Finding your ideal job may feel incredibly difficult. An adage we often hear is “the job market is really tough at the moment,” murmured by people who have consistently been looking for better opportunities but to no success. The reality is that Malaysia’s economy in terms of unemployment is relatively healthy and you may just need to tweak your game plan a little to score that dream job.

discover the five job search mistakes you could be making and how you can turn your luck around:

1. you only use the desktop to apply for jobs

Do you stick to one device to complete a single online task, such as shopping, booking a restaurant or applying for a job? Now, there’s no need for you to switch between devices, which may disrupt your application process, because you can apply directly from your mobile phone or tablet. The best websites are responsive, making it easy for you to navigate through content (and jobs) within the constraints of smaller screens.

2. you don't stay up to date with industry trends

Keeping abreast of industry trends and breakthroughs is just as crucial for people seeking employment as it is for recruiters. Randstad’s career advice blog has been designed to provide you with helpful hints and tips on everything to do with writing your resume and cover letter, searching for a job and more. It’s a great platform where you can pick up knowledge that you can use to impress potential employers in your next interview.

3. you’re using your daily commute time inefficiently

20.96 million of Malaysians own a smartphone, including those people who are searching for a new job on their way to work. Don’t waste your time with clunky websites that are difficult to use on mobile devices during your commute.

4. you're missing out on the opportunity to apply for jobs faster

By using your smartphone or tablet as your primary device for job applications, you’ll be ready to apply for your dream job as soon as it’s advertised. Preload your CV onto your my randstad account or save it on your device as a PDF file, ready to fire off to a prospective employer immediately. If you’re browsing casually and aren’t able to apply straightaway, you may miss out on the chance to interview for your dream job. Didn’t find a suitable role? Fill in this form on your job preferences and we will send you a personalised alert when your perfect job is available.

5. you’re searching hard, not smart

If you’re picking your brain over which words to enter into a job search bar and only relying on this method of job seeking, you’re not taking advantage of Randstad’s personalised search. Our technology gives you relevant jobs through your my randstad account. The website does all the hard work for you by suggesting jobs based on previous searches. This is how we match the best roles to the best candidates.

Looking to make your next career move? Randstad is one of the world’s largest recruitment and HR services providers, and our Malaysia office has many years' experience placing high-calibre mid to senior level professionals in companies across multiple industries. Visit our job listings to apply for the jobs we have to offer.

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