When trying to find a new job, there are now more sources than ever where you can find and apply for positions. Whether you choose to search through one of the many job sites that the internet has to offer, or go through a local recruitment agency to find your perfect position, the internet has made it easier than ever before to get in-touch with potential employers.
But whilst there are a number of sources that you can use to search for new roles, it’s also worth bearing in mind that it is now easier than ever before for employers to find you. With the growing profile of LinkedIn and job sites providing space for detailed profiles, employee skills and previous experience, getting yourself and your CV noticed is becoming a lot easier.
To ensure you’re the best equipped when searching for a new career, we’ve put together 5 top tips that will get you noticed and in a new position before you know it.
- Make your CV detailed but to the point
With any CV it’s important that you give your potential employers everything they need to know about your career and education history, but keep it to the point. Be careful not to write an essay for each area and make sure that your personal profile and skills profile is enticing.
- Ensure you complete your online profile 100%
When you register for any website, including our own, always ensure that you fill out every section until your profile is 100 complete. Whilst this may sound obvious, you’d be surprised at how many candidates don’t fill out each area and this is the first place potential employers will look when they’re looking for new employees.
- Keep your LinkedIn account up to date
Whether you have a LinkedIn account or not, when you’re looking to progress your career creating a LinkedIn account that is fresh and up to date is essential. Ensure you update your listing with regular posts and fill in every area of your profile to ensure it can be easily found by potential employers.
- Create an Online Portfolio
If you’re looking to get a job within the retail sector it’s essential that you create a portfolio of your most recent placements. Whether this is in the form of a descriptive list or a more detailed, graphically pleasing document, portfolio’s like this will help you to stand out from other candidates.
- Stand out from the rest
Whether this is something in your profile, CV, LinkedIn page or on Facebook, do something that will separate you from the rest and get you noticed. This applies to any industry and any role and will stand you in good stead throughout your career.