Whether you’re searching for new opportunities or trying to bag a promotion from your current employer, being employable can greatly improve your chances of achieving your goals.
Here are some tips to boost your employability and get that dream job you’re searching for.
Make the most of the internet by taking online courses or to keep on top of your career development. There are a lot of resources online where you can find courses whatever your industry is. Great examples of this are Futurelearn, National Career Services, and Linkedin Learning.
You have to be proactive with your job search. Depending on your industry there may be a shortage of jobs or a wide variety, either way, you have to show initiative and find ways to improve your employability chances. Scout for opportunities before they reach job boards. This can be done by networking on and offline and registering with a recruitment agency. Recruitment agencies get exclusive roles, so you can be an early applicant before the job goes live everywhere.
Revamp your CV
Make sure your CV is up to date and formatted correctly. When you apply for jobs, tailor your CV and cover letter to the role you’re applying for, making sure it addresses and answers the expectations and requirements listed in the job description. For more CV tips check out our blog post.
Think about your USP
What makes you stand out from the other applicants? Do you have transferrable skills or qualifications that others don’t have? Use these to your advantage and make them your unique selling point.
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