New Year (New Decade), New Job!
Contact your recruiter early
If you are looking for a new role at the beginning of 2020 contact your recruiter early. Giving your recruiter as much time as possible allows them time to find the right job for you. If you don’t have a recruiter as around your network as a referral are a great way to find someone that can be trusted. Being organised at the beginning of your job search will make the process easier as the process continues
Update your CV
Make sure your CV is up to date with your latest role and skills. Have your CV ready to will ensure your profile is put in front of the right people as soon as possible. Check out our previous blog post on CV best practices when writing your CV. https://albertbow.com/2019/10/24/cv-best-practices/
Know what you want
Have a think about what you want beforehand. What type of job you want, what position you are looking for, salary, extra benefits. You may have some new year’s resolutions you want to tick off your list and getting a salary increase may help you to do these. Being aware of what you want and upfront, before you start any processes, will give you a better chance of gaining what you want from the experience.
Brush up on your interview technique
If it’s been a while since your last interview, over the holidays is the perfect time to brush up on your interview skills. We’ve put together a list of common interview questions asked along with sample answers. https://albertbow.com/2019/10/22/some-questions-you-many-be-asked-at-an-interview/
Just like having your CV up to date, your interview skills need to be up to date also. Preparation is essential in our option. Be sure to do some preparation and research to make sure you stand out.
Learn something new
With it being a new year and a new you, why not learn something new. Increasing your skill set is only going to make you more desirable to employers. Have a look at the type of position you want to apply for and make sure your skills are up to stretch. This is a great time of year to upskill and make yourself stand out from other candidates.