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Have you been trying to find work in London and failed with every job application you’d sent? Do you know the difference between job market in London versus your country? Does your CV follow the current trends recruiters in London are crazy about? And are you REALLY selling yourself enough?

Job market in London is unlike any other, it’s fast, it’s unpredictable, it’s vast, it’s limitless and as long as you know what you’re looking for the success is almost guaranteed. Being unable to recognise your true values and the benefits you can bring to your future employer will leave you with nothing but weeks or even months of a fruitless and disappointing  job hunt.

 

4 Reasons people can’t find work in London

1.Poorly written CV or job interview skills

  1. ‎Experience and skills don’t match the vacancy
  2. ‎Looking for a job in wrong places
  3. ‎No references or work experience in the UK

Are you guilty of any of the above? If so, you might want to follow advice given below and find your next job much quicker.

  1. How to write an ace CV that will secure a job interview?

Making an outstanding first impression with a great CV couldn’t be easier as long as you include a concise and updated personal profile, dates, clearly and logically state your previous employment and most importantly relate to significant or relevant achievements you accomplished. Do not drag about skills and duties that your future position might not even involve. Go straight to the points that your future boss desires in no more than 2 pages. Here’s an example of a well written and sought after by employers in London a CV.

 

  1. Do your skills and experience actually match the position you’re applying for?

Before applying to a job post make sure you research the criteria an ideal candidate should fulfil. Have a thorough insight into what qualifications and experience your potential employer is looking for. Sometimes you might realise that what you offer is a total mismatch and considering other possibilities  would be the next, wise decision.

On the other hand you may come to a conclusion that tailoring your work experience to the job description, subtly highlighting the transferable nature of any previous experience and skills developed is the route to take. Don’t refrain from stressing the relevance of previous experience and explaining how it has developed the skills that are required for the new position.

 

3.Where to look for a job in London?

 

A

The go-to for most jobseekers are obvious places like monster.com, reed.com, indeed.com or glassdoor.com the list is endless. Most of these sites share identical vacancies hence you scroll the endless pages of exactly the same positions. Best practice is to stick to one site and follow up or apply to the recently added employment opportunities.

 

B

Few may find a face to face  meeting with a recruitment agent or a head-hunter very useful. Registering with them is like hiring a PA who’d be looking for a next position for you. So, do your research and find at least two agencies that focus on your sector, give them a call and add your name to their list of jobseekers. Keep in touch with them at least once a week to find out whether any new vacancies have came up.

 

C  Start networking, enquire with friends and family member and research companies which might need a person like you. Believe it or not only 30% of jobs is being advertised. So, how do managers and bosses find the candidates for the post which is not made public?

 

Join networking sessions which evolve round your field, be frank and open about your current position you never know who’s listening, they might be the ones to help you secure your next post.

Spread a word that you’re looking for a new role with your friends and family members. The more people are in the know the better. And last but not least… contact the companies you’d like to work for, enquire whether they have any vacancies if not ask a)whether you can send your CV for future reference b) they know any other company that might be looking for someone like you c) ask for voluntary, part-time or cover work.

These points have always been neglected by jobseekers but they actually work the best.

 

  1. What to do if you have no previous experience?

Finding work without any previous experience is tough but possible. You can always enquire about voluntary, part-time  or cover work at the organisation. Once the employer sees your enthusiasm, eagerness and professionalism your full-time employment is almost guaranteed.

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What you’ll learn
  • Prepare a keyword-rich, targeted resume that gets outstanding results
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