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Planning on Job hunting in 2016?

If so, you may want to include the following on your New Year, new job resolution list and be raring to go in 2016!

1.Update your CV by having it professionally written.

Bite the bullet & treat yourself to a CV that is professionally written and presented – with competitive prices in the region of £90, this could be the best investment you ever made.

2. Polish your LinkedIn profile.

If you are not on LinkedIn where have you been hiding! Get up to speed and get on it. Most employers will check you out on LinkedIn before they interview you. 364m professionals use LinkedIn and 28% of them are recruiters looking for people like you.  If you haven’t the foggiest idea where to start with this, CK Futures can create a fabulous LinkedIn profile for you, upload it and do everything to get you going.

3. Create a draft covering letter.

When you see the job of your dreams (mine is ‘Mystery Shopper for Five Star Caribbean Holiday Resorts’ – so try to keep your Xmas mitts off that one) you really want to hit the ground running; having a draft covering letter up your sleeve that you can adapt when you need it is just the ticket.

4. Find a great recruitment agency that can help you.

You don’t need loads of agencies – just a good one that will take the time to meet with you in person and help match you with an employer that meets your career aspirations.

5. Start looking at online Jobs Boards to find jobs you are interested in.

Being open minded may open up jobs to you that you never even knew existed before.  Did you know there are over 250,000 different types of jobs? Having a ‘broad’ look now on online Jobs Boards will help you dive into job hunting in 2016.

6. Bring on the Mince Pies.

You could try to get your head around forthcoming interviews as this would be very helpful.  However, most people don’t give this a second thought until an interview lands in their lap. So, at this side of Christmas – bring on the Mince Pies! and think about interviews after Christmas.

 

This blog has been written by Charlotte Eve, CK Futures Ltd, The Professional CV Writing Company.

Charlotte Eve is a professional writer for CVs/Covering Letters/LinkedIn/Personal Statements and an Interview Coach for managers and candidates at all levels.  If you need further assistance with CVs, LinkedIn, Covering Letters, interviews or any aspect of your job searching you can reach her at: charlotte@ckfutures.co.uk

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23Dec2015