This is actually a very tougher period and everyone wants to have some sort of money from any side to fulfil their expenses and to overcome all of their needs. There are many more employments even in these critical and dramatic situations so if you are the one in search of job then all you need to do is to follow all the below tips to make some extra cash for yourself.
Make Most of Internet
1. Firstly make sure to have a pro looking email address
Your email should be something like ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’, rather than a joke like ‘email@example.com’. Above all you need potential employers to take you seriously. Make sure there is nothing rude or embarrassing in your email address, just make it neutral and unique.
2. Get help with your CV
There are a lot of websites that help you to write professional sound CV. We cover almost everything which you need to know in this particular article. You can also take help from the BBC website about making a good CV, there are many other sites like the DirectGov website, has some good tips. There are even sites with CV templates, CV models and examples of bad CV models.
You take anything from the web, but it has to adapt to you.
Remember to check UK sites rather than US sites. Remember to constantly update your online CV to make sure you are at the top of the list!
3. Put yourself on a good job site
There are many sites to choose from, including the online freelance writing official work center website DirectGov. Guardian jobs lists vacancies for job seekers with an impressive CV, and you can also try the CV-library.
With thousands of jobs being added every day, ReedCo.uk claims to be the No. 1 job site in the UK. You can often find job sites dedicated to certain businesses. So whether you are a secretary or a salesperson, make sure there is a specialized job listing site.
In recent times, LinkedIn is the best place to look for a job that allows employers to find you through placements and links, as well as popular hashtags.
We cannot stress how important it is to the network. More jobs are taken through personal contacts and referrals than job advertisements. It’s really about people you know, so think outside the box.
Social and business networking sites are now increasingly the way to get you out, so make sure you sign up with them.
Join LinkedIn, connect with a lot of people and check out the Jobs section every day. Go to Twitter and follow useful people in your field. Know that you are getting and posting funny and useful tweets so that you can follow and retweet a lot.
Do the same on Facebook. Build your network and ask about opportunities (also become our fan).
However, employers may check your profiles on social networking sites, so make sure yours is clean and professional. The most important thing which you need to do is to make sure you know how to control your Facebook privacy settings. Drunk photos, inappropriate comments, political outbursts or defamatory statements about the current employer are quick ways to ruin your chances.
Network in person is even more valuable, go to company networking evening meetings or try your business association and trading room if you do not know where to start. Look at all social opportunities as potential networking opportunities, something that all successful business people do.
5. Get extra skills for free
There are a lot of free courses you can take online, from learning languages to technical skills. The BBC website offers a number of free online language courses, including French, Spanish, Greek and Japanese.
Our article on how to enhance your job opportunities for free contains links to all kinds of free courses in everything from healthcare to technology. Aside from the new capability, learning extra small bits shows that you are adaptive and up-to-date; that is what your new boss is looking for.
6. Research the pay rates for the job you want
Go to Payscale.com and find out what salary you should be paid for the job you have now and the job you want. You need to have an idea of what to expect so you know if the offer is good or not. Keep in mind that this site only gives average and there are always shades of gray to consider as business size.
7. Set up your own blog and write about your work area
This may seem like a great project, but it’s free for blogging (go to Blogger.com to set up your blog in minutes). It flows with your creative juices and people looking for information in your field can find it through the blogosphere. That’s part of getting you out! You can be considered a thought leader at the right time.
Showing it to potential employers can also be a great thing as it demonstrates your enthusiasm for that particular industry. It will stand on your head and shoulders above all else.
If you do not know where to start, check out our article Making Money. Here are some good tips for any interested blogger. You will also notice that we have a lot of bloggers on Money make, which is a popular part of the site.
Some Trending Job Application Tips
8. Sell yourself
Humility is an attractive trait, but a job application should express confidence in your ability. So you have to strike a balance between that and natural burial. Slip into arrogance or self-esteem, you are lost.
