Are you looking to make a career move?
Finding a job in today’s sprawling network of overlapping job-boards can feel like a full-time job in itself.
You can make the process smoother by following these tips:
7 Better Ways to Find a Job
1) Optimise your job search
Curated job boards like ExecBoardinAsia can help you to save time. More generic job boards, like Indeed, can indeed be useful. However, it may take you a longer time to find what you’re looking for. And as they say, time is money.
2) Set up your job alerts
Do you find yourself spending too much time tirelessly scrolling through job boards looking for your ideal position? Many job boards offer job alert features that will send you emails when new opportunities matching your preferences become available. ExecBoardinAsia members can access their job alert settings here.
3) Do not over invest in online search
Your online efforts should not exceed 20% of the time spent on your job searches. Allocate 80% of your time to networking – contact people, and participate in professional events. Be proactive and take initiative when it comes to this.
4) Polish your CV
Your CV is often the key to the doors of your next interview. It’s tough, though, to make an impression with such limited means. There are many great resources online, however if you’d like help you can engage the ExecBoardinAsia to create a high-impact CV for you.
5) Distribute your CV widely
Unless there are confidentiality issues, you should try to make sure that your CV is in the hands of as many recruiters as possible. Remember, published jobs only represent 50% of the job available on the market for executives. Therefore it is important to make yourself available to the hidden job market.
7) Know your worth
One of the biggest questions you’ll have during your job search: What salary should I expect?
Money has always been a sensitive issue. Asking for too little undermines your value, but asking for too much could price you out of the shortlist. If you’re a member of ExecBoardinAsia, you can access our salary consultation services carried out by industry experts, with more than 15 years of experience, here. Non-members can refer to salary guides like Payscale or Glassdoor.
7) Prepare for your interview
Too many people overlook the importance of preparation before their interviews, which can lead to jitters and panic attacks. Rehearsing what you want to say will boost your confidence and help you to present yourself in the best possible light. Need some help? Sign up for our interview preparation coaching, where our training specialists will provide tailored feedback and exercises to help you out.
Your Dream Job Awaits!
Finding a job will always require a concerted effort, but there are ways to simplify this process. The ExecBoardinAsia team has successfully helped hundreds of working professionals achieve their career goals. We seek to provide those who are already in Asia, or who wish to make the bold move into Asia as the right platform, to achieve those aspirations. To that end, we provide access to an exclusive selection of jobs that suit your every requirement and offer services to help you establish your professional credibility in Asia.
Your Career Management Experts,