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How to Job Search (Without Being Too Picky)

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Jobs in Dubai – Since Dubai is among the preferred job destinations, there are several sources that help aspirants to search and get jobs. The most important among all are online job portals, local classified, company websites and recruitment agents. In addition, you can use cold calling to get some leads about jobs. Linked and personal network of friends and acquaintances can also be used.

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In today’s video, I’m going to guide you through 3 ways on how to strategically navigate your job search and career, especially when you’re feeling pressure or are being told by others that you’re being too picky with your job search. I’ll guide you through 3 questions to know if you’re on the right track with your job search and tips on how to navigate it more successfully.



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There are probably as many types of Job Search as there are Job Seekers. But the global increase in unemployment has brought about a new surge in job applicants, many of whom have not have experienced the task of the Job Search in many years. The result is many dissatisfied job seekers, who feel that their Job Search efforts are not being appreciated by the employment profession, with a resultant increase in long term job seekers. However, if they knew which type of job search they were undertaking, they would know what type of result they should expect.

Direct Job Offer : The direct approach and offer from a company, is often a surprise to the person, who probably as not an active job seeker. This type of job seeker is already directly known by the organisation, normally through being an existing employee. You could also be presently working for a competitor, supplier or an existing customer of the organisation. If you are approached, you have a 90% chance of being employed using this method.

This type of direct approach offer again is a delight to a person who is probably not an active job seeker, but is presently not known to the employing organisation. The result of this approach is a testament to their clear personal elevator pitch and track record of delivery, and the advocation by others often within the employing organisation, or by people within a common mutual network. This is a fast expanding area of recruitment, with companies now paying existing employees for successful introductions of new hires. If approached, you have a 50% chance of being employed using this method

Modern headhunting is about direct from client business orientated briefs, which are fulfilled quickly. While the client side of the business has changed little but niched more, the search and find side of the business has been transformed by the boom in social networking. Now, techniques like Boolean search allow headhunters to create larger lists of suitably qualified applicants, and hence offer better candidates who are more researched in a quicker timescale. The result is that these types of job seekers are again often not active job seekers, but can be concluded as stars within their chosen profession or market. You have a greater than 35% chance of being employed if approached using this method

We now move from mainly passive job seekers to active job seekers, those who are either employed or presently between positions. This next two types of job search require the job seeker to:

  • Know themselves, and what they offer
  • Know what they want to do
  • Be able to communicate the combination in a personal elevator pitch
  • Be willing to research the desired/targeted organisations

This type of job search requires effort, and hence most job seekers avoid it not because they are more successful – often ten times as successful as other active types of job search; but because other options require less thought and effort.

The inside track approach requires that having decided to job search, that inside your target organisation/s you already have a previously developed contact/s. This inside contact may be as a result of you being a customer, supplier, competitor or business network contacts. Your initial approach is based on person to person conversations often over cups of coffee, making a subtle research based informational interview approach to asses who you should be talking to, and what they are seeking to achieve for the business. If you use this method, then you have a 20% chance of being employed from companies you target

The navigator approach is similar and statistically as successful to the inside track, but as you have no developed contacts inside the target organisations (start with a list of 50, whittle them down to 20 through simple research), you need to develop a contact base. With the development of business orientated social networking, and the increase in the number of companies offering existing employees bonuses for the successful introduction of new hires, this method is a lot easier than it ever was. It requires the same clarity of though on who you are/what you want out of your career as the inside tack, with similar levels of research effort on the target organisations, but development of suitable insider contacts.

On average five times more successful than applying via job adverts in newspapers or job boards, with a 15% chance of being employed from companies you target on your researched list. This can easily be improved to virtual insider levels of success of 50% or greater with some more simple research and networking techniques, it just depends on how much you want a job with that company?

The next set of three job search options have differing rates of success, but have two things in common:

  • You will follow a defined HR process to be hired
  • As the positions are openly advertised for, you will have high levels of competition. Expect 5 people to make it to the interview stage for each single position being recruited for, multiplied by three fold back down each stage of the recruitment process (ie: application, CV sift, online testing, telephone interview, etc). This could presently result in 100 original job applications

If you undertake your job search via a recruiter advert, and having checked out the strength of the recruiters relationship and brief to make sure you are not being CV fished, and further have not broken the “three recruiters and out” rule; then your chances of employment via this route are 15% or greater. You can easily improve this to 35% or more if you know the right tactics and questions to ask.

