You might not think you’re a job seeker, but your job search is not so easy.
And you’re not alone.
A new survey finds a lot of people are struggling to find work.
The JobCentre Plus survey has revealed that around 30 per cent of people who want to find employment do not have a job.
Jobseekers have a long way to go in finding a job, especially in the technology sector, where employers are increasingly relying on online job advertisements to fill vacancies.
The online market is saturated, so employers have been finding more and more ways to get people to apply for jobs, such as offering training, work experience and apprenticeships.
But there’s more to finding work than just being available for a job interview.
Here are some tips to help you get started: Start a blog.
Blogging is one of the best ways to find and stay connected to a jobseeker.
It’s a free way to post job advertisements, and it also helps you keep track of your jobseeking efforts and get your message across to potential employers.
Use the job search tool.
Jobseekers can use Jobseeker, which is a free job search app, to search for jobs and find job vacancies on a variety of different platforms.
Create a profile.
You’ll be surprised how many jobseekers get stuck with a profile that’s outdated and confusing.
Make a profile of yourself that you share with employers and find out what job opportunities are available.
Keep a blog of your work experience.
Some jobseekers report being unable to find an offer due to lack of time or because they’re too busy with family or work.
Take time out to think about what you’re looking for in a job and how it can help you find work, according to the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.
Do your homework.
Get advice on how to use the Jobsearch tool and what to include in your profile, and look at job postings on jobboards.
Talk to people.
Get in touch with people who have worked in the industry you’re interested in, and ask them about what they’re finding out and what they’ve found that you may have missed.
Make an online profile with your job seeker.
Find out what they are interested in and what their experience is.
Find a job posting you think may be of interest.
Talk to them about the positions they’re looking at, the qualifications they’ve applied for and how they’re interested.
Ask about the hours you’d like to work and their availability.
Make a job offer.
Get a job listing, contact your employer and put a job application in writing.
It should include: a link to the Jobcentre Plus website where you can apply online, and a contact email address for you to get in touch