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New Year, New Job

Written by Kimberley Startup | January 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

New jobIs your New Year’s resolution to find a new job? Perhaps you are looking to climb the career ladder or maybe even change industries?

Whatever your career goals for the New Year, here are a few tips to help you get started in your hunt for a new job.
1. Freshen up your CV

Start the New Year by making sure your CV is up-to-date. Tailor your CV and covering letter to the position you are applying for by including all your relevant experience and skills.

2. Make a plan

Decide what your goals and key drivers are. Are you looking for a step up in your current career or change sectors? Identify any skills you have that will help you transfer to another industry and make sure they are included on your CV.

3. Network

Join social networking sites, such as LinkedIn, and create an online presence. Showcase your skills by completing your online résumé. Build relationships with people employed in your chosen industry by contributing to online discussions.

4. Gain new skills

Study for a new qualification. Gaining additional qualifications or learning a new language will make you stand out from the crowd in your hunt for a new job. If you are considering changing industries, obtaining a certification in your chosen field will prove your determination and enthusiasm.

5. Upload your CV

Making your CV visible to prospective employers could mean you could receive a job offer sooner than you think. Registering your CV with webrecruit will allow potential employers to see your CV when searching for candidates with the right skills and experience.

Remember, determination and persistence is key when looking for a job at any time of the year. To find out more tips on how to find a new job, visit our career advice resources.

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