Depending on the industry you want to work in, the employment market can be a truly competitive place, but the road to achieving your dream job has never been more accessible due to a wealth of resources now available to those wanting to progress in their current role, or change careers.
Here are 3 tips, tricks and hacks to help you achieve this.
Go After Work Experience
Work experience is crucial to achieving your dream career. To do this, you could try and look into either paid or voluntary work experience in your chosen field.
The more work experience you have, the faster you will be qualified for a role in the field you want.
To search for work experience, use Google to search opportunities in your area, or depending on your industry of interest, you may be able to pop into offices or workplaces to ask for any current vacancies, and get to know the existing workers.
You can also find work experience, internships and volunteer posts on the UK government’s Prospects website, which will help you to discover opportunities relevant to your preferred industry.
Go for Graduate Roles
Although the graduate recruitment market can be incredibly competitive, applying for roles as a graduate can lend itself to a number of advantages.
First of all, graduate employers will be aware that many candidates will have little, or no experience in their field, so equally, they are more likely to appreciate every supplementary activity you completed during your degree to complement your qualification, no matter how small.
A graduate job post is also more likely to teach you the industry from the ground up, rather than expecting you to fill in for a more experienced colleague with a higher level of experience.
You may find that your university works with early talent recruiters who provide graduate schemes. These often work by using recruitment technology like Oleeo, which works by providing early talent recruiters a platform to find the best graduate candidates for their company, and helps companies build relationships with students before and after graduation to help them find supportive entry-level positions in the industry.
Brush Up Your CV
Your CV is one of your most important assets when finding a job, as aside from your job application, it’s the first impression any potential employer receives of you. Your CV should be up to date and comprehensive of all relevant skills and past employment.
If you reach an interview stage, you should feel comfortable talking about any section of your CV, and answering any questions from your interviewer. If you’re applying for a graduate role, be ready to talk about your university experience, and any extra curricular activities or societies you were part of that shaped your understanding or passion for the role.
You can use CV building websites like CVMaker to build yourself a stellar document that will help you to showcase your best abilities.
Do you have any tips for finding your dream job? Leave your answer in the comments below!