Be organised in your job search

The process of a job search has changed almost beyond recognition in recent years. In years gone by your first port of call would have been the local newspaper, trawling through page upon page of listings and adverts. These days though, as with most other things, it’s the internet that provides the primary source for most job hunters.

That said, although the internet offers the opportunity to tailor your search according to the type of position you’re interested in, it’s still important to make sure that you’re organised when it comes to tracking down the perfect role.

  • Save your applications – Although you should be tailor each application specifically for the job you’re interested in, there will be sections that you can re-use or borrow from to fit each resume you put together. In the main though, your cover letter or CV should address the relevant skills and experience required by each job.
  • Email tips – If you do begin to apply for jobs by email it’s worth setting your email account to save sent email. You should also BCC yourself when sending an application using this route. You never know when you may need to refer back to what you sent or check back on the time and date you sent something.
  • Save copies for each position – Create employer specific folders for documents you send out. This can tricky if you have to fill out an online application form on the employers’ website but you can still use a word document to spell check any passages of text you plan to submit prior to entering it. You should also set up a spreadsheet to keep track of when applications were sent and any responses you receive back. Even if you were unsuccessful in your application you might still be able to note down comments that might help you with future attempts.

Being organised in your job search is extremely important, especially if you expect to be sending out a lot of applications. The tips above should help you to focus on the task in hand and assist you to remain less stressed throughout the process.

It’s also useful to seek out specific sites who specialise in particular employment sectors, narrowing your search and seeking opportunities that best fit with your skills, interests and experience.

Searching the internet for jobs can be a dizzying and time consuming business. The web is awash with advice and sometimes it seems that the search can be as difficult as actually landing the job itself. It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned veteran in the job market or a graduate looking to land that first big role, it’s useful to have some assistance, and if you’re looking for a job, Safehands Recruitment can help.

At Safehands Recruitment, candidates are our lifeblood and if you are looking for temporary or permanent work we would like to hear from you.

Our commitment is to provide you with the best employment opportunities we can. We understand how important it is to match the right job with the right candidate.

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