Job searching is one of those things that everyone at some point in their life will have to do. Whether you are looking for casual work to make some extra cash, trying to get your foot on the career ladder or looking for your next big management role, you’ll find yourself spending hours job searching and doing all the work that comes with it. After a few weeks of this you can hit a major burnout wall, where you just want to give up, however, it doesn’t need to be this way!
Here are some major tips on how you can avoid job search burnout:
Don’t spend too long on your c.v
You are definitely going to need an up to date c.v detailing all the usual – like your skills and experiences, but don’t obsess over your c.v too much. It’s been said that you have around 6 seconds to get the attention of the hiring manager or recruiter reading your c.v, so the introduction needs to be grabbing. Concentrate on making the opening to your c.v strong, and then move on. Don’t obsess over the really small details, but make sure it’s clear and you are getting across everything that shows you are worth an interview.
Get an online portfolio
If you are working in a field where you have a lot of creative work get yourself an online portfolio. It’s the best way to showcase your work and the hiring manager would much prefer to see that than be sent masses of files to download. It will also save you a huge amount of time. Think about how many applications you may make, and how many emails you’ll have to send with all your attachments included.
Be interview ready
You can remove a lot of pre-interview nerves and stress if you can get prepared in advance. Figure out some questions that you want to know about the company/job role, and you’ll probably realise that they can used for more than one interview! It’s likely that you will want to know the same things regardless of the company, so go ahead and ask the question again! Forget having to find new things to say every time, just make what you say good and make it adaptable to the situation, and you are good to go!
Don’t worry about your finances
One thing you shouldn’t worry about is getting paid by your new employer! With Monese you can provide your employer (or anyone who needs to pay you) your personal UK sort code and account number, and they can pay you directly into your Monese account. The great thing is that you can get your UK current account with Monese in as little as 120 seconds, all via our app.