by Dani Davies
Social Media and Marketing Co-ordinator
It's beginning to look a lot like that time of year - New Year, New You! If you're now on a job hunt after years and years of employment, joining the world of job-seeking now may seem completely alien and overwhelming. Here are our 3 quick and top tips on how to apply for a job in the modern world of recruitment.
1. Use Social Media
Social Media is an amazing tool for finding the right contacts - it's also a very important and underestimated tool when it comes to a job search. Keep your social media profiles updated and active, this doesn't mean just LinkedIn, but every platform you're on. Hiring managers will look at your profiles to make sure you'll fit into the working environment, so make sure you have an updated profile picture, education and work history where possible. For more tips on how to use social media when looking for a job, click here.
2. Leave Your Comfort Zone
Start networking, reach out to people and get to know them, grow your circle of contacts. There's no doubt you'll be talking to people you've met along the way in your previous career, but it's also time to meet those who have a fresh and modern view of the industry you want to work in. Remember, if these contacts can't help, their network will include someone who definitely can.
3. Use People Closest To You
Approach those in your social circle first. Ask around and use family member's and friend's contacts. Not only will these people be the quickest to get hold of, they'll also speak highly about you to the key contacts. This exchange can also help you to learn about the field, the specific jobs, how the industry has changed or is changing, and the opportunities approaching.