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Tech you need to land the job

With most things seeing major technological upgrades, so should your job search!


Today there’s a technological solution for most of your needs. We’re breaking down the resources available to job seekers today. From creating your CV to communicating with potential employers.


Getting your stuff together


When you’re applying for jobs you want to stand out! A great way to do that is with a well formatted CV. Gone are the days of trying your best to find a decent template on Word. Now, platforms like Canva offer users more options than ever before when it comes to designing quality documents. Whether that’s your business card, your CV or your cover letter. With easy functionality and more options built to give you flexibility, in 20 minutes you can make sure your documents are dressed to impress.


Now you can feel sure that your documents look good but just in case you have questions about what to include, there are endless YouTube videos to guide you along the ways. Now that you’re ready to get stuck in, here’s a few tips to get started.

Firstly, standing out doesn’t have to mean an over the top design. Something as simple as your use of colour can make an impact. Secondly, always personalise. Say you’re applying for an admin role, make sure your tech skills are front and center or if you’re applying for a retail position make sure you mention your communication skills in the cover letter, simple. Thirdly don’t forget to send a thank you email should you get to the interview stage. It’s a great way to show your interest and make a lasting impression.


Talk the talk


Say you get the interview, what next?


You can always watch more videos and read the plethora of listicles about the perfect outfit and even the perfect answers. But as it turns out, sometimes you could use a bit more of a structured approach. If you’re ready for more, you can always make use of interview simulators to sharpen your skills. There are websites like Interview Bit and Prepbunk which are sure to help you by allowing you to test your skills.

Better yet these platforms offer practical tips and mock questions to help you prepare for your big interview.


All of these resources are geared to help you be at the top of your game. So, instead of asking your housemate to quickly quiz you, you’ll be guaranteed a more comprehensive process. After all, the saying goes: fail to prepare, prepare to fail!


Communication


With a platform like LinkedIn, we have increasing access to information about the places we’d like to work at. Sharpen up before you go into the interview by reviewing the company website and the company lucky.

If you find a fully updated company page, you’ll likely get an insight into the company’s core values and who you might end up working with. All of this additional knowledge can help you make a positive impression when you get the opportunity.


Seeing as tech is revolutionising how we do things, we developed solutions to help job seekers find opportunities quickly and efficiently. What if I told you, you can find valuable information and make connections all on one platform?


At Werkabee, we have created a platform for opportunity seekers to make connections with job providers and you don’t have to wait to get started. You can sign up to become a beta tester for Werkabee here. Or if you’d like the job opportunities to come to you, you can try our Werkplacement service and receive notifications about job opportunities.

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