5 great tips for job seekers to keep in mind for the new year

By Posted on : 25 Jan 2017 0 Comments

The start of the year is a time when people start afresh with a renewed focus and mission. It’s a great time to be looking at your priorities and setting new goals. In this article I will be sharing the Top 5 things job seekers should keep in mind at the start of the year to ensure they are prepared for a successful job search.

1.Find a good recruiter that you trust who specialises in your area.

It can be a tricky task to find a great recruiter who not only understands what you are after, but the industry you are in. Working with specialist recruitment agencies will help to focus on the jobs you really want to strive for.

2. Be strategic about the roles you apply for.

You can either completely focus on a specific role or industry, or you can go the other way and branch out. It is great to have somebody with years of experience under their belt, but organisations also appreciate potential employees with a broader range of skills and experience.

3. Protect your brand.

Invest in your professional development and always keep building on your career profile.

4. Always be open to hearing about opportunities.

Even if a role does not interest you at first glance, you should always be open to hearing about any new opportunities as you never know where they may lead you in your career progression.

5. Update your CV and LinkedIn profile.

Recruiters will often use LinkedIn as a tool for head hunting when they are looking for suitable candidates. Keeping it updated will increase your chances of standing out from a crowd.

If you are thinking of stepping up in your career in 2017, please do not hesitate to give me a call for a chat on +61 404 521 545.