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Perfecting Your Job Search in a Crowded Market

AU Job Connection September 30, 2020

When the job market is crowded, searching for employment may feel like an exercise in futility. It doesn’t have to be. The key is to follow a specific strategy that will help you perfect your job search for greater notice among potential employers no matter how crowded the market happens to be.

Know What You Want in a Job

You don’t want to get stuck in a job you hate or one that doesn’t utilise your skills and training. Unfortunately, if you aren’t sure of what it is that you are looking for in a job, that is precisely what may happen. Before you begin your search, figure out what, specifically, you want your next job to be. Then focus your search on jobs in that industry, in the field, and with the job description, you have in mind.

Customise Your CV for the Job You Want

Consider key terms for the industry in which you are applying for employment. Make sure your CV highlights your skills and abilities employers in this field will find attractive. Don’t forget to point out leadership skills, communication skills, and any specialised training you may have for certain roles within an organisation.

Use Facts and Figures to Promote Your Abilities

Employers want evidence that you’re a good investment for their organisations. Provide real numbers and hard data as evidence of how effective you have been for past employers as an indicator of how effective you can be for future employers.

While there are no guarantees in any job market, these actions will help you stand out as a potential employee in job markets that are teeming with eager job seekers.