Looking for a job these days can be extremely hard. It is no longer a matter of dreaming big, being a graduate or not, especially here in Ghana. This, however, does not mean that there are no jobs available; there are lots of them, but it’s all about hard work, knowing and using the best strategies. Some of the major problems applicants are currently facing is that of accessibility – How to know that the jobs are there and how to apply in the right way that will increase the chances of being employed. Below are some of the tips that can help you search and get good jobs in Ghana:
1. Search and Apply for Jobs Online
When searching for a job online, look for the specific niche you are qualified for and apply for any open listings in any company. When uploading your resume ensure that you follow the instruction, if they say that they want a full photo, do not upload a passport only. Follow instructions will tell the hiring manager whether you are capable of following instructions and obeying orders. Applying for a job online is very vital as this is the first stop hiring managers make to search for potential employees. Also on the search engines, ensure that you sign up for the particular jobs that you want on the RSS feeds. So that you can be notified on any open positions available within a few minutes of them being posted.
2. Study the Organisation and Job you are Applying for
This increases the chances of getting the job as it will help you know how to organize and present your skills in your application and during the oral interview. You need to go through the job description thoroughly so as to know the skills and qualifications that are relevant to the post. Also try to know about the company as much as possible to be well equipped on the best way to tackle their interview questions.
With all these steps mentioned, go ahead and try a good number of them at a time, as your chances of securing a job will be higher. Ensure you know yourself well. This will help you once you get to a job interview as you will know exactly how to answer the questions asked, as your character, personality and skills will in the end get you the job you have been earnestly searching for.
3. Have a Profile
Do you want to cut down the stress of searching for job? Then there’s something interesting you can do: make yourself well known to recruiting firms without necessarily being seen by creating a personal profile. In many organizations, there exists a career page. To save yourself the trouble of searching for a job, go ahead and fill the candidate profiles as per our qualifications. Do these even if the organization does not have vacancies at that time. This will help in future, when there is an opening you will be the first to be contacted for an interview
4. Ask your Former Teachers
Schooling in Ghana and searching for a job within the system will be easier for a resident than a non resident. This is because you are aware of how the various systems work. Thus go ask your former class teachers and professors to help you get a job, as they most likely know of an employer who is looking to fill a vacancy in the organization and will even vouch for you. However when given a potential lead, follow it even if you think you won’t get a job. Go back and tell your teacher / professor about how the lead went by, they will see your dedication and have the motivation to keep on asking for one on your behalf.
5. Answer Job Clippings
When walking around and searching for a job, you might come across leaflets indicating job vacancies in certain organizations, go ahead and apply for the jobs as most are legitimate. Also look up on notice boards, as some organizations often post vacancies on such to cut down on advertising costs. You can also look at the back of newspapers for job vacancies available, do not imagine that the jobs have been applied for as many people do think that way, and that the jobs have to be re-advertised, they were actually advertised for human beings like you to apply.