Although the evolution of the internet has brought numerous of new sources to look for jobs these days, finding an open position that suits your backgrounds can be challenging. Many job-seekers who have been struggling to find a new job are in a constant frustration because their search for jobs might be unrealistic.
A job search can take on many forms, such as…
- You can visit an agency and provide them with your resume; the agents will notify you whenever a job suits your experiences and background.
- You can create an account on a job board where you upload your resume and apply for vacancies.
- You can respond to the phone/email to a (local) advertisement in a newspaper or magazine.
- Alternatively, you can make a concentrated effort to reach companies for employment opportunities directly via a contact person, through their corporate website or social media page.
In addition, characteristics will indicate what sort of methods and proactive approaches a job seeker will use to find job opportunities in a variety of means. Nevertheless, you can divide job seekers into two groups, passive job-seekers or active job-seekers.
A passive job search is less time-consuming than an active job search. Mainly, you prepare a comprehensive resume and a cover letter, identify positions, job openings, and companies you would like to work. Moreover, you search for jobs on the companies’ websites, send your CV and cover letter to organisations that you are interested. You can visit the company whenever being invited for an interview.Besides, you only apply for available job openings which can avoid you from wasting time pursuing dead ends. However, this passive approaches has a high level of competitions due to a larger pool of (active) job-seekers who are applying to a limited number of vacancies.
Being an active job seeker simply means that you are actively looking for jobs. This type of job seekers is keen to find out the trends and developments in jobs availability within the industry. Being active job-seekers take more time and effort due to the aggressiveness and assertiveness in the job search approach. Next to sending resumes to companies that have job openings, with a proactive job search approach, you will get in contact with companies you desire, even if they do not directly have jobs available. You can try to introduce yourself and propose a possible future opening for your availability for the organisation. Furthermore, you can attend gathering events such as job fairs, ask for personal referrals from people who are influential in your industry and use your network skills to get in touch with organisations; you can promote your skills to employers. This includes creating an online portfolio, submitting your CV to national and international job boards, and joining professional associations.
You actively network with others in your field and expand the width and breadth of your job search, considering a broad range of occupations related to your field and you are open to relocating or accept different positions than you initial aimed for.
In general, both active and passive job-seekers have different purposes and methods when it comes to job searching. However, unlike passive job-seekers, the active one will have a higher chance of getting the job faster because they simply put efforts, time, and energy to do job hunting activities.
Whether you are an active or a passive job-seeker, always remember to submit and frequently update your CVs.
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