The recruiter often works in a competitive environment, against other recruiters and the organisations own HR people, to fulfil a position. If the recruiter successfully fulfils the position and gets their man, then they get paid; if not, then its on to the next opportunity. Good recruiters always get their man, and after introduction to the employer you follow the organisations defined recruitment process

Newspaper adverts and company websites are a good source of real job opportunity. Firstly, they require effort and or cost on behalf of the hiring organisation, which means that the jobs are real and not CV fishing exercises. Secondly, you are direct on to the organisation, although you have to accept that you probably won’t be talking to the hiring manager, but about to ride through a sanitised, wholly locally legal/ethical and HR managed/monitored recruitment process.

Don’t expect to be treated like you or a human being, the process is designed to be selective in a non-judgemental way. You hence have little choice in the race you are about to take part in, expect that you chose to enter it, and hence have little ability to affect its outcome. Your chances of being recruited via this method once you hit the apply button or send your application through the post are between 3% and 5%, although this can easily be doubled with some simple effort

Of all the methods of job search, the job board is the most common and actively used by many present day job seekers. Yet, the statistics show that only 12% of all positions are fulfilled by job boards in any market. If so few jobs are fulfilled by job boards, why do most unsuccessful long term job seekers spend most of their days trawling job boards? Simply, it doesn’t require much effort to find or apply for jobs on a job board, but gives the job seeker the regular internal satisfaction of being able to say at the end of each day “yes honey, I spent the day job seeking!”

As a recruiter, I know that some of those jobs “advertised” on job boards do not exist. The job board market is so competitive – with around 50,000 job boards in North America, and 50,000 around the rest of the world – that the cost of advertising a job on a job board can be as little as free. If the cost of doing something was free, and add in that you can repeat the same job advert for ever simply by ticking a repeat button, how often would you do that task? In a recent test, of 126 jobs advertised as available in a large city, an employment organisation found that the actual number of jobs fulfilling the search criteria was 10! When there are so many “false” or repeat job adverts, and when it is so easy to CV fish, is it any wonder that you chances of success via a job board can drop as low as 2%?

So, what type of job search are you undertaking? Statistics from various parts of the world show that a majority of job seekers focus most of their efforts in responding to job adverts from recruiters, newspapers or spending their time on job boards, where at best their average chance of success if 15% or less. Yet, over three quarter of jobs fulfilled in the past year have never been advertised, of which at least half of them are open for application from job seekers who just have to put in a little effort and know a few simply learnt tactics.

For instance, one job search tactic takes: 1second to understand; 1minute to learn; and within 5minutes applied to take your job search success in responding to job adverts from 15% or less to 35% or greater. Yet most would just prefer to go on proving the well known and proven job search results that they and others have always achieved.


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Jobs in Dubai UAE : Guide To Careers, Recruitment & Jobs Vacancies in Dubai. Dubai Employment Tips and Guide to Top Hiring Companies Jobs in Dubai UAE. Many job hunters still believe that the streets of Dubai are paved with gold. This may be true to some extent - Dubai is a tax free haven where net income is typically much higher than in other parts of the world. Even so, securing employment is not always easy. Approximately 80% of the population in Dubai consists of foreigners and competition for desired employment positions can be fierce. It is best to have an offer in hand from a company before traveling to Dubai. Of course this may not always be possible and there are certain advantages to traveling Dubai in hopes of finding a job as opposed to searching from one's home country. For example, many employers will give preference to hiring someone actually in Dubai (and thus available for an interview), rather than having to endure the extra hassle and risk of hiring someone sight unseen. However, there is no guarantee of landing a job before expiration of one's visa, making a bit of luck and local contacts invaluable in the process. Once a job seeker has secured a position, a contract will be signed and the employer will act as the sponsor. The contract should include basic salary, job title and description, length of the contract, and termination conditions among other things. It is vital to negotiate a good package including salary, housing, and school fees if the employee has children. Other allowances may include coverage for medical, transportation, utilities, and / or annual vacation with an airplane ticket to one's home country.



    • 3 questions to ask yourself

    o Q1: Why do I want the job that I want?

