It can be very tempting to do all of your job searching on the internet, however this way of applying gives you the least chance of securing a job.
Most websites are free to advertise. This means employers are in no rush to take job adverts down when jobs are filled – this can leave you applying for jobs that no longer exist.
Think carefully about posting your CV on websites – you can make yourself vulnerable to identity theft if it has your name and address on.
Discipline yourself, it is easy to spend hours on the internet searching for jobs and the time flies by – there can be just as effective ways to spend your precious time job searching. Think adverts, recruitment agencies and NETWORKING!
If you find a job you’re interested in, have a look at the company website rather than the job search website. You might find the same job advertised on the company website and you are much more likely to have your application read if you send it directly to the company.
If you can’t find the job advertised on the company website then this gives you a fantastic opportunity to ring the company, speak to someone and make a positive impression.
Job searching takes time and some people find work quicker than others. Stay positive, keep trying and remind yourself that it is a long process.
Try not to get too downhearted if it feels like you aren’t getting anywhere fast.
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