Searching for a job can be a very daunting experience… where do you start? Even if you are signed/registered with a recruitment agency you may be eager to search online also, many recruiters use jobsites as well as their own websites so it’s always something we recommend. However, with so many job websites out there it can almost appear to be full-time work searching for the right role. Here’s some helpful tips…
Narrow down your search by industry, even if it’s a Google search rather than going on a jobsite. This will certainly produce results tailored for you and also if you can include as much information as possible (location, permanent etc) then you should have saved a lot of time.
We’ve discussed before having many types of CV’s at hand to quickly apply for numerous roles, these can emphasise different skills that each job may require. Many job websites offer a service to upload your CV so that you already have everything on the website. There’s positives and negatives to this.
On the positive side:
- Potential employer’s can CV search your criteria and headhunt you
- It’s a very fast process of applying for a role
- It’s a safe place to keep your CV (once you have internet access)
On the negative side:
- Potential employer’s can CV search your criteria and headhunt you, this is also a negative because it could be your employer!!
- You can only upload one version of your CV (this can hinder you when it comes to CV matching to each job title)
- You could open yourself up to being inundated with ‘potential’ job opportunities that are not quite what you are looking for.
- The format of your CV may not look the same when you upload it, some websites will forward them to the recruiter or employer like this. Always double check this as crucial elements of your CV could be missing.
And lastly… good luck!