It’s a tough job market out there. More than ever, it’s vital to have a CV that gets your foot in the door. Thankfully, we have 5 simple hacks for helping you create a CV that gives you an edge when applying for your dream job. 1. Focus on your achievements Far more than wanting to know what you did …
Over my 23-year career I have been in one of these situations at any one time and learnt some things along the way. We hope by sharing how to find a job – helps you in winning half the battle in getting a job.
When it comes to your CV or resume should you add a photo? Knowing about a natural bias that everyone has, the jury is still out on if it helps you land the job or does an automatic reject. If you are adamant to add a photo see some tips below, but remember about 50% of recruiters say do not add any photo.
Video interviews are the norm now days in the pandemic, and we do not see them going anywhere soon. So rather than ‘fight’ against it read our ‘tips and tricks’ on how to conquer the video interview (and have a few laughs on what has happened in some of our video interviews).
My story is not hugely different from many, I started my career with no degree as I did not know what I wanted to do for a living. I worked hard and I got retrenched, four times to be exact (twice I had to retrench myself as it was the company I was heading up). Each time I had to dust myself off and get back on to the job search challenge. And each time I figured out better and smarter ways to stand out from the crowd (the job search crowd). So today I thought I would share what I learnt each time ….
Job Searching can be tiring and monotonous but are you searching intelligently? We give you some tips on how to go ‘incognito’, using other browsers for different results and how to do ‘boolean’ searches.
When being retrenched or searching for a job, can cause you to be desperate for ‘anything’. And this can cause your job search to be endless – due to jobs such as ‘anything’ not existing. Here is what I learnt on how to be shortlisted for interviews:
I have shared previously how I was retrenched and dug my way out of the unemployment hole a few times. While more and more people are being made redundant, retrenched, or put-on short time I have a few options while you job search. I share these 7 ideas when I get a CV sent to me and hope they can help you go from unemployed to employed in a different way
2021 has arrived and you have decided it is time for a new job (or you were affected badly by COVID-19 and retrenched and need a job). You start your job search on www.google.com, www.linkedin.com, www.CareerJunction.co.za, www.PNET.co.za, www.Careers24.co.za, www.Indeed.com, www.Gumtree.co.za. You find great roles; you submit your application via the website or by email and then ……. (cricket sounds) …. Nothing ….
If you are unemployed now or even in a job that you would like to leave, going on the job search is time consuming, boring, irritating, frustrating but to make it interesting and successful (my theme for 2021 😊) you need 5 things to make it a success.