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How to make your jobsearch as efficient as possible
There are thousands of job ads out there on hundreds of different sites, not to mention in magazines and newspapers and in the mystical form of word of mouth. Whatever avenues you choose to explore, in order to avoid trawling through heaps of useless information, it's important to filter your results. Key things to consider are ofcourse sector and industry, but if this doesn't narrow it down enough start to think in more detail about you like to work and how you work best. What size of organisation you'd like to work for? How far you are willing to travel? What kind of working hours you would prefer? Filtering your search results with these things in mind will save you time and energy by helping you to find your dream job, faster.
Needless to say, it's a good idea to have your CV honed, polished and ready for action prior to beginning your job search. This way nothing will hold you up when it comes to applying. However, the CV isn't the only tool you'll need, you also need to consider how your online presence may affect your chances of securing an interview. Make sure your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, just like you CV, show you in your best light before you get to firing off applications. Once they are all pruned to perfection, use them to your advantage! Encourage the reader to visit your page by including your LinkedIn URL on your CV and always entering it when prompted on application forms.
You need to allocate yourself a reasonable amount of quality time to your job search in order to make it effective. Scrolling through job boards for 10 minutes in bed or half heartedly clicking around whilst watching Netflix is unlikely to result in quality applications submitted to quality roles. Set aside a time when you can give your search your full attention, make yourself comfortable, remove distractions and get searching!
Just as much as you need all of the aforementioned, you will need patience. You may not find something that really enthuses you straight away in the first place you look. You may have search over a whole host of platforms, for a few days before you even begin submitting applications. In order to avoid losing track in a longer search period, it can be useful to bookmark potential roles and list them in order of their application deadline to ensure you don't miss out. Likewise, when you have begun applying, you may not hear back straight away, or in some cases at all. Pick yourself up, exercise your patience and don't feel disheartened. Your hard work will pay off in the end!
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