4 Bright Tips for Those Seeking a New Job
A new year is fast approaching and many of us like to use this opportunity to turn a new leaf in our lives. 2023 could be the year of new beginnings in many ways, but for now, let’s focus on searching for a new job. Are you tired of the job you’re in? Have you found that it’s not ticking your boxes? Are you not experiencing the progression that you’d hope to see within the company by now? Do you not gel with your colleagues? Or perhaps you want more pay. You may simply want to expand your skillset and jump into a different type of role or business. Whatever your reason for wanting to find a new job, it’s important to always remember that (unless clearly contracted and agreed) you’re not tied to your current job for any specific period of time. Instead, it’s absolutely fine to start browsing the market and applying for other positions elsewhere. Here are a few suggestions that can help you on this venture.
Know What You’re Looking For
First and foremost, you need to take some time to think about what you really want to ensure that you know what you’re looking for. There’s no point browsing the job market with absolutely no aim or ideas in your mind. Take some time to think about what you want and need from a job to make sure you apply to positions that will be suitable. What role are you looking for? What responsibilities are you happy to take on? Are you happy to retrain or undertake some qualifications before getting started? What pay are you seeking? Do you want in office or remote work. Job boards will contain everything from primary school teacher openings to PCO Driver Vacancies, so you need to be diving in with a clear goal to find something that ticks all of your boxes.
Work On Your CV
Next, look at your CV or resume. You will likely need to update this. Ensure to fill in all of the correct information, including changes to your contact details. Now, go through your work history. Add in any positions you may have been in since last updating it, including your current position. Also add in any relevant training or courses you may have undertaken. Ensuring your CV is up to scratch will help potential employers to see everything you have to offer to an office.
Write Cover Letters
If you are applying for a role, you may find that they request a cover letter. Take some time over this and make sure it is specifically tailored to the role and company you’re applying to. You don’t want to use the same, generic cover letter for every application. Highlight your strengths here. This is what can help you stand out from similar CVs.
Prepare for Interview
Make sure that you have an appropriate wardrobe for any interviews you secure. Also research and prepare answers for common interview questions.
Hopefully, some of the guidance above will help you on your journey to starting a new job!