Job Searching Tips
Are you searching for a job? In today’s challenging times, finding a job is hard. But don’t be anxious, we have some great tips for you. Your dream job could also be just around the corner. Start by finding job vacancies on freerecruit.co.za.
Here are job search tips you need to understand for 2020 and beyond:
1. Know what job you are looking for
Before you begin your job search, have a good understanding of what position you’re trying to find. Be realistic and only apply for jobs that you are qualified for. Make a list of your soft skills and see if they align with the job description. It’s important to know what work values and skills you can offer the prospective employer. In the job interview, you can also highlight these to the recruiter.
2. Research the company
If you are selected for an interview, do a background check on the company. The first point of call would be their website. Their social media platforms can also give you some insight. This will give you a good understanding of the company and in your interview, you could ask questions and show the recruiter that you have done some homework. This is also an opportunity to gain insights into the companies values, mission, culture, and will give you an idea if you are a good fit.
3. Create a CV and cover letter that stands out
In this highly competitive job market, it is imperative that your CV stands out. Your CV and cover letter should be tailored to the position you’re applying for. If you are not sure how to create a CV or cover letter you can have a look at our guides:
You can also register your cv online for free and be found by companies looking for candidates.
4. Keep track of your job applications
Applying for the same roles multiple times is a waste of your time and the recruiter. Make sure you keep a spreadsheet with the jobs you have applied for. Include information such as date, job title, and company name. This could be time-consuming but may save time and frustration. If you register on freerecruit.co.za, you can create a profile and keep track of applications and bookmark jobs.
5. Create job alerts
Never miss another job opportunity with Job Alerts. This will allow any registered user to save their job search and manage alerts as new jobs become available. Candidates can select to be emailed daily, weekly, or even fortnightly.. Click here to create job alerts on freerecruit.
“Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.” -Chinese proverb
6. Never quit
The job search can be disheartening as you may send hundreds of applications without even getting a response. While you will be feeling disappointed and worried, the important thing is to never give up. What is important to remember is that recruiters are busy. Chances are they are working on different roles. They need time to go through all the applications, so be patient. While it is suggested that you follow up we advise you not to become a nuisance.
If you are a recruiter or a company looking to fill a position, you may post jobs for free on our free online job posting site. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us!
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