For a long while, you've been searching for jobs and you haven't been called for an interview anywhere. The year is winding down now, companies are closing for the end of the year break, and you're not likely to be called for an interview before December 31, 2018.
How come you didn't get the job you desire this year is a question you've been asking yourself. 'I have a good CV'. 'I did well in all the job interviews' and...
You can list everything you think you're are doing right, if you don't make yourself attractive to employers, you'll keep looking for jobs.
So, here are five ways to become more attractive to prospective employers in 2019.
1. Build a strong presence on social media
Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms aren't just there for you throw bants and pictures around to get likes and comments.
You can use these platforms to build your brand, showcase your industry knowledge, and connect with influencers in your field. Trust me, a strong social media can get you spotted by employers. All you need to do is to stay active on these platforms. Don't create a social media profile and leave it to gather dust.
2. Acquire new skills
If you want to increase your chance of getting a job in 2019, don't search for jobs with the same CV and skills that didn't get you the job in 2018.
Look at job ads in your field to get the skills employers are looking for and go get the skills. Thanks to online learning platforms. You can acquire the skill you want these days on these platforms for free.
3. Boost your resume
Once you're done acquiring the skills employers want in your field, let it reflect on your CV. After all, the essence of getting the skill is for you to show prospective employers that you have what they want. So, decorate your CV with your new skills and experience.
Volunteering is another useful way you can upgrade your skills and position yourself for a job. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people and at the same time get you trained in the areas school or internship didn't provide.
5. Demonstrate your soft skills
No matter what industry you are, soft skills like teamwork, conflict-resolution skills are valuable to employers. To show you have these soft skills during job interviews, it is important you share experiences or examples that illustrate how you’ve applied them in the past.