Switching jobs is always amongst the top 10 resolutions made by people within employment, here are some top tips to help you find your next career move.
- Update your CV with reference to key achievements during 2017 and projects you have worked on during the last 12 months. Within your personal profile make reference to any specific industry challenge or change, this will demonstrate industry insight.
- Spruce up your covering letter, always take the time to write a personal note, whether you are sending your application direct, via a recruiter or applying on a job board, it’s the first point of contact and your chance to stand out from other candidates. If your CV appears to be quite long, remember keep to 2 pages, a covering letter is a useful tool to include additional information.
- Identify companies you want to work for we all have our ideal employers, they maybe within the top 10 companies in the industry, you’ve heard how good the company culture is, or the salary and benefits are above the market rate. Find out who recruits for those companies and contact the relevant recruitment agency, they will have inside knowledge of their recruitment plans and will not only share current vacancies but also advise you on forthcoming vacancies, some of which will never appear on job boards.
- If you are looking to progress and believe you have the ability and experience to move up to a more senior position, your CV will be key in demonstrating you have sufficient skills and getting you to the interview table. So how do you portray the right attributes without previously holding a similar position? This is were being registered with a specialist recruitment agency will come into fruition, as they will be placing people in positions you are aspiring to be recruited for, and will be well versed in critiquing and advising CV edits. As well as registering online, pick-up the phone and speak to a recruitment consultant, it will make all the difference.
- Check your social media privacy settings! There is now, no dividing line between business and personal social media, if you put it out there, be prepared for it to be found. However, there are ways to protect your privacy by ensuring you set the correct privacy settings, including being tagged by friends and family. We don’t profess to be social media experts, but if you would like more information on social media privacy settings contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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