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5 Job Hunting Mistakes That You Need To Avoid

February 25, 2015   

Have you just finished graduating and want to find a job or you were fired and want to see which is the best workplace for you? Then this is one of those moments in which you need to perform job hunting.

This is a process which can prove to be quite tedious as time passes, and unfortunately you won’t be able to obtain great results right off the bat. However, there are a multitude of mistakes that many of us tend to do when searching for a job, and in this article we are going to focus on 5 of the most important ones, so you can avoid them!

  1. Applying for everything and anything

Let’s face it, we have a limited set of skills, and applying for just about any job under the sun just shows that we are desperate, especially if we aren’t qualified for that said job. This makes the whole job hunting process a lot harder to manage, since you need to keep track of multiple applications, and at the same time it also removes the focus. The best way to combat this problem is to apply for a job that suits your skills, experience and expertise, as this is the best possible way to succeed.

  1. Typos

Having a perfect grammar is essential because employers to read your resume and written content thoroughly to inform themselves about you and your capabilities. If you have typos, then this will place you in a disadvantage right from the start. Instead, try to proofread your resume and written content multiple times as this is really helpful.

  1. The lack of an online presence

Let’s face it, 15-20 years ago not having a website or at least online presence was ok, since the web was in its early days. Nowadays, anyone can own a website, and this means that you can create a great portfolio website where you can add your own resume, experience, portfolio, samples and so on. Not only this makes you look like a professional, but in many situations it will bring the final advantage that will lead towards getting the job.

  1. Unprofessional mail address

Many of us tend to create funny mail addresses for personal use, but add these on a CV. Doing so will automatically show that you are unprofessional. The best way to fix this is to create a professional mail address as fast as possible, since this will help a lot and provide you with some extraordinary results in the end.

  1. Relying on a single strategy for all applications

This is a very bad idea, because each job is different by nature, so you just can’t see all of them as a single one. Try to tailor your strategies based on each job, and then choose the one that suits your expertise and experience the best possible way.

All in all, making mistakes when job hunting is a natural thing, as we are humans, but you do need to make sure that you avoid the mistakes we talked about in this article. These can have some catastrophic results, so instead do your best and follow our advice if you want to achieve success during job hunting!

Senior Systems Developer – Cloud Solutions, Software & Web Sydney Australia

iOS Applications You Need For Successful Job Hunting

February 19, 2015   

Smartphones have entered deep in our lives, and now we can use them for literally everything. Even in the case of job hunting, an iPhone can be very useful, since you can get access to a multitude of job sites via iOS applications. In this article we are going to focus on some of the best iOS apps that will help you make the most out of your job hunt.

Monster.com Job Search https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monster.com-jobs/id388924653?mt=8

Monster’s app allows you to always stay connected to the web’s job search environment. It allows you to create your own resume and apply with it at any given time, no matter where you are. Whenever new jobs are matching your search, you will receive an immediate notification.

Indeed Job Search https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/job-search/id309735670?mt=8

Indeed’s app harnesses the power of this amazing job search engine and it allows you with complete access to a multitude of companies, brands and job boards. The searching process is seamless and the results are well worth it.

Job Search Engine https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/job-search-engine/id327938377?mt=8g

Thanks to daily updates, close to 2 million different jobs and numerous companies that use it, This app is a great alternative for those that want a simpler app but with a lot of exposure in regards to job hunting.

Snagajob https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snagajob/id333188676?mt=8

Snagajob is suitable for full time as well as part time job search, and it manages to bring a lot of interesting, exciting features such as complete access to the database, great filters and a unique interface.

Job Compass https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jobcompass-want-to-find-a-job/id297264903?mt=8

Job Compass comes with a very interesting premise, as it uses the power of GPS locating in order to find all the jobs in your immediate area. You receive complete job restrictions, and you can even apply from your phone if you want, without restrictions.

LinkedIn Job Search https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/linkedin-job-search/id886051313?mt=8

LinkedIn Job Search is a wonderful, exciting application that you can use in order to obtain the most out of LinkedIn. You can use the social media platform for professionals to find jobs here, apply to them also you can even receive notifications if necessary.

Tweetmyjobs https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tweetmyjobs/id445036561?mt=8

Tweetmyjobs requires you to sign up via Twitter or Facebook, and then you will receive job recommendations. It’s a nice tiny app with a good interface and a unique matching system that actually works.

Linkup

Linkup is a tool that seeks jobs on the employer websites, so it manages to be more up to date than other tools, which is surely a great thing for the tool. Moreover, the app manages to bring an intuitive interface and a wide range of other features that you will enjoy using!

To sum up, you have a multitude of choices when it comes to the iOS apps that you can use to search for jobs. In the end, all of these jobs can bring some astounding results, so all you have to do is to integrate these apps into your job hunt endeavors, as you are bound to be a lot more successful in finding the job you need!

Senior Systems Developer – Cloud Solutions, Software & Web Sydney Australia