Here at Debt Busting Expert we are always looking at ways of making a few extra pounds or saving money, after all it’s what we do best. Over the years I have posted hundreds of tips and suggestions on how to boost your income etc.
Well as of today we are taking this to another level by hosting our very own Job Board specifically for those of you who are looking for a new job, or entering the work force for the very first time. This service will be free to use to both job hunters and recruiters alike. Over the coming weeks we will partner with some of the biggest names in recruitment to ensure that we deliver the widest range of job opportunities possible.
To get things started we have gathered some of the best tips for job hunters from around the web, and please feel free to send in your top tips and share your experiences of job hunting with our visitors.
- Get networking. Many people find jobs from people they know rather than traditional means such as job adverts. Talk to family, friends and other people you know to find out where work might be on offer.
- Attract employers. Rather than hunting down jobs, consider getting potential employers to come to you. Post your CV online and you could save yourself a lot of time and effort job hunting.
- Target companies. Look at the organisations which might make a good employer and hone in on them. This may mean you only look at the big employers in your area or it might mean that you look into one sector only but on a nationwide basis.
- Remain positive. We all get a few knock backs when looking for work. Don’t take it personally if you are rejected or don’t even get a response because it is probably not because of anything you have done wrong.
- Find hidden vacancies. Many jobs can be landed before they are advertised if you can get in quickly. Look into internal recruitment and seek out word-of-mouth advice as good ways of getting your foot in the door early.
- Always tailor your CV, Sending a tailored covering letter is a well-known job hunting tip, but are you doing this with your CV? Relevance is crucial when applying for any job. Your CV is most likely targeted towards one profession or industry, but no two jobs will be exactly the same.
- Whenever you apply for a role, take a few minutes to check your CV against the job advert and look for any potential improvements you can make. For example, if you are hiding a crucial qualification at the bottom of your CV, move it to the top and make it prominent. Tailoring your CV for every application may take a little more effort, but it’s better use of time than making 10 generic applications that may not attract the attention you need.