Anyone who has ever looked for a job knows that it is not an easy task. It can get overwhelming, frustrating, and extremely discouraging if you are not getting call backs, interviews, and ultimately a job. The best piece of advice is to remember that job searching techniques are always evolving, but at the end of the day employers are looking for the same thing; quality employees who can come into a position, excel and increase the company’s bottom line in some way or another.
Networking has always been an integral part of finding a freelance job, and it is still important. You have to get out and go where the people you want to work for are, find the place where people are doing what you want to do are, join the professional organizations, and go to the events. This will put you in front of people who potentially have the power to get you hired.
Social media has become another important tool for job seekers. You have the ability to reach out to employers directly, allow them a snapshot of who you are based on your social media platform, and search postings which could be posted exclusively on a social media platform. Social media has become a very good way to network digitally.
There are more job sites that use better algorithms to connect employers and candidates. There is also more industry-specific job searching sites. If one of the top accounting recruiting firms is looking for a candidate for a position for their client, they no longer have to wade through the millions of people on a career website. They can go to a job website that is only for accountants.
Make sure you are doing all of the above to give yourself the best chance of getting hired for your next position.