5 New Year Career Resolutions

Planning a Job Search

With a new year coming up – what better time to make that bold move towards a better job, a better career – and, yes, a better life into the bargain? Come on, you owe it to yourself. Here are our five top New Year’s resolutions that you could take to make sure you get what you want in January.


1. CV Update

First up – and we can’t stress how important this is ensure your CV is updated to ensure that employers can find you and have the latest information to see about your skills and ambitions. Your old CV soon becomes out of date.

2. Online Presence

Yes, you thought it was fun running naked through Trafalgar Square and posting the pictures, but it’s not a good look for finding a job. You need to make sure your online presence is also as good – and as professional – as it can be. Employers and recruiters will almost invariably check you out on social media channels before giving you an interview. Make sure it’s a nice result for them!


3. Professional Social Networking

You’ll increase you’re visibility no end using professional social media networks. They give employers an ‘in’ to who you are and what you’re doing. It’s a sort of pre-interview gambit for time-pressed recruiters and you need to make sure they get a good, fast, engaging look at you. You might even end up with a job that isn’t advertised.


4. Skill Up

If you were wondering why you’re not getting anywhere – or you’re stuck in a career rut – it could be time to update you’re skills.  Find out whether you’re as skilled as you think you are. Maybe you need a refresher course on something; you simply may have been overtaken by events. Finding out what the next level of skills are that you need – and plotting a course to acquire them – will give you the positive lift you need to find a better job – or go for a better position!


5. Upload your CV

Upload or email your CV to Fresh Recruit and let us help you find that perfect job in 2016!

Article courtesy of Monster