After the chaotic year that was 2020, many of us are still struggling to get our careers back on track. If you happen to still be searching for your next job, then fear not, as there are a handful of techniques that you can implement in your job search to secure the role that you truly desire!
As the saying goes: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. This is particularly true when it comes to securing employment! Be sure to approach family and friends who work in an industry that interests you and ask them if they know of anyone who is hiring. If so, they may be able to recommend you to the hiring manager and thus give you an edge over the competition.
Another way to stay ahead of the pack is by networking and thus forming meaningful connections with other professionals and perhaps even potential employers. Consider reaching out to respected industry leaders via social platforms such as LinkedIn and be sure to attend business summits, even if they take place via video conferencing.
While there are plenty of job boards on the internet, companies are often bombarded by an overwhelming volume of applications. It, therefore, might be a better use of your time to work with a recruitment agency. This type of firm specializes in finding roles that would likely be a good fit for you, while also promoting your image to potential employers. Of course, there is always the option of doing an internship.
While usually unpaid, internships can often lead to full-time employment. As you can see, there are plenty of useful techniques for conducting an effective job search so don’t be afraid to get started!