Which company should I apply next?

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In addition, 80 percent of all working people in Germany shy away from the application effort. We have put together seven tips that will help you get to your next job without much effort:

1.) Keep your LinkedIn and Xing profile up to date

Anyone who gives details and knowledge on their profiles can hope that headhunters and recruiters will look at these facts and check whether the professional skills match the ones they are looking for. However, your own boss can also see when all job stations are added at once. So that he does not become suspicious, it is better to update the profiles bit by bit.

2.) Friends and acquaintances

Friends and acquaintances can be a good source for a new job. Or a disaster. The prerequisite for sending people from their private sphere to look for a job should be their reputation. That means: asking in advance and checking whether the acquaintance has the standing in the company to propose a candidate. Conversely, if the data analyst's application comes from the porter, this can be harmful in the worst case. The application does not reach its goal.

3.) Automated job search

Instead of looking for new jobs on job boards such as Stepstone, Monster, etc., seekers can now find the dream job without much effort. Providers such as Instaffo, a startup from Heidelberg, have automated the job search. Enter your vita, qualifications, desired salary and career goals in a profile and lean back. An algorithm "matches" applicants with precisely fitting positions - very similar to the procedures of well-known dating portals. Just as anonymously and with a high level of accuracy. Companies invite you to an interview with a click. What is eliminated: Annoying cover letters and job offers that just don't fit.

4.) Subscribe to company newsletters

Everyone has one or two top addresses in their heads. Employers who one would like to work for. These are often looking for IT specialists via newsletters. So: register. And who knows, maybe the dream job of Adidas, Google or BMW will flutter into your mailbox tomorrow. These are at least very popular employers, if the surveys by Kununu & Co. are correct.

5.) Social media from the top companies

Alternatively, it's worth liking and following the top companies' social media pages. Current job advertisements are also posted here again and again. However, the path from marketing (who looks after the Facebook page) to the responsible HR manager who hires staff can be a long one. Nevertheless, the interest can be worthwhile - at the latest in the interview, knowledge about the future employer does not harm.

6.) Prepare curriculum vitae and job references

Preparing a resume and job references is a regular to-do. It is usually sufficient to take a look at the documents once a year. Unless you're a job hopper. Then please do the check every month and see whether all documents are in the correct order and are digitized.

7.) Trade fairs

In the medium term - after overcoming the Corona crisis - visiting trade fairs will again offer interesting career opportunities. Anyone who visits trade fairs on the job can then use them again to talk to interesting companies there. Although the sales staff are usually at the stand, colleagues sometimes have contacts with the HR department - or the HR manager is also at the trade fair because he is looking for suitable people from the competition. It doesn't hurt then to have your own application portfolio with you in your hand luggage and to be able to present it in an emergency.