Nowadays, since finding work is not the easiest thing in the world and insecurity remains a seemingly incurable plague, here are some common sense rules to put into practice so that your search is successful. No miraculous recipe (always beware of those who propose it) but simply the distillation of a consolidated methodology for years to optimize your resources, regardless of their nature and size.
Let’s see in this article some useful tips on how to find a job.
How to find a job: look in the right places
Word of mouth only works if you have a “safe harbor” to land at. In other words, it is not enough to spread the rumor that you are looking for a job with friends and acquaintances: as a rule, this is not how you find work easily, unless you can rely on recommendations or luck.
Therefore, it is better to rely on authoritative and reliable magazines and specialized sites, which also make the search easier and faster. It is always recommended to go to the employment agencies to see the latest offers available.
Do not neglect the now famous social network LinkedIn: it does not work miracles, but it is an excellent electronic business card for you and for companies that are looking for people to recruit.
Make yourself traceable
Being available means clearly specifying all available contacts: an email address that we check frequently, a mobile phone number and possibly even a landline number.
This is because, in the event that the company wants to contact us, we must be immediately traceable and not risk losing our jobs because we do not answer. In fact, in the event of a missed call, a potential employer may seek you a second time, but will hardly do so a third time. Easier instead of moving on to the next candidate.
In addition to traditional contacts, having a Skype account is also very useful. Skype calls are now very popular with all employers to have a first direct contact with the candidate, especially in the case of remote work.
Make yourself avaible
In addition to be easily traceable, it is also important to be available. Flexibility of schedules and availability to travel (more or less long or distant) often represent preferential channels, as well as the willingness to change cities.
Fill in an appropriate CV
The Curriculum Vitae is your business card. The one that will influence the choice of the employer in the first phase of skimming before the interview. For some time, there have been simple rules for optimizing a resume: brevity, completeness, specificity (highlight the experiences and studies relevant to the place you are applying for) and realism (don’t tread your hand, nobody likes Superman).
Small suggestion: do not neglect personal interests, you don’t live by work alone and those who hire you also want to know the person with whom they will have to relate daily.