It’s time you got a job or, so everyone is telling you. At whichever juncture in life, whether just finished university or travelling, in between jobs or having finally left the job you hated, you can’t take a moments rest before society, or your mum, is telling you to get out of the house and find a job. We all like to do things, things cost money and working is the best way to guarantee money so what is the best way to get back on the wagon and get that job you love?
- Job Boards
All over the internet, some spanning multiple countries, others that are just local, job boards are the best way to see all available positions in your chosen industry. Most ads will give you an indication into seniority level, experience and money expected in the role. You can read a company and job description while convincing yourself that this is your big break and the job you’ve always wanted.
Probably the easiest way to find employment is to go through a recommendation from a friend or former colleague. Any way to get your foot in the door, even if you’ve never met them before, don’t be shy and apply. You should get an interview at the very least, plus you’ll have someone who can tell you what its really like to work there.
- Company websites
Sometimes there’s no better way than just going to the main source. If you are unsure of the industry you want to work in, this may not work, but if you are, contact as many companies as possible to see if they are hiring either now or in the near future. Creating a relationship with the hiring manager could make all the difference when a position does become available. You could be the first person they think of.
This should be a last resort. You’ve exhausted all other options and so now you contact a recruiter to help you find a job. Best case scenario, you got a job right away that you love, worst case and most likely, you are sent job after job that doesn’t match what you want. Be prepared to be spoken down to and told what’s good for you too. A pleasant experience.
The days are turning into weeks of unemployment but keep your head and whatever you do try not to dance with the devil, you’ll regret it.