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New year got you thinking about a new job?

Wine isn’t the only thing that’s been mulling over the festive break. For many of us, this ‘winterval’ will have provided some time to stop, reflect and take stock of the year that has passed and the new one to come. With a bit of headspace, away from the myriad usual daily responsibilities; our achievements, challenges, aspirations and resolutions are all there for contemplation.

new-job-basingstokeNow that you’ve had a chance to mull these things over, what changes are you going to make?
New Year’s resolutions can vary from cutting down on the chocolate Hobnobs to learning Japanese, but one common goal that gets set by many in January is to find a new job.

Maybe you’ve outgrown your current role, need a change, or want to try something completely different. Perhaps you haven’t worked for a while and you’re searching for the perfect opportunity. Has your lifestyle changed and you could do with earning a bit more? Whatever your aim, there are a few practical things you need to get sorted to help you make that dream into a reality…

  • Update your CV and online profiles like LinkedIn. Add in all your recent achievements and any new experience, refresh your opening statement in line with your new goals, and make sure your contact details are up to date! Also make sure that your other social media accounts such as Facebook and Instagram look professional too. New employers may search online to find out more information about you…don’t give them the wrong impression!
  • Register with a recruitment agency. Wote Street People has an excellent reputation within the Basingstoke job vacancies market, finding our candidates permanent, temporary, full time and part time jobs as well as providing organisations with quality staff.
  • Arrange a meeting with Wote Street People to talk about what type of job in Basingstoke you’re looking for. Our DISC profiling service helps match you with a company culture and role that best suits your skills and your personality.
  • Utilise your networks. They’re all around you! Where do former colleagues work now? What about friends and family? When it comes down to finding out about new jobs, it can be a case of ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ as these contacts might be the first to hear about new opportunities in their workplace – and could even refer you or pass your CV on to the hiring manager.
  • Research ways to refresh your training. If you’re qualified in a specialist area, is there any CPD you could do? Want to try something totally new? Search for courses in your area, or consider what you can study online. If you don’t have the budget to fund your own training or CPD, there is still plenty of self-learning you can do by reading articles online, watching videos, listening to podcasts, or borrowing some books and guides. Knowledge is power and any training shows potential employers how pro-active you are. If you’re lucky, it could even lead to a pay rise.

Many organisations will be evaluating their recruitment needs for the year ahead right now and advertising new roles, so make sure you’ve got all your ducks in a row – ready to make most of every opportunity that comes up.

Has the new year inspired you to find a new job in Basingstoke? We’d love to help you make it happen. Call us today on 01256 799127 or email Maxine@wotestreetpeople.co.uk

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