A New Year Means a New Job for 2017
A New Year means a fresh new start for many. It is that time of the year that you can make a plan of what you want to achieve throughout the year and make some New Year’s Resolutions to help guide you throughout the year. Popular New Year’s Resolutions are to lose weight, to stop smoking, cut back on drinking and to get a new job. We may not be able to help you with the first three, however what we can do is help point you in the right direction in of searching and applying for a new job. At Debbie Burbage Recruitment we work closely with each individual candidate to help find them the right job, so let us find the right job for you.
We have put together a few points to help guide you in your first stages of looking for a new job. Follow these and this will help strengthen your chances of finding that perfect job for 2017.
Update Your Curriculum Vitae
When thinking about applying for a new job, the first thing that you need to do is update your Curriculum Vitae. Your CV is a simple piece of information which has the power to promote you as a candidate with the information that you choose to put onto it. Many candidates make the common mistake of sending out the same CV to all job applications and the same one that they haven’t updated for several years. It is so important that you not only update your CV so that it includes all of your recent achievements but that you also tailor your CV to suit each job application. If the job application asks for specific requirements then make sure that these are near the top of your CV so that the employer can see that you are eligible for that specific job role.
Promote Yourself On Social Media
Use the power of social media to promote yourself. Technology is becoming so advanced that many recruiters will use social media to get to know you that bit more. Using your email address and your name, companies will be able to view your Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter accounts so make sure that these all look professional enough to be seen by potential employers. Make sure that you update LinkedIn with the latest information and achievements that you have added to your CV so that they match up. It is important to not have different information. Use LinkedIn as a way of expanding on points made on your CV.
Become Noticed & Get Promoted
Perhaps you are not specifically after a new job but would like to work towards a promotion in 2017. If this is the case then you need to do something to get yourself noticed. For those that go to work and simply do the work they are told to do may not be promoted as quickly as those that go that extra mile and do more than they are asked to do. Don’t shy away twiddling your thumbs, ask your employer if there is anything else that you can do and extra tasks that you can take on each day. It is also important to receive feedback on how you are doing as both positive and negative feedback will help in your progression.
Take That Extra Step
Be brave and take that extra step to get to where you want to go, whether that be towards a new job or a promotion. Use your spare time to research into what you need to do. If it is extra experience that you need then see what you can do to get this experience. Maybe you need to work with someone more senior than yourself and watch how they work and take note of what they do.
If you have patience then you will be rewarded in the future. Looking for a new job or going after a promotion will take time so don’t expect to have reached your goal by the end of January. Look at it as though you have all of 2017 to make this achievement and think that by the end of the year you could of reached your main goal and be in a more preferable job position by December 2017.
Follow Your Goals
One of the most important points is to not give up and to make sure that you follow your goals. Many people make up a set of New Year’s Resolutions in January and by February have given up on all of them. Life is too short to give up on something you want so make sure that you stick to your goals and follow your dreams whatever they may be.