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3 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Job Searching

Posted by | July 20, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

By Sera Kazungu

Job searching takes a toll after a while, especially if you have been tarmacking for months on end without any visible results. This does not have to be the case.

Did you know that job searching can be made fun and that it can serve as a learning platform for you? You can effectively job search and reap some benefits from it.

How To Benefit From A Job Search

1. Use that time to network
When on the search, make time to network with different people who may or may not be with you in the job search. This will help you create healthy connections that you may need on the way up your career ladder.

That network is also what will ensure that you get a job, perhaps sooner than you anticipated. How? They will alert you anytime they hear of a job that requires someone with your qualifications.

2. Use it as a learning experience
Truth be told, when you are on the search you tend to see and hear a lot of things. Use that opportunity as a learning experience. Whether it is a new trend in the job market or a new marketable skill, these will make you know what you require to make you a more valuable job seeker.

Have an open mind that sees every occurrence of your job search as a well learnt lesson. Whether it is being denied access to an office or finding yourself in a larger group of job seekers seeking for the same job. Learn from all your experiences.

3. Use most of your time on social media wisely
Social media is a fun place to be. It is where you chat with friends and find out what has been happening here and there. Spend as much time as you can on social media as this is where most employers are looking to find you. Invest on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.

However, you have to be careful about he type of content that you put up on social media as negative post will achieve negative results. Social media can be used as a means to do research on the companies you want to work for.

Doing all the above will make you a smart job seeker. Apart from the usual job searching, you will be picking up on those extra skills and experiences that will prepare you for the job. Let your search work for you, not the other way round.