Refresh Your Job Search
Is it time to refresh your job search? Have you been searching for a new job for a while now? Then right now is a great time to re-energise your quest. Here are some tips to help you refresh your job search.
Revamp Your CV/Résumé
An important step in every job search is to equip yourself with a CV that really highlights you, your skills and your abilities. How good is your CV? Take time now to check it and remember this CV is just a baseline that you will tailor for each new role. Here is some guidance on preparing a CV to be proud of; Writing that winning CV!
Find New Ways to Network
Social media in particular gives all kinds of new ways to find people to network with. Are you making the most of sites like LinkedIn? Are you approaching social networking in a professional way? Remember that anything you say on the internet becomes part of your brand and that social networks are about conversations rather than broadcasting. But you can use social networking sites to build new relationships that can help your job search.
Update your image
What would really give your confidence a boost? How about a new hairstyle or should you considering a new style of dress? You could make a change to represent the new you and your new approach!
Update your attitude
Work hard on your commitment to positive thinking and your self-belief. If you catch yourself thinking negatively, stop in your tracks, catch that thought and flip it over in mind. Think of yourself as not so much looking for a job as looking for an opportunity to add value. You know that given the right opportunity that is exactly what you will do. Think every day about the benefits that you will bring to your new employer.
Find yourself a coach
A Career Coach will work with you on all the practical aspects of applying for jobs, changing career or going for promotion. A coach will help you to look at your achievements and results so far and how you can build on them to achieve what you want in the future. A good coach will help you build your confidence and maximise your chances of landing the right role.
Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find her books on Amazon at this link