Strategies for Finding a Job in 2024

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Searching for a new job can be tiring, we get it. However, you can make this experience a little easier on yourself by using certain proactive strategies. 

In this article, we’ll explore some of the best tips for finding a new job, which are applicable to all job seekers — from those just starting out to experienced candidates who need a quick refresher.

CV Writing Tips

Your CV is one of the most critical tools in a job search. Let’s take a look at 4 top tips to make your CV stand out:

  1. Show what makes you unique: Show how your specific skills can be a valuable addition to the company, helping to solve their problems and, ultimately, make them money.
  2. Choose a clear layout: Employers tend to spend under 30 seconds scanning your CV, so it needs to remain clutter-free and easy to read. There are lots of free CV templates you can access online.
  3. Tailor your CV to each job: Make yourself an obvious fit. Study the words and phrases that are used in the job description, and make sure to include them in your CV.
  4. Keep it error-free: As well as checking your UK spelling and grammar, make sure your employment dates match up and that you’ve provided the correct contact details.

The Power of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one the most valuable tools you can use for your job search, providing opportunities to connect with a wealth of potential employers, recruiters, and jobs. 

Be sure to keep your profile up to date so that it accurately reflects the skills, experience, and education you hold within your line of work. Doing so will help people who are looking for those skills to find you more easily.

If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, now is the time to create one! Check out this article for the ins and outs of using LinkedIn for business.

Top Job Portals to Kickstart Your Job Search

A job portal is a website where people who need jobs can find jobs, and companies looking for job seekers can find the perfect employees. Some of the best job portals to find work include:

  • Job boards, such as Indeed
  • LinkedIn
  • Local recruitment agencies

Using the right sites means you’ll be able to see all of the best opportunities in one place, and employers will be able to see all of your relevant information alongside your CV.

Check out this article for a list of top UK job sites in 2024.

The Benefit of Working with an Employment Agency

Working with an employment agency, such as Plus One Recruitment, can save you a lot of time and effort in your job search. Here’s how:

  • They’re experts at making personalised job matches.
  • They understand the complexities of different industries.
  • They offer long-term support to help you navigate your career path successfully.

For more information about how Plus One Recruitment can assist you in finding your ideal job, please contact us today.