How To Be Savvy With Your Job Search
Being smart with your job search is a fundamental factor to finding your perfect new start. Learning how to search for a job or search for a perfect role can be challenging. Below, we look at some quick wins, that will give you a head start on finding your dream job.
LinkedIn has the largest professional network in the world with over 500 million members. A good place to start with your job search would be to create a profile, if you haven’t done so already. Not only will this allow you to be found by recruiters, you will also be able to use the platform to find jobs using their job search function. Using LinkedIn’s filter function, you can search their job board on your preferred job title, location and even brand. You then have the ability to save your search and turn on alerts so that if any new roles arise that match your criteria, you can be one of the first applicants.
Turn to job boards that are relevant with your industry. Due to the high number of jobs within fashion and retail, there are many fashion specific platforms offering new vacancies such as BOF Careers, Drapers Jobs and Retail Choice (to name a few). Sign up to their daily newsletters to stay on top of any new jobs that come to their job boards. Remember, if you search for a role directly within Google, its new smart function, Google Jobs, will return searches from job boards containing your key words.
Signing on with relevant recruiters will hugely help your job search. Not only do recruiters assist with your search and match your experience with any vacancies they have, they also have fantastic relationships with their clients and can help specify your application. You can use as many recruiters as you wish to amplify your search, but it is important to be open with your consultants about your career requirements; they may not understand what you’re looking for and recommend roles that don’t match your desires.
List Your Favourite Brands
Some brands have limited resources when it comes to hiring; they may even simply use their own website to advertise vacancies. Make a list of your favourite brands and visit their websites; learn about their values and see if they have any vacancies that match what you’re looking for. Fashion is an incredibly fast-moving industry, so if nothing is available, email your CV with a strong covering letter for their consideration for future available roles.
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