Tips to start looking for a job, especially if it is your first job
Looking for work is itself a job, unpaid, but a job. Why do we say this? Because it requires great dedication, demand and some training in the field if you want to succeed.
Finding work is not easy, much less if we talk about qualified positions, related to your training and with a salary remuneration according to your expectations, however, there is nothing impossible and if we know something it is that, with perseverance and a little luck, you will get the position of your dreams.
Here are some useful tips to keep in mind when looking for work:
- In this life, everything revolves around contacts. Pull the agenda, family and old friends to tell them your situation and ask them about the employability options in their companies, if there are open positions or selection processes. They may not be able to help you, but they can tell your situation to other acquaintances who have news about available vacancies in other work centers related to yours.
- Paper is history, dive into the internet. Portals specialized in job search and placement agencies, websites of professionals in the field, mobile applications that put employers in contact with workers, sites of organizations, administrations or foundations where selection processes are published ... Do not leave anything in the pipeline, enter your CV when necessary and consult the available offers. And do it daily, you don't know when the right position for you will be published.
- Go directly to the workplace . But not with your CV under your arm, that format has long been extinct. Send your CV along with a cover letter to the Human Resources section explaining the reasons why you would like to work in the company, what you can contribute and what are your personal qualities and professional training. If you do this, we advise you to keep some control of the sites you have contacted or the specific people, otherwise, you will lose your account.
- Use LinkedIn. Today, it represents the largest network of professionals in the world and a great tool for making work contacts or meeting the exact person you need to contact to access a certain job. In addition, it is a great showcase in which to publicize your professional profile and enormous potential.
And finally, do not despair, these things take time and sometimes they do not turn out as one thought, however, you have a long work path ahead of you, there will be time to look for better positions or train in different disciplines. The important thing is that you opt for an exciting position that allows you to develop at a professional level.