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Why you need to spring clean your job search!

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Why you need to spring clean your job search!

Spring is here and what better way to celebrate a time of new beginnings than by starting a new job?! Maybe you’re new to the job hunt or have been searching for a while, either way here are four great ways you can give your job search a boost with a spring clean!

Dust off your CV

Did you know that it only takes recruiters 6 seconds to decide whether they want to look further into a CV? (you can read more about that here!). Make sure your CV passes the test by ensuring it is clearly laid out and not too long. No one wants to read four pages of your work history! Only include the basics of the role and the important parts which relate to the role you are applying for. You can discuss the rest in more detail over the phone or in an interview if they are interested in finding out more.  For 10 other things you don’t want to include on your CV click here.

Tidy up those job alerts

If you haven’t got these set up already then they are a must have! Make sure to sign up to alerts on job sites relevant to you so that you can respond quickly when a suitable role becomes available. Try to be as specific as possible in the alert to make sure you don’t have to waste time reading irrelevant job alerts.

Sweep a recruiter off their feet

Building a good relationship with a recruiter can be vital to finding a role. A good recruiter will listen to your needs and experience and match them to jobs they currently have or keep you in mind for future roles. Always remember to respond to emails and calls and thank them for any feedback they are able to provide. They speak directly to your potential employers and are responsible for selling you, make sure you’re showing them how polite and professional you are.

Polish up your interview skills

If you haven’t been to an interview in a while it can be pretty daunting to go to one but they don’t have to be scary. Here are 5 things you need to take to an interview and some top tips on what you should wear to an interview. If you’re still worried then we also have 5 interview worries with easy fixes you might like!