Want a New Job in 2020?
Celebrate the New Year by landing yourself a new job in 2020 with these top tips
Whether your desire to find a new job stems from dissatisfaction with your salary, a difficult manager, or a company whose culture doesn’t align with what you’re looking for, you should know that the job market is still active and healthy, which means you shouldn’t hesitate to search for a new role in the coming year. So, if you really want to increase your chances of success, make sure to check these key items off your list.
- Start looking sooner rather than later
If you’re serious about getting a new job in 2020, January is the time to begin looking. The reason? For many companies, budgets free up at the start of the new year, and hiring kicks off in full force. If you don’t act quickly, you could miss out on the chance to land a new role that leaves you happier.
- Update your CV
Chances are, you’ve built some skills or added new responsibilities to your plate since you last updated your CV. If that’s the case, spend a little time tweaking yours to reflect those positive changes. At the same time, review your CV and make sure it highlights the skills and tasks you want prospective employers to take note of. If, for example, you’re looking to move into a more creative role, then it pays to talk up the skills and responsibilities that show you’re capable of thinking outside the box.
- Jazz up your cover letter
A boring cover letter is a great way to render your job search useless. If yours is fairly generic, invest an hour or two into making it more readable. Think about the things you really want potential employers to know about you, and don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through. And while your cover letter should be free of spelling and grammatical errors, it doesn’t have to be formal. In fact, depending on the job at hand, a more casual tone could be your ticket to an interview.
- Set your priorities
Searching for a job can be a time-consuming process, so before you dive in, think about what it is that you really want out of a new position. Is it better pay? A better workplace environment? More flexibility? Figure out where your priorities lie, and list them for your own reference so that as you come across job postings, you can more easily identify those roles worth applying to, and those not to bother with.
- Get some support
Don’t feel like finding a job is something you have to do on your own! Here at Kingsgate Recruitment we work with a wide range of clients placing candidates in all areas of businesses including Marketing, Advertising, Sales, Events, HR, Finance, IT and more. Supporting our candidates to the best of our ability is our highest priority. So, if you’re thinking of a career change and need some advice contact us here or pop into our Hampton Wick office for a chat.
A new job could improve not just your professional life, but your quality of life as a whole. Take these steps, and with any luck, you’ll be well on the way to a more rewarding career — and perhaps a pay boost to go with it.
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