Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Top Tips when Searching for a New Career

New Career

When searching for a new job, people tend to give you so much conflicting advice it can be difficult to know the best approach to take. Whether that’s by looking online, doing work experience at a company you’d like to work for or directly approaching your desired company, there are so many different avenues you can go down. Despite the confusion, there are some failsafe ways to get a new job. Check out our top tips to follow to help you in your search:

Personalise your CV for each Role
Something everyone will tell you that is essential is to update your CV and its true. Your CV is the most direct way to impress employers and needs to showcase all your skills and abilities for a particular role. Make sure you get a friend or family member to proof read yours as any spelling mistakes or errors can instantly give employers a bad impression and reflect poorly on you.

Look at alternative options
If you’re feeling unhappy in your current job, you might need a complete career change rather than just a new job. Often it can be hard to identify whether or not it’s the company you work for that’s making you unhappy or the responsibilities of your role. Looking at alternative career options that could be more rewarding like nursing or teaching, could prove to be exactly what you’re looking for and completely change your life.

Be prepared for interviews
Once you start job hunting it’s likely you’re going to get calls from the jobs you’ve applied for wanting to arrange interviews or have a quick chat with you over the phone. You need to be prepared for this within your current job and have enough holiday days to take a day off for an interview at short notice. As well as having the holiday days, you need to have a smart outfit at hand and a portfolio of your work or some examples of the great work you’ve been doing to demonstrate at an interview.

Go the extra mile

If you really want a job, doing some work experience with that particular company can be really helpful and gives you an opportunity to get your foot in the door. Sometimes bagging the opportunity to do some work experience or an internship can be just as tough as getting the job itself, so be prepared to be persistent. 

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