This blog was posted by Lee Biggins, the CEO of CV-Library
Finding a job can be hard work. It takes a lot of perseverance and determination. So, it’s no wonder if you’re feeling exhausted and want to find a more efficient way to conduct your search.
Unfortunately, you’re not always going to get the first job you apply for. But that’s okay – there are plenty more opportunities out there. You just need to use the best tools and look in the right places.
But what are these tools and where should you be looking? The answer may be right under your nose. Fortunately for you, we’ve come up with a few tips and tools to use to help you find a job!
Maximise social media
Social media is a great tool to use to help boost your job search. Recruiters and managers are always posting jobs to social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to attract more candidates. Make sure you’re following your favourite companies in the industry you want to work in so you never miss a beat!
As well as this, try to create a brand for yourself on social media. Use it to your advantage by displaying your relevant work and portfolios and improve your chances of being headhunted.
For example, if you’re looking for any charity jobs, be sure to always post your most recent volunteering and fundraising work so employers can easily see that you’re passionate about it.
If you want to search for specific jobs by the dozen, then job boards such as CV-Library are your best bet.
Job boards host hundreds of thousands of vacancies at any one time, meaning the likelihood of you finding the perfect role is sky-high!
What’s more, you can also attach your CV to your profile, allowing recruiters and employers to easily see what experience you have and ultimately increase your chances of getting a job. It’s a great tool to use if you want to find a lot of jobs, fast!
Use your professional network
By using professional networking sites like LinkedIn, you maximise your chances of finding the right job for you. So, maintain and build your network of contacts if you want to increase your chances of being referred for a job role.
If your professional network understands your needs and what type of role you’re after, this can be a very powerful job hunting tool. Try reaching out to those you have a good rapport with to see if there are any jobs on the go, it’s all about being proactive!
What are the best tools for finding a job?
Ultimately, everyone has different techniques for job hunting, it just comes down to what works best for you.
Resourcefulness is undoubtedly one of the best tools you can use. Your dream job isn’t just going to land in your lap! You’ll need to put in a bit of work. So be sure to maximise the tools available to you, and you’ll be getting interviews by the handful in no time!
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