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Finding a new job can be a daunting task, particularly due to the timeframe of employing someone being up to twelve weeks. Long hiring processes can leave many job applicants frustrated. When searching for a job, you can often face automated application processes and a pool of qualified candidates, which can make standing apart from other candidates quite a challenge,

If you are looking for your next job opportunity soon, you might be wondering whether there’s anything you can do to speed up the lengthy process.

In this blog, we offer 5 demonstrated strategies to boost and support your competitive value and assist you with landing your next opportunity.

  1. Be specific throughout your job search

Your time is important. Try not to squander it by filling out a lot of applications for positions you are only semi-interested in. Instead, take the time to research specific positions you would truly appreciate, and afterwards, utilise your time wisely to discover and go after jobs that match what you’re searching for.

  1. Don’t quit your pursuit too quickly

You’ve completed your research, submitted your application (including your CV and cover letter) – now, what do you do? Keep your eyes open for other potential employers and opportunities as they become available.

It’s smarter to go after a few jobs that interest you, as opposed to counting on one or two applications turning into job offers.

  1. Make your CV job-specific

Very much like your cover letter, each CV you submit should focus on that specific job. Highlight your abilities, skills, and experience that relate most to that position, particularly those that are recorded in the job description itself.

  1. Make sure to keep it applicable and simple

If you have a lot of experience, should you list all of it?

Not exactly. With regards to stating your experience and work history, keep it straightforward and relevant. Summarise your past work experience briefly and ensure descriptions of your work duties are relevant to the position you’re applying for.

  1. Turn your weaknesses into strengths

We all have weaknesses and employers need to think about them. Keep in mind, however, that a weakness can also be one of your strengths. For instance, your weakness might be procrastination, however you generally make the deadlines and can produce excellent work, even on short timelines.


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