Why can’t you find a job?

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It’s the question nobody wants to hear, but what’s stopping you from landing a new job? You’ve got the qualifications, you know what to say and you know how to look, yet you’re still being beaten to positions by someone else. Maybe it’s time to rethink your strategy, and the specialists at CV Library have come up with a few pointers to help you finally land a job.

Know what you want
Your CV relies heavily on the job you want. If you don’t write for the job you’re applying for, your CV I going to look confused, vague and directionless. Create a through-line that encourages recruiters to read on instead of getting lost. If you aren’t sure where you want your career to go, don’t let your CV reflect that.

Set goals
Give yourself targets to reach each day, whether that means you write a certain number of cover letters or hand in your CV to a set number of people. The monotony of job hunting can get tiring quickly if you don’t set yourself daily challenges to help you pace.

Expand your search
The hunt doesn’t end at job searching sites like CV Library or Indeed. Not every job is listed on every job board, and it’s important to remember that some smaller companies just stick to social media and their own company sites. Social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter can be excellent resources for finding out who’s hiring.

Follow up
If you aren’t hearing back from companies, give them an email. Don’t pester, but asking for feedback shows that you care about the job and it isn’t just one of a hundred CVs you’ve sent out this week. If you receive a rejection email, take this as an opportunity to find out what they were looking for and what they expect from a CV.

Still struggling to find your perfect job? Tell us what your biggest issues are on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

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    Toby Cruse

    Content Writer - PA Life

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