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Need a Job? Here’s Some Helpful Resources!
September 1st, 2020
If you are looking for a career change and are looking for some resources please take some time to check out the following links. These are tools that have been proven effective. This is not an exhaustive list but it's a pretty good place to start.
The Best Tips to Find Your Dream Job
September 1st, 2020
Looking for a job in the current economic climate is hard work. So I thought I would take a minute to give you a few tips and tricks that will improve your results and maybe take a little pressure off yourself.
First the job market is more competitive today than it has been for nearly 20 years. But that doesn't mean that you need to hit 100% of all selection criteria. I would suggest that if you have more than 50% of the listed requirements then you should apply. However in saying that, when you do, make sure you take time to write a detailed covering letter which acknowledges the areas which you don't match the brief and discuss how you would go about bridging the skills gap.
Second, take a look at your resume and ask your self a simple question. Is that the best I can do?
If your answer is yes, then thats great. Go ahead and submit your application. However, if you answered no then ask your self why not. A resume is only a marketing document but just the same a bad marketing document will have the opposite effect from what you are trying to achieve. Do the work to ensure you are putting your best foot forward.
Is your linked in profile up to date AND does it match your resume. You would be shocked at how many times I have seen people list all of their roles on LinkedIn but omit some of them from their resumes. In this day and age, the first thing most recruiters or hiring managers do when they like the look of a resume is check out the candidates LinkedIn profile to see what they look like and to try and identify any inconsistencies they can find.
Leverage your network and approach your contacts. If you are like me and have been on LinkedIn since midway through the last decade then you probably have thousands of network connections. Don't waste them, reach out to the closest connections and ask them whats happening at their work. Maybe they can help you tap into the unadvertised job market or even recommend you to their boss.
Finally, take the pressure off yourself as much as possible. Spending hours clicking apply now to every role and sending a generic application letter that is the same to everyone is not as effective as taking time and effort on each application. Keep track of what you are applying to and if possible keep notes on why you applied to. It is embarrassing when you are asked if you remember applying to their position and you don't.