You’d have to be living under a rock for the last five years to not realise that finding a job in the UK is a lot harder than in recent years.
The current economic climate has meant that jobseekers now have to go above and beyond in order to get on the payroll of any business or local authority. This article lists six ideas which should boost a search for employment.
1. Unpaid Work
Many jobseekers are boosting their CV by undertaking unpaid work in the form of work placements, voluntary jobs or internships. This dedication will stand you in good stead with these companies when a vacancy comes up.
2. Further education
Many jobseekers are treating the recession as a perfect opportunity get more qualified for their chosen field. Whether it’s going to University or completing a first aid course, it rarely hurts to have additional qualifications on your CV.
In many industries, it is more who you know than what you know that gets you that important job. With this in mind, many professionals whether employed or not are networking with as many professionals in their chosen field as possible via websites such as Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn
Those who are getting turned down for a lot of interviews could do a lot worse than get their CVs checked over by professional CV writing companies. Something as small as a spelling or grammatical error could be the difference between a job interview or binned application.
Don’t just apply for jobs at firms who are advertising. Take the initiative and phone companies up to ask whether they are hiring. Many large companies receive so much interest that they don’t even bother to advertise.
6. Be Different
With such high demand for jobs, it is becoming increasingly important to stand out from the crowd. An unemployed man from Hull recently secured work at a bingo hall after pinning posters advertising his services all over his home town.
It’s extremely important not to give up hope in a search for employment . Being unemployed is rubbish for self-esteem but everyone who persists will eventually succeed.