Start Your Job Search off on the Right Foot for the New Year!
January 19, 2020
The beginning of a new year tends to see a lot of job movement! December was a busy month, people had planned vacations, company holiday parties were going on, and some people were waiting for their year-end bonuses. Others come back from the holidays and make it their New Year's resolution to find a new job. Whatever the reason, the reality is that there will be a lot of hiring and job movement going on to start the year which means a lot of opportunities will be available if you are looking to make a change.
With this, here are some of our tips to ensure that you are
starting your job search off on the right foot to start the new year!
and get a better understanding of what you want and don’t want in a new
job. Don’t get caught up in all of the
excitement of a new year and want to change jobs for the sake of changing
jobs. Take a step back and think about
what you want and where you want your career to go. Figure out what steps you need to take to get
there. What moves make sense? Will you
need to make any sacrifices to get there (i.e. taking a pay cut or flexing on
the size of the company or location)?
on top of what is happening in the market.
Explore job boards and speak with industry professionals to know what
skills and jobs are in demand. What do
current salaries and opportunities look like?
How does this affect what you are looking to do? You need to stay plugged in and keep your
figure on the pulse.
more on networking. Get involved in
industry associations and make an effort to get out to as many events as you
can. If you cannot get out to events, look at networking on social media. Look at LinkedIn. Don’t just have an account and think you are
done with it. Connect with others in
your industry, join industry groups and engage with relevant content. The aim
is to meet and build relationships with new people in your industry. Follow companies within your industry and
look them up regularly to see if they are hiring.
your Resume and LinkedIn profile. The
job market will move quickly at the start of the year. Therefore, when you see something you like,
you need to be able to move quickly and apply.
Further, you will want your LinkedIn up to date so that people looking
to fill positions that match your skillset can reach out to you.
Thanks for reading!
If you have any questions around this or any other job searching or interview topic, be sure to contact us!