1. Know what you are looking for
Before you begin your search for the ideal role, you need to know what you are looking for. Make a list of jobs that you are eligible for – think about experience, skills, desired salary, education and ones that you are qualified for. Also if you have a degree, include jobs that you can get with that, as you may be surprised with the range that you are eligible for.
2. Don’t quit your current job just yet
If you have saved enough to cover your living costs for an extended period of time, you might think about quitting your current role to search for your perfect job. Although it makes it easier to search for jobs and schedule interviews, you may find it easier to find a job when you are currently in one.
3. Target your ideal companies
When you know what role to target, you can find companies that offer those jobs and hire people with your skills and experience. Once you have created this list, visit their online careers pages. You might find opportunities that aren’t listed anywhere else.
4. Keep your finger on the pulse
Stay up-to-date with all industry developments – these could spark new opportunities and it’s always helpful to know what’s going on for interviews.
5. Utilise social networks
Twitter, Facebook and especially LinkedIn are good ways to let others know that you are looking for work. You can reach out to relevant contacts, and even get introduced to new ones. Tip – ask your network to share your status to get maximum reach.
6. Get help with your CV
If you aren’t a natural writer, ask someone for help! Try your friends or even a professional career coach that can help you devise a CV to stand out from the crowd.