When looking for janitorial jobs there is the traditional routes to check online, in papers and in establishment windows to see if there are any jobs available and then of course applying. However, while you are looking there are many things that you will be able to do to maximise your chances of being selected.
This article will take you through our 7 top tips as to how to do exactly that:
1. Create a good CV
Selling yourself and your strengths is key to gaining successful employment so make sure you have a CV ready to give people who are interested in hiring. Include your education history and qualifications, your work history as well as all your skills. Don’t forget this is your chance to sell yourself so don’t be shy!
2. Put your CV online
There are many job sites out there which can store your CV and allow employers to find you. Make sure you use lots of key words that sell you as a candidate. Things like flexible, experienced, trustworthy and reliable will all be attractive to employers.
Also have a look at online agencies – these are a great source to find both temporary and permanent roles with employers so make sure you sign up with as many as possible so they know you are ready and available to work.
3. Look everywhere
Don’t just focus on the big employers for a job but look everywhere. Your local shops, restaurants, bars or even the family down the street could all be looking for janitorial staff so make sure you keep your ears open to potential opportunities.
4. Learn to stand out
What makes you, you? Are you a loud person or quiet? Do you have an outgoing personality or more reserved? Do you have a large family which makes you good at multi-tasking and experienced in cleaning up after them?
Have a think about your situation and what you can do to use that to stand out as a candidate. You will have skills you are using day to day that you may be overlooking.
5. Using social media for more than social updates
More and more today social media is becoming a great place to find jobs so if you have and use it already, then make sure you ask the people on your friends list if they know of any janitorial jobs that are available. You never know, they just might.
6. Keep yourself busy
This can include volunteering by maybe helping to clear a local area or support a local community centre. By doing so it shows potential employers that you are a conscientious person and a reliable worker who is willing and able to work.
7. Practice soft skills
This may sound a little strange but the likelihood is if you are going to be selected you will need to attend an interview either in person or on the phone, therefore it pays to have a practice either on your own or with family members.