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New Year, New You ...New Job?

Tips to help you find a new job this year.

A new year is upon us, a year full of new opportunity. These opportunities can come in many forms, but for some of us, they could mean a change of workplace, career or industry.

Employees are not the only ones looking to make the most of the year ahead; employers are on the lookout for the best new talent in the New Year.

Take a look at our advice below to best seize the moment and make the most of new job opportunities in the New Year.

Tip 1: Update your CV

Remember that at this time of year, employers are looking for new hires just as employees are looking for new jobs. It is in your best interest to update your CV now and get the ball rolling. Focus on your key achievements within each previous job role.

Tip 2: Register with a recruitment agency

Let the jobs come to you by registering your details with a recruitment agency and increase your chances of finding the right role. Many companies today hire through agencies, who streamline the hiring process very effectively. It is beneficial to employers and employees to use a recruitment agency, both in terms of efficiency, and the quality of role / candidate available. Here are First Recruitment Group we are happy to discuss your requirements with you and alert you of any vacancies that may be of interest:

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Tip 3: Be proactive and approach companies directly

Many companies have prepared their budget for the New Year, and will likely have allocated funds to new hires; consider the companies you’d like to work for and don’t be afraid to approach them directly. You may be doing companies a favour by saving them a step or two in the recruitment process; a win win for both parties.

Tip 4: Don’t wait! Act now!

Many companies look to set their teams up for the year ahead in January. At the back end of the previous year, they will have looked at January as the month in which recruitment will begin – there may be a wave of opportunities opening up, but there is always a chance that this is a limited window of opportunity so don’t miss it. From a personal point of view, why wait? It can be a daunting move to take the leap into a new role, but putting off or delaying the move may only lead to wasted time and missed opportunity. Time spent going back and forth over a move in your head could have been spent settling into the new role.

Do you feel ready to take the next step in your career? Contact us today to discuss your CV, requirements or what you are looking for in a new role, or take a look at our current vacancies.

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