The clock turning midnight on New Year’s Eve signals the time for thinking about changes that we may want to make in the year ahead. You’ll probably compile a list of New Year’s Resolutions, and your motivation is at an all-time high – so what better time to start job hunting!
Where to start?
New year equals a good time to get into a positive mindset and make a start on your job search. Doing this at the beginning of the year will allow you to begin your search with fresh eyes and enthusiasm.
Assess your skills; which ones have you developed? What are the new skills you’ve learnt? Understanding your skillset and whether they are transferable will give you a good idea of the kinds of jobs you should be looking for.
Update your CV
Updating your CV is a great way to keep track of where you are up to in terms of your progression and skillset. This is a crucial factor for employers and your CV is your chance to make yourself stand out from the rest of the competition. Our team is always more than happy to review your details, offer advice or make recommendations to assist with the creation of an effective CV. We understand all too well how challenging it can be to write about yourself and sometimes all you need is a second opinion and some pointers to get you started – or to transform a good CV into a great CV!
Here are some useful tips:
The preferred order for your CV is as follows:
- Name and Contact Details
- Goals / Aspirations – Your long-term career goals or plans
- Personal Profile
- Employment History
- Key Skills
- Hobbies and Interests
It’s important to consider the full process involved in finding a new job. Here are some of the things you can do now, to land a New Year’s job:
- Update your CV.
- Register with a recruitment consultancy.
- Meet your recruitment consultant.
A new year equals new budgets
Industries vary, but generally, January and February are busy months for employers recruiting. Many job vacancy deadlines will be set for the end of January to give candidates time to get back into the swing of things after the Christmas break.
New budgets are often distributed in January, so candidates are at a better advantage when it comes to job hunting. New budgets results in more vacancies and a greater chance of getting hired.
GET IN TOUCH
If you’re aiming to start the New Year with a career change, get in touch with one of our experienced recruitment consultants today. We can help you to kick-start your job search in the right way.
Call 01228 812585 or email us at [email protected]