It will not be the same for someone who has been unemployed for a long time and for someone who already has a job, but is looking for a better one.
The suggestions or techniques to improve the job searching process can be applied in any case, but always taking into account the particularities of each person.
Determine what you are looking for and get organized
This is the first part to keep in mind when looking for a job. You have to be clear about what you want or what you are willing to accept. Even if you are ready to accept any job, it is important to be sure about it.
If we know what we want or what we can accept, it will be much easier to organize our search. This may seem like a small thing, but it is a key point. Trying to find a job without having goals or an organized way of finding job resources is very complicated.
Treat the job search as a job
This technique is particularly suitable for the unemployed. Very often, periods of unemployment become somewhat confusing and we are not able to organize what we have to do to find a job.
The formula of taking this process as if it were a job is very effective. It consists of organizing your days as if you were working. In this case, the objective is to get a new job and to achieve this, you set yourself some tasks to get the job you are looking for.
The main aspects of this technique are:
– To have set schedules
– To have daily targets (number of CVs sent, interviews closed, etc.).
– To have free time and do not dedicate yourself to the search in a disorganized way and at any time.
In general, a good organization of your time, a timetable, and taking this period of your life with some discipline and order, is one of the best ideas to be successful in finding a job.
Use all the available resources at your fingertips
Although we live in a very connected world, it seems that we have to do everything online. However, the truth is that we don’t always maximize the options available to us for finding a job.
It will be necessary to use all the available resources we have.
– Local job offers
– Newspaper ads
– Internet portals
– Public job offers
– Nearby contacts and familiar acquaintances
– Employment Agencies.
It is a matter of networking as widely as possible. The Internet is a good source of job offers, but not the only one. Nowadays there are still many job offers that are advertised or moved through traditional channels. Ignoring these channels greatly reduces your chances.
We have reviewed three techniques, but there are many more. The most important aspect is to find those models that you are comfortable with and that are effective. It is also important to try and choose, from the type of curriculum to the strategies you will follow.