Looking for a new job? You’re far from alone. As the new year rolls around, many of us are starting to turn our mind to new years resolutions and positive changes that we can make in our lives to be happier, healthier and to generally boost our wellbeing. For some of us, this will involve quitting bad habits, eating a more balanced diet, doing more exercise and other more common resolutions. But this year, for many of us, our resolutions are likely to revolve around finding a new job that brings more joy into our lives. At the end of the day, the average person will spend eight hours a day, five days a week at their job. That’s a lot of time, so you need to make sure that it’s spent doing something that you (at the very least) don’t hate. Here are some top tips to help you on this journey!
Why Do You Want to Leave Your Current Role?
First, ask yourself why you want to leave your current role. Your current situations can help to highlight what you’re not looking for in your next position or what more you want from your next position. Do you want to earn more money? Do you want to advance in your role but there isn’t the opportunity for promotion in your current company? Do you need more flexible working hours due to a change in lifestyle? Are you moving and want to find work that will be closer to your new home? Do you want to try something completely different, moving fields or industries? Whatever your reason for wanting to leave will give you insight into what you need to search for going forward.
Knowing the basics of what you want can really help to whittle down the job search.
Using Jobs Boards
Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for, it’s time to jump to jobs boards. These boards will advertise all available roles in your chosen area, from truck mechanic jobs to barista roles, office jobs and more. You’ll be able to keep an eye on listings until you find something that catches your eye.
If you find something that looks suitable, it’s time to start applying. Take a look at your CV or resume and make sure that it’s up to date. It should contain your most current contact information, as well as your work history, a list of qualifications and details of any other skills you may be able to bring to the workplace. Keep things professional. Make sure to spell and grammar check once you’re ready.
Preparing for Interview
If you’re invited for an interview, this is your time to shine. Your interview is what will help an employer to determine if you’re genuinely the right fit for the role and the company. They will likely ask you questions about your capabilities and understanding of the role, as well as scoping out your personality and character to determine if you’re someone who they’ll want to work with and who will fit in well with the existing team.
Finding a new job can be daunting, but some of the advice outlined above will really help you every step of the way of this venture!