As the economic consequences of the pandemic continue to unfold, job seekers are finding it harder to find a job.

How should they approach the market at the start of 2021? What steps should they take to maximize their employability?

Our recruitment expert Kasheef Akram has some advice for job seekers!

Here are few practical Tips to focus on!

Modernize your CV:

Keep 2-3 pages max and make sure it is (ATS Compliant) As most companies use Application Tracking System

Avoid post & pray:

Only 10-15% of jobs are posted on LinkedIn and Job portals, applying here is not enough, your CV must be active on job boards (Be active by logging-in) as profiles get filtered out if jobseeker activity is set 3-7 days search filters.

Apply the Right Job:

Read & Understand the requirements, don’t just go with job titles. Go-through the requirements first then the JD, apply only if the profile meets at least 75% of requirements.

Do NOT send your CV to bulk email ids:

There are high chances that your CV lands in the spam box of Recruiters/HRs. It is recommended to address the receiver respectfully to seek attention.

Preparation is Key:

If invited for an interview, Learn about the company, brush up on your experiences, this will boost confidence.

Never Pay: 

Any Offer letter or Visa Fee, if a company cannot afford to hire you, they may not pay your salary on time nor they can invest in your training & development

Lastly!

Don’t lose hope:

Stick to your passion & profession, don’t get into the wrong job for the sake of a short-term solution, it will impact your career!

For Jobhunt coaching contact us on hello@caliberly.com

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