February Career Advice Round Up
After what feels like an incredibly long January, February tends to go by in a flash. Not only is it a shorter month in general but spring is on its way and new beginnings are a foot. It’s always exciting to get back into your job search this time of the year. So, what do you need to know? Are you looking for career advice and help with your job search? This month we have shared 4 new articles to help you along the way. From building your personal brand online to lying on your CV, we have something for everyone. We have added all of the articles below, so they’re quick and easy to find. As always, if you feel you need advice in a particular area of job seeking, let us know and we’ll do our best to help!
How to build your personal brand online
Your online presence can really make or break a job search so be wary of what you’re sharing online at all times. Social media and other online platforms can be a really useful tool for a job search so it’s important to stay active with your network. However, there are right and wrong ways to conduct yourself online. This article is all about your personal brand. What it is, how to build one and how to make it work to your advantage.
You want to show the very best of who you are as a professional and an individual, so use this tool wisely and make the most of it. To find out more, click the link above and head to the full article.
How to plan your week day-by-day as a job seeker
Sometimes, we all need a bit of guidance. Job seeking, whether it’s full-time or part-time can take a lot of time and energy. It can be easy to lose track of time spent and the work you have done / need to do. Structure can be key to a successful job search. This article discusses the different elements you should be thinking about, how to prioritise these tasks and what could be important to you. Everyone’s job search is different and it should be tailored to you and your needs. But a plan is a good place to start. Hopefully, a built up routine is just what you’re looking for, to help you onto the road of success. Click the link above to get the full article.
Why you should never lie on your CV
Everyone lies on their CV, right? Your CV is the first line of communication you have with an employer, do you want it to hold false information?
Your CV is there to persuade the interviewer that you are the right candidate for the role. Although it may seem like a good idea to tell a little white lie here and there, it can catch up with you in the future. There are many reasons why you may think this is a good idea and many have probably done this in the past. But what if you forget what you’ve written? They need proof? Or it’s just not believable. Take a look at the full article to read more about lying on your CV and if it's a choice you really want to make.
What to consider when deciding between 2 different jobs?
When you are interviewing for multiple jobs at once, there’s always a chance you’ll be offered 2 or more of these roles. Although you know you’ve applied for multiple roles, it can often come at a shock, and many don’t quite know how to handle the situation. In this article, we give you our advice on how you can make this decision and how to treat the employers when you are taking the time to do this. Click the link above to read the full article.