New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers
If you’re on the lookout for your next job or thinking about a possible change in your career, then the new year is the perfect time to get your job search on track.
Stop wishing for that new job and simply make it your goal in 2017 to secure your dream role by following these new year resolutions for job seekers.
- I will give my CV a makeover
When looking for a new job your CV is your best friend. So, if yours is out of date, poorly written or presented then you could be putting yourself at a serious disadvantage in the job market. Put aside some time to completely revamp and update your CV. This is your first chance to sell yourself, so make sure you cover all your skills and experience that make you the best person for the role.
- I will look for opportunities to increase my skills
Are you looking to take the next step in your career but not sure if you have the skills or experience to make that leap? Make 2017 the year you develop new skills or improve on existing ones. Employers want people who can deliver the best results possible, so the more skills you have the more likely you are to stand out in the job market.
- Professional Social Networking
More and more employers and recruiters are taking to social media to post jobs or to find potential candidates. Ensure you are on professional social media sites, such as LinkedIn, and make sure your profile is up to date. Think of LinkedIn as your online CV so make sure you are showcasing the best version of you possible.
Plan ahead – create a plan of the companies or types of roles you are really interested in. Look at the job descriptions of the roles you are aiming for and tailor your CV to suit. Connect with the companies you are interested in and keep your eyes peeled for company updates, industry news and even job postings.
- Stay Positive
Searching for a new job can be overwhelming and stressful at times. Don’t be too hard on yourself; finding your dream job can take time. If you are feeling negative, take a moment to look what you achieved today and be proud of everything you are doing to help secure your next role.