Useful Tips To Help You With Your Job Search

Here are some extra tips to help you with your digital job search.

1. Have a professional online presence

Having a professional online presence is important when job searching on and offline, as social media checking is now a standard part of pre-employment screening. According to recent research by YouGov, up to 80% of employers are likely to check a candidate's social media accounts as part of their recruitment process.

To find out how you can impress employers with your online presence, check out our blog; 'Top tips to smarten up your online presence when job hunting'.

2. Network

Attend virtual networking events, join industry-related groups on social media, and connect with professionals who inspire you. A valuable network can help drive a successful career; "It's not what you know, but who you know".

3. Master digital interviews

With the rise of remote work, digital interviews have become as common as traditional face-to-face interviews. Practice, prepare, and perfect your online interview skills to leave a lasting impression. Read our blog for more advice on how to ace your next virtual interview.

4. Look on company websites

If you have a solid idea of the type of work you want to do, why not make a list of employers in your area that you would like to work for and visit their websites directly?

Most corporate websites will have a recruitment section where you can browse current vacancies, read job descriptions and explore the various benefits packages that the company might offer. Even if there are no suitable vacancies at the moment, many websites will let you sign up to be notified of any updates and new jobs that become available.

Read the company’s mission statement and familiarise yourself with what they do – if you get an interview, this will come in really handy!

5. Consider using a laptop or PC, rather than a phone

Remember - How you access online jobsearch can make a difference. These days most people will have a smartphone that can browse the internet and access different websites. However, not all websites are mobile-friendly and may not work very well.

Ask yourself if its worth potentially missing something important when trying to fill in an online application form via your phone because the website is hard to read or doesn’t resize for your browser.

It might be better to use a laptop or desktop PC to complete any applications. If you don’t have one at home, then the local library has computers that you can use which are free for anyone claiming benefits.