Have you been job hunting for a while but still haven’t got hired? Or are you confused about preparing for a career move? Don’t miss out on this blog. Here are five tips from our recruiting experts to help land the job you are looking for.
1. Reach out to your connections
Don’t pass up any opportunities that come to you. Job opportunities can often come from unexpected places or connections. One of the most effective ways to find a job is through your friends or professional network. Building up your personal brand on social media, sharing your professional experience and industry knowledge, and connecting with people in the same field will increase your chances of getting hired faster. Have you tried it?
2. Focus on the job search
Preparing yourself before changing jobs is the best way to optimise your time for the job search. Focusing on the jobs that closely match your skill set will help you get hired quickly. Get specific. Search by keywords. If you are really interested in a certain field or a company, don’t be afraid to spend extra time digging deeper into the company’s activities, plans and competitors. You can tailor your CV to meet their requirements or impress employers with interesting and relevant information in your cover letter. This is an opportunity to showcase how your qualifications are a perfect match for the job requirements.
3. Apply through a recruiter
This way will help to save you a lot of time and increase your chances of getting hired. A professional recruiter who has experience and a deep understanding of the labour market will be able to advise you on your job search and recommend the jobs that best fit your profile. They will provide you with information about the company, the job requirements, the employer’s expectations, and training before interviews. That’s why they can support you to go through the hiring process quickly and successfully.
4. Don’t stop your job hunting too quickly
Finding the right job that is the perfect fit takes time and effort. Don’t give up at the first hurdle. Keep your eyes open for other opportunities. Learning why you failed in an application is really important. It’s essential to follow up with the hiring manager. This knowledge can then be used to improve your CV, upgrade your skill set, or change how you perform in an interview. Finding a job is a numbers game, the more applications you fill out, the better your chance of success is in getting hired fast.
5. Prepare for a successful interview
Don’t skip the preparation and practice step before an interview. Learning about the company, the requirements of the job, the type of questions that can be asked in the interview, the competitors, or how to solve an issue are all critical to success. Practice your answers and when appropriate, ask questions. This shows that you are engaged with the company and the process. Remember, an interview is a two-way conversation, not an interrogation. Small details like appropriate dressing, eye contact, or pre-testing of equipment for an online interview will increase your chance of success.
We have more than 300 open roles across Ireland, UK, US and Spain. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need help. We can guide and support you to get hired fast.