Whether you want to switch jobs or looking for your next opportunity, you must understand how to spot top jobs and get recruiters to notice you.
Notably, in an increasingly competitive market, you have to boost your job search to impress potential employers. Here are six tips to get you started as we kick off our #LevelUpwithBrighterMonday campaign.
1. Use job platforms effectively
Firstly, if you want to apply for a large number of jobs efficiently, online platforms are a great place to start. Most online job platforms allow you to search roles by location, keywords, experience and much more.
At BrighterMonday, apart from tools that enable you to upload your CV and attract recruiters, we also provide you with addons like job alerts and job boosts to enhance your search.
2. Sign up for job alerts
Make you search easier by signing up for notifications on the best roles suited to your skills and experience. Signing up for job alerts ensures you only get relevant notifications in your Inbox . This saves you time when navigating through a list of vacancies to see what suits you.
3. Identify top companies hiring
There are companies that many of us desire to work in and thankfully, they often recruit. Learning to spot the top roles they advertise on platforms like BrighterMonday will ensure you are among the top applicants. Additionally, it will give you sufficient time to do your research, apply and prepare for an interview.
4. Work on your CV
As you may know, your CV says a lot about you. It is the first interaction with a potential employer. It needs to stand out given that recruiters get thousands of resumes when looking for the best candidate.
On BrighterMonday, you can create a profile highlighting all the important aspects of your career and package them in a way that will interest employers. Once you complete your profile to 100%, you get to download it as a professional CV. This will impress hiring managers.
For direct applications, remember to adjust your CV to the job description provided and ensure there are no grammatical errors.
5. Get the right career advice
Research and staying up to date with the latest career tips will help you plan your search better. Also, it gives you the confidence you need to make an impression. Reading up on job hunting tips and how to search effectively will give you an edge; it will also give you insights on other aspects of the job search like networking and positioning yourself on LinkedIn.
6. Stay focused
The job search can sometimes make you apply for multiple roles, including those you are not qualified for. However, it is important that you pursue positions you are qualified for to increase your chances of being hired. At BrighterMonday, we have enhanced our platform to ensure jobseekers only apply for the roles they qualify for. This makes it more efficient for both the jobseeker and the recruiter.
In conclusion, make use of these tips to Level Up your job search, impress employers and land your dream job.