Searching for a job is always stressful whether you are looking for that first career job or looking to climb the corporate ladder. It can be stressful, time-consuming and hard to find and apply for jobs and then the application process itself can be an enormous challenge and upsetting if you do not get the role. If you are looking for work and struggling to land a job whether this is finding a role, struggling with the application or falling short at the interview stage, then it can be disheartening, but it is important that you do not give up. Here are a few tips for finding work: Tailor your resume and cover letter to each application and take the time to make sure that it is well-crafted. Carefully study the job description and make sure that each key point is addressed in your application.Sign up to job notice boards so that you get relevant roles emailed directly to your inbox each day.Create a professional website and social media channels to create a strong online presence and somewhere that employers can learn about you and your experience.Attend industry events for the industry that you want to enter and network (handing out business cards is a good idea). Network online through social media, LinkedIn and online communities for the industry that you want to enter. Read online for tips on applying for jobs, improving your business skills and your interview technique. Practice your interview technique with family/friends.Send a thank you note after the interview to show your appreciation and to mention anything that you neglected during the interview.Sign up for a traineeship at somewhere like ARCies where you can obtain a year’s work experience, get paid and earn a formal qualification that will allow you to go on and find full-time work in your selected field. Find volunteer opportunities if a lack of experience is stopping you from finding work. Ask friends and family if they know anyone who may be able to help you to find work. Seek feedback from unsuccessful applications and learn from the experience.Obtain character and professional references and make these highly visible on social media, your professional website and on LinkedIn to show what sort of person you are. Work on your communication skills at any opportunity and always dress to impress when networking or attending interviews.Carefully research each company that you are applying for and use this information to your advantage during the interview and during the application process. Do not limit yourself to online applications and do not shy away from visiting a company, speaking to employees and setting up informal chats with key peopleLook after your physical and mental health by making sure that you are exercising, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, socializing and taking steps to reduce stress. Hopefully, this information will help you to land a job in the industry that you want to work in and help you to start a rewarding, enjoyable and lucrative career. at the company.