     Money?

     Prestige?

     It’s a hot thing in the marketplace?

    • Better job security?

     If it’s any of the above, then time to re think

     Fulfilment

    • Leverage and make use of your natural strengths.

    o If it’s not, then every day is going to feel like an uphill climb. Then long term you’ll be unhappy.

    o Q2: Is the job heading in the direction of your calling? (career that is going to be most fulfilling? Ie. Driven to internally. Is it going to lead me into the area that I want to be in?

     If it’s not going to make use of your talents and gifts. Then re-think if it’s the right thing for you. Has to align with you in some shape or form.

    o Q3: Am I learning how to impress employers to get the job I want?

     Is this a competitive job that’s in demand by other job seekers? If so , then there will be a lot of free time. Then maximise and optimise the time and money you do have, to ensure that by the time you get that interview, you are going to know how to stand out from the rest, so you can nail the job offer.

     Ie. Instead of wasting your time and money, invest in yourself.

     You may know your resume; your interview strategy and job search techniques could be improved on. You could invest your time and money in working with someone (like Linda 😉) to improve these areas.

     Invest in applicable courses, certifications, programs. Go volunteer.

     Anything to make your resume look more impressive is great.

     Closer and closer to the right goals and end track is what you’re after.

     If you haven’t been doing these things, then it’s time to get started.

    • Tips to navigate

    “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. !

  2. I’m so glad I watched this! I have been reluctant to view this video because I was afraid to discover that I was being too picky but alas, I’m not! Been feeling discouraged lately. I now know that the job I want is for the right reasons and I have to keep pressing on. sigh of relief I have Top Notch Resume and I’ve been using it to build each resume. I just need to keep going. Thanks for this video!

  3. Have ya got any jobs goin sarks cos I’m ready to jack mine in 😤😤😤

  4. Don't mind doing certifications – it's the price factor they have when you're near broke. So probably get the basic job for the pay [per industry], then strive for the Certs – for the dream position(s)

  5. I hate my job because of the bossy supervisor I have..but I have Bill's to pay..but I always look for better opportunities. Something I can enjoy more snd be around good positive people .thanks for sharing this.

  6. The me ai sie u on monke

  7. Could you maybe make a video for graduates/people who only start their careers with tips on how to find the job that is right for them? As a graduate with not much work experience, I have the feeling that other factors become important, e.g. gaining professional experience. I see myself tending towards jobs that offer me learning new skills so that I can fill my resumé, so that I can apply for something better in the future. How do you see this? Love your content!

  8. nice blog. very informative..

  9. your jumpsuit is really cool, looking beautiful and confident. Keep it up

  10. Hi Linda how are you doing
    Its a pleasure to watch your videos
    They're fantastic and very helpful
    Thanks a lot my beautiful teacher and have a great day 😉🇧🇷

  11. This is a great, insightful video for deciding what job to pursue. Great tips, Linda. Cheers!

  12. Thank you very much for this incredible insight.

  13. Marvelous your explanation. I'm using to practice my english and learn more about career strategy. Thank Very Much, Linda Raynier.

  14. I liked this one, it really puts things in place. Prioritizing they call it. What are your top priorities?.. And the thing is, they shouldn't be solely about the money part. In the long run, you won't enjoy your salary when you are doing something you do not enjoy, among people who you don't respect, in a place you distaste.

  15. Great post-Linda, Thank you so much. I believe that inner fulfillment, expertise, skills can helpful to work on your desired job.

  16. Hey linda i want to ask you something im applying one of graduate progam which started in the end of this july they hv send me email if im still in their consideration for selection however there is no update till now even in my job profile they didnt update my status of application i just want to know should i wait for them or not??

  17. Thank u sooo much Linda. This was very helpful.

  18. I want job cuz i'm unemployed…

  19. is it a good sign if the job posting is about to close and my application is still under review and has not been rejected yet?

  20. Hi Linda, I am in a search of Accounting & Finance job with experience. But I have 5 years of career gap . But recently I have been offered a retail assistant job (not joined yet). Should I start my career with this job which is not my expertise or should I wait until I get my desired job? Let me mention one thing here that I need money at this moment.

  21. Wow…. Great insight Linda, keep educating the world on issues of career path and many more. Keep soaring… thanks.

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