You sell yourself to someone else, so make sure they know everything you have done and achieved or they will never realize how good you are at the job. You don’t need to brag or be proud, but never fail to paint yourself in the best light you can.
9. Check your spelling and grammar
You’d think this would go unnoticed, but you’d be surprised by the number of people who don’t pronounce their job applications. Always, check twice and then three times! Don’t just trust technology, get a friend to read your application as well. The new pair of eyes will notice things you don’t have.
10. Get the personal name you want to write directly
It really helps to go directly to the employer. It is very personal and generally very successful. You can make an impression on them and help your opportunities. Make sure you spell their name correctly. If you do not, you will not get more.
11. Talk with your definite suggestions
Tell them you are applying for jobs, ask their permission to use them as a referee, even if you know they will be fine. They will appreciate the feeling. You want them to think more positively about you and respond quickly to companies. Also, if your referees know you are on the job hunt, they should let you know if they ask for any opportunities and be prepared to talk to your interviewers.
12. Always make sure that your qualifications are up to date
It is time to check if the qualifications you have in your CV are still up to date. Do you need a new CRP check? Is your first aid current? Are you sure about your knowledge of the mortgage market or recent legal decisions in your field? If you can afford it, this is a good time to take the latest courses and exams.
13. Go for quality, not quantity
Once you get the basics right, if you get good CV, proper spelling and hiding letter, it will become a game of numbers. But 10 carefully selected job applications are better than 100 random ones. You will have to apply for a lot of jobs but don’t go for the scatter approach. Target your applications. The more targeted applications you make, the better your chances of success.
14. Customize your CV and cover letter
Any application that does not specify personal work details will be rejected immediately. This does not mean that every job application has to start anew. Make sure you customize your CV for the job you are applying for. Also make sure that your cover letter is written in accordance with the job advertisement. This will greatly increase the chances of getting a better job. (You may want to save different versions of your CV for different job types: e.g. customer service CV and must have both sales CV).
15. Apply for the jobs you work for
Check out the job vacancies below you. For a start, you can get a job that is a way to other jobs. It may also change as the person receiving your CV has to fill another slot that has not yet been advertised. It may be with your name. They can identify your talents and motivate you quickly.
Remember that accepting a job does not mean that you should always be there if a great one comes along. This is not ideal, but sometimes requirements are necessary.
16. Apply for jobs above your current level
Don’t feel limited by the most recent job you’ve got. If you find a job vacancy that is promoting you, apply for it. There is no harm in that. You may be more qualified than you think. It may be time for you to step into that role, which may have been a long time ago.
17. Follow job applications by phone
If you can, try to talk to the person you are applying to. Do not be a nuisance, but politely ask if they have received your application. They may not be there and it may be caught in their spam filter. If they don’t, they can send it back by mail or on social media. The best way to show that you are interested is to have a professional telephone system as well. Having prior contact with an employer increases the chance you being successful in the phone interview and getting the job.
18. Remember that they may call you
If you have your mobile number on your CV (we recommend doing so) then you can get a call from a potential employer at any time. Answer any call you don’t know, considering it important and bright and positive. This also applies to your answering phone message: Make sure the voice of a good employee is sensible and mature. This may be an unknown number, but you should always respond to these. It could be something good! Otherwise simply hang on.
19. Keep a record
You may lose touch with who you applied to, who you talked to, and what position you are in with the various applications. Keep a record if you can.
It may be a spreadsheet or notepad to remind you which jobs you have already applied for, so you do not have to duplicate. This is easy to do and can annoy employers.
21. Get help with your interview skills
Choose a friend to give you a fake interview or two. They need to be very honest about how you are coming and what you can do better. Also, check out the best interview tips from Directgov. By improving your interview technique, you can definitely increase your chances of getting a job.
