How to Find a Job in a Slow Market
Finding a job that you really like has always been a fairly difficult undertaking. But when the market slows down, things can get infinitely more complex. Companies downsize their budgets significantly, which means that there are fewer job openings. More often than that, you will find yourself settling for much less than what you deserve, and you’ll be forced to make choices that you’re not convinced about.
To find a job in a slow market, you’ll have to rev up your approach by doing the following.
-Use multiple channels to look for jobs: Don’t restrict yourself to classifieds and job boards. Word-of-mouth, referrals and job-matching portals are far more effective in helping you find jobs.
-Customize your CV: When actively searching for a job, customize your CV to target specific employers and roles. Use MeraJob’s SmartProfile™, a CV++, which captures your key skills and preferences in one snapshot and gets noticed by employers who are looking for candidates just like you.
-Take up temporary/freelance assignments: This is a good alternative to a full-time position, because it gets you the experience, it takes care of the gaps in your employment history and it also gets employers to notice your work (which could even lead to a full-time position).
-Expand your network: When the job market is slow and companies are not advertising openings, your contacts can come in handy. They can refer your profile to the companies where they’re already working. This is an effective way to get noticed by employers even when they’re not actively looking to hire.
Don’t let the slow job market come in the way of your dream job.
Register with MeraJob.in and find a job that matches your skills and preferences.
You may like to read this
Pallav Sinha July 1, 2015
Women Transporters : Unconventional career options
Women in today's world are not only doing wonderful in corporate work place but also coming forward in a big way to opt for unconventional career options 28 year old Preethi was the woman behind the wheels when Chennai’s first metro rolled out of Alandur station on 29th June, 2015. Before that, i...
Prasanna Dhakephalkar July 17, 2014
Better Lives? How?
One Phone Call. One phone call can change one's life Have we not seen this on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' ? You make a call, answer a question or two, and if you're the chosen one, you go on to the hot seat and make all the money that your skill / knowledge can make you. This is exactly what hap...