Job searching can be overwhelming. It seems like it is just about volume of applications and interviews until one magically works out. However, with today's advances, the job search market is changing, and you can work smarter rather than harder. The Business Insider
says, "It's all about connecting. You can do this primarily through referrals and introductions from the people you know. People hire people." Instead of throwing yourself at every opportunity on a job board, try these tips. 1. Visit A Staffing or Temp Agency
Staffing and Temp Agencies, such as Express Group
, are always looking for workers to market to their client base. These agencies do the hard searching for you. They are eager to have you in their possession because you will potentially make them money if they can find you a position. This works for you because many positions made through these agencies lead to permanent placements, even if they start out as temporary positions. They look at your skills and present you to a company that can use you. 2. Use Social Networking
The chances are, even if you are not on a career centered social media site, such as LinkedIn, you have a Facebook, Twitter, or other social network profile. You can immediately ask every person on your network if they are searching for employees with your skills. You are more likely to get a job through a referral from someone you know, since they will trust you and vouch for your skills.
There is an amazing array of new business technology that companies are using, and many of the recruiters you are targeting will be more responsive if you contact them through these communication channels.3. Learn To Use Internet Resources
The internet is a great place to find jobs. Gone are the days of hunting through newspaper "Classifieds". According to BetterNetworker.com, "The industry has its own language and its own culture that outsiders can find very frightening." Aside from job boards such as Monster, Indeed, and CareerBuilder, the internet is a great place to connect with people. Every person you meet online has connections, who have connections. Learn how to connect with people online rather than just jobs, and navigate the internet to best use its resources. 4. Build A Website
If you are looking for jobs, plural, rather than one job, building a website is a great way to build clientele. Whatever service, skill, or product you are selling, the internet is a great way to get the word out to an almost infinite number of people. Self-employment has always been a difficult choice, but the internet has made it possible for many that it would not have been possible for before. 5. Use Your Real Life Face
With all the technology today, we often forget that as real, physical beings we can actually visit the company we would like to work at, call them, or go talk to a real person who works there and ask for a job. If you were a company executive, wouldn't you be more likely to hire someone who is right there in front of you rather than someone represented by a CV in a mountain of CVs? You have to get noticed, and sometimes that means finding an employer on linked in and making a call. Ask for the recruiter by name and you will be a step forward.
The surest way to find a job is by using every resource available. When social media, the internet, websites, temp agencies, and your physical self are all used in combination, you are sure to get a job; assuming you re chasing realistic roles.
View every job you apply for as a likely potential and present your best self for that job. Market and sell yourself to the best of your ability.