Although we would love for every nuclear job on the planet to be posted on Get Into Nuclear Jobs, which would provide a one-stop-shop to finding work in the nuclear industry, we understand that this will never be the case. Firstly, not all nuclear industry jobs are 'nuclear'; in fact, 80% of roles use skills that are shared with other industries. Therefore Indeed Jobs is the perfect place for many nuclear roles to be advertised, enabling the roles to get in front of as many people as possible.
But wait..... before you head straight over to Indeed Jobs and start to search and apply for jobs, check out our 5 secrets below to ensure that your application stands out in the crowd.
1. Update Your CV and Online Presence
People often forget that your CV and even your online bio's are live, editable versions of yourself. It is always advisable to regularly update these, but it is even more important during the course of implementing your job-seeking strategy.
Not on LinkedIn? Get on LinkedIn!
The most obvious place to start is with your CV and ensuring that it is up to date with your most recent current work status and experiences gained. The second most obvious place is your LinkedIn profile, and if you don't have one, you need to get one.
If you currently employed when seeking a new job, remember to turn off your activity broadcasts (within privacy and settings) when making edits to your LinkedIn profile. This could look suspicious if you make several updates all of a sudden...
Finally, you will also need to remember to consider your social media accounts. Prospective employers are much more likely to check you out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok etc., nowadays, so make sure you don't have anything that would jeopardise your chances of getting a job there. Do remember to let your personality shine, however, and just be you.
NB- "Avoid putting your home address on your CV. This is to help protect you against identity theft and make sure you aren't inadvertently ruling yourself out for a job because you live outside a particular radius. An email address and mobile number is sufficient contact information." theguardian.com
2. Tailor Your Professional Profile
Following on from the above, you need to...
"make sure that you are an obvious fit for the role that you are applying for"
You will be surprised how often applicants do not take the time to tailor their application to the specific role. This is even more common with the generic jobs sites which allow you to pre-load a CV and utilise a 'One-Click to Apply' button. This is not a good approach. With many jobs receiving 250+ applications, you are quickly going to have your generic CV fail one of the down-select criteria and, as a result, be tossed into the rejection bin.
"Study the job description and any available information you have on the position. Are you mirroring the words and phrases in the job description? Are you showcasing your strengths in the areas that seem to be of paramount importance to this role? Line it up." themuse
This is relatively easy to do on a CV that you are sending in one job at a time. However, with LinkedIn and your social media channels this could be a little more tricky if you apply for a broad range of roles based on your skills. For example, a Computer Software Salesman may be applying for Business Development Manager roles at a Nuclear Energy Provider, National Gym Franchise, local Textile Company and regional Hotel. All are valid applications for a salesman's skills, so it is important to consider your skills rather than the industry or specific roles.
3. Become Known
This a key point a step 6 of the Six-Steps to Get Into Nuclear process and is all about not just relying on the application process alone. There are many ways in which you can create opportunities to find a new job.
In a previous post, we talked at length about the benefits of using a Career Hub to enable you to do become known in your niche. However, you can do this yourself if you choose to search for work using Indeed Jobs.
It is all about starting considering who your 'perfect customer' is that can directly or indirectly influence your chances of landing a job in your area of choice (step 5 in the Six-Steps). Take some time and do some research on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and wherever else influencers in your industry hang out.
Once you have this, you need to engage with them in the most suitable way you can. This could be linking Instagram photos of work they have recently completed, commenting on topical Twitter posts, sharing or tagging influencers in content that they will be interested in and generally engaging in a meaningful way. In the past, we have seen people create 'How Do I ...' guide videos on YouTube or even be interviewed themselves on a popular niche podcast. Again as mentioned above, just be you here and let your personality come through. Do not do anything that you are not comfortable with.
By doing this and aligning yourself with people/companies on the inside, you will help set yourself apart when it comes to the down-selection process of CV's following application on Indeed Jobs. Furthermore, when it comes to the interview itself, it will be great to reference a recent blog post that you have written, and this will make a great topic of conversation.
NB- with all the above being considered, please do not shoot yourself in the foot. You need to follow the application process as set out. No matter how good you are and your CV, you will not be considered for the role.
4. Sealed with a kiss
Okay, maybe we are a little tongue in cheek here with the title, but we have come across a couple of great examples where this has worked and made all the difference when two candidates have been neck-and-neck for a specific role.
So you've applied for a role on Indeed Jobs, had your CV selected to go to an interview, attended the interview but now what do you do? Many people wait. And this is understandable as it is the process.
However, if you want to be proactive and maybe help push yourself over the line, you should consider sending a brief thank you note to each interviewer(s). Maybe do this from the car whilst still in the car park. Make it succinct, to the point and remember that interviewers are more concerned about what you can do for them rather than vice-versa. This doesn't mean that they don't and won't care about you as an employee. The recruitment process is a difficult and stressful ordeal for them also.
5. Indeed Jobs Application Process
The application process for each of the jobs boards is always slightly different, and it is worth considering this before applying for a job on Indeed Jobs.
You have a couple of options when on the Indeed Jobs site and have searched for a job you are interested in applying. Often you will see click the "Apply On Company Site", which will allow you to submit a tailored CV as discussed above.
You also have the opportunity to upload your CV or create one using the CV Building application available on the Indeed Jobs site. This will allow you to "Apply with Indeed" on some of the job advertisements. This is a big convenience and could save you a lot of time. Just remember to consider what is on your generic CV, as we mentioned earlier.
6. Good Luck
As much as you can refine your CV, create relationships with employers and get your application in early (we forgot to add that above), there is always an element of luck associated with landing that perfect role, and we wish you the very best with it all.
Get Into Nuclear As always thanks for reading and supporting us in our aim of providing the answer to the question "so how can I get into nuclear?" to as many people as possible. If you are interested in finding out more about how you can Get Into Nuclear click on the most relevant link to you below: - Find out more about the nuclear industry in general - Dive right in, set up a profile and start applying for jobs - Learn more about where to find jobs in the UK nuclear industry - Develop a nuclear CV and job seeking strategy Alternatively, if you are a nuclear business or nuclear employer check out our range of nuclear client services that we offer.