Anyone who has ever gone through the process of looking for a job knows that the process can be difficult. The whole experience can be daunting for many, especially from submitting your CV to having to complete a number of interviews. There are a few simple steps that you can take to ensure your job search goes as smoothly as possible. At Cavendish Professionals we have provided some useful tips to guide you on your job seeking journey, from those who are experienced professionals who are seeking change to people who are just beginning their career path.
Tailor your CV
One of your most useful tools for a job hunt is your CV. Before the employer ever has the opportunity to meet you and interact with you in person, your CV is what portrays you and your professional background. One of the best tips when applying for a job is to create an achievement-orientated CV that includes achievements that are relevant to the particular job you are applying for. You are essentially making yourself an obvious fit to the job.
Know what you want
When looking for a new job, it is important that you find something you enjoy and that you are good at. Take time to sit down and reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. The more self-aware you are, the higher your chances are of finding a position that gives you more fulfilment. What do you hope to achieve with your work? What comes first for you—money, status, a job, a promotion, or location?
Preparation is key
When preparing for your interview, create answers and practice speaking them out loud. It may be in your best interest to organise a fake interview, ask a friend to step in and assume the role of an employer. Your chances of succeeding in the interview process increase as you get more at ease and accustomed to it.
Yes, it does occasionally happen for someone to receive a job offer quite quickly, however, the truth is that it could take months to find the ideal opportunity and receive a job offer. If your job search is prolonged, you should brace yourself for a lengthy battle and know that the right job will come along when the time is right.
Good luck on your job search from all of us at the Cavendish Professionals!