Looking for a job can be daunting, but the rewards of landing your dream career are worth the effort. Here are some tried-and-true job search tips we recommend you use throughout your job search!
Make a Plan: reflect on your short, and long-term goals, and write down what you'd like to achieve, where you think you could achieve it, and how you plan to do so
Do Your Research: Learn as much as you can about your industry by researching various companies online, or on LinkedIn. We have lots of information to start you off here. Contact people in your industry to learn more about their careers paths and gain their insights on your field. Learn about our Mentorship initiatives to see how we can connect you with a successful professional in your industry!
Be Up-to-Date: Make sure your CV is updated and ready to send at anytime.
Be Prepared: Make sure you have a professional email address and voicemail.
Get Social - Online and Off: Be active on social media sites that you feel comfortable with. Telling your Facebook friends or Twitter followers that you're job hunting can lead to valuable leads. Don't overlook your real-life contacts! Spread the word among your friends and get involved in your community! Volunteering or internships may not bring in huge salary dollars, but it's a great way to get some real-world experience, and expand your networks!
Never Stop Learning: Read books and articles, register for online courses, and take on new projects! You should never stop trying to develop your marketable skills and knowledge.
Develop Your Personal Brand: Visibility is key. Ensure you are well-represented on the many online job sites, and social media networks that you are comfortable with. To learn about some sites that we recommend take a look at our suggested links.
Be Patient: Don't be discouraged when you don’t find a job right away. Job searching takes time, so be patient, and keep trying.