3 things you should be doing while searching for a job.
1. Volunteering – Many job seekers believe that volunteering is a waste of time and effort since most volunteers are never remunerated for their services. But the irony is that- volunteerism is one of the greatest job search strategy that can land any job seeker a job. Volunteering gives every job hunter the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents to potential employers. Aside, volunteering enables you gain relevant working experience, hone your skills, learn how to collaborate with other people, and most importantly discover new ways of doing things. So while searching for a job, think of volunteering and turning your experience in to a full time job.
2. Networking – As a job seeker, never underestimate the power of connections and relationships. You need to step out of your comfort zone and attend seminars, conferences and training programs. Attending such events enable you meet new people, grow your network of resourceful people, and get answers to some of your burning questions. So while searching for a job, view networking as a tool that can maximize your chances of gaining employment.
3. Taking professional development courses – Every recruiter is pleased to receive a CV containing relevant professional development courses. Mentioning professional development courses on your resume gives recruiters the impression that you a great learner with additional skills and innovative ideas that can contribute in enhancing their organizational vision. There are a lot of online learning platforms offering tuition free professional development courses such as coursera, Alison, Saylor Academy, open university, open2study etc. So why not take a professional course from one of these platforms and rebrand your CV? After all, it's free. Try that today and make your CV stand out. (Visit www.celbmdafrica.org for career changing programs)
If you are a job seeker, rethink your job search strategy and invest your time wisely.
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