At some stage in your life, you will likely find yourself looking for a new job, it’s no easy task and takes time and effort to ensure you are applying to positions that suit your goals and skill set. The internet is usually people’s first port of call when job hunting and rightly so, because there are so many websites and opportunities out there, but this can be a daunting thought too. Where do you start? And how do you know which positions are worth applying for? So, to help give you a little guidance here’s a quick rundown of the top 5 things to consider when looking for a new job:
1. Update your CV
Many people create their CV then forget to update it on a regular basis. Even when you are in a role for a long time, it’s likely that your skills and experience are constantly changing and improving and it’s worth including this information in there. Pick out the things that make you stand out from the crowd.
2. Make time to do the job hunt
If you are currently in a job and are looking to move, it can be difficult to find the time to sit down and rifle through the internet, but finding the ideal position takes research. When you have a spare couple of hours, sit down with your laptop and get stuck in.
3. Consider agency work
If you are looking to get into work quickly, an agency may be the perfect option for you. They are especially useful for people who have flexible schedules and are happy to travel. As you search online you will find that there are a number of agencies out there specialising in construction recruitment, IT recruitment, hospitality recruitment and much more. They will help to get you work with relevant companies who need labour on a short term basis.
4. Tidy up your social media accounts
You will have heard that today, recruiters not only look at your CV, it is likely that they will try and find you on Facebook, Twitter, etc. to try and find out a little more about you. With this in mind, it’s best to keep any information on there professional, just try to imagine what you would be happy to see on a Facebook profile if you were an employer.
5. Target the right companies
Decide what it is you’re looking to achieve in your new job and choose accordingly. If you want to travel internationally, a company with foreign branches may be a good option, if you will be looking for future promotions, a larger company may be suitable.