Is your job search off to a slow start or getting stuck? Here are some time-saving job search tips that will help your hunt for a new job go better
Get equipped . Have a voice mail machine if you give your house number or put your cell phone number on your resume so you can follow up anytime. Consider getting a separate email account to use for your job search, so you can have the job mails altogether.
Prepare the battlefield. Always have an up-to-date resume, ready to send even if you are not currently looking for work. You never know when an opportunity that is too good to pass up might come along. If you're not on LinkedIn yet, create a LinkedIn Profile and start making connections who can help you job search.
Prepare Your Own C.V.Templates. Have copies of your resume and cover letter ready to be edited. By doing this you can change the content to match the requirements of the job you're applying for.
Search for Samples. It's a good idea to look at sample letters and resumes to get ideas for your own job search. There are many websites that offer what you need for free.
Use Job Search websites. Use the job search engine sites to search the market for companies.You will be able to search all the jobs posted online and to send your c.v. in one step.
Get Announcements for Jobs by Email. Let the jobs come to you. Use job seeking websites to sign up and receive job announcements by email.
Have some References Ready. Have a list of two or more references including name, job title, company, phone number and email address ready to give to interviewers. Print a copy and bring it with you to interview.
Get more Social. Social networking sites like Facebook and Linkedin can be a good way to get job news before they are listed elsewhere. The companies usually start by posting them on their fan pages.You can promote your candidacy using the social media.
Buy Your Domain Name. Essential about building your online presence so that your brilliance can be discovered begins and ends with having your own domain. This is good for your personal SEO and you can have your personal e-mail of the type firstname.lastname@example.org
Establish a Basic Website or Blog.Once you have bought your domain name, the next step is developing basic content for it. Use subjects and articles that match your job searching keywords.
Add related keywords to Everything.Once you've developed your Website -- even if it is not perfect or if you have not added all the content you want to add -- start to list it on anything that also has your name, such as a signature file for your email, on your resume and networking cards.
Submit Your Site to Search Engines.A very helpful step is submitting your site to the major search engines and directories. This will spread your name almost everywhere
Become an author.After you create a Linkedin profile it's good to write and publish your work on the platform. Share your perspective about what’s going on in your field, weigh in on a recent industry development, or show off your skills as a writer. It’s a great way to get noticed.
Connect your blog with Linkedin. If you have a WordPress blog, it's highly recommended feeding your blog into your LinkedIn profile. To enable this setting, Select More in the main nav bar and Select Applications. From there, choose the WordPress application and enter the link to your feed.
Be found by mail.Don’t forget to add your email address to the contact information section of your resume. You’d be surprised how many people leave this off!
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
Vassilios Canellos is a Hospitality Professional Hospitality Professional with more than 20 years of experience in leading service staff, managing teams and ensuring food safety standards, procedures and processes are followed. During this time, he's coached and mentored emerging talents, shared knowledge with several teams and spoken at Hotel industry events.