In this blog, you are going to find advice on where to look for a job and tips to do it. It is hard and boring sometimes, but looking for a job… It’s an actual job. Our first tip is to dedicate at least 20-30 minutes per day to job searching, but before that, you should update your resumés, cover letter, portfolio, and LinkedIn profile. 

“Where should I look for a job?” An important place to look for a job is everywhere, you must do networking everywhere you go, even on social media, this way you are opening yourself up to new career opportunities. If you connect with people, more people will know you, and more people would recommend you for future new positions. Use these connections to develop as a professional!

Also, you must be subscribed to job portals that fit your interests as a professional. Expanding yourself digitally is the key part of looking for a job. In these portals, you can look for the keywords that fit your requirements. Also, make sure you submit the proper resume for each job position, and that the cover letter is personalized or at least related to the job position you are applying for. 

Having recommendation letters is going to help you outstanding in the recruitment process. Although asking for one could be cumbersome, it makes it easier for recruiters when choosing a candidate.  Even having referrals in your online profiles from trusted colleagues, can help streamline the hiring process. 

Assisting at job fairs it’s a brilliant idea to learn about companies. There you can research the employees that are working there, and learn about the type of candidates that are looking for and the job positions they have. It is very important to bring a bunch of resumes and business cards to stand out and be ready for mini-interviews with lots of recruiters.

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Now that you know where to look for a job, we are going to give you 5 tips for better job hunting. These will increase your chances of getting a job offer. 

  1. Have your resume updated. Resumes are the first impression recruiters have about you, that is why it is important to have them updated and related to the job you are applying for, and the company values. Read more about how to write your Resumé in English in the following blog: How to write your Resumé in English in 8 blocks
  2. Adjust your cover letter for each interviewer. This document should always be specified for the company and job you are applying to. Have generalized copies of them, but make sure to include the position you are applying for, the company’s name, and the name of the person you are directing the letter to. Make sure that you write about the company values as if they were yours, for that you have to do previous research about the company.
  3. Apply for positions you are under-qualified for. Feel free to reach out for opportunities by applying for jobs that interest you even though you are not highly qualified. You never know when recruiters may be looking for different types of profiles, and give you a chance. Although you must also apply for job positions you are highly qualified for.
  4. Sending follow-up emails is always a good idea. After doing an interview with the Recruiter, the fact that you sent a thank-you email the next day is a sign that you are very interested in the job you are applying for and that you enjoyed the interview with them. This demonstrates to potential employers that you are polite and professional.
  5. Keep an eye on your online reputation. Some recruiters look at candidates’ social media accounts to understand more about them, this is why you should be always cautious with the content you share on social media. One easy way to avoid this is to maintain your profile in private mode. 

We hope this advice and tips will help you to reach the job you dream for. If you are interested in more Career Advice, please check out more of our blogs!

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