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Career Search - It's a jungle out there!
The ways that we go about a career search have changed. It used to be that you could call a few recruiters, send out some resumes or CVs and look for employment / careers ads in your Saturday newspaper.
All employers, employment agencies and executive headhunters are investing in new state-of-the-art computer systems to increase efficiency in storing and processing job resume and CV information.
Today's human resources department is leaner (and often, meaner) then in the 90s. With fewer people hiring, but with an ever-increasing pile of applications something had to give up.
Pretending that it is business as usual when it comes to finding a career is futile. You cannot afford to ignore the following:
- Companies are relying increasingly on technology to screen job applicants. Today companies ask to fax in your CV / resume. Many more are now requesting to email your job application. These trends accelerate as CV and resume scanning and electronic applicants screening & tracking become widely used.
- The downsizing of human resources departments, in many corporations, has resulted in a situation whereby many CVs / resumes are never seen by human eyes once they enter the electronic systems!
- Hi-tech companies want hi-tech employees. If you plan to work in the computer, engineering or similar field, you will find most positions posted on the Internet. In fact, the technology companies only advertise for workers there. The message is:
If you cannot find us, we do not want you!
- Look at the careers ads in today's newspapers. Did you notice that many companies have included their corporate WWW address? They want you to look at their Web site before your job interview!
- Computer literacy is a requirement! Even junior positions and low-tech companies demand basic computer skills.
- There are millions of CVs and resumes posted on the Internet. You take a chance that an employer or a headhunter is going to find your CV or resume among these millions.
- You have a much better chance if you contact recruiters and companies directly, through a job search engine, rather then waiting for them to find you.
- Look at career search advice page.
Manage your online presence on LinkedIn or Facebook. Hiring managers use them more frequently to consult your profile and supplement or check against the CV/resume you send along. Eliminate any photos and statements that could reflect poorly on you. From an employer’s point of view, someone who emphasizes partying on a social networking site is not focused on jobs and those who post complaints about work or colleagues are less desirable candidates. Online CVs/resumes should not include sensitive information as they could show lack of respect for confidentiality and discretion.
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You may search for careers right now, but when you find one you must apply immediately for it with your current CV or resume. We recommend that you have your cover letter ready too. So, do not forget about our resume writing, CV writing and cover letter writing advises.
Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples, CV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing software.
Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
After completion of your job application, resume or CV and cover letter you should submit them to headhunters and recruiters in places where you want to work.
When a potential employer invite you for an interview, you need to prepare yourself to win at the interview and get the job you want.
Other Career Search Info
To be successful in your country job search and getting jobs you want, you need to prepare a cover letter and CV or resume which you must email instantly to the prospective employers selected during a job search.
When you receive an invitation to the interview, you may apply for the visa and work permit. Then prepare yourself for a job interview and take a look at typical job interview questions, job interview tips and other job search skills.
Follow up the job interview with a thank you letter. Employers regard this as an indication of your final interest in the position.
Good luck with your career search.