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“A goal without a plan is just a wish” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery posted by Roisin McNamara on 15th April 2016

Every year around Christmas time, we start to plan how we are going to change our life for the better in the New Year.

New Year’s Resolutions List is something that we are all very familiar with. Get fit! Quit smoking! Save money! Travel! Help others! Find love! Eat Healthy! Get a new job!

Get a new job! This sentence is probably on 90% of New Year’s Resolutions Lists. But it’s not enough just to wish for a new job, we have to create a plan.

1. Mind over matter.
Write it down. Once it is on the paper, it feels more official. Feels like you have to do something about it.

2. Organise and prepare for the job hunt!
– Your CV has to be perfect, so make sure that this is done before you start searching.

– What job are you interested in? It’s important to answer this question in advance.

3. Manage your expectations.
You will not get a job in a week, out of nowhere. Well… you might be very lucky but most likely it will take some time. It might take a few months before you even get an interview. But don’t get discouraged by this, it takes time.

4. Set yourself goals.
“1 hour online job searching a day”. “Apply for 1 or 2 jobs a week that you are qualified for and genuinely interested in.”

Whatever your daily or weekly goal is, make it achievable for you.

If you are working full-time, it will be hard to focus on searching all day. But if you are not working, make ‘getting a new job’ your priority.

5. Networking!
Talk to your friends and family. You might not be aware of all the companies in your region, so it’s worth your while to ask and ‘advertise’ the fact that you are looking.

6. LinkedIn and Job Boards.
Your LinkedIn profile and your CV on Job Boards should be always up to date. That way, you will make it easier for a potential employer to find you.

7. Don’t forget about recruitment agencies!
Recruitment agencies might know about upcoming jobs that are not even advertised yet. They work very closely with some of their clients and it would definitely be worth your while to have a chat with or meet with an agency.

From my own perspective it’s definitely getting busier in recruitment, so I’m very positive about 2015’s job market. It’s the end of the year and we are still very busy with Engineering, Technical and Science positions. This applies to all over Ireland, which has to be a good sign.

Due to increased activities in recruitment, CCP Recruitment is also looking for new staff.

We would be keen to talk to experienced recruiters who are looking for new opportunities.

CCP offers great conditions and…… just call us to find out more on 091 73-00-22.

We are looking forward to hear from you!

The best of luck in the New Year!

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