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When it comes to finding a job, thorough planning is essential. Cooper Lomaz are well placed to provide you with wide-ranging careers advice – but you also need to put in some work yourself.
We’re talking about researching the market to find the job that’s right for you. Then you’ll need the competitive edge to single you out as an exceptional candidate that any employer would value. That means brushing up on your interview skills, polishing your CV and looking at how to promote ‘Brand You’ in the online jobs marketplace!
To help you with all this, we’ve put together a checklist (which you can easily transfer to an Excel spreadsheet) to keep track of the progress you’re making in finding a job.
Your list needs to include things like the company websites you’ve visited, the job boards, forums, blogs and so on. Then you need to keep tabs on where you’ve sent your CV and details of the specific jobs you’ve applied for, including dates and contact details. Depending on your circumstances, the other details you need to record include:
- Keeping your CV up-to-date and making sure it’s as good as it possibly can be. For tips on how to give your CV extra impact, visit Fuller CV online (or one of hundreds of sites on Google!).
- The job sites where you want to register your CV. Look at services like Joboso. For free, they will send your CV to multiple job sites of your choice.
- Bookmarks for each job board you find - or use Careersiteadvisor to bookmark all job sites.
- Covering letters - Get them written and ready! For tips on how to write better letters, visit Careersiteadvisor or visit Fuller CV.
- Personal branding - Create your own personal website: build a site on-line, or buy your own URL (such as www.andrewjones.com).
- Networking - Get a LinkedIn profile to contact others in your field. Download your FREE guide here: "Building Your LinkedIn Profile".
- Social networking – Take time to get to grips with sites like Facebook and Twitter. Find out how they work and what they can do for you and if you already use them then review the content!
- Your interviews – There are lots of websites (and some excellent books) with advice on how to perform well in interviews.
Remember: it’s all about planning and preparation. Once you’ve set yourself up as a serious job seeker, success shouldn’t be far away. For more help, why not visit our Online Job Search page. Or to talk to one of our advisors, simply contact us today on the number below (or send an e-mail).