How To Search For A New Job
Are you searching for a job for quite a while now but fail you find what you’re looking for? Job hunting can prove to be extremely challenging and time consuming, unless you know how to tackle it the right way.
The tips in this article suit any candidate searching for transport jobs in the US – feel free to use this advice to find your dream job.
1. Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Actual And Relevant
Many recruiters check out the LinkedIn profiles of candidates (we also do it in our recruiting process). Use this to your advantage and treat your LinkedIn profile as an extension of your CV. Keep your information and your work experience up to date and ensure use the right keywords to make it relevant to your job search. If you want to see how a good LinkedIn profile looks, check this one out.
2. Get A Reputable Recruitment Agency Help You
By working with a good recruitment agency, you can lift a huge boulder off your shoulders. When I’m representing a candidate, for instance, I guide them step by step throughout the whole process. I teach them how to prepare for the interview, how to negotiate their package and how to maximize their chances to get the job they want. I also follow up with them to see how they are enjoying their new role.
3. Create Job Alerts To Get Email Notifications
By creating job alerts, you can be among the first to know whenever a new opportunity appears.
4. Use Job Boards
By submitting your CV to relevant job boards, you let everyone in the industry know that you’re actively seeking a job. Internal recruiters and agencies will reach out to you, should you match their job profiles.
5. Do Your Homework
Researching your ideal companies will save you a lot of time later on. Also, by knowing what the best companies in your industry are, you’ll be able to approach them directly, thus avoiding the crowd on job boards. Nevertheless, you need to know that many of these companies may not be actively seeking to hire new people, so you may end up wasting your time for nothing.
6. Keep Track Of Your Progress
Keep track of each and every application you send out, in order to avoid missing any opportunity. Create a spreadsheet with all roles you’ve applied to, with company details, application status, financial picture and various other observations.
7. Use Templates
It comes without saying that you need to customize your CV and your application letter to match the job opening you apply for. However, keeping a few templates handy would allow you to speed up this process quite a lot.
8. Ask For Feedback
In case of rejection after a job interview, ask for constructive feedback. This would allow you to improve and increase your odds to land your dream job.
9. Be Positive And Resilient
Sometimes, there may be hundreds, if not thousands of people applying for the same role. Don’t take rejections personally. Rather stay positive and keep applying to jobs until you make it.