The best cure for beating January blues!
Work is one of the most important aspects of our lives, be happy! The best cure for beating January blues is to refocus on your career and your next step, a new start, a time for change. January 2012 is once again looking very positive. Take action now.
January is a time for clients getting headcounts approved and signed off, hiring managers organised. job specs written.
Securing your next job can take some time.
Here are some tips, the main three being preparation, preparation, preparation.
Firstly, update your CV, Portfolio and or URL. Your CV and portfolio should ideally be in a word or pdf format and a reasonable editable file size. Keep your CV concise and informative a CV should ideally be a maximum of two pages. It is worth noting that tailoring your CV to a specific role even a minor tweak generally means more interview successes.
Often the first person to view you CV will not necessarily be the hirer. The format should include personal details, contact details, skill summary, software skills and finally your interests to help personalise the CV. Career history dates should flow, with any large gaps needing to be accounted for i.e. freelancing (between roles). List your current and previous client’s key clients, especially those you have worked on giving examples in your portfolio if possible.
Have your reasons for leaving clear in your mind. This will avoid any interview hic-ups.
Fine out your exact notice period and mention any holidays booked.
Confidence and clarity in what you are looking for is attractive in a candidate.
Make sure you are familiar with your company’s competitors to avoid any conflicts.
Register on Creative's site and if you are suitable for a position be prepared for Creative Consultants to ask you to come in for a meeting to discuss your requirements and to comply with all Employment Laws. If Creative has a position advertised and you feel it’s you we are more than happy to hear from you.
Interviews ideally can happen very quickly from sending your CV. Be prepared to take an afternoon off if needed.
Good luck in your search!