Want to begin your job search but don’t know where to start? It’s important you make sure you stand out from the crowd and showcase your skills. Try these five job search hacks to stay ahead of the competition and help you land your next job role.
Alongside the standard Driver CPC (which all HGV Drivers must hold, by law), there are several other HGV licences you can work towards which will widen your scope for driving jobs and increase your earning potential.
In this blog, our driving recruitment team share three HGV licence upgrades you can make, and what they mean for your future career.
1. Develop your LinkedIn presence
Three people are hired on LinkedIn every minute – yes, every minute. At this point, if you haven’t signed up to LinkedIn, you’re doing yourself a disservice. LinkedIn is full of career-ready professionals, eager recruiters, and internal hiring managers looking for their next chance to secure top talent.
The key to getting noticed on LinkedIn is to grow and engage with your network. Leverage LinkedIn to its full potential by connecting with thought leaders, companies you want to work with, and those in a similar role to yourself. Comment and engage with experts in your field and actively share content and findings from your industry to stay relevant and present in the newsfeed.
2. Optimise your CV and cover letter for keywords
Your CV and cover letter should best reflect you but also align with the employer you want to work with. The job description and its keywords play a vital part in how you format your CV and cover letter.
Job boards, recruiters, and hiring managers use keyword screening tools to help identify the best candidates. So, to maximise your chances of getting your CV noticed, highlight all the verbs and adjectives used in the job description and incorporate them throughout your application - these are likely to be picked up by screening tools.