A fresh start?

The New Year is synonymous with resolutions. A commitment to embarking on new challenges, achieving long-established ambitions and exploring new opportunities such as getting fit, buying a house or learning a new skill.

And whilst achieving such goals are certainly worthwhile, with the average employee spending 900,000 hours at work over a lifetime it is undoubtedly any career-related aspirations that will have the greatest impact.

Whether your decision is fuelled by a desire for greater job satisfaction, better benefits, increased opportunity, or simply a better life/work balance, the start of a New Year is the ideal time to make a move, and here we cover off the best ways to get the process started.

Get your CV recruiter ready

Your CV is an employer’s first impression of you, so you need to ensure that it is concise, attention-grabbing and reflective of your personal brand.

Nothing shows how well-suited you are for the role in hand than tangible results, so be sure to highlight key achievements and include figures that support them.

Utilise social media
Throughout the past decade, social media has become a vital tool for personal branding. LinkedIn, in particular, has morphed from an online resume and networking site to a comprehensive personal branding resource. 

The virtual professional network is privy to over 225 million members, and is therefore used by prospective employers as a powerful people searching tool. LinkedIn gives you an opportunity to control what they discover about your strengths and, more importantly, about your brand. 

Equally, be mindful of what you post on other sites such as Facebook if your profiles are public. Always consider whether you are presenting a side of yourself you are happy to share in anything you publish.

Know your worth

If you have been in the same role for some time there’s always a risk that you have lost sight of just how much value you bring to the table, and so it’s worth doing a little research to establish how much people with your level of experience operating in your sector/specialism are earning.

We regularly release publications providing you with the market intelligence, the latest recruitment trends and a detailed look at salaries offered across our region so that you have all the facts to hand when it comes to making career move decisions. You can find more information here.

Get in touch with ERG today

Here at Elevation Recruitment Group our Recruitment Consultants are long serving, reliable and trusted, and well-equipped to conduct competency-based interviews and CV advice sessions.  

Our integrated group of multi-disciplined recruitment specialists understand just how difficult it can be to return to the job market, and our recruitment consultants are reliable, long serving and trusted.

Working side-by-side with you we can identify strengths and weaknesses to help prepare you for that all-important first meeting with a potential employer.

Whether you are actively looking to change roles in the New Year and are unsure of how to make your first move, or if you are interested in learning more about what opportunities are available in your sector or area, feel free to give us a call.

We’re confident that we can help you to take your career to the next level.

Please contact us today on: 01709 723 248

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