If you’re in the job hunting game but have been taking a laissez-faire approach and delaying the inevitable, it might be time to re-group and take a more structured approach to your search. Here’s five tips to get you back on track.
Know yourself – understand your skills, strengths and achievements that can be applied to your next job. Having a good self-awareness can assist you to make better career choices and market yourself well.
Know what you want – reflect on the type of workplace where you’d feel motivated – this can include size or location of the organisation, it’s vision and values and the physicality of the work. Write down jobs you can do and want to do.
Know where to find the work – write a list of organisations you would like to work for and match your criteria in terms of your skills and a motivating workplace.
Who do you know? – compile a list of people who are linked to the places you want to work at and spark up a discussion with them. Send them a message and invite them for a coffee.
Check your resume – for spelling, grammar and layout. Make sure it highlights your skills and experience for the job you want.
Put yourself out there by tapping into your networks and checking the online job search sites, local papers and company websites. Before too long you’ll soon uncover awesome job opportunities. Get in touch with Gen for a confidential career discussion today!
When employers are assessing job applications, one of the things they look for is how you can add value to their organisation. As they review your application or listen to your interview responses they will want to know what makes you stand out above the others. Similarly, when potential clients want to hear about my career coaching services, I let them know that I not only help with writing their resume, but also give extra job search tips in our discussions and keep an eye out for suitable job opportunities. Continue reading →
When I meet new people in a professional setting I often ask if they are on LinkedIn. They may be a potential client, someone who can add value to my business or a job seeker I’m working with. LinkedIn is a professional networking site and many companies use this tool as a means of recruiting staff.
When it comes to landing a job, your LinkedIn profile acts as the online version of your resume. I’m going to share with you eight ways to build up your profile so you get noticed by potential employers. Continue reading →