Starting a new job search can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’ve been in your current role for a while.
However - whether it be a change in career path or a desire to progress and challenge yourself, finding a new job could be the best thing you do this year.
Conducting your job search shouldn’t be a hassle and providing you stay focused you will have every chance of landing your dream role. Here are some key steps to help:
Get motivated for change
If you’re thinking about changing jobs make sure you’re absolutely clear on what your motivation for change is. Start your search with a clear idea on what you are looking for from your new job role.
If you are looking for an increase in salary, consult salary checkers to get an idea of what you are worth.
If you’re looking to diversify your skills, pick up the phone and contact the relevant people to determine whether a new role would suit you.
Know your strengths and skills
If your current role doesn’t utilise your strengths, passions and skills have a think about what they are and what jobs would align well with them.
Do you work better individually or in a team? Do you work well to deadlines? These are the questions to consider right at the beginning of your job search.
Focus your job search
Understanding what your skills and strengths are will allow you to refine and focus your job search further.
Use job search engines to search for jobs with keywords that suit you and match your interests. This part is all about shortlisting relevant positions that suit you.
Connect with your contacts
Over your career and throughout university you will have amassed hundreds of potential connections – either online, at work or socially.
With a growing number of companies tending to rely heavily on employee referrals it’s vital to network effectively and properly.
You never know which contact may be able to help you with your job search or put you in touch with someone who can.