Firstly, Happy New Year! We've got a good feeling about 2023...
There can be heaps of pressure to create new goals, set New Year’s Resolutions, and challenge ourselves to do better than our previous 2022 selves. But sometimes it’s easier to lower the expectation and take one small step at a time, whether you want to start saving money, shift the Christmas calories, move home or even get a new job.
Though we can’t help you with your personal goals, we can help you with your career goals by securing your next job, and we’re predicting that 2023 will continue to be just as busy as 2022 with many people changing careers and wanting new opportunities.
1. Start updating your CV. This may seem like a tedious task, but once it’s done, you can start applying for roles and get the ball rolling.
2. Update your LinkedIn Profile. Your LinkedIn Page is pretty much a modern-day CV so it’s absolutely worth putting the time in to get it up to speed. Here’s a few things that you can do to make your profile more appealing to recruiters:
4. Draft a cover letter template. There are hundreds of cover letters available online - it’s a good idea to adapt the letter for every role you apply for so getting a basic template will help you achieve this more efficiently.
5. Update/create a portfolio of your work. This may not be essential for the type of role you’re applying for, but it will definitely support your application if you’re within the creative industry. There are websites you can use to create a profile of your best work; you’ll then be able to post out the URL on your LinkedIn page and send to recruiters. Employers will be more visually inspired from looking at your work and will get an idea of what you can bring to the table.
If you’re lucky enough to be asked for an interview, congrats! You’ll smash it. You may find it beneficial to take a look at our guide to video interviews.
We hope that 2023 is brilliant for all, have a great year!