Ten tips for job seekers

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1) No leafleting, better one-to-one: Are you very interested in the place or company to which you are sending the CV? Avoid being one of many who simply send an email to the address in the “Work with us” section of the website or by filling out a form. Spend at least an hour doing research (Google knows things!), Find other people working for the same company and see if you have common contacts, study the site and all the information you find available, if you attend events in which there are people of the company, take the opportunity to know them, if the size of the company allows you make a phone call first trying to talk to the person in charge. Present yourself and anticipate sending the CV. If you can be a purple cow certainly your candidacy starts with an extra gear.

2) Keep a CV always updated but before sending it personalize it: Details better a certain experience or training course, deepen the results achieved in a certain role, cite or not the title of the thesis, depending on the recipient

3) Check the e-mail address from which you send the curriculum vitae: If it is that of the company for which you work you do not make a big figure, not even; if you use free email services, avoid those that leave animated elephants and the like at the end of the email.

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4) The email that accompanies the CV is important: Do not repeat the same things you say in the CV, let out your voice by emphasizing motivations and expectations. Discounted, but not much: take care of the shape. No typos or emails that open without a greeting and close without a signature

5) Take care of your online presence: Applies to those looking for a job that has to do with the web and communication. Otherwise in fields still good with e-mail (or without). The minimum equipment is a site with information that concerns you, edited and complete, possibly on your domain, with name and surname. It certainly says more than a traditional CV, sometimes it can replace it. To replace the site or otherwise very recommended, keep a blog in which you talk about the subject of your work. It serves in some way to make people understand how much you know and in any case it is a first presentation. Even taking care of a hobby or personal blog is a sign of interest for the network; eye to side effects: if you talk about how much you threw up Saturday night after drinking the impossible, it might not play in your favor. However, check on Google what comes out among the results looking for your name and surname: it should be exactly what you want the company to know about you

6) Take care of your presence on social networks: Depending on what you are dealing with, there are particularly suitable ones. In general, I think of LinkedIn; but spend a little ‘time to identify those frequented by people in your environment (or the one you want to enter)

7) Looking for a job is a process, not a moment: Take care of your network of relationships before it is absolutely necessary to have a network of relationships. Invest time, participate actively in industry forums, take part in events and not isolate yourself. In the same way, ask yourself periodically how your skills are compared to what on average the market asks, for the role that interests you

8) Do not stop updating: Take advantage of every training opportunity offered to you. If the place you work in does not allow you to update and improve your skills and training, do it in your free time and at your expense. There’s no excuse, it’s the only way not to sign a permanent bond with mediocrity and dissatisfaction, and it’s frustrating to even realize it during an interview

9) Subscribe to a feed with job offers: It is useful from this point of view) and, if an automatic update is not available, periodically visit the sites of ads or companies that interest you

10) Trust your skills: Do not be afraid to throw yourself. Self-confidence and enthusiasm are transmitted and make everything easier!

Written by Alex

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