Things I would do to kickstart my job search and give myself the best possible chance of landing a new job

Things I would do to kickstart my job search and give myself the best possible chance of landing a new job
things I would do to kickstart my job search and give myself the best possible chance of landing a new job

If I suddenly found myself out of work tomorrow, these are the things I would do to kickstart my job search and give myself the best possible chance of landing a new job:

๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐“๐จ ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ

Iโ€™d slap it straight on my profile, loud & proud. It lets my network know Iโ€™m looking for work. As I post content or add comments to other peopleโ€™s posts, it advertises the fact that Iโ€™m available.

Available, not desperate.

๐Œ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐’๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž


Iโ€™d make an announcement on LinkedIn, a post that lets my network know Iโ€™m available and looking. Letting them know what Iโ€™m about and what Iโ€™m looking for.

Iโ€™ve done it before when I was laid off, I got a job 3 days later. It can really work.

๐”๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐‹๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ž๐๐ˆ๐ง ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž


Iโ€™d make sure my headline accurately reflected what I do and what Iโ€™m about.

Iโ€™d make sure that my job titles where the ones mostly likely to be matched to job adverts and recruiter searches. ie the ones recruiters are most likely to use rather than the one it says on my contract or the one that is used internally.

The skills section on LinkedIn would also get an update, making sure I included all of my relevant skills. Skills that recruiters are mostly likely to search for or select when posting jobs on LinkedIn.

The job title and skills sections are incredibly important on LinkedIn โ€“ thatโ€™s how LinkedIn decides which jobs match your profile to auto promote them to you. Itโ€™s also how a lot of recruiters search for you.

As well as being proactive in your job search, taking these steps will help relevant jobs come to you too.

๐€๐ฌ๐ค ๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ


Iโ€™d ask people Iโ€™ve worked closely with on LinkedIn to write recommendations on my profile.

Itโ€™s one thing you telling the world how great you are at what you do, itโ€™s another thing altogether when other people do it too.

๐”๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐Œ๐ฒ ๐‚๐•


Itโ€™s an obvious one, but Iโ€™d make sure it was up to date and listed all of my achievements.

My totally free CV template might help.

๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค, ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค, ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค


Ideally youโ€™d be doing this all the time, even when you donโ€™t need a job.

But Iโ€™d be connecting with recruiters and hiring managers at companies Iโ€™d like to work for, having informal chats to see if there are any potential roles coming up.

Iโ€™d be engaging with content consistently on LinkedIn, to make even more noise.

Looking for a new job can be a full time job and a very stressful one at that, but donโ€™t just limit yourself to scouring the job boards every day and applying for jobs.

Throw the above into the mix as well to give the job search a boost.


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