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Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
It takes time and energy to find the right new job, but those resources can be in short supply. From finding quicker ways to search for jobs, to making time in your day for applying, making your job hunt more efficient will help you focus on finding the best options.
How can you get the best outcome from the little time you have?
1. Be mobile
Most job boards are mobile now, so you can browse and apply on the go. Where possible, create an account so you can apply quickly. For applications requiring you to email an application, make sure your resume is accessible on mobile, either using a cloud storage system, or stored in your email account.
2. Real-time alerts
Signing up for job alerts means you’re job hunting even when you’re not on your phone or computer. Let the alerts do the heavy lifting – you can be as specific as you want to either get lots of options, or only receive listings that mean your requirements.
3. Build a network
Social media is great connector and leveler in finding the right new job. Grow your network on LinkedIn, follow companies and individuals you’re interested in on Twitter, and use Facebook to get relevant job ads and information. By maintaining a large and lively network of contacts you may not have to spend any time looking for a new job, it might come looking for you.
Finding the right job isn’t easy at the best of times, never mind when you’re already in full time employment. So make sure you’re being smart, and streamlining the process.
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