Career Tips – Planning your job search

There are a variety of reasons why people set out on their job search journey; you may have just left school or university, have been made redundant, be looking to return to work after a break or simply be looking for a new challenge.

You should treat your job search as you would any project, setting yourself some clear goals and targets. It is important that you take ownership for your search, you may be lucky but it is far more likely that you will find a job as a result of hard work and determination.

Before you start, you should ask yourself these questions and get the answers clear in your own mind:

The answers to these might seem obvious to you, “I need the money”, “I want to be a graphic designer” etc. but the clearer you can be, the more you can target yourself at the right market for you. If you’re not committed to a role that you apply for, you can be sure that this will come across during the recruitment process and you will have wasted valuable time applying for the wrong job.

Once you’ve got the answers to these questions, you need to plan your job search:

 

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