Job Hunting in the New Year: Setting yourself up for success

Candidate searching for a job on a laptop at home.

New Year, new job? You might be thinking that now the new year has hit that it’s time for a change of scenery in your working life.

Maybe your current role is lacking in flexibility or progression opportunities. Or perhaps due to factors outside of your control, you’ve had to step back into the job market.

No matter the reason, setting yourself up for success should be priority number 1!

We’ve got some tips to help you successfully navigate your new year job hunt.

Refresh that Resume.

Before you start looking for your dream role, your resume must be up to date.

It may have been some time since you last added to your resume and things may be out of date or need a refresh. Take some time with a fresh pair of eyes to review your resume add any recent job details and remove anything that may no longer align with your career plan.

Taking the time to do this before starting your search can help you save time later down the line.

Update your LinkedIn.

Employers check LinkedIn. Just like your resume, it’s important that if you have a profile on LinkedIn, it is up to date.

If you don’t have a profile – create one! 

LinkedIn is a great platform to search for jobs, connect with recruiters, and network with future employers.

To stay up to date with our latest job postings, make sure to give us a follow.

Network, network, network!

Professional networking can make a world of difference when it comes to successfully navigating the job market.

Both online and in-person networking events are a great way to introduce yourself to like-minded professionals and potential employers.

Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there when it comes to networking. You never know who you might meet and who you might influence as a result.

Work with a recruiter

Your job hunt doesn’t have to be a solo mission. Utilise the expertise of a recruiter to maximise your job search and ensure you never miss an inside opportunity.

At Windsor Group we are committed to matching talented individuals to meaningful work opportunities. Our talented consultants are experts at personal touch recruitment and work tirelessly to ensure you find your dream job.

For more help with starting your job hunt, take a look at our How to Search for a job webinar.

Looking for your next job opportunity? Browse our latest roles, submit your CV or get in touch with a Windsor Group consultant to discuss roles in your field.