Like them or loathe them, at this time of year, everyone is talking about their New Year’s resolutions. Unsurprisingly, researchers have linked job satisfaction with physical and mental health, so transforming your career could be the not-so-secret way to unlock a happier you in 2017.
With this in mind, we bring you our campaign to help you take the leap – this is your year, so what are you waiting for?
Here's our five top tips to help you make 2017 a successful year for your career:
Define your strengths and weaknesses, what are the skills that set you apart? Which are the ones that you would like to learn or that will help you progress on your career? Finding what you like and what you are good at will point you in the right direction towards job satisfaction.
Once you have identified your strengths and the opportunities you would like to pursue, you need to set your goals. Be realistic. The best way to actually achieve your career goals is to set yourself objectives that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound. Grow the habits on your daily routine, one step at a time.
3. Be brave.
Get out of your comfort zone, don’t let yourself be put off about what you can’t do. Working with the biggest names in digital, media and marketing, we asked 320 clients across a number of different sectors to tell us more about their ideal candidates. From content and editorial teams, to some of the best marketing agencies out there, the result was clear. The majority of employers only expect 70% of your CV to match their job specification for you to be in a chance of getting that first interview.
4. Get prepared.
Shockingly, our clients pointed out very clearly lack of preparation and knowledge of the company as the biggest mistakes candidates make on interviews. No excuses on this one!
5. Build a positive attitude.
It’s pretty simple really, if you’re job hunting, job hating or just coasting, you shouldn’t be. Sure, your LinkedIn might not boast all the skills outlined on a job description, but perfection is overrated. If you think you’re most of the way there and have the drive to make a difference, you shouldn’t let what you don’t have make a difference.
We can’t be your gym partner, or make you sleep more, but over the next year we’ll bring you industry insights from our biggest clients, as well as tried and tested tips from our years in recruitment to help you keep your resolution on track. Most of us will spend a whopping 90,000 hours of our lives at work, so let’s make 2017 a year to be proud of.
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