Starting your job search during the festive season

With Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s easy to think that the jobs market is slowing down. But, companies hire year-round and now is as good a time as any to start looking for your next opportunity.

Getting your job search started

Not only is it a good time to start looking at jobs, but it’s also less competitive. So it’s time to polish up the CV, identify what jobs you want to apply for and what your career goals are.

So here’s how to get started on your job search journey:
1 – Update your CV

Your CV is the foundation of your job search. Your CV is your best sales tool. It’s what helps you stand out from the crowd. Highlight your strengths, experience, education and skills.

Ensure your CV highlights what your employer is looking for, match your keywords to that in the job description.

2 – Start connecting

Start reaching out to people you know who are working in companies that might be hiring. Update your LinkedIn profile and let recruiters on LinkedIn know that you are looking for something new.

Take a look at recruiters websites, apply for jobs directly on their website. Connect with recruiters that specialise in your area. Recruiters can tap into their network of employers looking to hire.

3 – Stay on top of your job search

New jobs are put online every day. You need to make time to check online daily to see if new jobs have come online. You don’t want to miss the perfect opportunity.

Set up a daily job alert so that you get an email notification when a new job is posted online.

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