In ”Where to look for jobs offline,” we discussed places to look for work that don’t involve the internet. Real life social networking, recruitment agencies and local papers.
In “Using the internet to look for work,” we covered online resources such as search engines, job sites and agency sites. We also discussed ways of saving time while searching and completing online profiles.
In “Ways to Use Social Media to Find Work,” we looked at social networking and how to utilise it for your own gain.
“How to Sell Yourself” had tips on how to view your search as a marketing exercise and how to exploit it. It discussed promoting yourself, and features and benefits.
“Streamlining the Job Hunting Process” was all about saving time. Using email signatures, CV templates, and using RSS to deliver new vacancies to your desktop or smartphone.
“Using Employment Agencies” discussed how to get the most out of an agency. How they view the world and what they are looking for.
“How to Make a Killer CV Part 1” is where the true skill lies. Learning how to make a CV that will appeal to busy people, and the importance of following the rules.
“How to Make a Killer CV Part 2” continued with more information about letting your personality shine through. It also tried to emphasize the importance of checking spelling and grammar.
“How to Make a video CV” talked you through how to make a digital video CV. These are a new way of getting yourself out there, so should be used wherever you can.
“Writing a Great Covering Letter” is the logical next step. Every CV you send needs a covering letter. Learn how to write a good one.
“Novel Ways of Getting Noticed” is more an exercise in what’s possible than anything else. It’s an article designed to show you there are a myriad of ways of getting yourself noticed.
“Are Speculative Applications Worth it?” discusses the relevance of sending CVs blindly in the modern jobs market.
“How to Handle Phone Interviews” contains excellent advice on handling these increasingly popular recruitment exercises.
“How to Manage Body Language in an Interview” takes a look at nonverbal communication and how we transmit messages without even knowing it. Learning this gives a real edge!
“How to Answer Interview Questions” is a general guide on how to answer questions. Much is made of what to answer, so we cover how to answer.
“How to Handle Second Interviews” gives advice on what to expect and how to handle yourself. They are different to first interviews and should be handled differently too.
“Negotiating the Salary” seeks to address something we aren’t very good at. Negotiating a starting salary, or a pay rise once we’re in work.
“Accepting the Job” is more a checklist of what to check and how to accept a job properly. Everything you need to know is here.
“All About Employment Contracts” is a brief overview of what to expect in your contract of employment and what it means in layman’s terms.
We hope you have enjoyed this series, and that it offers some value in your job hunt. Feel free to take from them what you want, and good luck with the search!