He’s behind you…
With 2017 almost behind us time is running out to find an exciting new job before the end of the year. January however is a great time to be job searching. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit I have had a look at what we can learn about job hunting from our favourite pantomime characters.
Rapunzel: don’t wait around for your Prince Charming… or perfect job… be proactive.
Network online – thousands of recruiters use LinkedIn to search for candidates so having a strong presence on there is an essential. Connecting with recruiters and following companies is a great way to get yourself out there. It is also worthwhile seeking out reputable recruiters in your industry.
Dick Whittington & his Cat: Going to the big city to seek your fortune is not always for the best.
When you are eager to find a new role it can tempting to look at roles that are a little further from home but it’s important to keep your work life balance in mind. Some companies will view candidates who live close by in a more positive light.
The Pied Piper: Don’t be led away silently make sure you ask plenty of questions.
Make sure you get the full picture before moving on. Ask questions both before and at your interview. Think about the things that you would like to know about the role before signing the contract. This can save time for both you and your prospective employer further down the line.
Cinderella: Just like she has a specially tailored dress for her ball make sure you tailor your CV for each application you make.
Before forwarding your CV take a few moments to match the skills on your CV to those listed on the job description.
Aladdin: If you are looking for a new role for 2018 and you don’t have a magic lamp then maybe Copeland can help make your wish come true.
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