You’re embarking on a job search and it can be an exciting but challenging time, especially if its your first time or you’ve been within the same company for a long time. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key steps to job searching succesfully, from optimising your Keepmeposted and Linkedin profile, and crafting your CV, to leveraging your professional network.

Update and Polish Your CV

This goes without saying, but your curriculum vitae (CV) is required in your job search and is often the first impression employers have of you. Tailor your CV to highlight your most relevant skills and experiences for the positions you’re targeting. Include quantifiable achievements to demonstrate your impact in previous roles. Regularly update your CV to reflect your latest accomplishments and skills. Ideally, tailor it to every job you apply for to always highlight relevant skills. Read more about crafting a good CV here.

Crafting an Impressive LinkedIn Profile

One of the first steps in the modern job search is establishing a strong online presence. LinkedIn is a powerful platform for professional networking and job hunting. Ensure your profile is complete with a professional photo (no duck faces or photos from your recent trip to Mykonos, please!), a compelling headline, and a detailed summary showcasing your skills and achievements. Actively engage with relevant content and join industry groups to keep updated with recent updates and expand your network.

Set Clear Job Search Goals

Before diving into the job market, define your career goals and target industries. Identify the skills and qualifications required for your desired roles. This clarity will help you streamline your search and focus on opportunities that align with your aspirations. You might also need to add and/or polish some qualifications and skills before applying for particular jobs. Discover KMP’s course listings here.

Utilise Keepmeposted

Leverage online job portals like Keepmeposted, Malta’s largest vacancy website, to explore available opportunities. You can filter and apply for positions that match your criteria. By signing up, you can also set job and course alerts to stay informed about new openings in areas that interest you. Through KMP’s job search, you can also filter by basis – whether part-time or full-time to help you find what you’re looking for. View all recent jobs here.

Tap into Your Network

Networking remains a cornerstone of successful job hunting. Inform your professional contacts, and friends, about your job search and ask for advice or referrals. Attend industry events, both virtual and in-person, to expand your network. Personal connections can provide valuable insights and open doors to hidden job opportunities.

Prepare for Interviews

As applications progress, be prepared for interviews. Research common interview questions, practice your responses, and highlight your unique strengths. Showcase your understanding of the company and articulate how your skills align with their needs. Read more about how to prepare for an interview here.

Follow Up and Stay Persistent

After submitting applications or attending interviews, follow up with a thank-you email expressing your gratitude and reiterating your interest in the position. Don’t be discouraged by setbacks; job searching can be a lengthy process. Stay persistent and learn from each experience to refine your approach.

Good luck!

Job searching requires a combination of digital savvy, networking finesse, and perseverance. By following these tips, you’ll be well-equipped to embark on a successful job search journey. Remember, each step contributes to building a foundation for your future career.

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