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What We Think

TOP TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE YOU START LOOKING FOR A ROLE

by Dave McKillop, Director

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  1. Score yourself out of 10 on how keen you are to move roles -10 being extremely keen.  If you are less that an 8.5 don’t bother starting the process – you are not ready to commit

  2. Pick out your top 5 “must haves” and what you are prepared to be flexible on

  3. Talk to your current employer about potential opportunities on the horizon

  4. Use linked in, referrals etc to find 2 – 5 people who are doing the exact role you want and ask them how they got there (people love a bit of flattering)

  5. MAKE A PLAN – be clear and definitive about what you want and how you are going to get there

  6. Understand the difference between passive and active job seeking and decide where you sit and what you need to do to “get found”

  7. Work on your BRAND.  What makes you better than your peers?  What do you stand for and how do you add value?

  8. Update your Linked In profile– don’t make it hard for us to find you.  Put in systems, training, achievements etc for us to search on

  9. Ask around and get referrals to 2 or 3 recruiters who specialise in what you do and meet them prepared to make an impression which is better than average

  10. Work at it, put time into your search, do your research and practice your interview questions.  Don’t be a passenger!!!