If you’re actively looking for a new post or planning to seek out a new opportunity, then read on!
1/ THE BEST WAY TO LAND A NEW JOB? DON’T LOOK FOR ONE!
It’s true! Paradoxical though it may seem, it is better to look for a job when you’re already in work. According to a LinkedIn report, while 85% of “passive jobseekers” who are in post are satisfied with their job, nearly half (45%) said that they would be willing to meet a recruiter to discuss a professional opportunity!
2/ USE ASSESSMENT TOOLS
Tests and tools for assessing candidates are still all the rage. Finding the right person whose skills are best suited to a particular organisation is in a candidate’s best interest, because there’s nothing worse than discovering that your “dream” job is in fact a nightmare.
3/ BE HONEST!
For a recruiter, there’s nothing worse than finding out that someone they have taken on has given them the hard sell and hasn’t been straight with them… (Always) prepare for interview questions to save time and hone your answers so that they come across naturally and don’t have to be made up on the spot.
4/ GET HELP WITH BOOSTING YOUR CAREER AND DEVELOPING YOUR SKILLS
Opportunities often arise when we’re least expecting them. Don’t be afraid to seek support from a recruitment professional to find them. Take stock of your career to date and learn how to uncover those hidden posts within your own company! It’s a win-win situation: you can continue to develop new skills and your employer has one less resignation to worry about…
5/ STAY UP TO DATE THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKS
69% of jobseekers use social media as part of their job search and this rises to 86% for young jobseekers in the first 10 years of their career.
While LinkedIn may seem like the obvious choice, it’s important to reach out beyond your first-degree connections as data from the platform have shown that “weak ties” can also offer opportunities. Or why not take a creative approach by using Snapchat?
6/ LEARN TO INTERACT WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
The use of artificial intelligence (The aim of artificial intelligence (AI) is to create robots or software that have or simulate a level of intelligence comparable to, or even more specialised than, that found in humans) is becoming increasingly widespread in all fields. “Chatbots” (A chatbot is a software robot that can interact with an individual or consumer via automated conversations that are conducted primarily in natural language. Chatbots initially used libraries of questions and answers, but advances in artificial intelligence mean that they are now increasingly capable of “analysing” and “understanding” messages through machine learning.) are going to play a key role in job hunting. For example, Mya (http://www.trymya.io/) is a chatbot that walks candidates through the recruitment process and helps them position themselves more effectively to reach the interview stage.
How about you? How will you go about finding a job in 2017?