1. Create a strong CV that is tailored to suit
No two jobs will be exactly the same. Always adapt your curriculum vitae (CV), also known as a resume, to suit an individual employer or a particular sector or industry to get the best results from your job hunting. Relevance is crucial. When you are applying for a role, make sure you have checked your CV against the advertisement and look for any potential improvements you can make. There is no such thing as a unique CV for all jobs you are applying for.
2. Be an effective job hunter
Trying different ways to find a job gives you a better chance of succeeding. Besides using job search sites (eg. Seek and Trade Me Jobs), you can also talk to your family, friends and other people you know who can help you with job leads or a referral. Remember to take every opportunity you can to get your foot in the door.
3. Create your public career brand through LinkedIn
You should consider getting potential employers to come to you by creating your public career brand through LinkedIn. Building your LinkedIn profile simply means showcasing your areas of expertise and conveying who you are as a professional publicly in order to open doors to more career opportunities.
4. Prepare for job interviews
Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, so before you get called for your interview, it would be useful to develop responses to common interview questions and practice them. The more prepared you are, the better you will do and the more likely you will be to succeed.
I hope you all find these job hunting tips useful.