Here is a special guest post from Dipesh Gurung. The managing director of Rani Solutions has shared some basic tips and tricks for those currently on the hunt for a job! I find applying for jobs very boring and it pretty much reminded me of revision. But without the hours of applying for jobs here and there, you won’t get to where you want to be. So we just have to keep our priorities held tight and be hungry for it. Huge thanks to Dipesh for getting in touch and sharing this. If you would like further information or assistance then don’t forget to get in touch with Dipesh. If you thought this info was helpful then don’t forget to share 😀
With so many jobs out there not getting back to you, it can get quite frustrating right? Don’t worry, this happens to us all but there are a few ways of increasing your chances with the recruiters and companies that have posted the adverts.
Let’s say you start your morning off with a cup of coffee or some proper Nepali “Chya”. Go into Google and type in let’s say “jobs in Reading, Berkshire”. This inevitably brings up a very wide array of jobs for you to consider right? What happens then?
Well here are some very basic tips that might help:
- Take a note of who posted the advert. Whether it’s from a recruitment agency or a specific employer. You can make the decision to call them there and then or wait a day or two after the application. If it’s a recruiter, introduce yourself and ALWAYS ask them what other jobs they have that may match your skill set. Trust me, talking to a recruiter will have a huge impact on you being noticed by them. This will make you known to them and will possibly help you reach to the top of their pile of CVs that they go through every day. Whether it’s an employer or a recruiter, make sure you speak with energy and enthusiasm.
- Don’t dwell on that “perfect job”. Come on, we’ve all done it. We look at this job that WE KNOW we can do well, apply to it and wait to hear back… Newsflash – They probably won’t! There are several others that are thinking the same and have applied to that very job. Once you’ve applied to it, move on and keep searching.
- “The perfect job isn’t there”. Don’t worry, eventually you will find your calling and hopefully land a gig that will keep you happy while doing it. For now though, I can imagine you must have your parents constantly going “Khai, din bhari tyei computer ma khelchha… Kaam khojeko chha bhanchha, tara tei ho”. It’s the harsh reality of life and for now I’d say take what you can get. The UK is in a very poor economic state right now – I am certain many will disagree on me with this but I am a realist. The Nepalese have a very hard working ethic and not working is usually not socially acceptable for us. So at least something to keep ticking you over for now…
- Eat. Sleep. Apply. Repeat. As earlier mentioned, don’t wait around for any of those calls. Do it again.. and again… and again… and aga- you get the basic gist of it. “Keep knocking on her door and she will answer”, they say.
- Ask those who know. I have quite a few people asking me for advice due to my line of work and it’s a great way to find out more. Ask people already working in companies, ask those senior to you, ask people (like Lex or even me) who have established networks to see if they have going on or if they can at least point you in the right direction.
- Use all the sources at hand. Print out your CV, take it to businesses you want to work at. Use Linkedin, it’s a great tool that lets you apply directly through your profile! Doesn’t get more efficient than that! (While you’re at it, ask for recommendations from previous/current clients/employers. That goes a long way!)
- Back to the first note, CALL THEM UP! This I cannot stress enough. It is important for them to know that you are able to communicate effectively (aru dherai jaat haru bhanda hamro Nepali haru le dherai ramro communicate garchhan!). Be known!
These are just a few tips and if you search online, you can find a lot more advice that I’m sure I have not touched on. If you’ve read it up to here, it’s a good sign and shows that you are serious about getting a new job. Get in touch if you’ve got any questions and I’ll be happy to help. Good luck!Dipesh Gurung Managing Director, Rani Solutions http://www.ranisolutions.com