How to land that job in 2017
With so many job search avenues available to jobseekers today, thinking about where to prioritise your efforts can be a pain.
According to our latest poll, 50% of Singaporean jobseekers have collectively agreed that job sites remain the preferred method of choice. Social media, headhunters and recommendations from friends are considered less important.
Fortunately, those scouting for jobs are seeing an improvement in hiring in 2017 - boosting the number of online job postings in January, according to the Monster Employment Index.
But how can you make sure you land the job you’re aiming for? Here are some things you can do to make sure your job search isn’t in vain:
Make the most of your online search
The prevalence of job sites today have levelled the playing field for employers and jobseekers. More jobs sites today have shifted from the traditional role of simply connecting jobseekers to companies. Monster for one, is equipped with a portfolio of career management tools to make job searches as targeted and successful as possible.
Filter your job search and input the right keywords to make use of the tools available. With advanced algorithms put in place, your online job search is now a breeze!
Keep your CV relevant to the role
Everyone tells you to keep your CV updated, but has anyone told you your CV also needs to be relevant? Listing every career experience you’ve had may extend your CV past the ideal length, so instead focus on writing down the experiences that can add to the role you’re applying for.
It’s important to keep your CV in an easy-to-digest format, detailing relevant employment experience and your key skills and eliminating what is not important for each role.
If you’re having trouble pinpointing the right information on your CV, there are also resume tools available on Monster such as:
- Right Resume to help craft your professional CV
- Resume Highlighter to help you highlight the right skills in your CV, and put yourself at the top of the consideration pile
Be ready for the interview
Never walk into your interview unprepared. Job interviews require much research and planning. If you’re unsure of where to start, this will give you sufficient head start:
● Understand your job role requirements: This will give you a better idea of what is expected from you, and better craft your relevant interview pointers
● Know the company information: such as their goals, vision, news, clients and past works
● Learn about interview best practices: from your attire, body language and negotiation techniques. We’ve got loads of them over at our Career Centre
● Stay informed about the latest industry trends: A quick Google News search should get you up to speed. Bring them up during your interview and you’re sure to impress.
If you’re ready to make your first step, click here to start your job search.