While it is difficult to search for a good job, ultimately it all depends on your approach.
Applying for a job is selling yourself to a potential employer. You should be able to answer a potential employer when they ask you why they should choose you for the job. How can you stand out from the crowd?
Make sure you create a great CV and cover letter. This is very important since it is the one that introduces you to your potential employer, and your aim is to impress them. Failure is part of the process so don’t take it to heart too much. Take the rejection and move on.
Below are some useful approaches to job hunting.
Join Linkedin. Being part of LinkedIn will be an asset to you. If you want to keep yourself updated on job offers, build your social network by joining discussion groups of industries you are interested in. You can also get noticed by following great companies that you like and commenting on their posts. Make sure that you make professional comments on these posts.
There are companies that hire people upon the recommendation of their trusted employees. If you want to work for a certain company and you have a friend or family member working there, then you can ask them for job openings. You will know about vacancies firsthand and if you are recommended by your friend and family, then you have an advantage over your competitors.
While job listings are helpful, don’t stick to it. Don’t focus on vacancies but rather on companies. Your interest in the company will show in what you say when you apply for a job there. Job listings are still helpful though. Even if the company that you like has openings for positions you are not qualified for, send your CV and cover letter anyway. Who knows? The company may be expanding and will soon need employees with your skills. So show them what you have got with your CV and cover letter.
Research on jobs that are unfamiliar but may be the something that you would be interested to try out. If you choose a less traditional career path, you could have less competition and you might find more opportunities available if you expand your horizons.
The way you handle the application process will give potential employers an idea of what kind of worker you are. Research about the company before making your move. You can benefit from understanding the company and what they do.