New Year, New Challenge?

New Year, ready for a new challenge?

So Christmas is over, the last of the Quality Street have been demolished and you’ve just about recovered from your New Year’s celebrations. But what remains is the need for a new job, January is the perfect time to get back into gear and resume the job hunt, below we’ve selected some key tips to help breathe new life into your job search.

Assess your skillset

Look back over 2017 as a whole, what have you achieved? What are you most proud of? What key skills did you learn, demonstrate and develop? Make sure your CV and LinkedIn profile is reflective of your talents! Recruiters receive hundreds of CV’s daily, what makes yours stand out from the rest? Identifying key personal skills is crucial to allow you to benchmark your employability, helping flag up potential weak spots and ensure you keep on track with the type of opportunities that are right for you.

Learn a new skill

What better excuse than the start of a new year to learn a new skill? Not only adding an extra string to your bow, making yourself more appealing to employers, but you can look back in 12 months as something to be proud of, whether it’s a musical instrument, sport or language. Start in the New Year on a positive and see how far you can get throughout 2018.

Eat right and exercise often

With the over indulgence of Christmas over and New Year behind you, enter 2018 with a detox, maintaining a healthy diet combined with regular exercise has been proven to help improve brain function and your mood in general, essential for keeping motivation high when job seeking…plus your body will thank you!

Keep going! And remember…

Employers are looking for talent

January is a strong hiring period as the majority of key decision makers who have the final say on any potential new recruit are back in the office. Hiring managers are back at work and keen to hire for both newly created roles and replacements for employees who left before Christmas.

Take the first step to your new challenge and take a look at our current opportunities,