4 Best Job Search Methods You Can’t Ignore In 2015 – Must Read
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By Jane Okoth,
Whether you are a graduate or a professional, implementing the right strategies in the process will always put you ahead of the pack.
What you need to realize is that with the rise in technology, there are other smart jobs that can successfully land you a job of your dreams.
1. Updating Your LinkedIn Profile
Monicah Kogi, the Head of Talent Acquisition and Related Services, says that LinkedIn is one of the best sites to use for your job search.
“For entry level, create your profile and target your industry by highlighting your qualifications, your interests and remember to connect with people,” she advises.
“Also join groups or organizations that are in line with your career,” she adds.
“Professionals need to ensure that their profiles are well updated because majority of them fail to sell themselves,” she affirms.
“You need to sell yourself by updating your profiles so that headhunters may be able to recommend you,” she advises.
As a job seeker Ms Kogi advises that you need to be out there and attend events and conferences that may be of help to your careers.
“You can join professional associations or connect with professionals who work in your field. This way, you will be able to widen your professional abilities,” she opines.
3. Placement Firms and Recruitment Agencies
“Recruitment firms usually help job seekers in identifying more opportunities,” Ms Kogi points out.
She stresses for the need to visit a recruitment firm and further warns about paying anything to be advised on your career.
“As a graduate, you may have had the opportunity to attend career talks in your campus. Use this opportunity to talk to your lecturers and know which opportunities available are best suited for you,” she advocates.
4. Online portals
Ms Kogi says that, “It is your responsibility to invest in online portals as they might help you in the job searching process.”
However, for graduates who have just completed school and are in the entry level, Ms Kogi cautions against being choosy and urges them to accept the available job for a start.
“Just because you studied economics in college does not mean that you have to start with a job in economics if it is not available at the moment,” she explains.
This way, she argues that you will get a chance to diversify your career.
As opposed with entry level positions, Ms Kogi says that it is not advisable for professionals to look for jobs blindly.
On her parting shot, she urges professionals to be specific and look for careers that align with their objectives as well as aspirations.
“Also target specific companies you would like to work for which will help you grow in your career,” concludes.