How to effectively job hunt this autumn?


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The pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis have made a lot of individuals re- evaluate their work lives. Some are on the look out for more money, others more perks or simply a better work-life balance.

You may have read our previous blog post on the optimal times to find a new job – ‘Is September a good time to search for a new job?’ in which we spoke of the most optimal times to job hunt. It seems the recruitment norm remains true this autumn with recruiters reporting an increase in job searches. There have been reports October is predicted to be one of the busiest months for job hunters, as candidates hope to secure a new career before the pre-festive slump in recruitment.

Job hunting can be nerve-wracking at the best of times but especially to be doing so in the one of the busiest periods before Christmas. So, what can you do to ensure that you CV and professional profile make it to the top of the candidate list?

Ensure you CV is up to date and contains the right key words.

Follow this link for our Top Tips on CV writing. The key words employers will look for in your CV will be found in the job ad, so it is important to tailor your CV and covers letter to each ad.

Make yourself known

As well as applying for suitable roles on various online platforms, it is good practice to also check out our website and getting in touch via email or phone to discuss any potential job openings. 

Since the pandemic, people are less likely to have in-person meetings but here at Intersect Global we like to speak to all our candidates whether that be on the phone or via a video call. The more we know you, the more likely it is we can find the right role for you.

Networking

Networking is a great way to meet new work contacts and to get your profile/cv out there and under the eyes of the right person. LinkedIn is a great tool for this and is used by job hunters, recruiters, and companies alike.

There are many articles online which can help you to make the most of your LinkedIn profile.

At Intersect Global, we are adding new roles onto our job boards daily so it is worth checking it regularly.

For all queries email us at sjones@intersectglobal.co.uk

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