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Job Search FAQ

  • Where to look for a job?
    1. Get in touch with people in your network — they might be able to steer you in the direction of some jobs.
    2. Approach companies directly — identify the HR Manager or relevant department head and write a personalized message.
    3. Register with a recruitment consultancy or staffing agency.
    4. Use LinkedIn job search features like “Open to Work”, job alerts, Career Interests dashboard, or Easy Apply.
    5. Search job boards — ranging from global sites such as Indeed and Monster through to country-specific (e.g. Profesia.sk) to local (e.g. Craiglist or a local classifieds site).
    6. Utilize other social media — you can join career groups on Facebook or look for open jobs on Instagram using hashtags like #remotejobs #jobs #marketingjob.
  • If I'm not hearing back from anyone, what am I doing wrong?

    Two main reasons are applying for jobs that you’re unsuitable for or too many people applying for the same job. Other reasons might be that your resume is weak, it’s not tailored to the job, or that you didn’t follow the application instructions carefully. Or maybe the position was already filled (or will be filled) internally.

    Here’s what you can improve:

    • Apply for relevant jobs.
    • Make sure your resume is tailored to each position and that you’re using important keywords.
    • Don’t forget to check specific things like visa requirements.
  • How to prepare for a pre-employment test?

    First, try to find out what type of test you’ll have to take. If you have recruiter’s contact information, try to reach out to them and ask what type of test you’ll take.

    Second, find some online tests. There are sites where you can practice different types of tests, often for free. Also check out what to expect in each type of test.

  • How to get a remote job?
    • Know where to look for it: Start with traditional job search sites like Indeed, Monster, and LinkedIn. Filter job ads by keywords like remote workwork from hometelecommuting.
    • Do your research: Make sure it’s a real company. Check their website and social media, and their reviews on Glassdoor.
    • Edit your resume: If you have experience working remotely, mention it. Don’t forget to also include any key technology skills and platforms you’re familiar with, like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype, and any other platforms that are used for remote work.
    • Prepare for a virtual job interview: Stick to a clear communication style and be very well prepared. Make sure your background looks appropriate, as it’s also a part of your presentation. Dress appropriately and look directly in the camera, not at your notes.
    • Ask remote-specific questions: What policies and procedures does the company have for remote workers? How do they support them? How regularly do they check-in with them? What do they have in terms of mental health and social bonding initiatives?

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