Increasing your chances of getting a new job involves a combination of effective strategies and efforts. Here are some tips to help you improve your job search:
Update Your Resume/CV
Ensure your resume is up-to-date with your most recent experiences and achievements. Tailor your resume for each job application to highlight relevant skills and experiences. Watch back a recent webinar on CV Tips & Tricks
Improve Your Online Presence:
Update your LinkedIn profile with a professional photo and detailed information about your skills and experiences. Use other professional networking platforms to showcase your expertise. Watch back a recent webinar on Creating a Vibrant Personal Brand in 4 Easy Steps with Carol O’Kelly
Expand Your Network:
Attend industry events, conferences, and networking meetups to meet professionals in your field. Connect with colleagues, friends, and alumni who might provide job leads or referrals. Watch back a recent webinar on Unlocking Your LinkedIn Network with Eoin Redmond
Identify companies you are interested in and research their culture, values, and recent news. Customize your application and cover letter to align with the company’s goals.
Identify the skills that are in demand in your industry and work on developing or enhancing them. Consider taking online courses or certifications to stay current in your field. Check out our course directory
Practice common interview questions to improve your confidence and communication skills. Conduct mock interviews with friends or mentors to receive constructive feedback. Watch back a recent webinar on How To Ace The Interview with Collette Bryson
Don’t wait for job postings. Reach out to companies you are interested in, even if they don’t have current openings. Networking and informational interviews can open up opportunities that may not be publicly advertised.
Create a Strong Online Portfolio:
If applicable to your field, create an online portfolio showcasing your work and projects. Include case studies, testimonials, or any other relevant information that highlights your skills.
Stay Positive and Persistent:
Job searching can be challenging, and rejection is a part of the process. Stay positive and learn from each experience. Be persistent in your efforts and consistently apply for positions that align with your skills and interests. For more support on finding your back to work mindset watch a recent webinar with Monica Haughey
Utilise Job Search Platforms:
Use online job platforms, company websites, and professional associations to find job openings. Set up job alerts to receive notifications for relevant positions. For more infomation on the job search, watch back a recent webinar 10 Ways To Job Search Like A Pro with Eoghan Crosby
Attend workshops, webinars, or conferences to stay informed about industry trends and build your professional network.
Remember, job searching is a dynamic process, and it’s essential to be adaptable and open to new opportunities. Tailor your approach based on the industry, your strengths, and the specific job market conditions in your area.