Some people find a job through the word of mouth from their parents, friends, and acquaintances. This is a good way but if you really want to land a job of your dream you will need to make some efforts to have the edge on others who are competing for the same job.
As a recruitment agency, we receive a lot of requests every day from people who are looking for a job.
Yes, they are looking for “a” job and not “the” job.
Prior to applying for a job, check that the skills set and experience covered in your CV are relevant to the position you are applying for, as you might want to adapt it to make it more relevant. Some people never thought of sending a covering or motivational letter, as they feel their CV is sufficient. The additional information in the letter, as well as the motivation for applying for a particular job, might make you stand out next to other candidates. It is essential for the companies to know how much motivation you have and in which field you are an expert.
Here are two examples of requests that we receive:
“Hi, I am looking for a part-time job. I send you my CV. Please, help me!”
“Hello, my boyfriend is looking for a job in the administration field. Do you have any opportunities for him?”
These types of requests are rather vague and might give the impression that it is one of several applications sent by the same person. The recipients of such application are not likely to be interested in asking for more information. So, explain clearly what type of job you are searching for and relate to your educational background, skills set and experience. Let them know what you want and why. Underline in your curriculum the specific skills that are relevant to the job you are applying.
If you are wondering what steps you should take before applying for a job, here is some advice:
Create a contacts list to send your CV
Keep your CV and cover letter updated and well-finished
Contact the interviewers in person
Be kind and not insistent
And finally, you may also contact our recruiters! We will help you through the recruitment process, understanding how to add value to your application by getting to know you, your skills set and experience better to assist you in your next career move!