We’re not going to lie: finding a job these days isn’t easy. On the plus side? You can do it all from the comfort of your own home (well, mostly). First stop? Check out our amazing, free and totally useful Discovery courses, which can help you find your next career…

We’ve all listened to our parents tell us how to find a job, you print out a stack of CVs, make yourself a more presentable version of Jay Gatsby (we can dream, eh?) and then sheepishly head out into the world on a quest for employment.

But, times have changed. Thanks to phones, you can find a job without physically needing to hand or mail out sheets of paper (convenient and good for the environment – sounds better to us already!) filled with your life’s credentials, and then waiting to be judged, ever hopeful a potential employer will call.

Depending on your level of experience, you may be at a loss with this new paperless job hunting. So let us help.

How can your phone help with job hunting?

If you don’t know how or where to start job hunting with your phone, then our first tip is for you. It does technically require you to leave the house, but it’s well worth it: Discovery with Three offers digital job hunting sessions, with plenty of hints and tips, in every one of our 324 retail stores across the UK. You’ll be a true job-hunting wizard once Discovery are done with you.

Also, if you’re thinking of starting your own business, Discovery has sessions on everything from managing Facebook pages to mastering Instagram and Pinterest from a business perspective. There’s some really useful stuff on offer, no matter what your current career requirements are.

The best part? All Discovery sessions are free – just book in online and get ready to dominate your chosen field.

Alternatively, if you have left your Linkedin profile stagnating or just don’t have one, then it might be time to get one. With 400 million+ members, LinkedIn is a super-useful resource for employers, and you can handily update your profile whenever you have a new skill or have finished an impressive project you’d like to flaunt. It’s also a great way for past colleagues to stay in touch… and potentially recommend you for new positions at their awesome new workplaces.

Discovery have LinkedIn courses to “help you build your professional profile,” so employers will come to you. A few tweaks and who knows? Those job offers will likely start presenting themselves by the truckload.

Is your CV up to scratch?

Once you’ve mastered LinkedIn, you’ll want to take another look at the ol’ CV – despite it not having to be on paper any more, it’s still worth getting a second pair of eyes to have a look over it, preferably someone whose job it is to look at CVs, right? Hang on: there’s already someone who does that for the low, low price of FREE? Yep. Upload your CV to CVNow and they will review it for free, providing you with feedback and recommendations on how to impress those all-important recruiters. They’ve also got an option for a more in-depth, paid service too.

 

Why not check out some job hunting apps?

If you’ve already got the skills that go with today’s theme of digital job hunting, there are a bunch of job hunting apps that can make applying from your comfort zone that much easier. We’ve pulled together some info on a couple of our faves…

Job today

One of our personal favourites.The idea behind the Job Today app is that you can apply without a CV or a cover letter in one click and start chatting to a potential employer in seconds. After that, you’re guaranteed to have an answer within 24 hours/the lifespan of a mayfly.

Zoek

Zoek is used to optimise your search results. The more you use it, the more it learns about the type of jobs you want, providing you with more relevant results.

Indeed

If you’re a perennial (hopefully not for much longer) job hunter, then you’ll know all about Indeed: the job vacancy board. But,  you might not be aware of their app. It helps job-hunting-on-the-go to become that bit easier. Persistence is key: keep applying and you’ll get that break you deserve. (Cheerleading is also key: We believe in you 💪)

So, you’ve done all of the above and have landed yourself an interview. Well done! Prepping for an interview can be really hard work, but there’s an app that can help with that too!

Job interview Questions and Answers

Job Interview Questions and Answers is the perfect app to get you ready for that all-important, in-person meeting. It separates interview questions based on industry and also gives you verbal, maths and logical reasoning questions to practise.

We wish you luck in your quest.

Finally, if you’re one of the lucky few in possession of one of these fabled jobs and fancy being charitable, then Reconnected lets you donate your old phones to someone digitally disconnected.

A phone could give someone the means to search for positions and fire off applications, not to mention accept the call confirming their shiny new job; just another reason why phones are good.

Look at you, finding yourself and someone else a job in one go. #winning.

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