Job hunting can sometimes be a difficult and overwhelming experience, and the recent events of the pandemic haven’t made things any easier However, there are some things you can do to supercharge your job search, helping you stay on top of the latest opportunities and get noticed by employers.
Here are our top 7 hacks!
1. Sprinkle Some Magic on Your CV
Generally speaking, your CV should be updated every 6-12 months as you gather new skills and experiences. Sending a CV which is out of date will hardly impress a recruiter; it will make you look sloppy if anything.
You need to make sure that your CV wows to stand out from the crowd. Recruiters will often receive hundreds of applications for one position, so what is going to make them want to read your CV and invite you to the interview stage? Think like a marketer, you need to sell yourself!
Don’t forget to check your CV and cover letter for spelling mistakes – these can really put recruiters off. Tools such as Grammarly can also pick up any little grammar mistakes that you could have made.
2. Write a Stand Out Cover Letter
Don’t forget to tailor your cover letter for each application you send. It should show the employer how your skills and experience match the requirements laid out in the job description.
Be professional, address the recruiter directly, format the letter correctly and most importantly, show the recruiter why you’re the right person for the job.
Make sure you don’t just copy your CV and remember that it’s quality rather than quantity that counts in a cover letter.
3. Create a Profile
Now that you’ve created a stand out CV, the time has come to upload it and let recruiters see how fabulous you really are. You’d be surprised at how many recruiters regularly search CV databases looking to headhunt top talent so this one’s important!
On Aviation Job Search, you can create your own jobseeker profile and upload your CV to accompany it. Make sure you fill in all your contact details so recruiters can contact you with the latest opportunities.
4. Set up Job Alerts
Another nifty trick is to set up job alerts for the types of jobs you’re interested in. That means you don’t have to search for the perfect jobs every day, they can be emailed directly into your inbox – saving you a lot of time and hassle.
On Aviation Job Search, you can tailor your alerts by job type, job category, salary and location. All that’s left for you to do is to keep an eye on your inbox and apply as soon as a job catches your eye.
5. Shine on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is an extremely valuable tool for jobseekers, so make the most of it. Show off your industry knowledge, key skills and get endorsements from past managers and colleagues.
LinkedIn is also a great networking tool so make connections within the aviation industry, join groups and get involved.
Many recruiters will check out a candidate on social media before inviting them to the interview stage so posting insightful and interesting comments could be the reason you stand out from another candidate. Use these platforms to your advantage.
6. Get Organised
Searching for a job is a job in itself so put time aside every day to apply for new positions. This could be the time when you are most productive or when you have a quiet hour or two to yourself.
If you dedicate a certain amount of time each day you can make sure that you are consistently making applications and keeping on top of any new opportunities. This ‘little and often’ strategy can also make the task feel much more manageable.
7. Stay Positive
Job hunting is a numbers game and you probably won’t get the first job you apply for – but don’t let this dishearten you.
Ask for feedback if you’re not successful in an application or interview and try to learn from the experience. Remember that new jobs are added to Aviation Job Search every single day so remain positive as tomorrow’s another day!
See the latest jobs from Aviation Job Search here.