6 tips to increase your changes of getting a new job
Looking for a new job?6 tips to actually find one
Do you feel like looking for a new job, but you are not sure how to begin your job search? We help you get started with these 6 tips. This way you increase your chance of finding a new job.
6 tips helping you with looking for a new job
1. Be realistic
Before you apply for a job you really like, seriously ask yourself whether your skills and work experience match the job profile. If not, look for opportunities that do match, ór upskill yourself so next time you see an open vacancy, you'll meet the criteria.
2. Regularly update your CV and online profile
Employers are usually quick to respond when they notice potential candidates. So make sure your (online) profile is an accurate reflection of who you are as a professional. Update your skills, responsibilities and successes from time to time. This will also enable you to respond quickly when you see an interesting position.
3. Make your successes concrete
Make your achievements measurable and concrete on your CV. Use active verbs like 'motivate' or 'lead'. An example: “I have brought together and motivated a team of 5 underperformers. After 1 year, the service score had increased by 55%.”
4. Strengths and weaknesses
When you start looking for a new job, it's essential you are aware of your own strengths and weaknesses. What makes you special? What do you have to offer? In other words, what are your unique selling points (USP)? These will distinguishes you from other candidates.
5. Your online brand
Be aware that everything you do online, contributes to your personal brand; from status updates or blogs you write, to companies and people you follow. Hiring manager will also look at your profiles. Here are 7 tips to strengthen your personal brand.
6. Also consider temporary jobs
When you are looking for a new job, consider a temp job. Temporary jobs are an opportunity to gain specific work experience. Plus, it is a natural way to expand your network.