Careers advice: Ten steps to getting hired

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Thinking of your next career move? Max Messmer reveals the ten key strategies to help you land that dream job.

There’s no question that the jobs market has got tougher over the last year and applicants have to work harder to seek out those golden opportunities. A successful job search often depends on who you know, which means candidates need to make sure their efforts are as far-reaching as possible. Below are the ten essential tactics you can use to gain an edge during your job search.

  1. Step outside your comfort zone
  2. Minimise work history gaps
  3. Be flexible
  4. Find jobs before they're advertised
  5. Cast a wide 'net'
  6. Network - online and off
  7. Manage your digital footprint
  8. Customise
  9. Enhance your marketability
  10. Meet with a recruiter

Max Messmer is chairman and CEO of Robert Half International and author of 'Job Hunting For Dummies'. This article was originally published on our sister site,

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