Job hunting can be a stressful and frustrating task that candidates have to go through. It becomes more troublesome if a lot of candidates have applied for one position and the competition is really high.
There is no one who hasn’t made a job search effort in his/her career. If you are searching for a general labour job, your search depends on the type of job you are searching for, be it manufacturing, landscaping, painter, cleaner, home care etc.
You may land up in a job which you may not prefer if you have the least knowledge about how to apply? Where to apply? Or if you are not smart enough to seek the job you want. Here are some tips that will guide you for finding a general labour job of your choice:
Leverage your Network
Using your network in your job search is a piece of good advice for all type of jobs. You can use your network to the type of position you are searching for. Talk to the people you know who are already working in a general labour job or working at a company that has general labour positions.
You can contact your friends on social media who can introduce you to people working under the same post you are looking for. Send a few friendly emails and make some calls.
Apply Direct to Companies
If you do not want to rely on people, you can start by searching on Google. Make sure to be specific with your terms and see what the search result is.
Search for companies directly you are looking for like manufacturing; for instance, look at local manufacturing companies’ career site.
Searching for companies’ competitor is a smart move since they also compete for top talent, so look for similar positions in different companies.
Practice Your Elevator Pitch
Sometimes to get the job of your choice, you have to go through some other job. Suppose if you get into sales but to get into the next great opportunity, you will have to break out of your comfort zone.
Tailor the Resume
Always incorporate correct and to the point information about you in your resume, that creates an impression of professionalism. A good resume needs to have the following information:
- Contact number
- Responsibilities and Accomplishments
- Work Experience
Make a Plan
Be a man with a plan who has the basic ideas of how to tweak the job search process. The plan must include:
- Jobs/fields to apply for
- Specific time/days to apply
- Cover letter, portfolio preparation and resume
- Short and long term goals
Maintain a Daily Check List
Job searches are like marathons; you have to be persistent to cover that distance. Maintain a checklist of where to search and whom you need to talk to. Keep making checkmarks and perform at least one task a day.