Go Get Your Career — Yes THAT Career!

The Basics

  • Is your CV up to date?
  • Does it show you off at your best?
  • Is it mirroring the type of role which you want to get?
  • Are using stock phrases or really talking about yourself?
  • Have you included keywords from the application or job description
  • Make your photo professional and friendly — so no filters, no holiday snaps, no you looking somewhat worse for wear.
  • Use the Open To Work tool and make sure your ‘headline’ and ‘about me’ is explaining to prospective employers what you can do for them.
  • Ask for and give recommendations — these are similar to references and a good idea is to get them from a wide range of people whom you have worked with.
  • If you are going to post things or write articles then make sure what you are doing is relevant to the career you are wanting to go into. By creating content, engaging in online conversations and joining groups you are showing an interest, revealing your knowledge and potentially tapping into opportunities.

Quantity or Quality?

  • Personalise each application wherever you can — use keywords, research the company, tell them how you can solve their problems.
  • Follow up on an application but don’t bombard people with messages.
  • Consider cold applications — if you have a particular company in mind that you really want to work for then find out who is in charge of hiring, put your grown up pants on and ask them how you can be a part of their team.
  • If you are worried about finances and the time this will take — get a part time ‘pay the bills job’ so you can stretch your finances and take the time and effort to find the right role for you. This job does not need to feature on your CV

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Kate is a renowned career strategist, confidence guru & coach on a mission to make everyone’s Mondays feel as good as Fridays. www.kate-bishop.co.uk

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Kate is a renowned career strategist, confidence guru & coach on a mission to make everyone’s Mondays feel as good as Fridays. www.kate-bishop.co.uk

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