So it’s the New Year. The time for making plans and resolutions for what we want 2018 to be. If one of your resolutions is to look for new jobs in the New Year then you are one of the one in four Brits planning this move.
So with that in mind here are our top tips to help you find your dream new job in 2018.
At the beginning of the year, recruiters and employers are swamped with applications from lots of people with the same idea as you. With 1 in 4 looking for a new job it’s important to make sure that you stand out from the crowd. Take the time to tailor your CV to the roles you are applying for. You can do this by using keywords from the job advert and ensuring you personalise your cover letter.
Recruiters and employers are using social networks more and more to advertise positions and source talent. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date and that you are connected with as many people in the companies you want to work with as possible. This will give you a better chance of seeing the roles advertised first.
Whether it’s for an over the phone interview or a face-to-face, make sure you are prepared. I don’t mean you need to have carefully rehearsed answers for every question they might ask, but making sure you have a good understanding of the role and the business will make your interview more efficient and help you to come across more professional.
Get advice from a specialist recruiter. It’s their job to know the industry you work in and they will be able to advise and guide you to help you find a new job. They can help you to improve your CV and put you forward for multiple roles.
If you would like one of our specialist recruiters to help you find a new job for the New Year, you can find your local branch here.