Landing your dream job may seem daunting, but with motivation, persistence, and some helpful advice from BrainRocket’s professionals, you’ll find your way in no time.
Sergei Mosiakin, BrainRocket Creative Director, shared his top tips on how to find and land your dream job in Cyprus. He will take you through the steps, from vacancies research to the first contact with recruiters.
My name is Sergei Mosiakin. I have been working in Cyprus for several years and have managed to be both a candidate and an employer.
I will not give you a secret recipe for instant employment in this post. Still, I have valuable tips on where to look for vacancies, how to demonstrate your skills, and how to stay visible and noticeable among hundreds of candidates.
Where to find a vacancy:
1. Check out the websites of companies in Cyprus. There are plenty of Cyprus-based IT companies that are contributing to the growth of this new IT hub. You can google the list of them and check their vacancies, but I suggest you start with BrainRocket ;-)
2. Take a look at specialized websites with vacancies like hrcyprus.com or LinkedIn. Honestly, you will be lucky if you find a suitable offer here.
3. Join IT Telegram chats. This is the most effective way to find a job in Cyprus. Some job chats with an audience of 5,000–15,000 people and dozens of job advertisements daily.
4. Be a part of the community online. You can join the Cyprus IT community online and participate in regular events to meet recruiters and stay in touch with the island job market. A Few Tips for Introducing Yourself
- You only have about 10 seconds to present yourself online. Recruiters process a hundred job posts daily, so they don’t have enough time to read all of your information. Indicate the position you are looking for, show your experiences and skills, add a link to your portfolio and your contact info.
- Use keywords to help recruiters find you. It would be much easier for the recruiter to see your message in a chat with hashtags and filters. Spend a few minutes and add some keywords like “product designer” or “SMM designer.”
- Write concisely and to-the-point. Try not to exaggerate your knowledge. Avoid phrases like “I am an 80lvl Figma master.” Exaggerations like this are unnecessary and bring into question your level of skill in the particular area.
- Share your Portfolio. This may seem obvious, but it is crucial to getting your dream job. Ensure that your portfolio is accessible and works fine on any mobile device. Remember that your portfolio design is the first and best way in which your skills are thoroughly demonstrated.
I hope these tips help to find you a dream job in the island. We are always interested in new talent that can take BrainRocket to the next level. In fact, the team is growing. Our BROs from the design team have recently hired around 14 people in 4 months and relocated most of them to our office in Cyprus. If you are interested in getting into the IT industry, feel free to check our vacancies here.