How to get a job

Interested in finding out how to get a job? You need a solid plan if you want to be successful in your job search. Find out how you can do this by reading the information below.

Interested in finding out how to get a job? Whether you are a recent graduate or looking for a change, the job market can be tough to crack. You need a solid plan if you want to be successful in your search. 

How to get a job Fast

 

Need to find a employment, but pressed for time? Searching for a job can be a very overwhelming experience. But if you plan well, there’s no need to panic. 

Update Your Information 

Your time might be limited, but that doesn’t mean you should just start applying immediately. Make sure you update your CV or online profile and include all relevant skills and experience. 

Be Specific 

Figure out what you want before you start applying. Don’t waste your time filling out applications that don’t really interest you. Take the time to search for jobs that match what you want. Most job sites, like Indeed allow you to set up alerts according to your preferences. 

Make Finding a job Your new job 

There is no way around it. If you want to find a new employment fast, you need to put in the work and hours. Whether you are currently unemployed or looking for a change, dedicate as much time as you can to job hunting. 

Ask for Help  

Asking for help can sometimes be difficult, but it’s an effective way to get a job fast. Find a way to communicate with other people in the same industry or connect with former colleagues. They might know of opportunities that would suit you. 

Consider a Temporary Position

Everyone needs to start somewhere. It’s very unlikely that you will land the perfect job on your first try. If you are unemployed, a temporary or contract job can help you earn money while looking for a more suitable job. It can sometimes also lead to a more permanent position. 

 

How do I get a job With no Experience? 

Finding employement with little to no work experience can seem close to impossible. Luckily, there are ways you can still land a job. 

Educate yourself: Learn everything you can about the industry you want to work in. Once you know what is required of you, build on your skills and knowledge by taking courses, attending workshops or getting a qualification. 

Start at the bottom: It might not sound ideal, but working for little or no money can help you get your foot in the door. Applying for an internship or volunteering are some ways you can gain hands-on experience. 

Revamp your CV: Alter your CV or resume according to the specific position you are applying for. Don’t send the same CV to every post. List your skills, courses you have done and experience you have so it relates to the post. 

Focus on your soft skills: Employers tend to look for people who have a good set of transferable skills. Take a look at the list of the most popular ones below. 

  • Written and verbal communication 
  • Computer skills 
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Organisational and time management 
  • Listening ability
  • Research skills 
  • Leadership 

Skills Academy offers a range of short courses that can help you learn or improve on your workplace skills

Work the network: Sometimes finding the right job starts with knowing the right people. Don’t be afraid to ask friends, family or former colleagues for recommendations. Make sure that people know you are actively looking for employment. 

Going for interviews forms part of how to get a job

Tips on how get an Interview

It’s important to prepare yourself before you even land an interview. That starts with the application process. A well planned CV and cover letter can make all the difference when it comes to standing out from other applicants. 

  • Be specific when it comes to the industry and job and you want.
  • Do your research on potential companies you want to work for. 
  • Develop a CV that highlights your strengths and skills 
  • Promote yourself on online job profiles or social networking sites. 
  • Network with the right people
  • Follow up on jobs you applied for. 
  • Practice answering common interview questions. 

What Jobs are Easier to Apply for? 

There are a range of jobs you can apply for even if you have limited or no work experience. Below is a list of some of the popular jobs you can get into. 

Admin Assistant

An admin assistant usually handles the scheduling of meetings, phone calls and paperwork. If you are interested in working in an office environment, this is a good place to start. 

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Sales/Customer Service Representative 

This job isn’t for everyone, but if you love working with people and want to earn commission, it’s perfect. You can also develop or improve your skills while working. 

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Web Developer 

Interested in an IT-related job? Why not become a web developer? You can create and design websites for companies or individuals.  

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HR Manager/Recruiter 

Always wanted to work in the HR industry? It’s possible to get an entry-level position with no experience. Build on your skills and knowledge to move up the ranks. 

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Other jobs that are easy to apply to includes some of the following: 

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Last Updated: September 16, 2021

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