Job search can be a difficult process if you are unsure how companies search and source for talent. Which is why knowing the top 5 ways employers search for talents can get you ahead of the game.
A traditional avenue for people to search for jobs, newspapers are an expensive means for companies to advertise in. Therefore, jobs in newspaper ads are likely vacancies that need to be urgently filled. Find a free online copy of ST Classifieds at www.stclassifieds.com.sg or visit nearby Community Clubs and libraries to browse a copy.
Most job advertisements have shifted to the online space as it’s the cheapest and easiest way to advertise job postings. Online resources range from job portals such as MyCareersFuture.sg to each individual company’s career page.
View the full list of online portals here.
Recruiters and Headhunters
Recruiters and headhunters play the intermediary role in fulfilling companies’ hiring needs by helping them search and match with suitable candidates. They tend to have access to hidden job roles that are less publicised as others and can be a means for you to access more job opportunities.
Attending job fairs and networking events can be a great way to expand your professional network and meet with hiring employers. Social media meetups, and professional association-organised events such as seminars for new accounting standards, allow you to meet with other professionals in your industry. Find out more about upcoming career fairs and networking events through the calendar for job fairs and career events.
Personal and Professional network
Your friends, relatives, alumni, colleagues, suppliers, and clients are also a great way to link up with opportunities at their workplaces. You can also expand your social network by setting up a profile on LinkedIn, where you could locate HR and hiring managers of your company of interest.
Networks are a great way to promote your personal brand and to secure a job. You can:
- Engage with others in your field
- Attend networking sessions to meet people in your industry
- Reconnect with old friends or colleagues for opportunities
- Attend professional networking sessions through platforms like Eventbrite