The Finding Jobs step of the job Accelerator Program has two videos (Understanding Job Advertisements and Where are the jobs?), plus a comprehensive document with templates, checklists and further guidance.
Whether you want to change jobs, or you’re forced to change jobs, it obviously helps to know how to access opportunities. Almost every job is advertised and they are found in a variety of places. You may have heard about the two job markets – the Hidden Job Market and the Open Job Market. I’ll explain both of these as we go through this video.
To avoid being out of work for prolonged periods and getting frustrated in the process, its best to know where as many jobs are advertised, so you can maximise your ability to apply for those that are a good fit. Rather than apply in desperation because the right ones aren’t falling in your lap.
Job advertisements range from barely anything, to pages of information, all designed to attract the right people to apply. Some employers are skilled at writing job ads, while others have very little idea.
So how can you use this information to your advantage when preparing to win the job? There is gold in a Job Advertisement that will help you immensely, when you know how to identify it and then turn it to your advantage.
In this job market, it is more competitive now that it has been for decades, and any advantage you can take, will be well worth it.