New Year, New Job?
Hands up if you are thinking about a career move for 2024?! If so, our advice to you is to be ahead of the game as it can be a crowded candidate market in January with lots of people looking to jump ship and embark on a new challenge.
You absolutely do not need to panic if you are organised and know what you’re looking for! Perhaps you have spent time over the festive break to consider your options, and what is important for you for your next role. You will have an excellent chance of securing your dream job before you know it, especially if you work with an experienced Recruiter like Benchmark. It is our pleasure to present to you our top tips to place you in a prime position to make your career move.
The good news is that the New Year is the perfect time to be on the hunt for a new role. Businesses are fully focussed on the year ahead, maximising their team’s potential to ensure a successful business year, and in turn, will be looking to grow their team. The fact that you’re already thinking about a career move will stand you in good stead. The key is not to delay, start to dip your toe in the recruitment market to see what opportunities are out there.
Get yourself noticed for all the right reasons and ensure that your CV is current and does an excellent job selling your skills and experience. Your CV will be the first request from a potential employer or Recruiter so ensure it’s correct and features relevant experience to the role you are applying for. We are passionate about supporting candidates every step of the way and can review CVs and provide helpful hints and tips so that you stand out from the crowd. Remember your CV is a ‘live’ document and should always be updated for each role you are applying for.
Be ‘in’ the know
Alongside your CV, employers are increasingly referring to LinkedIn so make the most out of your profile to help showcase your skill set. Essentially LinkedIn is like your virtual CV as it allows you to share more about your expertise from examples of work to endorsements from your contacts. Be sure your career history is comprehensive and your professionalism always comes across especially when sharing content or commenting on other people’s posts – you never know, your LinkedIn profile may even allow you to be headhunted before you have even had the chance to hit the job boards!
Don’t Go It Alone
Often people don’t realise the value of having a Recruiter like Benchmark on their side. In a crowded market, Recruiters will ensure that your CV is put in front of the right people. Recruiters also have long-standing relationships with the businesses that they work with to ensure you have the best chance of being selected for an interview. Benchmark is a specialist recruitment agency that works proactively to showcase your skill set to prospective employers. We will also ensure you are notified about the best roles in the region as soon as they go live.
January is a brilliant time to be looking to make your career move and if you would like support from Benchmark please do not hesitate to get in touch with our experienced, friendly, and specialist team. Before you know it, you could have secured your dream role! There is no doubt that we will be with you every step of the way.
For further information about the roles Benchmark is currently working on please visit our careers page – https://www.benchmarkrecruit.co.uk/job-search/ .