Each of us has been is situation where we had to discuss the job search topic – it is especially topical for students wishing to earn some money to support their stay abroad. A recent interview in Latvia has shown that most people think the work can be found in an average of four months. But can we reduce these results up to a month? We believe it's possible to find a job in Latvia within one month! Lets’ try! Our suggestions:
CV must be really well-considered. If you are a newcomer in Latvia, probably you would look for international companies; otherwise Latvian language would be a must. So prepare your CV in English and make it ready for sending and submission of hard copies. CV form hasn’t been determined – you can find various Word document templates, as well there are loads of samples on the internet.
Try to personalize each letter. Employers are very good at distinguishing copy-paste options. Put yourself in your employer's skin. What kind of employee the company is looking for? What kind of skills? Or what personality characteristics? Any special kind of motivation? Company’s profile will help you to find out, as well as the advert text itself.
Do not hesitate and be alert and cheerful. Check the job and career sites every day (preferably in the morning). Post your CV on job search sites. Tell your acquaintances that you are looking for job. Apply for every possible free courses offered by the state and local government. You have to go social so people get to know that a responsible and honest person is looking for a job!
- Knowledge of Latvian or Russian would be an advantage, but good English is also highly appreciated!
- Try to look for international companies. Some of our Riga Student Hotel international guys have managed to find a travel agent job at Dyninno group. If you are fluent in English and customer oriented, try it yourself!
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