HOW TO GET YOURSELF NOTICED AND THE PREFERRED JOB CANDIDATE EVEN:small_orange_diamond: WITH THE BORDERS CLOSED
Get active on LinkedIn
When INZ start to allow border exceptions for certain job industries (hopefully next year) it will be important that you are prepared and ready to go. I’ve talked about this in other posts. LinkedIn is used widely in NZ and is a critical tool in every jobseeker’s toolkit, INCLUDING overseas job hunters.
Make sure you update and optimise your LinkedIn profile and understand how to interact with the platform, this WILL increase your chances of being noticed and making an impression.
Display a professional photo
Keep your profile up to date with newly acquired skills or trainingx
Add SEO keywords in your heading to help employers and recruiters find you
Network – join groups and reach out to valuable contacts building professional relationships THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS
Get recommended - reach out to people you have worked with previously and ask them to write you a recommendation
Get endorsed - like LinkedIn recommendations, get endorsed for your skills
Get active - establish yourself as a thought leader by sharing articles that will be of interest to people in your field and comment on posts.
Make a list of companies you would like to work for, then follow their updates on LinkedIn
NOW is the time to engage with important networks, groups and individuals – your tribe!
NOW is the time to showcase your skills, talents and experience
NOW is the time to make a lasting impression with employers