3 Quick and Easy Tips for Starting your Job Hunt
As we pack away the Christmas decorations and finish off the last of the chocolates, the month of December is a distant memory and we all get back to what we like to call “normality”. But for some, the thoughts of returning to the same unsatisfying job brings on that dreaded ‘fear’ of going back to work. You can only ignore it for so long, so why not make the change and move on to bigger and better things this January. And the good news is that there’s no better time than now to start the ball rolling.
January is certainly one of the busiest months in recruiting and hiring. Whether there is a driving force that comes from New Year resolutions, or a chance to step back and get some clarity over the Christmas break or new hiring budgets being finalised, every year companies unleash new roles and candidates take advantage and change roles. So why not take advantage of this yearly event today and see what happens? You might only land the job of your dreams.
We know that thinking about changing jobs is the easy part, but when it comes to sitting down to update your CV or applying for a new job, many people lose their momentum and stay put in their current job, even though they know that something better is out there. To help you overcome this hurdle, we’ve put together a quick and easy list of our three top tips on how to prepare yourself for your job hunt this January.
- Your CV
First things first – your CV. You’ll need to spend a bit of time updating your CV, and then tailoring it for each role that you apply for. But don’t let this turn into a big deal. To help you every step of the way, check out our popular blog that we wrote based on our experiences of reviewing CVs, “8 Common Mistakes Made on CVs and How To Fix Them”
LinkedIn is your primary social media platform for when you are job hunting. You need a LinkedIn account for a few reasons.
- It acts as your online CV and will appear in search results by recruitment consultants, thereby increasing your chances of being approached to apply for a role.
- You can apply for jobs privately on LinkedIn using your LinkedIn profile.
- You can research companies, check out their Company Page on LinkedIn and follow their updates so that you are kept informed of their news, updates and vacant roles.
- You can also connect with talent acquisition executives and HR executives in companies that you are interested in applying to.
If you are unsure of where to start with updating your LinkedIn profile, see our blog that we wrote specifically for getting noticed on LinkedIn “7 ways to get Recruiters to notice you on LinkedIn”
- Job alerts and Social media
Follow recruitment agencies on their social media platforms. In Euro Executive, we advertise many of our jobs across LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter on a daily basis. This is one of the best ways to keep up to date with the latest roles.
Another tip is to sign up for job alerts directly on the recruitment agency’s website and on any job boards. The great benefit with these alerts is that it brings the newest jobs directly into your inbox for you.
Our list is short and sweet, but covers the essentials to get you started. Good luck in your job hunt!
Why not take pressure off your job hunt and give us a call today in Cork on 021 206 6078. We specialise in Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing roles in Ireland and across the UK and Europe. We can talk you through what roles are available, salaries and offer CV advice.