Job Search Do’s & Don’ts

What is the best way to manage your job search?

In the age of applying online for job opportunities, high volumes of applications to both recruitment agencies and employer job ads are a given. So in light of this, how do you ensure that your resume doesn’t get lost in the sea of applications?.

It is essential to manage your resume and professional online profile to ensure that you are presenting the very best version of yourself. Here are our top tips on the do’s and don’ts of managing your job search.

  • Do have an easy to read and spell checked resume
    • With agencies and direct companies receiving so many job applications at the start of the year, you don’t want an over complicated resume that gets dropped to the bottom of the pile. A simple resume layout that highlights your most important skills and experience is crucial. Don’t forget to proofread!
  • Don’t include a personal photo of yourself or use inappropriate colors or fonts on your resume
    • Although you want your resume to stand out from the crowd you must remember your resume is a professional document, meaning that visually it should look that way as well.
  • Do have purpose in what you’re looking for and know why you are looking
    • Create an action plan before you start to apply. Know what organizations you would like to work for and which agencies you would like to contact.
    • Being clear and organized on what you want to achieve from your job search will help ensure greater success.
    • Don’t spams apply to hundreds of roles. Think quality over quantity.
  • Do keep a log of where your resume has been sent
    • It is important to keep details of where you have sent your resume and which job boards you’ve registered to. Having this information will save you from being caught off guard when being contacted by a hiring manager or agency contact.
  • Do contact agencies before applying to them
    • Although this is not always possible, it is good practice. By contacting the agency first, this gives you an initial opportunity to communicate what you’re looking for and understand what they can offer to you.
  • Don’t stalk recruitment agencies or a hiring manager
    • It is extremely important to follow up, especially when there is a high volume of applicants. A follow up is a clear sign of your interest, however be mindful of the fact that yours is not the only application and that each time you call you’re taking time out of a hiring manager’s busy day.
  • Do make use of your network
    • It’s great to get referrals through your network however do be mindful of how you are using your network. If you have already been put forward for an opportunity by your agency, reaching out to a connection that works at that firm.
    • Can hinder the process.

By following these simple tips you will have a greater ability to stand out from the crowd and help ensure more success in your job search. For more information on how to manage your job search or to discuss the market or roles that are currently available, please contact us on

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Kandivali East , Mumbai
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