One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is waiting until they are unemployed before they start looking for a new job. The trick to finding your dream job is to keep your feelers out there all the time. Job hunting has become far more efficient for today’s job seeker. As with everything online, finding a job near you can be done with a few clicks of a button. Generation Z will find it hard to believe that just 20 years ago, job seekers had to sit knee deep in newspaper classifieds and make dozens of phone calls in order to secure job interviews.
Today, jobs find job seekers rather than the other way around. However, if you don’t keep up with the latest tools and features when it comes to online job hunting, you can be certain that other job seekers will snap up all the great job opportunities before you do.
We’ve created an easy 4-step guide to help you future-proof your career. The best part, it’s really simple!
1. Get an online Profile/CV
Having an online Profile or CV is the best way for recruiters (agencies and employers) to find you. On CareerJunction, you can easily create your profile by following a simple step-by-step process or you can simply upload your existing CV in Word or PDF formats. Be sure to include your job title and add a complete list of your skill sets so that you will appear in recruiters’ CV search results. Don’t forget to make your Profile/CV searchable in your profile settings.
2. Set up Job Alerts
Setting up Job Alerts is the easiest way to let great jobs find you. When doing a job search on CareerJunction, you will be able to set up daily or weekly email alerts for jobs matching that particular search criterion. That way, you will be the first to know when relevant jobs become available. You can create alerts for as many searches as you want and disable them at any time from your email or profile.
3. Download the app
If the above isn’t enough to secure your dream job, downloading a job app will ensure you don’t waste a valuable second on the competitive job market. CareerJunction’s job app allows you to receive instant notifications of new and relevant jobs in your area and lets you apply quickly and effortlessly with the click of a button, wherever you are.
4. Prepare a cover letter
A great cover letter can give you the edge over another applicant. Although cover letters should differ from application to application, having a well thought-through template could definitely come in handy. You could mix it up on the go for each job opportunity by means of personalising the letter and focussing on your unique strengths to match a particular position. If you know which company the position is at, you could include a few personal touches about why you would like to work there.
If you follow these steps, it’s just a matter of time before you land your dream job. Happy job hunting!