A lot of countries around the globe have a common problem and that is “Unemployment”, it is at a record high in some countries. The number of people out of work and looking for a new career is fairly large. So to find work, you need to show dedication and stand out from the crowd to find companies that are hiring and best suited for you. For ages newspapers were the only source for finding jobs and they were helpful, but with the advancement of technology some alternative options have come up and they do offer a lot more than the traditional methods. They will increase your chances to find the right job.
Since its discovery the internet has become an invaluable tool for any person looking for a job. Large websites like Monster and Indeed are great places to search for jobs. Google also provides a lot of resources to search for jobs in your area, to that just type your location, industry in Google and it should do the rest. The result of the Google search will help you find jobs on websites that you may not of otherwise have looked into. Sites indexed in Google that have advertised job vacancies on their own website should come up and you can apply to them. Try varying the search terms to see what difference it makes.
Apart from these any job seeker can go online look in the business section of your local newspapers as most of them have gone online now. You should look for any local firms that have bagged new government contracts or lucrative deals and may need additional personnel. Contact their HR department and say something nice about them, after that tell them you wanted to know about any new recruitment drive. Put out the positives about yourself and list them the points which would be beneficial for them if they hire you. The primary purpose of the activity is to show you have initiative and you can present yourself well.
A few more steps before sending your CV out to any potential employers will add value to your application. Take a trip to your local job center to see if they have a professional CV writer available for you. They can rewrite your CV to meet the industry standards and also give you tips on how to best present your CV. Although there is often a fee associated with such service but its worth paying for. This should make your CV stand out as most recruiters will receive a huge number of resumes and decisions are often made by only a look.
After application now comes the interview part, before go for any interview, find out as much as possible about the company. Try to understand their industry and the problems they face. Going well prepared for an interview increases dramatically the chances of landing the job.