22. Fill it up!
Did anyone get to give you a fake interview? Good. To get even more out of the experience, if you have a camcorder (or a smartphone), film it. When you look back at it you will see for yourself how you are coming. You will learn your body and verbal tics, so learn to deal with them. We all have them, but knowing about them will stop you from saying “um”, or automatically avoid eye contact when you are nervous. You will be amazed at how quickly and quickly it improves your self-presentation in stressful situations.
23. Impress the interviewer by your dressing
You don’t have to go out and buy a new wardrobe, but make sure you look smart and clean when you go for an interview. As you can learn more in this article on cheap designer clothes, there are a lot of ways to get cool clothes for nothing. You don’t seem to be trying too hard, but it seems like you care about your appearance and company. Dress for a job interview, not a wedding or funeral.
In times of the corona virus, many hiring sites conduct video interviews via Skype or Zoom. Don’t think that means you can see normally though! Wear your best suit, do your makeup and hair, and make sure the lights in the room are nice.
24. Ask good questions
It is good to ask questions from time to time in a job interview. It takes a little bit of pressure on you because people get the opportunity to talk about themselves and their work. Ask intelligent questions that show you have thought carefully about the job and company you are applying for. Don’t judge, but if you show that you value them and their worthiness, you will appear to be the most desirable candidate. Prepare some questions, but ask some natural and spontaneous ones when creating the conversation.
25. Follow the interviews
First thing to do is to send a thank you letter immediately after an interview. Don’t regret it, but it does no harm to thank him for his time for your interview. Re-emphasize your interest in the job and say you will be available for a follow-up interview if you want to know more. It shows respect and professionalism that will keep you in their mind. This is now expected.
Things to Do While Waiting
26. Get a way out and keep going
If you are stuck at home and the only thing in your life is your CV and cover letter, give yourself a break. Get in the daily routine and consider getting a job as your full-time job, at the very least.
Keep your working hours, but give yourself your working hours to do other things. It will keep life different, keep you smarter, improve your CV and give you the opportunity to network with others.
If you aspire to work, throwing in several hours is normal, don’t forget to relax.
27. Get a part-time job
Still can’t get that marketing leader? Follow yourself up with a big boom in important jobs such as supermarket employees, distribution drivers or farm workers. Check out print ads and advertisements online for the latest part-time jobs. This will keep your CV fresh, hire you more, and give you time to continue hunting for the job of your dreams.
Also check out Gum tree to see if there are some low-income people who can get involved while you wait. If you are stuck for ideas, check out our Monetization section for many ways to make money on the page. This is very important for your finances, your skills and your self esteem.
Finally, look at what work you can do away from home. Are you ready for the life of a self-employed freelancer? This may be the time to open the business you have always dreamed of.
28. Register with a temporary agency
There are plenty of temporary job agencies out there, again, this is a game of numbers. Sign up with several temporary agencies and you are more likely to do some work. Be sure to contact them on the phone to see if they have a job. Do not wait until they call you. They are often reliable, and jobs can be left at heartbeat when something comes up better.
29. Set up your own ‘side’ business while you wait
Take advantage of idle time and set up your own business on the page if you can. It shows the impressive initiative of the employers, which will earn you extra money and keep you busy. You can continue it even when you get a job. We live in an era of internet jobs, crypto currency and e-commerce. See if there is anything you can do. Sites like Freelancer, Fever and up work are a good place to start. The competition is fierce, but some earn full-time careers from certain skills, such as graphic design.
30. Organize other aspects of your life for free
Paint that bathroom; Sort out your closet and drawers and sell your trash on eBay or car boot sales; Sort your filing order and transfer all your bills to cheaper providers. This is a very good time to use and you will be happy once you get a job where all the annoying tasks are already available.
Use the time to relax and catch the Netflix series you want to watch. When you get back to the grinding stone you may not get another chance.
Think Outside the Box
31. Consider your abilities
If life changes, it is easy to ignore future jobs because we think only in terms of the specific job description of what we are doing.
