In the modern day, people are advised to exploit all the avenues to a new job from the age-old resumes, face-to-face networking or even the social media such as Facebook and twitter. This can ensure no opportunity is bypassed.
Below find the tools that will easily get you employed in your dream job.
Personal branding: this is a very important step in Job searching and also the most neglected. This is a way in which a person is able to inform others about the values that make them unique. It is basically writing down the qualities that make them stand out and sometimes involve the help of friends in order to choose the best five that supports the career direction that is being pursued. Use a phrase to represent these strengths and let it be your brand. Lastly, develop a pitch that describes your strengths in detail. This pitch can be used in interviews and networking.
Resumes: it is the first impression an employer gets thus it must communicate your brand, target your industry and the position you intend to fill. It should be error free. Resumes that are well written are not only priceless but also timeless.
Social media are instrumental in building personal brands and networking online. They increase a job seeker’s online visibility and demonstrate their value to the industry. A blog should therefore be included in the resume as it demonstrates involvement in the industry. Twitter enables you to connect with others besides know what is happening in your target companies. LinkedIn can be a place where career stakeholders are referred for information concerning your experience and personal brand.
Job boards are a place where job seekers can find latest postings of jobs in their qualification areas. Many companies also search for candidates there.
Informational interview helps develop a stronger connections and market ones personal brands. You reach out and learn about the experience and careers of people in your industry of interest and sometimes seek their advice.
Online networking range from LinkedIn invitations, following people on twitter, commenting on blogs or writing thank you mails and they initiate connections and relationships that increase your online visibility thus marking your potential as a candidate for job opportunities.
In person networking are stronger and long lasting and enables one be distinct. It is thus advisable for a job seeker to introduce themselves to professionals and know ways you can be of importance to them. This would be joining industry associations, volunteering for local organizations, attending job fairs, meetings and events and anything else that puts you on the radar.