Before you even begin looking for jobs, here are some helpful tips to bear in mind to make sure your hunt is successful and you stay motivated.
If you are serious about getting a job, either full time or part time, you need to actively look for one – unfortunately one won’t come looking for you! Set aside some time each day to search for jobs. Most sites will add to their vacancies daily, so be sure to keep checking as you don’t want to miss out on any opportunities.
Also, be aware that some organisations close vacancies once they receive a certain amount of applications, so if you don’t want to miss out, make sure you don’t put off applying until the last minute otherwise you might be disappointed!
If you are applying for lots of jobs, it might be a good idea to keep track of which jobs and places you have sent applications to, such as in the form of a job search diary, which can come in really handy. This way you will be able to see which positions you have applied to already and when, and if you need to chase any applications up.
Don’t give up! Job searches can be quite daunting sometimes, especially if you don’t hear back from employers or receive rejections. It is important not to take rejections personally; a lot of vacancies receive a huge volume of applications and employers have to whittle it down. It could also be that you don’t currently have the skills and experience for the job, but there’s nothing to stop you from applying in the future when you do have the necessary criteria. Also, your current skills may be more suited to a different role, so don’t dwell on the rejection too much.
It is also important to stay motivated in your job hunting, therefore, try celebrate any successes you have in your search, be it writing a good application or being invited to an interview!