Happy New Year! Make 2015 the year when you kick start your career.
Here’s how to do it.
Contact a couple of people in your network who are more senior to you to act as referees. I suggest they are more senior to you as this adds more weight to their opinion. By contacting them first you will not make the mistake of forgetting later once you get into the search process.
Dust off your CV and update it with all recent achievements. Make this version a generic CV that can be added to later when you know which companies you are applying for. More information about CV writing here:
Get on LinkedIn and complete your profile. Make sure the title on your profile is worded in a way that it would be part of a search in relation to your role. A good way to draw attention is to add ‘Looking for a new role’ under your title on your profile page.
Upload your generic CV to your profile page. Contact some of your connections personally and ask them to write a recommendation for you. Connect with Companies you would like to work for.
Join Groups on LinkedIn that provide job postings in your industry. Follow companies on Twitter in your industry.
Contact Recruiters in your industry. Check their job boards and upload your CV for roles that you have experience for and interest you. Just a bit of advice here though, be selective when applying for jobs as there is really no point in applying for a volume of jobs. Your application won’t necessarily be considered as sincere.
Make sure you read the Job Descriptions for the roles you want to apply for and reword your CV to specifically address the requirements for each role.
Good luck with your search. We’d be happy to help if you are in our industry.
Is there anything that I’ve forgotten?