Surviving your January Job Search – Top Five Tips!
“New Year, New You” – sound familiar? Every year we receive a surge of applications at this time, we’re almost as busy as the local gyms as people strive to change things for the better.
Why is this? Firstly, many see January as a fresh start, a time for change and improvement.
Perhaps a new role is on the top of your New Years’ Resolutions and you have been waiting until the New Year to start your search.
Here are our TOP FIVE TIPS for your January Job Search to help you score the job of your dreams.
#1 First things first, have you updated your CV? Check for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, up to date phone number/ email address and of course details of your most recent role.
#2 Secondly, we advise you consider your options. Where is the next logical step for your career? If you need advice on this, feel free to pick up the phone and speak to our friendly, experienced consultants on 01 5541290 to discuss your next move. We can discuss the types roles , industries and companies that are currently recruiting as well as trends in the market and salaries available and can match an opportunity to your needs and expectations.
#3 We would suggest limiting the number of companies you blindly send your CV to. Take note of companies and recruitment agencies you have been in touch with, as double in-boxing can be seen as spammy and a lack of attention to detail. Working with a specialist recruitment agency who understands your market place and is experienced in the area will be far better to match your needs in a new job but can also get your CV in front of the right person.
#4 We would suggest researching the companies you are interested in. Gathering information is crucial to making the right step in your career. Working with a specialist recruiter who understands the market will also be able to provide advice on the company’s interview style. Our consultants will always do a full interview preparation with you in advance.
#5 Finally, we would recommend following up with the companies / agencies you sent your details to. This shows you are enthusiastic, dedicated, conscientious and consistent. Feedback at times can be slow from client companies but be patient and keep in touch!
If you are finding the January Job Search draining, speak to a specialist. Call 01 5541290 today!