When Covid-19 hit the world, a lot of people were left unemployed and mostly depressed. As a result, It has been very tough for a lot of people to find work because of job scarcity.
If you are struggling to get a job and need more help in increasing your chances in landing a job this year amidst all the challenges.
Check out the following ten things to do that can help you find work in 2021…..
1. Upgrade Your CV
It is very important to improve your cv to increase your chances of being more employable. You CV should be concise and compelling. It’s purpose is to make employers want to meet you; to see if you will be a good fit for their company.
2. Knock On Doors
Knocking on doors may seem a bit old fashioned, and it also takes a little bit of “cheek” to put yourself out there. But the fact that you are doing it will immediately put you in the category of someone who is a “little different” – and that is usually of interest to potential employers!.
Networking is the best way to find a job because: Networking makes you a recommended member of a much smaller pool. The job you want may not be advertised at all. Networking leads to information and job leads, often before a formal job description is created or a job announced.
4. Grab Any Opportunity life gives
All you have to do is keep your mind open to every opportunity that comes along your way. Opportunities are often missed by deliberation. People tend to miss the maximum of the opportunities because they look like lots of work.
Volunteering doesn’t just help your favorite charity—it’s also a great way to build skills and maybe even find your next job. … volunteers have a 27% higher likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers.
6. Learn a new skill
Even if you are extremely experienced and advanced within your career, it’s important to keep learning new skills and to keep working towards a better version of yourself. During your job searching period, you may find that you have a lot more free time than usual and if so, this is the perfect opportunity to learn some new skills that will make you more employable!
7. Keep Positive
Carry yourself with confidence and determination; your results will reflect this attitude. Don’t allow setbacks to knock your confidence. Easier said than done sometimes, I know, but the point still stands.
8. Find an agency
When you are job searching it’s always good to register with a recruitment agency as often they will be recruiting for jobs that may not be advertised.
9. Create a strong social media presence
Creating a Twitter profile is another way to strengthen your professional online presence. You can use it to expand your network both in and outside of academia and build up your reputation as a subject matter expert. Tweeting helps get your name out and could put you on a hiring committee member’s radar.
10. Keep Searching
Feeling positive will help motivate you to continue with your search. Also, your positive attitude will come across during interviews and networking opportunities, increasing your chances of making a strong first impressions.
Written By : Phumelela Mashego