If you are new to job search, this post will help you through the process of looking for your Dream Job. Just read through this and follow the steps. It will certainly help to find your Dream Job.
Step 1: Find out about jobs Step 2: Write or update your CV Step 3: Check your social media profile Step 4: Search and apply for suitable jobs Step 5: Prepare and practice for job interviews Step 6: Attend job interviews Step 7: Get a job offer.
Step 1: Find out about jobs: Research the types of jobs you are looking for. Things to consider include:
- What job opportunities are available in your region?
- What skills or qualifications do these jobs require, and how do these match your own?
- What organizations have the jobs you are looking for? Use their websites to research those organizations.
- Jobs database – look up jobs to find out their entry requirements and your job chances
Step 2: Write or update your CV: This is a very important document which you will be updating whenever required, in your career.
- Gather information for your CV
- Use your research to make a list of the skills you have that match the job requirements.
- Record examples of how you have demonstrated these skills.
- Find referees who can vouch for your skills and good character.
- Figure out your skills – how to identify what skills you have.
Write your CV – Writing your CV is a chance to think about what someone reading it, an employer, will think about what you can do in a job.
- CVs – getting started
- CV styles – find out what style of CV would suit you best
Step 3: Check your social media profile: Regard your social media profile as part of your application as employers may use it to find out about you. Be sensible about the information you post online, or change your settings so your profile is not publicly available.
Step 4: Search and apply for suitable jobs – an important step
- Searching for job vacancies
- Use a variety of search methods to find more work opportunities.
- How to find out about job vacancies
- Job vacancy and recruitment agency website links
- Applying for jobs
Make sure you:
- Keep a record of your applications
- Keep your referees informed about the jobs you apply for
- Send a cover letter and CV.
- CV and cover letter templates – use our templates to help you write your cover letters
- Job vacancy and recruitment agency website links.
Step 5: Prepare and practice for job interviews:
- Think about what kind of questions an employer might ask you.
- Write down your answers to possible questions.
- Practice answering interview questions with friends.
- Use your research to write down some questions you can ask employers at interviews.
- Preparing for a job interview
- Tips for answering interview questions
- Questions you can ask at an interview
Step 6: Attend job interviews: No matter how hard you try, it is likely that not every application will gain you a job interview. So congratulate yourself when you are offered an interview!
Make sure you:
- Arrive early for the interview
- Have your list of questions you want to ask and copies of your CV and the job information
- Know why you want the job
- Dress neatly and in clothing that would be appropriate for the job.
- Work and Income website – find out about getting a clothing grant through the Transition to Work programme.
- Dress for Success website – helps disadvantaged women find appropriate business clothes for job interviews
Step 7: Get a job offer: If you are offered a job, your employer will usually make a verbal offer first. They will then send you an employment agreement, which will outline the details of your employment.
Before you sign an employment agreement, study the details, and get advice if you need it.
Dealing with job offers and negotiating employment contracts.
So, what r u waiting for? begin your ‘Job Search’ now.