A recent Monster poll revealed that 84% of Hong Kongers are not happy with their current job and will be looking to jump ship.
While jobseekers in Hong Kong approach their job search in many different ways - a sizeable majority rely on job sites.
Finding a new job is never easy – but knowing where to start and who to target ensures your job search isn’t in vain. An effective job search requires careful thought, research and strategy.
Here are a couple of tips to ensure you’re making the most out of job search sites like Monster:
Use job search functions and set up alertsIt’s easy to narrow down your job search by using certain refinements or filters for things like job title, area, experience, industry and skills. Repeat your search every day – don’t assume a job you see online today will be available tomorrow.
Set up Google alerts for yourself so you know when a new job in your field of expertise is posted.
Some sites, such as Monster, allow you to go a step further and sort available jobs by Walk-ins - i.e. no need to send off a CV and wait for a call back!
For more job search tips, you can go here.
Personal SEOFind the right keywords that your target employers use and then work that into your resume, social media profiles and other professional materials.
Make use of resume toolsTo help boost your job search even further, take advantage of online tools like the Right Resume writing and Resume Highlighter to construct your best CV and ensure it is put in front of the right recruiters and employers.
Mobile appsFor those who are always on the go and don’t have enough time to dedicate to the job search process, many job sites have introduced user-friendly apps. Monster’s mobile app, for instance, lets you search for job openings, upload your resume, cover letter and submit job applications. You can also sign up to be notified when new positions are listed.