5 tips on how to begin job hunting for industrial jobs
Whether you fancy a change within the industry; you have unfortunately been made redundant recently, or you are looking at roles after gaining your qualifications, knowing how to kick start your Industrial job search can be a daunting task, but it shouldn’t.
Here are 5 tips to use in your strategy to get you started in your job hunt for industrial jobs:
- Identify exactly what role you want and what you need to get it
It may seem simple but just knowing what role you want and what is required of the role is what you should start with when starting your job search. Many roles may require certain qualifications to do the role, so make sure that if you have them, they are clear on your CV or if you haven’t got them, look into ways of achieving the qualification – some jobs may offer you the training.
- Update your CV and make it perfect
Once you know what is required of you, you then need to showcase how you can do this through your CV. When thinking about how to write your CV, you need to consider how to make an impact with what you say through the use of strong words, that have a clear and logical layout, detailing what makes you special. Doing this will help to make you stand out from other candidates and put you at the top of the pile.
- Look to expand your industry knowledge
You need to show a willingness to expand your knowledge and skill sets. Improving these allows you to be able to complete more tasks, take on jobs which require a greater skill level and also teach others. This all helps to make you more employable!
- Network, Network, Network!
Networking is an essential part for when you are undertaking any job search. This can be as simple as speaking to someone who you used to work with to find out if there are any roles at where they work now. In general, 55% of jobs in normal markets are filled through some level of personal contact.
- Optimise your best hours
Finally, you need to use your time wisely. Spending all of your time job hunting can be very draining and can leave you feeling fairly unmotivated, so it is usually best practice to search in short bursts. This could time such as a couple of hours in the evening during downtime, or during the weekend when you can focus a bit more.
If you want to know more on the best way to kick off your job search, then get in touch with our team. At TRAK we can help you get your career back on track!