New Year, New Job
Start Your Job Hunt
Looking for a new job can be a lengthy process but there’s no better time to begin the search than when you have a fresh start.
New Year is the time for making resolutions and committing to make positive change. The top resolutions (alongside dieting and going to the gym regularly) frequently include finding a new job. January is often a busy time in the recruitment industry. It is a great time to kick-start your job search as employers often have renewed budgets to work with and more time to interview.
January is also full of competition for jobs, so look at our top tips below to give yourself the best chance at achieving your dream job this month.
Succeed in Getting a New Job:
Think about it.
Before you put your CV online and line yourself up with 10 job interviews, make sure you are truly ready to change job. It’s also incredibly important to know what you’re looking for. You don’t want to waste time interviewing just to turn down job offers in the end. Having a secure idea of what you want from a job will set you up for a successful job search.
Update your CV.
Make sure you have the best chance in securing a new position by giving your CV a makeover. Get ready for recruiters by updating your CV. Include your most recent employment, dates and education. Make your CV stands out in all the right ways by following these tips on our blog about How CVs Have Changed.
A social media platform that allows you to connect with other professionals. Your profile is your public, job seeker persona. Start today and build your network. LinkedIn is a great way to connect with people you wouldn’t usually get to meet. It’s also a great tool for looking at a potential employer/company. Learn more about Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile.
Although LinkedIn is a great tool for virtual networking, sometimes it’s good to step away from the computer screen and get yourself out there. The power of networking is great for an offline job search. Find out more about the Career Benefits of Networking.
Register with Recruiters.
We’re here to help! We are always taking on new roles and are keen to find great candidates to fill our vacancies for our brilliant clients. View our current vacancies page to get you started. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, register your details and we’re more than happy to keep you in mind for future opportunities.
Apply for Jobs.
Don’t waste your time applying for jobs which are night right for you. Set aside some time to find jobs which suit your skill set. It’s easy to apply for jobs online but don’t prioritise quantity over quality. Remember, you’re looking to change your job for a reason. Whether it’s the job itself, company or industry you don’t enjoy, make sure you look to avoid these things in future applications.