What’s the fastest way to find a new job? Whether you’re currently unemployed or you’re simply looking to leave your current role, the job search process can be slow and painful. From arranging interviews to dealing with rejection to writing cover letters, there are lots of obstacles to overcome. Although you might not be able to control the whole process, there are certain steps you can take to speed up the job search process.
Follow these steps and land your next role in no time at all!
- Tailor your CV
- Write a cover letter
- Apply for multiple jobs daily
- Practise interview questions
- Have your interview outfit on standby
- Know your references
- Follow up
- Use the SonicJobs app
8 steps to find a new job FAST!
1. Tailor your CV
There’s no point applying for a ton of jobs if you’re not going to perfect your CV. Every time you apply for a job, make sure you tweak your CV. This will increase your chances of getting an interview.
- Tailor your CV using keywords from the job advert
- Use 3-5 bullet points to describe each job
- Make sure the formatting is neat and uniform
- Get somebody to proofread your CV and check for errors
2. Write a cover letter
With there being so many applicants per job advert, you need to go to every length to make yourself stand out. Sending a cover letter is a great way to get yourself noticed. Make sure your cover letter is full of enthusiasm and gives examples of why you’re great for the job.
3. Apply for multiple jobs daily
Once you’ve nailed your CV and cover letters, make sure you’re applying for multiple jobs daily. It’s no good just applying for 5 jobs and waiting to see what happens. You need to keep up the momentum. Keep applying for jobs even if you think you’ve found the perfect role. Never put all your eggs in one basket and never stop applying until you’ve signed a new employment contract.
4. Practise interview questions
One of the most time-consuming parts of landing a new role is preparing for an interview. Get into the habit of practising interview questions early on… even before you’ve landed an interview! This will give you more confidence in your interviews and help you to find a job even quicker. The less you practise, the more your chance of getting rejected.
5. Have your interview outfit on standby
If you’re serious about finding a new job, you’ll need to get yourself an interview outfit. Whether you already have one at home or you need to buy a new ensemble, make sure your interview outfit is washed, ironed and ready to go in case you need to attend an interview at short notice.
- Dress professionally
- Polish your shoes
- Don’t overdo it with the aftershave or perfume
6. Know your references
Finding the details of your references can really slow down the process. But this is one thing you can influence. Make sure you know the details of your references so you’re ready to hand these straight over to your new employer when asked. No delays necessary!
7. Follow up
You should follow up after every interview you have. Always send a thank you email within 24 hours of having your interview, and give the employer a call if you haven’t heard from them within a week. When following up, be sure to reiterate your interest in the position!
8. Use the SonicJobs app
The SonicJobs app is designed to help you find a job in the quickest possible time. With 1 tap of a button, you can apply for a job in a matter of seconds. If you’re looking for a job near you, download our free app, fill out your profile details, and get applying! Oh, and don’t forget to turn on notifications to be the first to hear about new vacancies. You can thank us later!
- Access multiple job boards in one place
- Apply with one tap
- Over 500,000 jobs across the UK
- Manage all your applications in one single platform
Now that you’ve got all the tools to accelerate your job search process, it’s time to get cracking. Yes, you may need to spend a bit of time working on your CV and cover letters, but this will pay off in the long-run and will send you flying past the people who don’t put in the effort!