Searching for an internship or job can be challenging. Indeed, finding that new gig often feels like a full-time job. Maybe it is time for a new job hunt strategy?
With so many means to find new opportunities, it’s often hard to know where to start. Networking, job boards, resumes, and cover letters… it can all become overwhelming. You put in so much effort and it seems like no one is calling you back. You may be asking, “What am I doing wrong?”
Well, if you feel like you’re endlessly sending out applications with no success… change your job hunt strategy!
An Effective Job Hunt Strategy
Job searching is no longer just about applying for jobs and hoping to get called for an interview. In fact, few people are able to simply put in an application, get an interview, and land a job in today’s competitive, network-driven job market. That’s why the most successful job seekers utilize a variety of strategies, from establishing a social presence to targeting companies. That’s how they stand out from the crowd, and earn those job offers.
They’ve learned: A job search is basically an ultra-focused marketing plan. And modern technology makes personal marketing easier than ever!
This infographic from CareerAddict will also help. As you’ll see, using a personal website to build your brand is a great idea. Next, sharing that brand on social media can create opportunities you won’t find in a traditional job search.
It also helps to understand the technology used by recruiters today. Then, put that tech to work for you. Just as important, as the infographic shows, using keywords to attract the attention of an applicant tracking system and putting your resume online can open many doors. And don’t forget about keeping an eye out for positions at your current employer. After all, the grass isn’t always greener somewhere else.
So, update your job hunt strategy… and get the job you deserve!