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Looking for a job is a difficult process and it can be discouraging if you don’t get interview offers straight away, but please, do not give up! We’re bringing you our top tips so you can land that interview and then make a great impression! So, without further ado, here are 8 tips for all you job seekers out there!
1. Get your CV sorted!
It is crucial to begin your job search by creating a flawless CV, as this is the main thing that will ensure you get asked to go for interviews. We think it is one of the most important things to focus on in terms of a job search, which is why we offer 2 courses to help you with CV writing. If you just cannot figure it out and need help writing a CV, then check out our helpful courses: Effective CV Writing Tips and Templates and Top CV Writing and Interview Skills.
2. Take your CV everywhere!
Make sure you keep a stock of CV’s with you, because you never know when you’ll need it.
3. Be confident!
If there is somewhere you really want to work but they aren’t advertising don’t be afraid to phone them and ask. They will appreciate your confidence and determination, and they might offer you a job, some work experience, or keep your CV for future opportunities.
4. Be proactive!
Make sure you do some job searching every day. Dedicate half an hour a day to looking up jobs, handing out CV’s, or filling out application forms. It’s up to you to go out and find a job, because no one is going to hand it to you.
5. Network, network, network.
You should be using every opportunity to network, ask people you know, ask your family, and ask people you meet! You never know what opportunities are out there unless you ask.
6. Consider doing an internship.
Qualifications and work experience are the key ingredients to getting employed, so if you have the qualifications but you still can’t find work, consider doing an internship. Even if you don’t get paid, you’ll be gaining valuable experience that will help you reach your goals.
If you are unemployed, make sure you volunteer! There are tons of places (like charity shops, animal shelters, and more) that need help. Even if your volunteer position is in an unrelated industry, future employers will see that you are hard working, and will be much more likely to ask you for interview.
8. Take an online course.
If you don’t have the qualifications you need, 1Training is here to help! To check out our courses click here. Having qualifications is vital, and will help you to get the job you want!