If you’re thinking about a new career move in 2022, you will be in one of many, the number of British people looking for a new job in January compared to the rest of the year, generally increases according to Indeed.
Making a career change has never been so popular, with almost a million people moving from one job to another in the three months to September 2021, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Employees are on the hunt for better pay, but also more flexibility, work life balance and meaning from their jobs after reconsidering their priorities during the pandemic.
But with so many people looking for a change of career in the New Year, what is the best way to stand out and get ahead?
Here are a few Tips from IMmagIN Recruitment that may help you on your way, with your job search..
SORT OUT YOUR CV
Make sure your CV is up-to-date and is in chronological date order with your most recent work experience at the top of the page. Include a personal profile or ‘sales pitch’ at the top of your CV use this to outline the skills and characteristics that have or will make you a great employee.
Keep your CV simple, there is no need for photos, logo’s or graphics and word format is best, 2-3 pages in length is ideal.
Do your homework when you apply for a job – Make sure the content on your CV is relevant to the Job that you are applying for.
HOW TO FIND JOBS
When it comes to applying for a job, there are numerous Job boards that you can use to apply for vacancies, such as indeed, Reed, Jobsite, CV Library to name just a few, but be selective with your applications, take your time to research the organisation and apply for vacancies that match your skills or transferrable experience.
Working with a good recruiter can be really beneficial, a good recruiter can help you define your key skills and transferrable experience, introduce you to organisations and help you prepare fully for the interview process.
Take some time to network. You could easily spend hours each day looking at online job listings, but if you get in touch with friends, family members, and former colleagues someone you know may have an opportunity that’s suitable for you, having that person that can recommend you to an organisation can really increase your chances of gaining an interview.
LinkedIn is another great way, to research companies and network directly, It allows you to connect with interesting people, potential employers and raise awareness of your desire to gain or move from your current employment.