For ages, New Year has been the time when people all around the world believed that magic happens overnight as shedding the old skin and waiting for blessing to come.
Magic has a lot of names and for each has a separate meaning: some kind of financial gain, new love, reconciliation with old, finding justice, romance of a lifetime, health improvement, pregnancy, and many others… and last but not least finding a new career opportunity or not even ‘new’, but best career opportunity.
Thinking positively and gathering positive affirmations could really help in gaining good motivation and inspiration, but doing the job and sowing the seeds, seeing them grow is what that really matters. Living in the real world and not only in the 5th dimension, putting the efforts is what brings the fruits of your labor.
Well, you can believe that a certain chance is just around the corner and by a divine intervention a recruiter would pick your profile offering the best career opportunity ever…
But Have You Done The Job?
As a recruiter and a person who spends 50% of my time on LinkedIn every day I see profiles that are incomplete, do not give any chance to learn about the skills of the profile’s owner, their experience, recommendations, what are they capable of and the profile states: Open for new opportunities.
You should understand that recruiters find by inserting keywords. Eg: ‘Dutch speakers’ with ‘business acumen’. This search if profiles are done properly should bring all people who are not just Dutch speakers but their language level is professional and business. And this is what I need for my job.
Have you got one? It’s a terrific idea to have an outstanding CV (CV is the label of your brand – your skills and capabilities), but having a LinkedIn profile gives the highest value and flavor of your brand.
LinkedIn nowadays is a free tool to be found in every single moment and offered a life-changing opportunity, but it only works when you did it well.
My practice taught me that CV has to be concise and straight to the point. It should not be extensive, regardless of the experience, pay attention to density. This doesn’t mean to shrink the content to font size 8! The minimum is 12. It’s more about prioritizing the content.
Your CV and LinkedIn are the foundation but your ‘brand’ as content should be spread and delivered to all available locations. Put yourself out there:
|Site||Location||Type of employment||Notes|
|Adzuna||The U.K.||General||Content aggregator|
|AlJazeera Jobs||Middle East||General||Based in Bahrain (Jobs at Al Jazeera)|
|Canadian Job Bank||Canada||General||Government affiliated, connected to Working in Canada|
|CareerArc Social Recruiting||The U.S.||General|
|CareerBuilder||U.S. and international||General|
|CareerStructure.com||U.K. and international||Construction industry|
|Craigslist||U.S. and international||General classified ads|
|Dice.com||The U.S.||Engineering and I.T.|
|Freelancer.com||Australia, London, Manila, Jakarta, U.S.||General|
|Glassdoor||The U.S.||General||Includes anonymous employer reviews. Acquired by Recruit|
|Graduateland||Northern Europe||College graduates.||Based in Denmark|
|Gumtree||U.K., Australia, and international||General classified ads|
|IAESTE||International||Students in technical fields||Non-profit, based in Luxembourg|
|Indeed.com||U.S. and international||General||Acquired by Recruit|
|Insidetrak||Australia||General||Content aggregator. Part of Glassdoor.com|
|JobServe||U.S. and U.K.||General|
|JobStreet.com||Southeast Asia||General||Based in Malaysia|
|Kijiji||Canada and international||General classified ads||Part of eBay|
|U.S. and international||Professional networking||Acquired by Microsoft on December 8, 2016|
|Monster.com||U.S. and international||General||Acquired by Randstad Holding|
|MyScience||International||Science and academia|
|Oodle||U.S.||General classified ads||Content aggregator|
|Proven||U.S.||Small and Medium-Sized Businesses||Hiring tools for employers|
|Simply Hired||U.S.||General||Content aggregator. Acquired by Recruit|
|Swissnex||Switzerland||Science and technology||Professional networking resources, government-affiliated|
|TalentEgg||Canada||Students, recent graduates, internships|
|TimesJobs||India and the Middle East||General||Several industry-specific sites|
|Trovit||Europe and Latin America||General classified ads||Based in Spain|
|Universal Jobmatch||U.K.||General||Government affiliated, connected with Monster.com|
|USAJobs||U.S.||Federal civil service jobs||Government affiliated|
|Working in Canada||Canada||General||Government affiliated, connected to Canadian Job Bank|
|Workopolis||Canada||General||Acquired by Recruit|
I borrowed this content /table from Wikipedia, but there are many others, local such as European, remote, UK, USA, etc that you need to search for locally and put yourself out there.
Finding a job is a job and you need to dedicate enough time on this
Process of Six Stages
If you have got the ambition you have got the chance. But if you stay still and just hope and pray for the best, not doing the job, won’t bring success.
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