This sounds cliché, but it is very accurate: finding a job is a full-time job. Whether you’re fresh from college or are in the middle of your career change, you should plan to spend at least 20-30 hours a week searching and applying for new positions. This can be extremely difficult, especially if you’re a radiographer. Radiologic technologists are medical experts who create images using x-ray machines or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 

Even though job hunting can be exhausting and overwhelming, you should not panic. If you put your best foot forward, this will make your job hunt much more effortless. We have some guidelines to help you think outside the box when searching for your next job.

  • Temporal Employment or Internships

Working under temporary employment or short-term contracts can lead to a permanent position. This is an excellent way to get you started in your career life with less hassle. According to recruitment experts from globelocums.co.uk, internships can also provide you with vital business contacts to call upon in the future. Also, some agencies can help with locating temporary positions and contract work. Additionally, internships are a good option for students who are fresh from college. Many schools have job placement centers that connect their students with opportunities. If you’re starting and can afford it, we recommend volunteering as it can be a great way to gain useful industry contacts.

  • Grow Your Network

Many job seekers focus on networking with work colleagues and people in their industry but ignore other external network individuals. However, this doesn’t mean that you should start every conversation with the news you are job hunting. Instead, you can strive to work it into a normal conversation in a natural way. In many cases, the best job positions are never advertised. They are filled by potential candidates who learn of them by word of mouth or former colleagues. Additionally, this is not limited to physical contacts, as you can also do it online.

  • Referrals

In some companies, employers offer a small incentive to their employees for referring a potential candidate to the company—this is a win-win situation for everyone. You get a new job, and your contact person receives an incentive for attracting a successful employee. While this is relatively rare, nothing is holding you back from asking a close friend who works in your field to inform you about open job listings. We recommend creating mutual working relationships at every job since this may open doors for you in the future.

  • Check Offline Jobs

In today’s digital world, many people focus on online searching. In many cases, many available jobs aren’t posted. We recommend going back to the days of yellow pages. Start by locating small companies in your region that rely on word of mouth. For instance, family-owned companies rely heavily on this. They are likely to welcome you if you reach out via a cold call email. If you don’t live in an urban town, you can visit the local chamber of commerce. You can speak to employee members who are conversant about the needs of their members. By having direct relationships with them, they may set you up for a job in the future.

  • A Company’s Online Platforms

If you have your dream organization in mind, you can visit the organizations’ website’s career section. If they have job openings on their site, there’s a good chance you will find the job opportunity you’ve been searching for. You can start by creating a list of employers you would like to work for. We discourage focusing on a specific company since it might take a while before they have an open position that fits your criteria. However, this might be the best time for finding your dream job if you have time to spare.

  • Go for Work Events outside Your Industry

Enjoy a fitness retreat. Go for a fundraising event. If your instincts tell you to attend industry conferences outside your field, heed to the voice and go. Many people don’t know that shaking a few hands outside their regular circles can produce opportunities. You can keep your network fresh and growing by attending non-industry specific programs. Additionally, before submitting your application, get into the habit of developing relationships with recruiters. This may help your CV to stand out from the crowd.

Finally, stay positive and motivated during your job search and even after landing an interview. Employers can notice negativity quickly during an interview, and nobody wants to hire a negative individual. While the methods outlined above may work, be cautious. Ensure the tactic you use is appropriate for the industry you want to get into.