Are you looking for a new job you feel more passionately about or maybe you've taken a career break?

Make yourself more marketable

Are you looking for a new job you feel more passionately about or maybe you've taken a career break?

Getting a new job is never easy; according to a survey by Hired, eight in ten of us say we find changing jobs stressful - even more stressful than moving house or planning a wedding. Our top 5 tips for finding your next job might help.

5 tips for securing your next role

One CV does not fit all

You only have one chance to impress your potential employer, so you need to make sure you stand out from the crowd. Each employer will require slightly different skill sets and experiences to the next, so treat your CV as a living, breathing document throughout your search and tailor it to the job in hand.

Take a look at our top 8 tips to help you create the perfect CV

Build an online profile

In today's modern, ever-changing business world, having an online presence is becoming more and more important. Over 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn as their primary search tool, so if you’re on the hunt for a new job, you need to be using LinkedIn to your full advantage.

Use it to showcase your expertise, experience and passion to potential employers – it will even notify you about new job opportunities from the companies you follow.

Expand your horizons

Did you know that many of our graduates have found successful careers in roles they hadn't previously considered? When studying for a university qualification, you’ll gain a variety of transferable skills that can be applied to many different job roles.

For example, studying a law degree doesn’t mean you have to become a lawyer, you could go on to work as a counsellor, stockbroker or data analyst. It’s worth spending some time researching different job roles related to your degree – you might be surprised by what you find.

Utilise your network

Many people find jobs through people they already know rather than through traditional routes. Start chatting to your family, friends and previous work colleagues to see if they know of any suitable job vacancies.

This way you’ll be one step ahead of the competition as you may find out about a role before the advertisement goes public.

Enhance your skills and knowledge

Have you thought about studying whilst you work? By combining the benefits of work experience with the advanced knowledge and theories you can gain from study a university qualification, you'll be sure to impress employers. Not only does it show your ability to manage your time effectively and stay organised, but it shows how driven you are to succeed in your chosen industry.

Why not browse our flexible online courses here and enhance your career prospects today?

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