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How To Get A Hot Job in the Sunshine

Posted: 11 Jul 2017

How To Get A Hot Job in the Sunshine

Here's a point of view and some great advice from one of our Lead Consultants Christine Ebeling Long.  

It's getting to that time of year when everyone is either getting ready to go on holiday or enjoying a relatively traffic free journey to the office whilst everyone else is away ...

BUT is it also a good time to start your job search?  Here are 4 sizzling reasons to start your job search in the summer:


  • why are you looking for a new role?

  • what is your current job not offering?

Make a list of the pros and cons of your current role, then think about what you must have in your next role in order to make it worth moving. 

Once you have done this, it might be that speaking to your current employer about your situation could be a better solution rather than looking for a new role. However, if you do need help and advice on changing your career here are some experienced Career Coaches that might be able to help:  http://www.stopgap.co.uk/candidates/career-coaching



Once you have decided it is time to start looking you need to get your CV up to date.  Don't just add your latest role to the top of the list, really review your CV to ensure it:

  • is focused towards helping you with your next move

  • is concise and clear

  • highlights your achievements

  • demonstrates career progression where you can

  • tells a cohesive story

  • doesn't raise any unanswered questions e.g. gaps in your career history, companies people have never heard of, confusing job titles

Here are some tips on how to write a strong CV:  http://www.stopgap.co.uk/candidates/job-hunting-advice/cv-and-interview-advice

Of course, once you start your job search you may need to tailor your CV to specific job descriptions in order to make it as easy as possible for potential employers to see how you match their requirements



If you are using a recruiter, take the time to do some research to find out who the best recruiters are in your sector, identify your top two or three and approach them. You can:

  • ask your colleagues

  • do a web search

  • look online to see who is advertising the most relevant roles in your sector

  • think about who you have worked well with in the past

Don't forget about the importance of your network in helping you find your next role. Speak to them about potential opportunities or ask them to help introduce you to their network.

Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date and reflects your CV:  http://www.stopgap.co.uk/candidates/job-hunting-advice/linkedin-profile-advice



If you haven't interviewed for a while it might be worth starting to think about the skills needed to get you back into interview mode: 

Here's some interview advice that might help:  http://www.stopgap.co.uk/candidates/job-hunting-advice/interview-advice

You can see from the above that Stopgap is more than capable in helping you find your next role in marketing.

FINALLY, enjoy the summer sunshine knowing you are ready to hit the ground running with your job search when you're ready.



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