Sometimes sticking to job listings isn’t the best way to move forward.
- Focusing on specific companies rather than vacancies can work in your favor, as when you move on to the application process you’ll already have an interest in the company and that will shine through in what you say.
- Keep an eye on job listings, of course, but if you see a few positions going at a great company but none of the roles are suitable to you, send them a CV and covering letter anyway (remember – sell yourself!). More than one vacancy posting at once is a sign that the company is expanding.
Expand your search
- Particularly thanks to technology, the job market is constantly evolving at such a pace that there are heaps of jobs out there that you’ve probably never even heard of – and that didn’t exist back when you were speaking to your careers Councillor at school.
- For example, do you know what a UX designer is? Or what about a Content Marketer, a Back end Developer or a Growth Hacker? It’s worth putting some research into this, as you might find that once you get past the unfamiliar names that these are roles you’d be interested in trying out.
Choosing to go down a less traditional career path can also mean less competition.
With which activities did you find your job? Please give us some ideas.
Oliver $ Kim