Whether you’re going on a fitness kick, setting a new personal goal or contemplating a career change, the New Year always sparks resolve for self-improvement. According to employment website CV library, as many as 30% of us decide to find a new job in January each year. As job vacancy numbers rise nationwide, the career landscape is shaping into a true jobseeker’s market.
As you consider making a career move, keep in mind the following helpful tips about how to find your next job and how to make sure you get it.
Prioritise your Needs
Make a list of the requirements you are seeking from an employer and decide which of them are important to you. In your current role, think about what you might gain or lose when you move. Carefully consider the parts of your job that energise you, whether that be the length of your work day, your incentives, any employee benefits or even the quality of your company culture.
Then consider which areas of your role that you could live without; the things that leave you unfulfilled at the end of your work day are important to note and look out for as you seek employment elsewhere.
Consider Team Culture
It’s easy to overlook the importance of company culture when considering future employers, but jobs are more than simply a means to gain wages. When you work for a business that matches your expectations of what an employer should be, you are happier in the workplace and more likely to be satisfied in your career.
A good cultural fit can be pivotal to your career satisfaction and progression. More than ever, it is important that jobseekers are conscious of whether or not their needs and values are consistent with those of their employer.
As you research potential employers (and throughout the interview process), it’s important to be confident in both your choices and your presentation of your personal brand.
Take control of your employment decisions by researching companies you’d like to work with. When you’ve identified your target businesses, ensure that you are selling your skills and experience the right way – whether that is through your professional appearance, following interview tips or partnering with an employment coach.
Expand your Skills
Gaps in your skill set may prevent you from securing the position you are looking for. While experience is important, practical and technical skills are highly sought after by top employers. If you are looking to attract offers from big brand names or international businesses, it may be well worth undertaking a training course or attending an educational seminar.
Update your CV
No matter the experience or skills you possess, they mean nothing if they are not visible on your CV. When seeking new employment, it is imperative that you keep your CV up-to-date, easy to read and ensure to touch on all of the key skills and work experience that will make you suitable for the position to which you are applying.
Contact an Expert
If you find you need a greater degree of confidentiality during your search, or you are struggling to find the position you would like, you can always contact a recruitment agency to get their assistance. A search & selection firm can place you with a business that suits you, save you time and help to present you in the best way possible.
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