With the last glimpses of summer upon us, it’s understandable if you’re resisting the urge to think ahead to 2020! For many of us professionally though, planning is already starting for 2020 so it’s the perfect time to get started if you’re considering taking the next step in your career.
To ease you into the process, we’ve come up with 4 top tips to getting the role you want by 2020:
- Get started now - If you have your sights set on taking the next step in your career by the New Year, the number one tip is to get started and take action now.
- Get clear about what you want and need. Take the time to think through what’s important to you and what you’re really looking in terms of your work, environment, location, benefits, team and organisation. This will make decision-making and communication so much easier during the process and will save you wasting time on opportunities that aren’t right for you. If you’re considering a career change, connect with professionals already in that line of work and talk through the options available to you.
- Update your personal brand – Update your CV with your achievements, skills and experience, reach out for testimonials and ensure your social media profiles are all consistent. Ideally, get some confidential feedback on this to maximise your chances of being selected for an interview.
- Be focused. Ideally find one trusted specialist recruitment partner you can rely on to help with the process and look to build a strong, long-term relationship with them. The recruitment process can be exhausting, so be selective about who you invest your time and energy in.
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