What’s the Job Hunt Really Like These Days?
We all know the pain of summer job-hunting but the same wave also hits the job markets every fall.
The bigger the organization, the earlier the search for talents start. Therefore, to land the job of your dreams the hunt needs to start early.
The problems causing pain are the same for everyone: how do you stand out in the flood of applications? Which platform do you use for searching? What happens if you don’t get the dream job you’ve always wanted (or even the one you’ve always hated)?
Make Actual Use Out of Social Media
It all comes down to being present at the right place at the right time. That’s why making use of different social media tools is smart.
Try to think what the most important and interesting companies in your field are. Start following them on social media and take part in the discussion. It’s ok to want to keep some privacy in certain channels, but make sure your most relevant profiles are visible and up to date. With an informative LinkedIn -profile, for example, you keep your record showing even when you are not actively searching for new opportunities.
Feeling Stuck? Get Involved!
You might run into a few downhills while searching for your dream job. This is to be expected, but it should not hold you back. Instead, it should inspire you to work even harder to find new ways to get involved.
Yes, you’ve heard this one before. Even if the word gives you chills, try to keep in mind that it is important. There are a lot of happenings dedicated to job hunting and recruitment, so make sure you go to them. Make yourself available.
You might also find useful platforms from social media. Both, LinkedIn and Facebook have many groups dedicated to job hunting in different fields of work. If you can’t seem to find one that suits you the best, you’re probably not alone with the issue. How about starting your own?
Show Them What You Got
By now you should already have your CV all updated and in order. If not, then schedule some time for it already before starting the networking part. When you apply for a position online, you need to be able to do all the razzle dazzle in paper and that is when the standing out we talked about in the beginning becomes an issue. How do you do it?
The answer is simple: get visual
Make sure your CV is not only up to date by its content but also by its looks. It might not seem like a big thing at first but this is where you get the chance to reveal your personality.
Not Feeling the Applications? Employ yourself
Sometimes the dream job just won’t happen and that’s ok. This might even be a blessing in disguise, as they say. If you know you have the talent, there is no reason for you to wait around for the opportunities. In Finland there are many ways to become a self-employeed freelancer.
Go ahead and change the perspective.
Many companies need temporary assistance or talent to help them get through busy times – offer your talent and make them your clients instead!
As a light entrepreneur, you have freedom to price and market yourself as you see fit. You don’t need your own business ID and you don’t need to worry about bureaucracy or paperwork, as this will all be taken care for you.
Are you currently in the search for your dream job or have you already found one? Perhaps you have more great tips to share? Let us know in the comments!