The 12 Days of Christmas: New Jobs for January | Part 2
The final stretch to preparing yourself for new jobs in the New Year.
Our last post looked at some ways in which to begin preparing for a new job for the New Year. Keep up the good work and follow our final six tips, to provide us with everything we need to find you the ultimate role in January.
On the seventh day of Christmas, my job hunt said to me…Prepare cover letters
Our job advertisements provide you with the key factors surrounding each role that the employer deems crucial for you to understand. By taking some time to thoroughly read and understand exactly what it is that the employer wants from you, you can begin to create cover letters for each job that you are interested in.
It might seem a little early, but by having a draft of your cover letters ready for when you come in to meet us in the new year, we can have a look over them and offer advice on anything that needs changing or adding to them.
On the eighth day of Christmas, my job hunt said to me…Reconnect with referees
Many of us tend to lose contact with past referees, particularly if they come from a job we had all those years ago. But what if there’s a referee from way back when, that could be your perfect advocate for a role you would love to win?
Simply sending them a tweet, liking, or sharing a post they shared is a great starting point to remind them of you and to begin sticking in their mind once again. If you decide to send them a message asking for a reference, be sure to add in a reminder of any work you developed together. Bringing in something that they worked on will likely result in them getting back to you.
On the ninth day of Christmas, my job hunt said to me…Prepare for interviews
Preparing for interviews well in advance is key to a successful meeting with potential employers. There’s plenty you can begin to think about, including some of the common questions that are asked in an interview. Do your research and start to develop and rehearse unique answers to these popular questions. This way, your answer will stand out from others and it could win you the job.
Read over the job advertisement again, and think of how to incorporate some of its key factors into your interview answers. How can you tie in the skills you possess, with what the employer is asking for?
You can continue to prepare for interviews throughout your job hunt, even more so after you have met with us and found out more about the roles and the companies, however this is a good place to start.
On the tenth day of Christmas, my job hunt said to me…What do you want to know?
We have an extensive knowledge about our clients and the roles that they are looking to fill. Start making a list of anything you want to know about the roles you are interested in, as well as what you would like to know about the companies, for when we begin to discuss them with you.
You may also want to think about questions you would like to ask the employer during any interviews you will attend. So if you would you like to find out more about the team you will be working with, or if there is any opportunity for development, make a note of these questions and keep hold of them for when you meet us and maybe even the employer at a later date.
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my job hunt said to me…Get in touch with us!
You can get in touch with us either by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by heading over to our contact page and filling in our online form. Try to provide as much detail as possible, including any jobs that you are interested in, your CV, and what would make you an ideal candidate for the roles.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my job hunt said to me…Relax and let us do the next bit
We’re back in the office on Monday 4th January 2016, ready to begin pairing candidates with their perfect roles once again! We’ll be very busy but will be in touch as soon as we’ve read through your message and CV. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your Christmas break and we’ll look forward to kick-starting your job hunt in the New Year.