies to keep an eye on so that when they are hiring, you'll be the first to know.
Find an internship
Internships are an excellent opportunity to try a new job and explore a career path without a long-term commitment. Internships allow you to develop or refine your skills while gaining valuable work experience. This gives the employer the opportunity to assess your abilities when completing the job and exposes you to a particular culture and company, potentially leading to a full-time job.
Complete an online course
Develop new skills in an industry you're interested in and include these certificates in your resume and LinkedIn. This is a great way to show the employer that you are driven and passionate about a particular industry, especially when you've taken the time to complete these courses during your free time.
Volunteering is a great way to show prospective employers that you're a well-rounded candidate and passionate about giving back. Not only does it help communities/non-profits but volunteering also gives individuals an opportunity for personal growth through interacting with different groups of people in need.
Have a plan B
Don't give up when things don't go right for the first job you've applied for. It is important to apply for as many jobs as possible to have something to fall back on. The best candidate shows they are keen and have a positive attitude. Follow up on prospects, interviews or opportunities to show how eager you are to get into the industry.
Although finding a job can be challenging, it's not impossible. If you're willing to put in the work, there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of finding the right job for you. These five tips should help get you started.
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