4 Strategies for Doing an Effective Job Search

4 Strategies for Doing an Effective Job SearchSearching for a job isn’t always a walk in the park. Some people may be lucky to have it easy but more often than not, this process is tedious and lengthy for others. Not to mention a job market that’s becoming increasingly competitive. So if you’re someone who’s been spending quite a while trying to land a new job, it might be high time to reflect on the methods you’ve been using. The traditional process of putting in an application and waiting for a call for an interview may hardly ever work these days. It’s time to be creative and think out of the box. Here are some new strategies you may need to try for doing an effective job search.


Decide what you’re looking for
In desperation to find a job and be employed right away, people tend to just put in an application for any job opening there is. Don’t fall into the same trap. Even if you want employment as soon as possible, it’s important to go for the one you’ll be happy to do. So decide what job you’re actually looking for. Get to know yourself, understand the kind of job that will make you happy, one that will bring you a sense of fulfilment and accomplishment. Assess what you really want to do so that it’s easier to narrow down your options once you start the job search process.

Highlight your skills in your resume
A hiring manager can easily spot a candidate with good potential by merely looking at the resume. Make sure your resume is professional, well written and clearly presents what sets you apart from the rest. Identify your skills and strengths and make sure these are highlighted in your resume especially if they fit well with the position you’re applying for. Don’t forget to include your accomplishments and other things that will make them see the value that you can bring into the organization.

Build your brand
Building a brand is important if you want to make a good impression on others especially on the company you’re applying for. Luckily, there are several ways you can actually build your personal brand and these include building a personal website, working on your LinkedIn profile, creating a professional branding on social media platforms, and so on. The goal is to identify and highlight your strengths and your areas of expertise as this will become your brand.

Tap on your network
Networking will always remain to be one of the best strategies to finding a job. Your network can be a vast source of job opportunities. Continue to build your network and connect with people you know, may it be your college friends, former professors, mentors, colleagues and bosses in the past. Who knows, one of these people may refer you to a job opening or put you in touch with someone who can.

Tired of going in circles and getting rejected time and time again over your job search? Make your job search process more effective with these helpful tips!






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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.