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Starting Your Job Search: Tips to Market Yourself Effectively

Job searching without a strategy is like a shot in the dark. Here’s how to effectively reach out to employers and maximise your effort.

You can maximise your marketability through your resume, social channels, and networking. Here are tips to help kickstart your job search.

Expand your network

While we rely on strong ties in our lives, it’s actually our weak ties (also known as an “open network”) that help with finding new job roles.

That’s because our weak ties are further removed and they know about opportunities we probably don’t.

A quick profile update goes a long way in getting your job application noticed. Log in to MyCareersFuture today and make sure your work experience is up to date.

Leverage social media

LinkedIn may be the first social network most people think of when it comes to a job search, but social media branding takes place on any platform.

You can explore making certain profiles private, creating secondary accounts, or purposefully sharing content related to the job role you are interested in.

Update your resume for digital

There are many online tools that can turn your paper resume into a digital one.

For example, the online tool VisualCV allows users to add photos or graphics, select sample templates based on industry type, or outsource their design.

Once completed, a URL is generated that allows you to share your resume on social media and be indexed by search engines.

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Know your strengths and weaknesses

Get an objective view of your strengths and weaknesses by getting feedback from peers and managers, as well as taking an online assessment.

The task of finding a new job takes many paths, and it’s less overwhelming when you break down the end goal into smaller parts.

Tackle each one at a time and you’ll be able to build on the momentum of each, to accelerate your job search.

This article is contributed by Manpower Singapore.

Did you know?

A profile with an updated work experience on MyCareersFuture is 75% more likely to be noticed by employers. This is because the MyCareersFuture jobs portal allows employers to view candidates’ work experience conveniently, without even having to download individual resumes. This helps them to identify potential talents quickly.

So, if you’re looking to stand out and get noticed by more employers on MyCareersFuture, don’t forget to update your work experience on your profile!

Stay on top of your job search in just 3 steps:

  • Log in to MyCareersFuture with your Singpass
  • Click on your name at the top right corner, then on ‘profile’ and scroll down to ‘work experience’
  • Fill up the relevant fields and add your latest work experiences. Remember to set your profile to ‘open to opportunities’.

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