Skills and Support
Skills and Support
The worrying subject of unemployment seems to be on the edge of everybody's minds in the current economic climate, and finding a job has become a serious problem for everyone in the UK. As a provider of back to work schemes at Twin we know that everyone needs a bit of help and advice to be able to get a job, so read on and see our top tips on how to find a new job.
Afterall, we have all been unemployed at one stage in our lives and we all know how frustrating the process can be, it can also get quite worrying. There are many ways you can boost your chances of getting a job and we start off with a tip that not many people use…
Social media alerts. This is a great way to keep up to date with relevant vacancies coming from businesses and companies, many companies are now using twitter, Facebook and other social networks to promote there vacancies and it's a great way for people to keep up to date with what jobs are currently available and what jobs they can apply for. Setting up an alert on your twitter or Facebook will also give you a wider range of jobs to apply for, therefore giving you a better chance of gaining an interview and then maybe a job!
Use Job websites. Websites such as apprenticeships.com, total jobs.com and reed.com are a great way to keep track of what jobs are available. These sites help you set up an online profile and help you create a CV that is more attractive to employers. These sites also have exclusive vacancies that you won't be able to find elsewhere, so make sure you get on a job site now.
Frequent Searching. If you want the best chance of gaining a job, you should structure your days and search for jobs at least twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon, as some jobs will only be live for a certain amount of hours! Obviously it depends on what kind of job your applying for, but we strongly recommend you search as much as you can.
Update your CV! Make sure your CV is up to date and put in everything you can! Don't miss anything out. The more experience and qualifications the better! Also make sure your CV is clear and to the point, employers often get 100s of applications for a job and do not want to read overly wordy CVs.
Job references. Positive references jump out to employers, as they show them that another employer believes you are capable in a working environment. They also explain to employers how good you have been in a previous job, and it tells them a lot about you as a worker. So, don't be afraid to ask your previous employer for a reference, they can make a real difference when you are applying for a new job.
Be Realistic. If you're searching a for specific job, make sure you have the required qualifications/experience as employers won't look twice if your qualifications and experience are not up to scratch! We aren't saying only apply for basic jobs, but don't be unrealistically ambitious and apply for jobs you probably won't get, this will just get your hopes up and knock your confidence.
Once you have gained an interview, make sure you do your homework on the company before you go; this shows interest and proves that you want the job! Learn your CV off by heart; the interviewer is bound to ask you questions about your CV. Don't forget to look presentable either, first impressions count and you won't have much chance of getting the job if you turn up for the interview in jeans and a t-shirt. Finally, be confident in the interview and remember that you are there because the employer thinks you are one of the best suited people to the job that they are offering. There is no need to be stressed at this point because the employer has shown that they are interested in you by offering you an interview in the first place.
So there you have you have it, 7 lucky tips to help you gain employment! Start using all of them now and you will have a job in no time! Good luck!