Looking for a New Job Checklist
If you’ve decided it’s time to get yourself a new job, we’ve gathered a ‘Looking for a new job checklist’ for you to work through before you start the ball rolling. We don’t want you to forget anything or get caught out by being unprepared – here are some pointers to getting you your perfect fit job!
1. Update your CV
- Make sure it includes your best-selling points
- Do you need to create tailored versions of your CV with a different emphasis?
- If you have a portfolio or website – update this too with latest examples of work or case-studies
2. Review and update your LinkedIn profile
- Ask for some recommendations, references from past colleagues if you haven’t already.
3. Check your digital footprint as best you can
- Review all of your social media accounts and activity
- Consider what you would like a prospective employer to see or NOT see.
- Edit and delete accordingly
4. Is your voicemail professional?
5. Is your email address professional?
6. Start your Job Search
- Think carefully about what you want from your next job
7. Research Companies
8. Research Recruitment Agencies
9. Networking opportunities
- Research any online and offline networking events, are there any local events coming up?
10. Subscribe to company emails you’re interested in
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11. Follow these companies on social media accounts
12. Set Google alerts
For industry news and company updates
13. Read up
Make sure you up-to-date with the latest industry news, part of your prep for future interviews
14. Check your wardrobe – Do you have an interview outfit ready?
16. Set time aside, daily if you can
- Check for any new job opportunities you can apply for
- Check progress of any applications
- Touch base once a week or so with any agencies, let them know you’re keen.
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