With sites such as Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace so easily accessible to potential employers, it’s very important that we monitor what we upload to these sites.
Yet many are reluctant to advertise professional status, experience, abilities and achievements online and as a result may be neglecting their destined jobmate. Just like the dating scene it’s important to be market wise, know your options and to put yourself out there and the best means of doing so - Get Online!
1. Learn about new opportunities
Were you only managing to cope as you had that summer holiday to look forward to, with a vision of yourself on the beach just getting you by? With all that now in the past, maybe it’s only now the time for change!
There is no better time to get involved in your new job search than right now. You might think it may be quiet at the moment on the job front but this is actually the best chance to get your CV in before the September rush.
As the day gets closer my list of things to do gets longer and the dream of how fun and romantic all this planning would be gets more ridiculous. Planning a wedding is more like a full time job - what with sourcing suppliers, keeping track of appointments & paper work, balancing money and trying to keep everyone happy at the same time.
After six years of recession, we’re seeing green shoots in our economy and a certain level of confidence seems to be returning to the country and our employment market generally. I have certainly noticed several positive signs. Not only are there more jobs available, but the ‘passive’ job seekers are testing the waters of the jobs market once more.
- Rewrite your CV
According to a recent study, 56% of all hiring managers are more impressed by a candidate’s personal website than any other personal branding tool, however, only 7% of job seekers actually have a personal website.
Every New Year the pen and paper comes out or in today’s world the note pad on the iPhone to write down the dreaded list of New Years resolutions.
The list usually starts with things like:
- New Job
- Go to the gym
- No alcohol
- New diet
All of these are possible but it is about having the determination to actually follow through and do them.