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Looking for a new job? Here’s where to start

Looking for a new job? Here’s where to start

It can be an exciting time, looking for that new challenge, role or even career. It can also be overwhelming and can quickly end up being demoralising.

But if you do it right, you can ensure that looking for that new job is a fulfilling and overall successful experience.

So where do you start?

Narrow down your choices

It is useful for you and for the recruiters if you know exactly what role you want. Think about your experience and your skills and make a list of the industries or roles that you would be interested in applying for.

This may seem limiting but saying “I want something in IT” is so vague as to be useless. Do you mean customer support, programming, app development or communications?

So be specific. This means when you start searching you can produce a useful list of potential roles to apply for.

Identify your skills

Perhaps you are looking for a career change and are open to a new industry and role. However, you need to start somewhere.

Identify your key skills and more importantly your transferable skills. You need to think a little outside the box, and identify the skills which make you stand out from the crowd.

For example, whilst it is useful to put “Microsoft package” down as a skillset, this is no different from 1000s of other candidates. However, if you have skills in HTML, building WordPress websites or advanced excel skills make sure these are highlighted. If you are a project manager or event organiser, these are also transferable skills that could further your job searching arena.

You are the only person who knows what you can do and what you are capable of, so make sure you list everything that makes you employable across industries.

Register with an agency

A large number of job advertisements only go through an agency and are not advertised on individual company websites.

So identify an agency covering the region within which you want to work and specialising in the industry you are interested in.

If you are looking for a role in Swindon why not give TRAK Solutions a ring today and start the exciting journey to a new role, a new challenge and a new career path.