Happy New Year - Polly Symondson Recruitment
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to one and all. For many of us, today is the first day back in the office after the Christmas break and perhaps your career is right where you want it to be, but for others the holidays may have been a time for some career evaluation and 2014 will be the year you make a change.

Before you start filling in those application forms, here are a five to do’s:

  • CV – is it up to date and ready to adapt depending on the job you are applying for?

  • Linkedin – does your profile mirror your CV? Do you have a profile? If not, 2014 is defiantly the year to change that, Linkedin in is an incredibly powerful tool for both recruiters and job hunters.

  • Social Media – its not very difficult to prospective employers to find you, make sure that your timelines and status updates are sending out the right kind of messages.

  • Be strategic – a scattergun approach to job hunting is exhausting, far better to be selective in what you are applying for and tailor each application to suit.

  • Make friends – if the job is being advertised by a recruitment consultancy or HR department, there is no harm in trying to build a relationship with them – anything that helps to make you stand out from the crowd in going the extra mile is a good thing.

Happy Job Hunting!