5 job search hacks you need to know

5 job search hacks you need to know
5 job search hacks you need to know

posted 31 Jul 19

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.

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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.

3. Reflect the company culture in your CV and cover letter

3. Reflect the company culture in your CV and cover letter

Now you know all about tailoring your CV to match the keywords used in the job description, in order to stand out from the crowd, you need to take it a step further. Show your future employer that you are an excellent cultural fit for their company by digging into their online presence to really grasp what they stand for and how their organisation operates.  

We recommend looking at the language used, tone of voice, goals, and values and weave elements of this into your CV and cover letter. Your knowledge will impress the potential employer and show them you understand what it means to be a part of their company.

4. Join online groups 

Online groups are not only great for growing your network, but they can also be a great platform to find job vacancies that may not be advertised on job boards or public social media channels.  

Facebook and LinkedIn have a variety of job vacancy groups across a range of industries for you to join based on your location or interests. Whether you are looking for immediate start roles or your next career move, these groups are updated daily with the latest vacancies. Ensure you turn on post notifications so you can be quick to apply.  

5. Partner with a specialist recruiter 

Two heads are better than one - partner with a recruiter to make your job search hassle-free and save you time. Alongside submitting your CV, go one step further and pick up the phone to discuss your requirements and skill set with a recruiter who specialises in your industry. 

At Search, we're dedicated to helping you find a career you’ll love. Our extensive network of employers and unique market insight ensures we can best match you based on your requirements. By utilising a recruitment agency, you’ll be able to gain exclusive access to job roles and connect with employers even if there are no live vacancies. 

Are you looking for help landing your next job? Let Search help you find your better future. Get in touch with our team today to discuss how we can support you, and access our 2023 Career Goals: Your Ultimate Toolkit for job searching advice.