Whether this is a change in career direction, seeking progression from your current role or looking for a new challenge that utilises your skills, the job market is an increasingly competitive one.
So how do you make sure you maximise the opportunities that are out there?
Increase your online presence
Firstly, make sure you have a CV that is easily searchable. Recruiters, whether agency or in-house teams, make use of job board CV databases and LinkedIn to find candidates. This may be done ahead of a role being advertised so let them find you before you find them! This applies to both your CV and your LinkedIn profile. Use the space available to you to maximise your chances for success.
Getting noticed on LinkedIn
To maximise your presence on LinkedIn searches, make sure you select your correct industry sector and location. Profiles that show location as “United Kingdom” will not appear in most searches as these are typically done using a post code and radius to enable targeted searches relevant to a particular location. Likewise, if you are, for example, a finance professional working in and keen to stay in the hi-tech sector, make sure your industry sector on your profile is relevant to your sector rather than profession as searches are more typically made using this to narrow down and identify profiles from a particular background.
Register your CV
Register your CV on job boards, not just to be found by recruiters as indicated above but also to set up alerts so that you are quickly informed when a new vacancy is posted that may be relevant to your profile. Make sure you set up your preferences so that the vacancies that best match your profile and aspirations are sent to you.
So, don’t forget, as well as applying to roles, increase your chances of more interviews, particularly ahead of a vacancy being advertised, by helping recruiters and employers find you, from cvandgo we help you to increase your response rate with a professionally written resume.