A Job Seekers Essential Tools

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A Job Seekers Essential Tools
Finding a job in today’s market is hard work. But you can make your life a little easier by using all the tools at your disposal in order to find the job you want. Follow our guide to the essential tools of job seeking success.

Download Essential Phone Apps

Some vital tools that are free to all job seekers are apps that are available to download for your iPhone, tablet or Android. Apps are fantastic because they mean that even if you are on the move you can still be spending your time searching for work. Many apps allow you to upload your CV and will alert you to any new posts that have come up. Search PlayStore for a list of useful job seeking apps such as ‘Job Search’ and ‘Job Search Engine.’

Make Use of the Internet

A Job Seekers Essential Tools
One obvious way to find a job nowadays is to use the internet. There are a wide range of websites that post new jobs on a daily basis, as well as articles that are designed to help you brush up on your job seeking skills. Use your time on the internet to learn keys to interview success and to learn the art of successful networking.

Pick up the Telephone

One of the most effective ways to find a job is by networking and this can be done largely by use of your humble telephone. In an article on how to find a job, WikiHow explains networking this way:

The best companies to work for tend to rely heavily on employee referrals. Make a list of all of your friends, relatives, and acquaintances. Contact them one by one and ask them if they know of any openings for which they could recommend you.

By doing this you could open the door to an opportunity for a job in a company that has not even begun advertising the position yet.

Check out the Newspaper and Job Centre

Job Centres and the local newspaper are always worth a look when it comes to finding a new job. But remember that this method of finding work is a little outdated and if you really want to optimise your chances then limit your time spent here. It is worth pointing out that most jobs advertised this way are ‘already spoken for’ and are just being advertised as a matter of course.

Use Specialist Recruitment Agency Websites

A Specialist Recruitment Agency is a fantastic tool to helping you find a job in the type of business that you are interested in. In an article explaining different techniques that can help you land your dream job, Lebreton Recruitment highlight the benefits of using a Specialist Recruitment Agency. They say:

These agencies have specialist knowledge in the specific industry that you are interested in. Their staff are trained to find the correct individuals for the right job roles and can ensure that good quality candidates do not stay without a job for very long.

Remember that it is in an agencies best interest to find you a job and quickly.

Use Social Networking Websites

A Job Seekers Essential Tools
Social Networks are a vital part of job seeking and the modern employer is increasingly turning to social media as an avenue to find new employees. The Guardian advises that:

those new to social should be put off by the idea that they have to be on 24/7 and managing multiple accounts like a community pro. It’s best to be genuine, so have a personal account on each one and update as necessary. Generally you don’t want to link up all your accounts because you need different facets of your personality to shine through on different part.The key to social networking is to use it as a way of making new contacts, getting your foot in the door of a company that may be looking to employ someone like you.

Get the Right Clothes for the Interview

When you do land an interview for a job you need to ensure that you make the right impression. You need to have a clean suit and shirt, and it is essential that you look smart and presentable. Of course, every job is different so how you dress for an interview differs depending on the role you are applying for. But as a rule, dress in a smart, clean way. If the job you are applying for requires you to wear a suit then you must wear one to your interview.

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By Ross Davies

Ross enjoys writing about job hunting, recruitment issues and employment related topics for a variety of blogs. When not blogging he spends his spare time with his family, reading, social networking and working out at the gym.



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