However, if you list all the things you do at work, such as your activities as a parent or fundraiser for your favorite charity, you will realize how many skills you use on a daily basis. This will help you fill your CV with all the skills associated with you and increase the range of your job choices.
32. Create your own work
Who says you have to work for a company anyway? Maybe you are a consultant or freelance employee for various sales outlets. Why not create your own work: Create what companies need in your area of expertise and then talk about yourself. You will have more freedom and variety and it may be something you can do from home. Get some ideas from our Monetization section on how to set yourself up in business.
If you have time on your hands, why not use it to your advantage by becoming a local volunteer? You can work for a charity or visit the elderly or help at a local school. No matter what you do you will go there, be busy and learn new skills. This will work wonders for your CV. You never know who you might meet and who will point you in the direction of a job.
34. Do internships
Doing an internship is a great way to learn new skills and change careers. Do not allow yourself to get used to it, but get as much training as you can. Also, network your time with those in the office.
Some job websites have internship sections. Alternatively, approach companies directly to see if there are opportunities. It may seem useless if you have been in employment for some time, or even a step backwards, but it can also be an important step in getting paid employment, which is a step on the threshold. You never know who you will meet and where it might lead.
35. You will want to move the city
Well, this is a big step, but many who want to do the same in the next few years – especially students who just graduated who can’t find positions in the UK.
Teaching English has always been a popular option but there are many more options if you have the talent and ambition. Check out the ‘Jobs Abroad’ sites on Google. Being out is amazing.
Get More Chances to Have Success
36. Get a friend looking for Work
As with dieting and getting out of debt, having someone to look up to can really help. You can watch each other’s CVs, help each other with interview skills and generally encourage each other. Make sure you choose someone who is positive and who is not afraid to be honest with you.
37. Share your contacts with other job seekers
By sharing your contacts with friends who are looking, you will help them as they are more likely to do the same for you. It is better to give of the soul than to always focus on your own life. Even if you are selected, if you do not need it, do not create unnecessary competition for your dream job!
38. Join your trade union or trade association
Some specific jobs will actually only be advertised through your contacts. Going to union meetings is the way networking really focuses. All of this is done through your local area, so you can find out where the local TU / TA is.
39. Gain additional skills
You did not get the job because your qualifications were not good enough. If you have the money, this may be a good time to get new qualifications: you might consider going to college or university or taking out a career development loan to help finance an evening class or training class.
40. Use friends and family
Networking is not about the people you meet at business contacts or official events. If you think of all your friends and family and all the people they know; Chances are you already have a good relationship.
All you have to do is let them know what you are looking for and they will be really effective. Your cousin’s neighbor may have had the opportunity you were looking for.
41. Don’t forget to check the local free sheets
You never know. They may seem small and unimportant, but it’s worth a quick scan here and there to work out a thirst for landing on the road. Use social media too. Facebook is a great tool to find jobs nearby.
42. You will want to go to work
Do not limit your search due to geography! Yes, spending half an hour or more on the train or car is a hassle, but the more flexible you are, the more work you can access.
Your Wellbeing While job Hunting
43. Be Positive
It’s easy to feel like you’ve sent hundreds of apps and are not available anywhere. Remember, the gift of perseverance wins, and we tend to get what we expect in life. Expect the best, you are likely to get it. However, keep an open mind as well. If you are always rejected, Your CV, your application letter or interview approach may require work. Go through these with friends and / or experts and get their feedback.
There is no harm in asking why you were rejected. Don’t worry too much, many employers may be too busy or have too many applications to respond to or deliver. But some will comment to you, which is always useful.
44. Do not learn to take rejection personally
Remember that this is just business. Not everyone gets that job. Everyone is rejected for one job at a time. If you brush off the rejection, you can quickly return to the horse.
45. Never Give-up
Giving up is very easy, especially if you live in an area with a lot of unemployment or you are friends with others who have given up hope. You must refuse to accept failure. Keep going, they are the ones who will eventually start that success.