The beginning of the New Year is the best time to find a new job, so check out how you can stick at your job search and get your dream career.
The simple equation of New Year + new you = new job seems a fairly easy and straight forward one, and it’s one that many people promise themselves they will act upon. However, changing yourself and sometimes your job or career can be difficult.
Most people begin the year with good intentions and great expectations; which is why the New Year means a lot of people say they will: lose weight, quit smoking, get into shape or get a new job.
What you need to do
Personalised plan and career goals
New Year’s resolution can be difficult to stick to, especially if it is something that you have to work towards. It is very easy to lose motivation after a week, or a month, of trying something and still feeling like you aren’t getting anywhere.
Creating a personalised plan or writing down futuristic career goals can be a good way of keeping yourself on track. In order to make sure that you have a personalised plan in place, you need to review your goals;
If you have a specific company you want to work for, make sure you research them thoroughly. The more you know about the company the better, because it will make your application stronger.
Research the company’s:
Search, search, search
To give yourself the best chance of finding a job, you need to look everywhere. There are various places you will hear about jobs:
It is also worth subscribing to daily job alerts, so that when new jobs are posted online, you will be notified through your emails and will be able to apply as soon as possible.
Sort out your CV
It is very important to ensure that your CV is not only grammatically correct, but also that it is up-to-date and relevant for the job that you are applying for.
When assessing your CV, check that:
Invest in/enhance your future
If you don’t have all the desired skills for your chosen job or career, dedicate the time:
Remember that this is a necessary step to take, and that by no means are you failing your new year, new you goals! Maybe you get a job that you don’t really want, in order to gain more experience, so that you can pursue the career you do want in the future. By investing the time now, you will be taking a big step in pursuing the job or career that you actually want.