Faced with economic uncertainty and lack of new job creation may make you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot get the job you want.
According to a recent CareerBuilder survey:
- 42% of employers are worried they won’t be able to find the talent they need.
- Approximately 72.8% are struggling to find relevant candidates and 86% of the most qualified candidates for your open positions are already employed and not actively seeking a new job.
- 40 percent of employees surveyed said they plan on changing jobs in 2018.
And the above research clearly states that new job you are looking for is out there waiting for you. But your appearance of ineffectiveness is stopping you from finding it. What you need is to discover the channels, have the right resume and documents and work the process every day as you should be, it is only a matter of time.
Job boards and portals
A natural choice for most job seekers, there are niche industry-specific job boards as well as generic ones where you will find 1000s new job posts every day.
For tech jobs, you have options to use Naukri, Monster, Shine, StackOverflow, LinkedIn, Angel.co and many others.
To effectively use these job boards you go and post your resume, set up job alerts, search for the jobs you deem fit and apply for them with right cover note and resume.
Majority of companies are using social platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn to help them find passive candidates. To get the attention of prospective employer to ensure that:
- Your social media profiles state that you are actively job seeking and the type of role you are interested in.
- Make sure you use keywords so recruiters can find you.
- Follow relevant companies and individuals in your industry or network.
- Get involved in LinkedIn and Facebook Groups related to your industry.
- Connect and Initiate conversations with individuals and companies on topics related to your industry
- Keep your personal and professional info updated on social media profile.
Many companies post their job vacancies on their website. According to the research its 6 times more effective to apply for a job on the company website as it helps you compete with a smaller pool of applicants compared to the job boards. Instead of wasting your time applying for any job, it is important to research companies which fit your skills, experiences, and abilities.
- Make a list of companies you aim to work for
- Research on Google to find out more about the company, management, reputation, and review their job openings.
- Look at their LinkedIn page to find out their management, employees and job openings.
- Apply directly on their website or the email provided by them using the cover letter and resume.
- You can also use linkup.com which is a job search engine directly searches and shows you the result from the company website.
Job referrals are the most effective and preferred channel for employers to find and hire people. As per Jobvite data, referred applicants are 15 times more likely to be hired than applicants who apply via a job board and nearly 80% of recruiters find referrals as the best way to find quality hires.
You can ask for referrals sending an email, connecting with people on social media and/or speaking with your friends about it.
Start connecting with people on LinkedIn to help you get the referrals.
Placement agencies maintain the list of suitable candidates based on their clientele requirement and have definitive hiring leads which can help you get hired quickly.
Connect with the recruitment agencies in the cities where you want to get placed. Most of the agencies have their portal. You can either apply on their website directly or drop an email with the cover letter and resume.
I can only tell you that position yourself well and the opportunities are out there. Here are the top tips for you to get hired for the job quickly:
1) Respond quickly to job postings.
2) Focus on a short, manageable list of prospective employers.
3) Always customize your resume to include the key skills and abilities to match the job description in the job posting.
4) Work your network to get your resume into the right person’s hands.
5) Plan your day around the interview, not the other way around.
Taking the clue from a popular quote: “If you always do what you have always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.” Can’t be any clearer answer for you to start using the proven system and new technique to get the job you want.
Navigate the opportunity galore and start applying for the job you dream for.