Whether you’re unemployed or under-employed, getting that next job may be as easy as applying for the first opening you see. However, it’s more likely a full-fledged job search is required to find the right fit.
That means employing several tactics in your job search toolbox.
Staff at The Work Place in Grande Prairie can assist you with your job search tools and advise you on tactics to be most successful in your job hunt, including possible referrals to low- or no cost ways to improve your skills (see contact information below).
With the unemployment rate in Canada hitting an all-time low in late 2018, it’s more important than ever that you’re doing more than churning out resumes and hoping for the best. Applying to specific opportunities with relevant and detailed information on your resume is just a start.
While most vacancies are widely advertised, often on popular job sites, many are found in the hidden job market or are advertised in limited forums such as social media – Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter.
Many employers continue to rely on employee referrals. Have you cultivated your network within companies where you’d like to work? Have you discussed your employment situation with colleagues and contacts, in general? Professional and social gatherings are great opportunities to promote yourself.
Is your LinkedIn profile up to date, including your volunteer experience and testimonials? Are you continuing to upgrade your skills in key areas while conducting your job search?
The start of a new year is an excellent time to review your tactics and focus your priorities for the year. Ensure that you have paper resumes ready for an interview and that you have references who can speak to specific accomplishments and outcomes.
This article provides an array of job search tips to consider: https://www.hiretheyouth.org/job-search-tips/
If you want more help with your job search at no cost, contact us at 780-539-5477. You can send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office is located at #105, 9840-97th Ave., Grande Prairie.
We also help employers find qualified candidates.