We’ve all been there. The endless hours sifting through job postings, writing dozens of cover letters a day like it’s your full-time job, and realising there was a typo in the application you just submitted.
Searching for and securing a job can be a challenging and time-consuming affair. However, there are certain things you can do to boost your chances of securing that dream role without exhausting yourself in the process. Here are our 5 top tips to help with that.
Open up your job search (and make good connections)
While searching for a job can be a tiresome task, the more effort you put into it, the more likely you are to find the perfect opportunity.
Although a great deal of your time will be spent responding to listed jobs on search engines, social media platforms can also be a fantastic way of boosting your chances of securing an interview.
Platforms like LinkedIn offer the opportunity to connect with hiring managers or potential future colleagues, boosting your career chances. According to research from LinkedIn, 80% of professionals consider networking to be vital to their career success, so start making those connections!
Research the company
Take the time to research the industry and the companies you’re interested in applying to. If you can reference something unique about a company in your cover letter or during a conversation with the potential hiring manager, it shows that you have taken the time and effort to learn about them. An easy way to do this is by reviewing its website and social media profiles, which will give you a better idea of the company’s ‘vibe’.
Once you’ve done this, you’ll also be able to tailor your application to include any skills and experience that relate specifically to that role, giving you the best chance of securing that interview.
Be truthful about your experience
While it may be tempting to exaggerate your experience, this can often cause more problems later on, especially with event staffing. Not only do some roles require specific skill sets or accreditations, but you also risk getting yourself into some sticky situations if you’re not familiar with this line of work.
Of course, everyone has to start somewhere, and most companies will always be looking to hire individuals with no prior experience as long as they have transferable skills and the right approach. After all, that’s what training is for! So, honesty is always the best policy.
Maintain a professional image on social media
Leading on from the first point, it’s important that you maintain a professional image on social media. A lot of employers will review the social media profiles of potential candidates, so it pays to take note of how you portray yourself online.
Make sure your social media profile reflects the person you want a potential employer to see, and if you don’t want this to be considered during the hiring process, then don’t forget to review your privacy settings. It’s important to remember that your digital footprint lasts forever.
Stay up to date
It may not always be easy, but remember to have patience when it comes to job hunting. Although this can sometimes be a stressful time, the worst thing you can do is end up in a role that isn’t right for you.
In the long run, it pays to focus your efforts on finding a company that you feel passionate about and supports you to thrive.
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