Job searching… what is the first thing that comes to mind when I say it?! Frustrating, disheartening, confusing? All of the above? I know, I have been there myself. Whether you are looking for a career change, a quick fix or keeping up to date with the industry, hopefully my top tips will calm your nerves and help you make the most of what tools are at your disposal.
We all know that employers spruce up job titles to make them sound more appealing, but sometimes from the onset we have no idea what the job involves. If we don’t look further into the role we might be missing out on our dream job.
When you’re job searching, if you use the ‘keyword’ tab rather than the ‘job title’ tab, this will scan the job description and will look for your keywords. So for example, if you’re looking for something sports related by typing in the word ‘sport’ it will bring up jobs that are associated with it, so it could be things like facilities manager etc.
Knowing who your local employers are, that offer you the opportunities that you are seeking, will also be key to your job searching success. Most companies that you come across will have a section on their website where you will be able to gain information on any current recruitment. Find out who the top employers are who could potentially recruit in your industry and 1) search on their websites, 2) like them on social media and 3) connect with them on LinkedIn. By doing this you will be constantly keeping yourself in the know!
If you, or anyone you know, would like extra support around job searching please call us today on 0800 100 900.
-Kate, Careers Adviser