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Get started – easy ways to kick start your job search

Are you currently unemployed and looking to kick start your job search?

Here are our top tips to getting started.

  1. Update your CV

Before you start applying, make sure your CV is up to date and full of only relevant information. Remember try and keep your CV to a maximum of two pages.

  1. Or even start a new one

If it’s been a while since you last updated your CV or you have simply never written one. Start from scratch, our Employment Advisers can help write your CV and make it relevant to your chosen employment path.

  1. Check and then check again

A spelling or grammar mistake can be very off putting for an employer and may cost you landing an interview. Triple check your CV and ask a family member or friend to also check for you.

  1. Write a cover letter for your desired industry

Writing a tailored cover letter when applying for a job shows that you are interested and are willing to put in the work in order to land a job.

  1. Try something different

It may have been a while since you last looked for work to find out what’s new and how is best to job search in 2018.

  1. Get your references sorted

Know who your references are and have their details to hand.

  1. Try gaining some experience in the field you would like to work

Thought of volunteering or doing some work experience? Getting back into the working mindset will make the transition into paid employment a lot easier.

  1. Be proactive

If you are applying online or in person you will most likely be contacted via email or phone call. Always make sure you have your phone on you to accept any incoming calls.

  1. Use your time effectively

Be proactive in your job search. Rather than spending your day half-heartedly searching for a job online, dedicate maybe 2-4 hours a day to concentrate on applying for a job.

  1. Seek help and support

Our dedicated Employment Advisers a specially trained to help support you back in to employment. Get in touch with your local office here.