Hunting for a job is a tough thing to do, but it really all depends on your approach.
When you apply for a job, you are actually selling yourself to a potential employer. You should be able to answer a potential employer when they ask you why they should choose you for the job. How can you stand out from the crowd?
Take time to make a great CV and cover letter. With your CV and cover letter, you are introducing yourself to your potential employer and hopefully you can greatly impress them with it. You shouldn’t let failure bring you down so much. Don’t dwell so much on being rejected, move on to the next employer and try to impress them just the same.
Below are some useful approaches to job hunting.
LInkedin is one social media site you should join. Being part of LinkedIn will be an asset to you. If you want to keep yourself updated on job offers, build your social network by joining discussion groups of industries you are interested in. If you follow companies that you like and comment on their posts, then this is one way to get noticed. Profesional comments are very welcome on these posts.
There are companies that hire people upon the recommendation of their trusted employees. Ask friends and family who work in industries that you would like to work in. Your friend or family member can inform you about vacancies in their company and if they can recommend you, then you have gotten an advantage over your competitors.
Don’t just stick to job listings. Don’t focus on vacancies but rather on companies. Your interest in the company will show in what you say when you apply for a job there. You can also actually use job listing if you don’t find vacancies in companies that you visit. If you see openings in a company that you like but the roles are not suitable for you, then send them a CV and cover letter anyway. Take your chance, they may still have jobs that are for people with your skills. Your great CV and cover letter will show them what you’ve got.
You can also look for unfamiliar jobs that are available but you need to research on this and perhaps you will be interested to try them out. If you choose a less traditional career path, you could have less competition and you might find more opportunities available if you expand your horizons.
The way you handle the application process will give potential employers an idea of what kind of worker you are. Research about the company before making your move. You can benefit from understanding the company and what they do.