So you have decided its time to make that move, its time to start looking for a new career.
You get out your CV and its a shock to the system. You have not updated your CV for the last 5 years – where do you start, what do you add, how do you add and where.
The first step is to put down your personal details…We don’t need to know your religion or what your children’s names and ages are.
Stick to your general basic info and please add a contact number that works….
Name, Surname, ID, Drivers licence, location and languages are the more important ones
Your education – High School and Tertiary comes next.
Please don’t add all the subjects you had during your 4/5… years of studies and what grade you got for all of them.
Stick to you degree/diploma or certificate, the year you got it and with what institution.
Job Hunting can be very time consuming and hard work, so make sure that the time you will be spending on interviews or suits and shoes will be time spend wisely. Its not just about finding a job, its about finding yourself a career. A place where you can spend 12 – 15 hours a day, 5 days minimum a week…
Here are 4 ways to help find a job you love and you would like to stay with for a long time:
Make a match. Get as much information as you can about your ideal job – talk to people in different positions and companies that you think would be interesting to do. Go on career pages, go for career counseling, do personality tests. The only way you can make a match are when you have all the information you need. Its a lot like dating – you only know you want to marry the guy once you know ALL the ups and downs and nitty gritty..so start dating! Continue reading
Another year is on our hands. Will you get out of you comfort zone, put your big girl shoes on and start looking for that job you have been waiting for, or will you still be moaning about your salary, complaining about your colleagues and your boss and your boring run of the mill job this time next year?
I assume if your are reading further – the answer is a big no!
There is not a better time than now! Lots of people are thinking that maybe 2014 will be The Year of the New Job. If that describes you, then you’ll want to start planning for your big exodus. But don’t start throwing your CV across the landscape before taking care of a few important details… and also – If you’re thinking about buying some spiffy new interviewing clothes, get out to the stores now before the January sales are over! Good luck, and happy job-hunting… Continue reading