I often get asked by clients how to use LinkedIn when searching for a job. Here are 6 key points to address: 1. Use the LinkedIn Jobs for your job search. 2. Search and connect with recruiters in your field. 3. Engage with content so that you’re visible to recruiters. 4. Follow people who provide good advice on job searching. 5. Follow career coaches and […]
Reddit can be a great resource for advice on job hunting. The “GetEmployed” subreddit is a good place to start. It seems to be largely used by people in the US but some of the advice works whatever job market you’re in. If you’ve not used Reddit before it’s essentially a giant online community that’s broken up into “subreddits” which are sections that cover a […]
If you emailed your job application you need to make sure it was actually received. Even if it was via an online form it still has to be emailed and can end up in a junk or spam folder. A good recruiter will routinely check their junk mail folders as maybe 1 in 15-20 applications will find their way there, but you can’t risk relying […]
If you see the same job on an employer website and a job board, which way should you go with your application? Apply through the company website with your CV and follow up with an email or phone call to make sure they’ve got your application. A direct application allows you to talk about a genuine interest in the employer which is usually hidden on […]
This is something that we regularly come across with job applicants being told, or believing, that they are overqualified to be considered for a particular job role. It’s a simple fact of life that some employers will overlook your CV when sifting through applicants if they feel you are overqualified and, as the candidate, you have to put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself […]
On December 5th of 1921, future-Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Faulkner landed a job as a University of Mississippi postmaster. via Letters of Note: This, sir, is my resignation.