With every passing day the job market is becoming more competitive and challenging and last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the unemployment rate increased. Many people have lost their jobs and freshers face difficulty in finding jobs for themselves.
If you are also someone who has been trying for a long time to crack a deal but failed to get one, there are a few tips to speed up your job search.
1. Prepare a list
Make a list of companies that are hiring now on job portals like TechGig and TimesJobs. As hiring activities have transitioned to online mode, applying, selection and onboarding have become even more streamlined for candidates. So, it’s always good to take help from such job platforms.
2. Streamline your preferences
If you’re looking for remote work profiles, then focus your search on work-from-home companies that are hiring. Make a list of your dream companies that are only hiring for remote jobs and prepare your CV accordingly.
3. Do your research right
Look for company reviews on websites regularly that are related to job hiring. Reach out to your networks, friends, and mutual connections and gather as much information as possible about current IT job openings, industry insights, etc.
4. Update your profile regularly on various job portals
Highlight only core technologies that are relevant to the profile and skills mentioned in the job description. Provide a comprehensive overview of your IT background and experience, projects taken, internships done but avoid using tech jargon too much.
5. Gather information on the job updates by top companies
Search the top companies, using keywords for the type of job you’re interested in and your location.
6. Do not forget social media
Search in social media using hashtags such as #hiringnow, #jobs and #hiring to find immediate openings.