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9 January 2017
Land your dream job in 2017

The New Year brings about change for many people. For some, this means joining the gym while others swear off naughty foods in order to get their beach body ready for the Summer. For others, the New Year means a new job. January is always an especially busy time for recruiters as people see the start of a new year as a fresh clean slate.

If you haven’t made up your mind whether to hand the sealed envelope with the standardised resignation letter inside to your boss yet, this list may be what pushes you over the line. If one of more of these signs applies to you, there’s no time like to present. Do it and do it now. Read our article ‘10 Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Job’ here.

Before you begin looking for a new job, you will need to ask yourself some important questions to find out exactly what you are looking for. Read them here.

When you have decided to spread your wings and fly from your current nest, you must undertake a secret ninja lifestyle. The last thing you want is to be caught scrolling through a jobs website or have your sent emails monitored for them to see a list of job applications you’ve sent off during working hours. On occasion, if a company or boss gets wind that you want to leave, they may find a reason to ‘let you go’ as you are no longer seen as loyal and not to be giving 100% to the business objectives. Our article ‘How to find new employment when you already have a job?’ will answer the question of how.

Now you have to write the all-important CV to show your skills off. You have probably read tonnes of articles on the do’s and don’ts when it comes to writing a CV, but we have condensed all that down for you here.

Before you send the CV off into the big wide world, there is no time like the present to organise your social media life. Employers use your openness to share every minute detail of your life on the internet as an advantage point to them. Potential employers can scope you out before they offer you an interview date and current bosses may use the social platforms to make sure you are not bad mouthing the company and upholding the company image. Read more here.

What felt like an eternity (a couple of days), you have finally had confirmation of an interview date.  Yay! If you hadn’t done your research on the company prior to applying for the position, then now is the time to do it. Read our article to prepare yourself for your interview.

RedBox Recruitment have a range of new jobs ready and waiting for you. You can check them out here. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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