7 ways to get a new job

7 ways to get a new job

Get Busy on Social Media

Love it or hate it, social media has a huge presence in the employment and recruitment sector. If you are savvy on social media platforms and build a strong profile, you will greatly increase your chances of landing a job or moving up the ranks at your current organization.

Having an up-to-date profile on a platform like LinkedIn will improve your employment prospects. Even if you are currently working, you will get notifications from recruitment agencies looking for prospective candidates that fit their criteria

Keep Your CV Up-to-Date

Whenever you complete a training course or take on more responsibilities at your current role, add them to your resume. It can feel overwhelming to write up your whole resume from scratch, and you may forget certain key details. Better to simply add to your resume as your career progresses.

Essential CV best practices:

include links to your social media profiles; make sure you use your most up-to-date email address; and create a .pdf version for use in email — it looks much better than a Word document

Brush Up on Your IT Skills

Even if you don’t work in IT, having IT skills will always give you an advantage. You can’t be expected to know all the different types of systems that prospective companies may use but being sharp with general IT skills is an absolute must.

Always Be Learning

It’s all too easy to become complacent and let our skill sets plateau. If you have been working in the same job for a number of years, it’s likely you are not learning a lot of new skills or engaging in self-development on a regular basis.

Schedule some time each day to learn something new. If you don’t schedule the time, there is less chance of you keeping true to the commitment. Some people start by putting one hour aside in the morning or the evening.

Smarten up

First impressions are important and looking sharp can only help. Dressing smart around your office will set you apart from others around you. Similarly, if you looking good when heading to an interview, you’ll likely leave a good impression in the interviewer’s mind.

You never get a second opportunity to make a first impression, so you need to make sure it counts.

Network

If there is an industry or profession you are interested in, start networking. This is easily done online by joining forums or groups dedicated to the industry. Start offering help to others, asking and answering questions, and connecting with people.

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