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Finding a new job can be exciting, but it’s not always that easy. You might find yourself doing same the job search online every day, perhaps with little success.

Job hunting can take time, but done in the right way it could lead you to your ideal dream job. Here are 5 ways you can carry out your job hunt:

  1. Internet search

Almost all recruitment companies will advertise their job vacancies online, either on their website or on some of the bigger job sites like Reed, Indeed and Jobsite.

Use either a search engine to look for your desired job title, or the more advanced search function on the job sites. Have your CV updated and ready to go from your computer or device, so that you can instantly apply online for jobs that you find interesting. Most job sites allow you to create an account so that you don’t need to upload your CV every time. You can also opt to have a searchable CV so that recruiters can find you.

Don’t forget you can set up email alerts with certain criteria to save you searching manually every day. It might be good to vary your search slightly from time to time, using slightly different job titles and terms – some employers might word their job titles in a different way.

  1. Register with local job agencies

Find local job agencies in your area and contact them to register. Recruitment companies can have excellent relationships with all sizes and types of businesses who trust them so that they can push through applications for the right candidates.  They may also be able to give you some CV and interview advice if needed, to increase your chances of getting the job you want. Registering with a job agency can be done online or over the phone and sometimes involves a quick visit to the job agency’s office.

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  1. Ask around

Your friends and family might not think to mention every passing job vacancy they hear of at their workplace, so let them know you are looking for a job and ask them to keep an ear out for you. Some companies like to employ people that are already known to someone else in the organisation, so it can be a great way of getting in. There are also local networking events you can attend to get talking to business people in the area.

  1. Go direct

Make a list of local companies that you would like to work for in your area. You can find local organisations in online directories and using search engine maps. If you are happy to travel further afield for the right company, check the office location of your dream workplace, to see if it’s realistically commutable for you. Grab the contact details from the company website and email over your CV, then follow up with a phone call. If possible try and find out the decision maker’s name for your desired job role by calling or emailing the company first.

If it’s a shop front type of business, then look your best and go right in and ask if they have any job vacancies. Don’t forget to take a copy of your CV and be prepared to give a quick rundown of your skills and experience.

  1. Look in publications and newspapers

Although so much of what we do these days is online, many companies still advertise in local and national newspapers. If you’re aiming for a big company in a city, try having a look in the national papers. For local work then your village or town’s newspaper should cover it. Specific industry publications will also normally have a job section.

Good luck!

If you are looking for jobs in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas, then Wote Street People can help with full time, part time, temporary and permanent roles. Give us a call on 01256 811 818 or send Maxine an email – maxine@wotestreetpeople.co.uk. You can also search for our latest jobs here.

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