Out with the old and in with a new… JOB

It’s a new year, so there is no better time for a fresh start and a new job for 2018. January is one of the most active months for job seekers and hiring managers, as majority of companies set their hiring budgets in January, which means the bulk of the hiring can begin straight away.

January also brings the whole new year, new me mentality. So, if you have just returned from some time off reflecting on what could have been in your professional career last year, perhaps it is time for a change this year.

Monster recently highlighted a huge surge in job applications in January 2017, with the busiest job hunting days, all falling in the first month of the year. So, with lots of job seeker competition, what is the best way to get noticed.

Numbers Stand Out
With even more CVs to review than normal, it is imperative you make your CV stand out in a professional way. Statistics and numbers are a sure way to get the hiring managers attention. You are presenting real and factual evidence of how you added to your last job and what you have achieved thus far.

Boost your Digital Platform
Give your LinkedIn account a Spring clean, add perspective employers, join groups centered around your job ideals and perhaps let potential recruiters and companies know you are seeking new opportunities.

Social media can be a great way to get noticed and put you a step ahead of the rest. If you have a blog or website, get active on it from the get go, giving your audience something to digest.

Be Realistic
With high levels of jobs being released in January, research must be carried out on the roles you are best suited to. What are you looking for in your new job? Perhaps it’s more job satisfaction, a higher salary, health care or just a new opportunity or challenge. A realistic view on what skills and what salary ballpark you are in, will mean you are more likely to be considered for the job.

Get Help
There are lots of ways to keep up to date with all the latest jobs on the market, and most are free of charge. Joining multiple Job Boards and entering your job details and skills is one way to receive daily job updates.

A further job seeking source is Recruitment Agencies, like Allen Recruitment. This is one of the easiest ways to find your new role for the new year. Working with some of the largest employers in Ireland, the UK and Poland, we not only offer jobs that you can’t find anywhere else, but we offer unparalleled knowledge and experience in recruitment.

Whether you are looking for a Java Developer position, a new Sales or Marketing role, or a career change into the IT Sector, we have lots of new openings on offer. Check out our jobs page and search your ideal job and begin your New Year the right way, and let us help you.



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