Jobseekers, let's get the good news rolling for you. In this day and age there are a countless of different ways to find a job. The success of one method over another is hard to measure as so many factors (industry, job type, location, etc) can affect a job search. So let's take a look at our guide to finding a job to see which approach suits you best.
Yay, you've found us, that's good enough to start with. A job board is either a physical or electronic locations on which job opportunities are posted. You may have heard of about two, three, or none of them but there are a few job boards here online and out there if you look hard enough. With the ability to refine your job search by industry, job title, salary, location and more, a job board search can be a great way of finding vacancies that are directly related to you. Unfortunately, for jobseekers some hiring managers use just one job board to advertise their vacancies. Assuming the same results will crop up on a different job board means you could be missing out. To combat this, use a job board which could help you search across several companies all at once such as radios, newspapers, websites, online media such as Matangitonga Online, social media such as facebook and TYEE JOB BOARD on here.
We know this method is still very new to a lot of our Tongan people. Hey, don't let that haunt you to nowhere! Signing up to a recruitment agent is a good way of finding a job. TYEE can support this method as we are right here in the industry and we have proven it to work with over 120 new employees being hired in the last year 2015 alone from us to fill variety of positions across industries in Tonga. The good news there is less effort on your part in terms of searching for roles. There is also the potential to be put forward for unadvertised vacancies and some companies will go straight to an agent like us rather than advertising for candidates themselves. However, it is important to realise that some of the control has been taken out of your hands, with recruiters deciding which vacancies they will put you forward for. If signing up to an agency try searching for the jobs that are specific to your industry to save you from being contacted about jobs that are irrelevant to your requirements. If you are not sure of what to do, check in to TYEE RECRUITMENT for a friendly chat. We are here to help.
We are in the tech savvy day and age and if you are not on LinkedIn yet, you are really missing out. There are lots of recruiters who use it to find candidates and companies will often post their vacancies in the hope of finding someone without using the expense of costly media advertisement. The more you fill out your profile in details the more suggestions LinkedIn will send you when companies are using their site to recruit staff. Furthermore connecting with relevant people in your industry helps you to network with professionals who might be interested in hiring or recommending you for a role. All in all it pays to be on there, so get involved!
Job seekers listen up, don't be shy. Speculative applications have the potential to be hugely successful way of finding a new role. Some companies don't publicly advertise their vacancies, so there are jobs out there that we simply cannot find. Sending a CV and a cover letter to a company you would like to work for can lead to a few potential outcomes; the worst being that the company does not process your CV. However they might keep it on file and hopefully they would contact you when a job vacancy arises. In some cases, if they like you too much they may try and find a job vacancy just for you. So, don't underestimate this method of speculative application and make yourself stand out. No matter which method works for you, taking the initiative to apply for a job in a company that you like proves that you are keen to work for that company and it gives a good impression of you as a candidate. Make a difference today.