30. September 2009 11:27
Job seeking is tough, isn't it?
Let me guess: you spend your
time brushing up your interview techniques, following CV advice,
staring at jobs websites and hitting the 'apply' button until you begin
to get minor RSI.
Your inbox is so
undisturbed that you almost expect a virtual tumbleweed to fly over the
screen. Job vacancies are being snapped up quicker than you can scream
'Hire me!' and most of the time you don't even get so much as a
rejection letter thrown your way. People keep banging on about CV
databases- But you think, it's just another way for my application to
be sucked up into the vast, unyielding vacuum that is the world of
Internet job seeking, right?
-Employers are increasingly using CV databases to match candidates to vacancies.
-By using CV databases a recruiter can cast their net much wider than using traditional methods.
-They can browse a wealth of candidates and find the perfect applicant for every job they need to fill.
appearing in a CV database, YOU could be that perfect candidate.
Distributing your CV will mean you are putting yourself firmly in the
marketplace for a job. You don't buy a car you've never seen, and
people can't offer you a job if they don't know you're looking.
FreeMyCV delivers its customers brand spanking new CV's from active jobseekers- employers know that the CV's
they will see are the most up-to-date bunch of candidates in the
market, which is why they are so keen to get their hands on your CV. It's that simple. One form and your CV could be in the hands of your next employer in no time.
So, you're in the game, you've distributed your CV and now you wait for the job offers to roll in, right?
best way to maximise your job seeking potential is to be aggressive in
your job hunt, be forthright and active, active, active. This isn't
some scary cheerleading pitch, it's just good sense- you need to make
the most out of your job seeking by utilising every tool at your
disposal enabling you to be rewarded with the shiny title of 'active jobseeker'. FreeMyCV does not only send your CV to jobs websites but it registers you with them as well.
This means that you can use your login
details and receive all of the benefits of being a registered user on
these sites. And you've only had to fill in one form. That's pretty
ace, right? You can search, apply, save jobs, and check out all of the
facilities they have to offerjobseekers without going through the time
consuming process of registering for each individual site. By utilising
the services of these sites to the max, you never know how close you
could be to finding your next job...
Happy Job Hunting!
4. September 2009 10:29
It's a Friday afternoon, the sun probably won't be out again till next
year and someone brought pizza into the office at lunch; so to
celebrate and commiserate all of those things, my blog today is just
for fun, but before you get excited there's an important job seeking
lesson to be learned first...
Job seeking tip of the day: Contact details can say a lot, or rather too much, about you!
We all go through our CV with a fine tooth comb before submitting it to
employers, education and work history- check, well written personal
statement- check, perfect spelling and grammar-check... But what might
be easy to forget is something as small as the email address you
supply. Make sure that your email address is sensible, professional and
simple- don't put your prospective employer off by asking him to
contact you on a silly email address that you've had since college.
To give you an idea of the type of thing to avoid, I have enlisted the
help of the FreeMyCV office; and after much amusement, deliberation and
censoring [tut tut, boys] I now bring you our definitive list of
personal email addresses you might want to consider avoiding...
Feel free to add to our list by using the comments section. Have a good weekend, and Happy Job Hunting!!
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