5 Steps to take when looking for a Job

Are you looking for a new job? What’s the best way to start a job search, find companies who want to interview you, and get hired?

Here are the 5 steps to take when looking for a job:

Write or update your CV

Your CV tells employers who you are. It needs to demonstrate how you’ll add value to an organisation, what you do well, and what problems you’ve helped solve in the past.

Tailor your CV to the jobs you’re applying for so employers can see you’ve got the right skills and experience for the role. 

Research job opportunities

Research jobs that fit your skills and your job hunting will be more focused.  

  • Identify your skills and interests for the type of job you’re looking for
  • Talk to someone at the organisation you’re interested in and ask whether the skills and qualifications they need match yours.
  • Research the organisation’s website to see if they have the type of job you want.

Build Your Professional Brand

Create profiles on LinkedIn and other networking sites. A strong personal brand that portrays you in a professional light will provide recruiters, employers, and contacts with a strong positive impression of you as a candidate they should be interested in.

Connect with your contacts

Once you’ve created profiles on online networking sites, start using them. Connect with everyone you know because you never know which contact may be able to help you with your job search or put you in touch with someone who can. 

Use Job Search Apps

There are a variety of apps that help you to expedite your job search and manage your career. Here are some job search apps:

Indeed Job Search – Indeed is the best app of the massive desktop job boards. Indeed allows you to upload your resume and apply rather easily.

CareerBuilder – CareerBuilder is an app that provides job seekers with tools for every step of a job search and beyond. Users can create and save a personalised resume. You can use your resume to apply for jobs of interest. There are alerts that proactively inform you when your resume has been viewed and who is viewing it.

Glassdoor – allows mobile users to access thousands of up-to-date job listings while getting first-hand knowledge of companies from current and former employees.