Written by The Resourcing Team on 13 Dec 2016
It’s no secret that the job market and hiring decisions go quiet around the festive holiday period. While everyone’s winding down and cheering up, it seems there’s little appetite for making big hiring decisions.
So, unless you’re towards the end of a selection process that you’ve been working through for some weeks already, it’s unlikely you’re going to be landing your next contract this side of the New Year fireworks.
So what can you be doing between now and New Year to make sure you have the role and rewards you want in 2017?
Here are 3 tips to get ahead and help you turn the seasonal slow-down into a period of effective preparation:
Tip 1: Turn up the heat on your research:
While everyone else is taking it easy, a few extra hours of conscientious research will help you start your new year’s applications in top gear. If you’ve been with Momenta for a while you’ll know the application approach. But if your new to us or looking for a different contract in 2017, be sure to visit our website and read through our application process. You’ll find you don’t just have to impress Momenta but the company we place you with too. The steps are all laid out here on our website.
You can also use the time to make sure all your documents are up to date for example your passport, your Right to Work certificate or university degree; they need to be all in one place so you can easily upload them when asked.
Tip 2: Spruce up your CV:
While digital is important, CVs are still the key tool for applications. You may feel confident writing your own. But consider having your CV professionally written. You may be the kind of person who fixes their broken washing machine or leaky tap, but often you can save time and get a superior job by turning to a professional. If you decide to go it alone, take a read through your CV with these questions in mind.
Apply those changes to your current CV and you can transform your first impression.
Tip 3: Light up your LinkedIn profile:
There’s no getting away from it, when an employer hears about you, the first thing they’ll do these days is Google you. LinkedIn is a neat way of making sure your online first impression is the one you want to make. Simple ideas to improve your profile in less time than it’ll take to roast your turkey include:
So there you have it. 3 tips to put your holiday season to good use so you can get your 2017 contract search off to a flying start with us: Effective research, CV upgrades and LinkedIn finessing. But don’t forget to have some rest and relaxation with friends and family too. We’ll be here for you and your sparking application in January!
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