Job Search

It’s a brand new year, which means it’s the perfect day to ramp up your job search. But what can you do to pump up the job hunting? Read our top 6 techniques that you should be using in your job search. Read on for the full set of tips!

1) Use social media to its full potential:

If you’re looking for something to ramp up your job search – it’s definitely social media. Get your personal brand out there – potential employers could be on the networks you least suspect them to be on. Don’t just stick with LinkedIn… get yourself on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Where else do you have access to the top CEOs of your dream job? So get online and start communicating with people who could get you into your dream position.

2) Get creative with your CV:

CVs are often thought of as boring documents that are necessary for the job search. And of course, they’re definitely an important factor in any job search. But why not have some fun with your CV? Now I don’t mean you have to go crazy, but why not introduce some colour, graphics or design to perk it up? A stand-out CV could be the difference between an interview and a rejection.

3) Allow yourself time off:

If you had a job, would you work 7 days a week, with no weekend or days off? Of course not! Bare this in mind when you’re job hunting – you need time off to concentrate on other things and refresh your mind. Think of job hunting as a job in itself – Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.

4) Network:

If you feel like your job search is going nowhere, amp up the networking! It’s a great way to meet new people, and discover new positions that you may be suitable for. Networking can happen online and offline, so don;t be afraid to pick up that phone and ask to meet someone for a coffee!

5) Volunteer:

Good old fashioned volunteer work can actually be a good way to break into a new industry or gain some useful experience to improve your CV. Companies may not advertise there volunteer opportunities, so ring up and ask at some of the companies you would like to work for.

6) Create a ‘hot list’:

This is a great way to visualise your targets. Write down a list of 30 or 40 companies that you’d love to work for – and use these as your focus for job search.

Are you revamping your job search for 2016? We’d love to hear your top tips, so tweet them to @UndercoverRec!

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About Ruby Lowe

Ruby is a Senior Account Executive at Link Humans in London.

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