New year, new you!
Posted on 2nd January 2018 at 10:30
If you’re thinking of a career move then here are some tried & tested ideas that will help you get off on the right foot!
1. Clean up your CV.
Make it one of your job search resolutions to craft a new CV — both online and on paper. Assess your CV, and determine which items should stay and go. We can help you with expert advice on how to get the best out of your LinkedIn profile to attract new Job opportunities, as well as looking at other social media to get your name out there!Make sure your contact info is up-to-date. And with that, make sure your CV style is up-to-date as well. Gone are the days of a “CV objective.” Instead, include a personal statement, outlining a one to two sentence summary of who you are as a working professional.
2. Commit to networking.
If you get pale and clammy at the thought of networking, don’t worry — it happens to a lot of people. But it gets easier, and one of your job search resolutions should be to at least give it a go. Commit to attending one networking event each month, which can include fun events like happy hours or in-person and online career fairs. However, don’t neglect social media either. That’s right — outlets like Facebook, and especially Twitter, can play a huge role in how and with whom you are networking.
3. Invest in the interview.
This particular job seekers resolution is two-fold. First, invest in a great interview ensemble. If you’re searching for a more traditional job, go with a nice suit and tie. However, if you’re interviewing at start-ups or creative agencies, lose the corporate look and go with something fun, yet professional. Secondly, practice, practice, practice. Finding a job is like a job in itself. You must prepare, and be ready “to work” at a moment’s notice. Develop answers to those common interview questions like “Tell us about yourself” and “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Research companies with whom you’re interviewing or at the very least interested in working for, and come up with a list of questions that you have for them.
4. Get your head in the game.
Every job seeker goes through dry periods, and when that happens to you, you need to be mentally prepared. Keep in mind that the perfect job is out there for you and that it’s just a matter of timing. What you can do in the meantime is get your name, face and experience out there. Show potential employers just how hard-working and motivated you can be by fully committing to your job search and everything that goes along with it.
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By understanding the needs of your organisation, our consultants at RMS Consulting will be able to tailor our services to your precise requirements. Our in-depth knowledge, coupled with our professional approach, we will come to see you, from which we will devise an approved company profile and job description that will, in turn, identify the most appropriate method to guarantee a successful appointment.
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