Old School Job Search Tactics That Still Work!

Old School Job Search Tactics That Still Work!

We live in a world of buzzing technology, a world of constantly updating social streaming and interaction, where everything you need to know about someone, something or some place is a click of a button a way! It’s a world far different to that of 40 years ago, but that doesn’t mean we should disregard how things used to be done. In this blog post KennedyPearce explore some old school job search tactics which still hold resonance today!

1. Networking. 

Good old fashioned networking is still a key to getting a foot in the door for a job position. The saying ‘it’s not what you know but who you know’ is still relevant today.

networkingAt least 60% of all jobs are found by networking. Networking events and meetups in the industries you want to work in are a great way to expand your connections. The good news is modern technology can make it all the more easier to find these events! Why not sign up to like-minded groups on professional sites like LinkedIn or search for events on Eventbrite? Prepare for these events, be confident in your ability to talk to people and don’t forget to take along business cards!

 

2. Looking good on and offline. 

It’s important to appear as a model candidate in person as it is on your C.V or on your online profile. You can spend hours tweaking your profile, listing your qualities and making sure you give the best representation of yourself online, but in person people make first impressions within seven seconds of meeting someone so you want to ensure that yours is a positive one. The best way to do this is to be prepared. Know your qualities and your ‘selling points’ – what makes you stand out? What past experiences can you talk about? In addition let them see some of your personality. Conversational skills and having a sense of humor helps show you can get along with your future colleagues.

Body language is also key to giving a good impression. Check out the previous blog post KennedyPearce covered: Body Language Mistakes in a Job Interview to avoid common body language mistakes

The more you talk to people, the more interviews and networking events you attend the better you will become at this.

3. Turn to the Job Market Experts

Specialist recruiters are the ones that can help you land that dream job of yours (and we’re not just saying that because we are recruiters!) Networking and searching for jobs can only get you so far. If you are really serious about getting a top interview then you need some extra help. Recruiters specialise in industries, with a pulse on the market they know what’s going on and who is hiring.

help hiring signsWhat’s more they can help you discover what’s next for your career. By listening to you and hearing about your skills and attributions, recruiters can help you find new career possibilities – some you may not have initially thought of!

If you’re serious about finding that dream job, let one of our top recruiters help you. You can get in touch here

 

 

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