When it comes to
giving yourself the best chance to find the perfect role, it's essential to
understand the activities you need to include within your job search.
Here are some tips
you should take action on to improve your prospects of finding a new role in
10 tips for job
- If you're not on LinkedIn,
you should be: Recruiters
want to see your profile as LinkedIn is a go-to tool for many employers when
researching prospective new hires for their business.
- Study the job description
and update your resume to align with keywords: Take the time to ensure your resume is
tailored to each role you are applying for. A generic blurb won’t help you
stand out from other candidates.
- Use LinkedIn groups to
contact recruiters you may not have an email for: This is a great way to start a relationship
with a recruiter and shows you know how to take initiative.
- Get social: Candidates who are actively engaged with potential
employers and know the latest trends happening in their desired industry
via social media will help you stand out from the competition.
- Have references available: You never know when a perfect opportunity
might come along, so always have your references up to date in case you
- Use niche job boards: For job seekers with disabilities, by
creating an account with Getting Hired you gain access to more than 150 inclusive employers who are actively hiring professionals with
- Be positive: Recruiters talk to hundreds of candidates
for positions every week. Be confident in yourself and have a positive
attitude, you’d be surprised how much this will be noticed and taken into
account by recruiters.
- Sign up for newsletters in
the industry you're interested in working in: This enables you to keep up to date with all
the latest industry news and events, and helps you showcase your knowledge
- Follow recruiters from
Follow recruiters on social media – this helps in ensuring you’re in their
network when new job openings are available in your desired field.
- Networking is key: The old phrase 'it's not what you know, but
who you know' may not be entirely applicable in today's fast-paced world
of business, but it never hurts to build a strong network of peers within your
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