6 Ways To Improve Your Job Prospects

By Clare Westwood

The Top Six Ways To Improve Your Employability

Looking for work is an extremely competitive business these days but there are certain things that you can do in order to increase your chances of finding employment.

Make sure you up skill as often as possible. This applies whether you are a recent graduate or somebody who has twenty years of experience under their belt. You should aim to learn something new each year, this can be done through reading books, attending conferences or embarking on part time courses.

Develop your attitude, often recruiters look at your skills and experience first and foremost but it is your personality that will come across in an interview. If you are polite and enthusiastic you are more likely to make the interviewer warm towards you.

Make the time to groom your CV and also take time to think about what your personal appearance says about you. By looking smart and professional you feel more ready to interview and give off a good impression.

Always remain very aware of what your online profile says about you. Ensure that your Facebook and Twitter accounts are set to private and that all pictures are decent and inoffensive. Using inappropriate language or photographs online can make a difference as to whether you are successful or not.

Aim to connect with as many like-minded industry professionals as possible, this will increase the number of opportunities that will come your way and raise your profile.

Try to do as much research as possible on the company you are applying for. Refer to company facts and figures throughout your interview in order to make a good impression. Familiarising yourself with the company structure is always wise.

If you take all of these tips on board your chances of finding a job will improve greatly. Good luck in your search!

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