As technology continues to grow, so do our options for landing a new job. New technological advancements make it even easier to stand out from the crowd and get your future employer’s attention. So, if you’re on the search for a new desirable work opportunity below are 5 new-age ways you can land the job!
1. Reach Out to Your Network
If you’re looking for a job, make sure your circle knows sis! Reach out to people in your network and inform them that you’re on the hunt for a new gig and why. You should be reaching out to those who you know can be of assistance whether they work in your desired industry or know the right people who do.
Let them know exactly what you’re looking for in your new role and ask them to keep you in mind if they hear of any openings. Email them over a copy of your updated resume and a link to your portfolio and social media. The people closest to you want to see you win so let them know that you are looking.
2. Reach Out to the Company Directly
Maybe the company you would like to work for isn’t hiring at the moment. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t reach out to them, sis! Take a look at their website “Careers” page and see which positions they’re currently hiring for. Send them an email with your resume and a link to your blog or portfolio and let them know why you could make a good fit within their company.
You can even take it a step further and outline exactly how you could be of service to them right now. The company could be in the process of looking for a new candidate and your impromptu job description could be exactly what they were seeking. Maybe the company you want to work for is going through a tremendous growth period and is looking to acquire as much talent as possible even if they haven’t yet posted anything online. Your email (or DM) could help you get your foot in the door, or at least an interview.
3. Make Use of LinkedIn’s “Rapid Fire” Feature
If you are looking to apply to as many jobs that you’re a fit for as possible then you should consider LinkedIn’s “Rapid Fire” feature. The feature works to get your resume sent out to as many companies as possible in effort to get you an interview ASAP.
A case study on Career Sidekick found that one job seeker got 3 interviews and 1 job offer within one hour of using LinkedIn! If your time is of the essence you might want to hop on LinkedIn to streamline your job search.
Watch this Youtube video to learn how you can use LinkedIn to find a job fast.
Video: Career Sidekick
4. Write A Blog About Your Dream Job
Having a personal blog is one of the best ways to showcase your talent and ability to potential employers. Most recruiters take their time reviewing an applicant’ personal website and social media. If you take the time to write a blog post about your dream job, that could be something you include in your intro email and a great way to show your future employer how serious you are about working with them.
It’s not about writing a blog post that will go viral. It’s all about catching your dream company’s eye while also building your professional reputation and brand. Makes the boss moves that will earn you a new title and revenue stream.
5. Freelance or Solve A Problem
Freelance work has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many full-time employees started out freelancing for the companies they now work for. Freelancing is the perfect working interview that gives you and the company time to see if you’re a good fit for the role and how well you respond to challenges.
You can also research your dream company online and see what people are saying about them. Find some issues you know you can solve and outline exactly how you would do it. This can even be included within your dream job blog post we previously mentioned. This is a sure way to make yourself stand out while also showcasing how well you roll up your sleeves and get stuff done.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when seeking a new job. Social media, your blog, and your personal/professional network can all assist you with landing your next job offer. You’ll want to consider the time of your job search as a study on Career Sidekick found that earlier in the year is the best time to land an interview.
Keep your mind in a positive place and continue to find new ways of making yourself stand out from the crowd. Put your all into your job search, sis. Go just as hard for your next job as you did to get those Millennium Tour tickets!
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