OUR TOP THREE CAREER TIPS
Job hunting is an art. Here are our top three career tips to help you put your best foot forward.
1. Make your CV relevant.
Your CV should not be a long list of every single job you have ever undertaken. A CV needs to be relevant to the job you are applying for.
Before submitting your application, carefully read the job advertisement and understand the required skills, experience and/or qualifications. Have you highlighted the parts of your background and experience that are relevant to the role?
Make your CV easier to read by listing your work experience in reverse chronological order. For example, feature your most recent position/role at the top.
Don't be afraid to blow your trumpet and mention your (relevant) achievements. Did you increase your previous company's revenue by 30%? That's excellent! Don't be shy about mentioning this on your CV and give a brief summary of how you achieved this. Or perhaps, you helped significantly minimise staff turnover? Your achievements will help you stand out from the rest of the crowd (provided they are relevant to the job of course).
“Tiny tweaks lead to big changes.”
— Amy Cuddy
2. Take ownership of your career.
As recruiters, we witness how rapidly the workplace is changing. Technology is revolutionising the way people work and how companies operate. Jobs that have been around for decades are steadily being phased out by technology and industry operating standards that were once the norm are now being replaced by technology driven processes that require new skills and a new way of doing things.
We cannot stress enough, the importance of 'keeping up with the times' and taking full ownership of your professional development regardless of your industry. Keep up-to-date with your industry's standards and technology. Invest in your skills, knowledge and qualifications/certifications. Attend workshops where you can upskill, network, and be proactive in expanding your skillset.
3. Present the best version of yourself.
Whether you're meeting us or your potential employer for the first time, how you present yourself matters. Personal presentation is important regardless of your industry.
If you are attending an interview, dress professionally. Yes, even if it's for a non-corporate role. Nothing says "I care about this interview" than a well fitted suit, a nice pair of shoes, and groomed hair and fingernails.