How to carry out a successful job search


How to carry out a successful job search

Posted on 26 April 2021

U​nderstanding your skillset can help you understand why you would be right for a certain role.  

The skills which relate directly to the job are considered as hard skills and the skills that make you a great fit for the office are known as soft skills. You could have all the hard skills but actually fitting in within the company comes down to these soft skills.

You could feel unsatisfied within the job you're in because you have outgrown it but you also might not have the skills for the job you want. Before you dive into the deep end make sure you are applying for jobs that are relasitic and relevant to your skillset. When applying for jobs you should consider whether the commute is doable and if your soft skills will be a good match for the role you want to apply for. Avoid getting carried away and keep on top of what application is which because if a recruiter gets in touch about the role you don’t want to ask them about what role they are contacting you about. You should also lookout for new job opportunities that can provide extra training for you, this is something you should consider because it can expand your skillset.

"It's not what you know it's who you know" this is a popular saying which i'm sure alot of people can relate to. Talking about your career goals is a great way to hear about new opportunities.

If you are going into your old role with a focus on job hunting make sure you are not slacking off because after all it is a small world and you do want good references for example, your old boss could really get on with your new boss and then they end up talking about you.

Social media is a great way to carry out your job search, however do make sure that your social media is kept private or make sure you delete older posts because employers do look at your social media and you don’t want to give them a reason as to why they shouldn’t hire you. Some people have two social media profiles. People do this because sometimes their job requires them to have a strong social media presence, so therefore they wouldn’t want their personal social media profile to raise any issues.

People use their professional social media profiles to share relevant industry news and also share their professional thoughts, this can give potential employers insight to your understanding of the industry you work in and conveys how active or passive you are.

Some of these helpful tips will help you to carry out a successful job search and land you in a role that is best suited to you.

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