If like many of us, your new year’s resolution is to get a new job in 2012 then read on.
Below you will find my top tips for job seeking in the current market conditions.
- Make a plan
- If you are looking for a new job have a plan. Set aside dedicated time for job seeking and decide when and how much time you will spend on each activity from on-line applications to sending off speculative CV’s. This will keep you focused on your job search.
- Be flexible
- You need to be prepared to move from your dream job, especially in the current climate. You need to be flexible on what you want. E.g. consider a side-ways move, either same job in a different industry or a different job in the same industry you currently work in. Remember, it’s easier to be inside than knocking on the door.
- Use LinkedIn
- Network, network, network…and the best way at the moment is LinkedIn. Create a profile, upload your CV and join groups and take part in discussions that are relevant to your industry. You can also connect with companies that interest you.
- Tailor your CV
- Tweak your application to each job making it relevant to the position you have applied to. Ensure you present your achievements clearly but keep it to 2 pages otherwise hiring managers won’t read it.
For further hints and tips about the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
Good luck with your job search!