A Jobseeker’s New Year’s Resolutions – Part 5
Sam Wilson, January 20, 2014
5. Sign up for jobs emails
Finding jobs to apply for can be a tough slog, there are so many websites with large amounts of jobs that sometimes finding the right ones to apply for can be near impossible. So why not let the jobs come to you?
A large number of sites now offer tailored jobs by email services in which you are offered the opportunity to sign up for email alerts for jobs that fit specific criteria. These criteria can include:
- Contract type (full time, part time, permanent, temporary)
The benefits of services like these are that you can be the first to hear about new vacancies which can make all the difference. Jobs sent to you should be significantly more relevant than regular searches which will save you a lot of valuable time. It also allows you to organise a folder in which to effectively store all the jobs you want to apply for rather than having a huge bookmarks list in your web browser.
Things to remember
- It becomes tempting to sign up for alerts for every type of job under the sun. This will end up being counter-productive as you end having to sift through a mountain of emails in order to find the relevant ones. Keep your criteria specific to the jobs you really want.
- Check your emails regularly otherwise you may find that it’s easy to miss one that could contain your ideal position.
- Check your spam! Sometimes automated emails are re-directed to your spam or junk folders so make sure you check them and mark the emails appropriately.
Unfortunately this doesn’t mean that you can simply sit back and wait for your ideal job to land in your inbox, these services should act as an addition to your current job search rather than a replacement. What it does do is significantly increase your chances of finding jobs to apply for. These services are there to help you so it makes sense to let them do it.
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So that concludes our Jobseeker’s New Year’s Resolutions, this checklist should help put you in a much stronger position to find that ideal job in 2014. Unfortunately there is no magic formula to ensure success and all you can do is put in the maximum effort and don’t let good intentions come to nothing (don’t let your CV share the same fate as so many brand new gym memberships this year). The extra effort could make all the difference, January 2015 could see you celebrate your one year anniversary in the best job you’ve ever had.