Conducting a job search has never been as easy as it is now. In the past finding jobs involved an extremely laborious trail through the job listings in the job centre and an energy sapping session of distributing CVs to potential clients. The most exciting item that has revolutionised the way in which a job search is conducted is of course the internet.
The internet gives everyone access to an enormous database of potential jobs and as a result it is now easier to find out what jobs are available. More importantly if you have a computer and a connection the likelihood is that you can manage to conduct your job search simply and quickly from the comfort of your own home. The other major benefit of the online job search is that you can often submit your CV over the internet.
This can mean that you only ever have to create a single version of your CV and you can then dispatch it to a broad range of potential employers with a few simple clicks. This is obviously extremely beneficial to the job seeker as the more desks that your CV can fall on the more likely you are to be invited for an interview.
Create a CV
Creating a CV can be one of the hardest parts of the job seeking process. You need to collate and compile all of the achievements from your life onto a few sheets of paper in the hope of wowing a potential employer. One of the harder aspects of this is dredging up all of your previous jobs and references. This can be extremely time consuming and demoralising.
Nevertheless it is a vital aspect of the process. A well written CV will get you selected for interview. It is often extremely useful to bear this in mind whilst you are writing your CV. If you can see the benefits of your efforts it is likely to feel less like you are wasting time.
Find a job online
One of the most efficient ways of finding a job is by using the internet. The internet provides a great deal of information on the latest jobs. It makes it much easier to search through the latest job listings from the comfort of your own home. There are thousands of different job search websites that can help you find a job and most of these websites allow you to submit an electronic version of your CV.
This means that you can often apply to a wide range of different jobs without having to distribute your CV manually. In a few simple clicks you can often distribute your CV to hundreds of potential jobs. This is obviously a great option for people that want to find a job quickly without even having to leave the comfort of your desk.
Apply to as many different jobs as possible
The next step in your search for a job is to apply to as many different jobs as possible. The more CVs you send out and the more jobs you apply to the more likely you are to get that dream job. It is important to remember that job adverts do not always give you a complete picture of the jobs that are on offer.
They often give a very slim indication of what a job is actually like and it is not until you have been to an interview and seen the place of work then you will not have a good idea of what the job is really like. A boring job on paper can be great if the people that you work with are fun. You will not know this until you have been for an interview.
Shaun Parker has been involved in the Jobs industry for many years and is fully aware of the pitfalls you may face when you conduct a job search. He tells all.