For hopefuls looking to land that dream job in 2016, having the right qualifications, skills and experience are no longer enough, a top recruiting firm says.
Winning candidates are open to freelancing, add digital elements to their CVs and promote themselves online, managing director of Hays in Australia and New Zealand Nick Deligiannis says.
“You need to be willing to integrate digital and social media into your job search,” he said.
Mr Deligiannis said the amount of contract and temporary work will continue to surge in the year ahead, and jobseekers need to embrace this.
“An appetite for change and for freelancing will also help your career advance,” he said.
Employers are looking for applicants who can drive innovation and technological change, Hays said.
Candidates will stand out by digitally disrupting their CVs with links to websites, videos or blog posts that demonstrate their expertise in a particular field.
WINNING CANDIDATE CHECK LIST
* Digitally disrupt your CV, using links to websites and blogs.
* Make sure your CV matches your online profile
* Embrace freelancing
* Target realistic jobs
* Promote yourself on social media
* Keep up-to-date with qualifications and training
* Be a change agent and drive innovation