You probably associate Easter with hunting for eggs rather than jobs but Easter is the perfect time to be tracking down your new career; with two bank holidays back-to-back it gives you a bit more time to plan your next (or first) career move.
Did you know that April and May are the best times of the year to be looking for jobs? Summer is always a very busy period for most companies which means they need to ‘crack’ on with their interview processes and hire candidates to fill their vacancies before the busy season is upon them. They also know they need to do it within these months because the following few months are the busy holiday periods which can make the hiring process more difficult.
So if you are looking for a new job Just Norfolk Jobs have put together a few quick tips for the Easter job hunt:
1- Edit — Update your CV by tailoring your CV for different roles that you are applying for, focus on the elements of your experience that are suitable for that role.
2- Get Social — Try talking to friends and family who may know a company that’s recruiting. Try social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as they can be a good way to view job listings before they are posted somewhere else. Employers also sometimes use social media to find qualified applicants, it’s usually a faster and cheaper method.
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3- Search — Sign into your Just Norfolk Jobs account and search for all the latest potions with keywords of relevant job titles, companies, industries, etc.
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4. Stay Alert — For example say you’re looking for a job in Norwich, make sure you keep up to date with all the latest jobs in Norwich. Making sure you start your search sooner rather than later. Maybe set up some Job Alerts too as the last thing you want to do is miss out on your dream job.
5. Don’t give up — Everyone gets a few knock backs when looking for work, try not to take it personally. Keep going! Remember jobs don’t find you, your find the jobs.
However, we are not here to tell you that you can’t have that delicious Lindt Lindor Easter Bunny that you crave all year round! If you do choose to do the job hunt rather than the egg hunt, to get yourself ahead of the game and bag yourself a new job what doesn’t put weight on your hips but puts more money in your bank and a smile on your face…it’s a bit of a no brainer really isn’t it…Happy Hunting!
So… Easter egg Hunt or Job Hunt? Which one will you choose? I know what I’d rather.