The process of applying for a job can be a very daunting and exhausting one especially if you don't know where to start and how to narrow down your search to the places where there are increased chances of securing a job. In this article we've put together a list of resources that will help you when applying for jobs and preparing for interviews.
1.Job listing platforms
As aforementioned in our previous articles, employers are moving away from the dogmatic way of recruiting and using methods that are more faster and effective. There's tons of recruitment platforms online but not all of them are as good as they promise to be. Fortunately for you, we've already done our research to come up with the best ones below:
— Indeed: This is probably the most popular one amongst job seekers because of its simplicity. You can filter your search according to the position and place you are looking for and there's also a function that allows you to create and update your CV.
— LinkedIn: Has been in existence for over a decade and it's track record speaks for itself. Thousands (if not millions) of companies have profiles on this website and use it to scout talented candidates that will join their team.
— Careers 24: The best platform when it comes to the latest job vacancies and notifying you about new listings. Visit their website and create your own account.
2.Preparing for interviews
After you have received that callback or invite to attend an interview it means that there's a high possibility of getting employed. Your sole responsibility is to make all the necessary preparations and ensure that you position yourself as a viable candidate for the job.
— Most of the questions that are asked during interviews stays the same. This means that you can rehearse them using the best answers found on the internet.
— Just do a quick search on Google about interview questions. Use the ones that are based on the field you are applying for.
— Let's say you want to become a graphic designer. Your search should be based on this industry to achieve the best results on the day of the interview.
You don't need a computer or laptop to write a professional looking CV. Don't doubt the power of your smartphone and software developers. We have done our review of the best applications for creating CV's below:
— Microsoft Word
— Curriculum Vitae Free App
— WPS office
All of these apps can be downloaded for free on Google play store and they are also very simple to use.
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