Today in this new article of EuropeLanguageAdvice we want to share a few things with you that can help you find a job. We mentioned before that attitude is very important, we need to be positive and motivated in order to avoid losing focus. Here are a few things that you can do to keep yourself active when searching for a job.
- Analyze your strengths and weaknesses.
The recruiter might ask you about it so it’s worth to have an answer ready. But also doing an analysis of ourselves can be very beneficial to improve in all those things we are not doing well. It is a process to get to know the inner you.
- Prepare a good CV.
It is usually the only piece of information that a recruiter has of you and that is how you are going to compete with others. Take good care of the content and the keywords you want to stand out but don’t forget about the presentation, the design and the orthography. Scroll down to find out more information on how to prepare a good CV.
- Use employment tools from your university.
Most universities nowadays help students to find their first job or internship. Also they will help you decide what field and position can match better with your abilities.
- Do an internship.
It is very important to do internships at the beginning of your career. First because it enables you to get some experience and second because it will help you to find out what you really like doing and which tasks and sectors you are best in.
- Use job boards.
Register in job boards and search for vacancies from time to time. Be active and try to avoid frustration. There are job boards for specific profiles and more generic ones. For example if you are looking for a job in Europe and you speak more than one language we recommend our services: www.europelanguagejobs.com 🙂
- Create your personal brand.
What makes you different from the rest? Show it to the world and to the recruiter. 95% of recruiters check candidate’s social networks before they make a decision. It is very important to have a Linkedin account up to date.
- Do networking.
Build connections. You can go to events or workshops related to your field, bring business cards and try to meet new people. Connections can be helpful when looking for a job but also after. Try to stay in touch with people that matter.
- Create a blog.
If you like to write it can be very helpful to have your own blog. Recruiters will appreciate that and it is also the way to show the world what your interests are and what makes you unique.
Thanks for reading! We hope you liked this article, don’t lose hope and keep looking, don’t settle. Eventually you will find what you are looking for!
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All the best,
The Europe Language Jobs Team