Secrets of a Winning Job Search

It’s quite common that new graduates look for a job painfully after their graduation. The main reason behind the difficulty is their lack of real work experience. However, there are more channels than they may expect that can help them track down great job opportunities.

Post resume online

With Internet users increasing, more and more employers choose to post jobs online. You should use a reliable online recruiting website to post your resume. Thousands of employers using this service every day to search jobseekers’ resumes, so with a well-prepared cover letter and resume you will have lots of chances to have their attention.

You can visit the section “Entry level/Internship” on VietnamWorks.com where you can find many job openings suitable to new graduates.

Visit Company Web Sites

Many companies and organizations post their job openings right on their own Web sites (usually under an Employment or Career Opportunities links). Don’t lose this valuable channel to have access to interesting job openings.

Apply Directly to Companies

If you want to work specifically for Company A, send a well-written cover letter and resume directly to the company. Address to either its human resources officer or to the person who would likely make hiring decisions. As it isn’t always easy to find the right person to address to; you may have to use your networking to find out.

Networking

Networking is generally the most effective job-hunting approach. Networking means you talk to your friends or acquaintances who know job openings that may not be widely advertised on newspapers or other channels of recruitment.

Let everyone in your life know you’re looking for a job, and give them an idea of what type of job you want. To our experience, with good networking, job seekers can win an interview overnight since the time they learn news of the vacancy.

Attend Job Fairs

A job fair is a rare opportunity to meet with employers. Many big cities host job fairs throughout the year. In HCMC, large job fairs are held every year at Universities of Technology, Economics or Agro-Forestry etc. So make sure you attend whenever possible.

Take a temp job

Often, by working as a temp for a company, you can position yourself to be hired for a full-time, permanent position that opens up later on. Even if that doesn’t happen, temping can help you see various companies from the inside, meet people in your field of interest and earn some pretty good money as well.

It’s true that the more diverse your job-hunting channels, the better you can find your dream job.