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What is the best job search method?

​Searching for jobs online can often be quite stressful, which job board do you use? Which social platform is best? Not knowing if you have seen the same job on different job boards and then realising you have applied for the same job twice. ​In this article we share our experience and insight, to give you a better understanding of which job searching methods are the most effective and most efficient. ​Job BoardsThere are a lot of job boards out there, and no doubt you have better things to do than to register with them all. To be honest, you really only need to be registered with a major job board, such as a Total Jobs, Indeed or CV Library, as you’ll more than likely just be seeing the same jobs across all of these job boards. ​However, don’t think that just because you have registered with a job board you can just start applying for loads of jobs with the same CV… you need to tailor your CV for each job application to ensure you are giving yourself the best chance of success. Check out an article we wrote about the importance of tailoring your CV. ​Job boards are a good way to keep an eye out for roles, however, don’t be fooled into thinking these are the only opportunities out there. Not every agency and business uses job boards. So don’t just sit around waiting for notifications of new jobs being advertised. ​Social PlatformsFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn… so much choice how do you know where to look. Well, we’ll keep it simple… LinkedIn is the best social platform for anyone searching for a new job. It’s usually the first port of call for any recruiter, internal recruiter and anyone looking to hire. Plus your profile is essentially your online CV and has most of the important information that you would want to share. ​NetworkingThis is a very effective method and is made a lot easier if you utilise LinkedIn. Using LinkedIn you can easily connect and message people and research who you need to speak to if you have seen a company you like the look of and would like to join. We also suggest you start to be a bit more active on LinkedIn to start building your personal brand. Start commenting on people’s posts and if you feel confident enough, start conversations and share the experience and knowledge you have. ​Work closely with a recruitment agencyWorking with a recruitment agency you trust can massively increase your chance of securing the perfect new role. Having a Consultant proactively working with you, who fully understands what you are looking for in your next role can only be a good thing, right? Plus, agencies will have opportunities that aren’t always advertised, often consultants will have an understanding with hiring managers that if a candidate becomes available, that would fit their business, then they would like to speak with them.​​Looking for a new job?We have a huge number of great opportunities with great employers across the construction, civils, rail, power and telecoms sectors. Search our current construction jobs, civils jobs, rail jobs, power jobs and telecoms jobs.​Browse all jobs​Get in touch with our recruitment specialistsIf you are keen to discuss your current situation and want to find out how we can help you make your next career step then get in touch with our team of recruitment experts. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you and your career progress.​Contact us​

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​Searching for jobs online can often be quite stressful, which job board do you use? Which social platform is best? Not knowing if you have seen the same job on different job boards and then realising you have applied for the same job twice.

In this article we share our experience and insight, to give you a better understanding of which job searching methods are the most effective and most efficient.

Job Boards

There are a lot of job boards out there, and no doubt you have better things to do than to register with them all. To be honest, you really only need to be registered with a major job board, such as a Total Jobs, Indeed or CV Library, as you’ll more than likely just be seeing the same jobs across all of these job boards.

However, don’t think that just because you have registered with a job board you can just start applying for loads of jobs with the same CV… you need to tailor your CV for each job application to ensure you are giving yourself the best chance of success. Check out an article we wrote about the importance of tailoring your CV.

Job boards are a good way to keep an eye out for roles, however, don’t be fooled into thinking these are the only opportunities out there. Not every agency and business uses job boards. So don’t just sit around waiting for notifications of new jobs being advertised.

Social Platforms

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn… so much choice how do you know where to look. Well, we’ll keep it simple… LinkedIn is the best social platform for anyone searching for a new job. It’s usually the first port of call for any recruiter, internal recruiter and anyone looking to hire. Plus your profile is essentially your online CV and has most of the important information that you would want to share.

Networking

This is a very effective method and is made a lot easier if you utilise LinkedIn. Using LinkedIn you can easily connect and message people and research who you need to speak to if you have seen a company you like the look of and would like to join. We also suggest you start to be a bit more active on LinkedIn to start building your personal brand. Start commenting on people’s posts and if you feel confident enough, start conversations and share the experience and knowledge you have.

Work closely with a recruitment agency

Working with a recruitment agency you trust can massively increase your chance of securing the perfect new role. Having a Consultant proactively working with you, who fully understands what you are looking for in your next role can only be a good thing, right? Plus, agencies will have opportunities that aren’t always advertised, often consultants will have an understanding with hiring managers that if a candidate becomes available, that would fit their business, then they would like to speak with them.

Looking for a new job?

We have a huge number of great opportunities with great employers across the construction, civils, rail, power and telecoms sectors. Search our current construction jobs, civils jobs, rail jobs, power jobs and telecoms jobs.

Browse all jobs

Get in touch with our recruitment specialists

If you are keen to discuss your current situation and want to find out how we can help you make your next career step then get in touch with our team of recruitment experts. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you and your career progress.

Contact us

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