It can be difficult to get a job at any time. But, the current market and global issues have potentially made it harder as employment prospects have decreased.
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help you get a job.
One of the best things you can do is sign up with a reputable labor hire agency. They will then identify possibilities for you and assign you work. Much of this is likely to be temporary but it will help you get on your feet and it is generally easier to find a job when you are already working!
In many cases a temp position can lead to a permanent one, making finding your new job relatively effortless.
Revise your CV
If you haven’t looked at your CV in a while it is time to re-evaluate it. You want to bring it up-to-date and make sure you emphasize all your positive traits, along with the things you have accomplished already.
Your CV doesn’t need to be long, it needs to introduce you and show your qualifications/experience. But, anything over two pages is likely to be ignored as too much effort to read.
Keep it short and relevant to get the job.
Post It Online
Having updated your CV you need to sign up with job forums and create a LinkedIn account. You can create accounts with as many job sites and networking sites as you like. The aim is to get your profile out there for employers to see. They will then come to you with potential jobs.
The best part about this approach is that you know, when the employer approaches you, that you are already halfway there. That makes it much easier to get through the rest of the process. You can also be made some interesting offers that you may not have known about before.
Watch Job Forums
Posting your profile and CV will help people to find you but that shouldn’t stop you from actively checking the job boards and applying for anything you see that you feel is appropriate.
You never know when a job will turn up and, by being ready, you can be the first applicant. If you’re lucky they may not even look at the second applicant.
Technology has made it much easier to stay in touch and connect with potential employers. However, that doesn’t mean you should rely on technology completely. It is still worth checking the job center, the windows of businesses, local bulletin boards, and the newspaper.
The job you really want may be right under your nose.
Re-Connect With people
It is always worth connecting with friends and old colleagues to see if they have anything that you can do. Even if you haven’t been in touch recently but got along with them in the past, there is no harm in reaching out to see if they can help you get back into work.
You never know where your next role will come from, keep all the options open.