Job Search

Job sites connect employers with potential employees by aggregating listings for open positions.

Online job portals are the most popular  options for searching jobs  It scrapes thousands of jobs from company career pages. top job boards, classifieds. Some employers also post openings there directly on the website

Just type in a job title and location. Upload a resume and register for single-click apply. Get email alerts when new jobs appear that match your saved job searches.

You'll receive push notifications when your resume is viewed, or when new jobs appear in your most recent search. Making it easy for you to jump right back into your job search.

Now you can easily search for jobs without having to sit at your computer. You can quickly apply to jobs, build a resume, and more all from your phone.

Search for a specific job

Not just once, not twice, but many times. Refine your search to find the jobs that the closest match to your qualifications and interest. This will require some knowledge of Boolean search functions (AND, OR, NOT, etc.) as well as adjusting for the nuanced ways the search operates at each site. And you may need several different combinations of search terms for different job types, industries and/or geographies you are considering.

Set up your online profile

This will allow you to more quickly respond when jobs are posted to the site.

 List your strengths

Focus on what abilities you have recognised in yourself over your academic years. Write down a list of soft skills or personal traits that you see in yourself. It could be anything such as the ability to communicate, verbally or through writing, or the skill to lead a group project. These are reflected in your resume as the skills needed to work in a professional environment, as an individual professional as well as a team member.

Seek help building your resume

Sometimes, trying to dig out your skills and abilities can be quite confusing, and more so for someone trying to look for jobs as a fresher. This is where your close friends or family can help. Ask them to tell you what they see as your strong points and your weaknesses. You’ll be surprised to see yourself from their perspective, and find out more about you than you thought you knew.

Online job boards

You can also get professional services for building your resume, from online job boards and portals where you can register yourself. These platforms allow you to search for the jobs you are looking for, filtering searches by posting date, experience, role, industry and location. You can have your resume and profile boosted for better search results among recruiters, learn tips and tricks to improve your interview skills, and get advice specific to industries and roles, and even other aspects of the professional lifestyle.

your networking skills

Living in the age of the internet and social media, it is imperative to have a network online. Organisations give employee referrals more preference than you might think. And more often than not, employees get a referral bonus too. So, don’t shy away from approaching a friend or friend’s friend, for you might actually be providing them an unexpected bonus.

Research your employer

If you were to consider someone to work with you, you would naturally expect them to show some interest in you, right? Almost every interviewer asks you what you know of the company, and it definitely looks bad if you have no idea. Yes, you might be applying to multiple companies and remembering everyone’s details is difficult. It also helps if you customize your resume for specific roles/companies that you apply for.

Align your skills with the company goals

So, you already listed out your skillset in your resume, and the interviewer has already seen it. Instead of repeating that during your interview, you can describe how your skills can be utilised to make an impact at the workplace. Highlight any achievements that are relevant to your role. You can cite examples of projects, assignments or volunteer work where you might have delivered actual results, therefore, proving how you can add value to your potential employer.

It’s either a good overview or it’s over

Your resume only gets about 5-6 seconds before the recruiters move onto the next one. With such a small window, your overview is your best chance at grabbing your recruiter’s attention. Make it as crisp and to the point as possible, providing a comprehensive view of your purpose. This may sound intimidating, but nothing that a simple research on the internet won’t resolve.

Knowing your worth vs. negotiating your salary

Earning your own money is one of the best things you look forward to as part of entering the professional life. While most companies have a fixed starting salary range for fresher jobs, some might be open to a little negotiation. But, before you think of negotiating, you must be aware of the industry range for your role. If you think your offer is quite less than the standard range, you can put forth your case based on your research. Speak to them how you can be effective in the role and convince them that you deserve more than what is being offered.

Prepare for your interview - before and after

There are loads of questionnaires specific to job roles, where you can prepare for expected interview questions. But, your best learning comes from the actual interview. Even if you don’t get to the next round, you now have live experience. Revisit your interview, study what your body language was, re-answer the interviewer’s questions, and refine your resume.

Go high collar, go confident

What you wear makes a significant impact on your first impression score. Before you start communicating and interacting with the interviewer, your choice of clothing reflects your attitude towards the interview. Depending on your role and industry, go for a formal or semi-formal outfit. For example, while most roles demand you dress in formals, for interviews with firms like an advertising agency, casual wear is actually more appropriate. But, no matter where you’re interviewed, don’t forget to wear confidence.

If you follow the points covered above, and keep learning from your job search experience, you have a much better chance of making it and eventually landing a job you deserve. Good luck!