Making that next move in your career path

When your current job is not capable of providing you with that pivotal next step in your career path, it’s time for a change…  Looking at the long term direction of your career is critical in order to see if your job is right for you.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • What can I bring to this company?
  • Is this company the place where I can be challenged?
  • Where can my next step be in this company?

If you are finding it hard to answer the above, it’s probably time for a change! How do you get started? For most of us, this is the biggest obstacle we face when it comes to finding a new job. It’s just so hard to get started. There’s no real deadline and nobody breathing down your neck to make sure you send that CV. Here are some suggestions on how you can begin your job search and maximize the chances of finding your next dream role:

iStock_000019951335XSmallSearch Job boards & Register your CV
Try to determine the kinds of jobs out there at the moment that interest you and that would genuinely provide a stimulating challenge. Go online and search job boards for availability of jobs. From here you can apply directly for roles by registering online and also consulting recruitment agencies. You will receive regular email updates and notifications about new roles that are suited to you. Additionally, local newspapers remain a great source for job ads particularly for your local area.

Meet with a Recruitment Consultant
Make appointments to get career advice from recruiters, they can help you with information on the state of the jobs market, provide information on employment trends and let you know where the opportunities lie. They can also advise you of the kinds of skills and experience required for the jobs you are interested in.

Social Media
Social media is fast becoming a vital recruitment tool and powerful resource for jobseekers – LinkedIn is an ideal network to showcase your skills and experience. Think of it as an online representation of your CV. Having a LinkedIn profile and making connections, clearly stating your experience will attract recruiters to your profile.

I have recently changed my own career path moving from IT Recruitment into Technical/Engineering Recruitment.  The engineering industry has grown substantially in recent years with the progress of Multinationals currently in Ireland today.  In order for me, as a recruiter, to develop in my career path, I will be using the above tips to connect with candidates.

I am currently hiring production professionals, R&D engineers, procurement, purchasing and structural/civil engineers. Am I going to come across your profile?

Written by Annette Mullally

Annette holds a BBS in Human Resources & Industrial Relations Having graduated from GMIT. She possess an excellent insight into the recruitment requirements of both the medial devices industry and the IT sector. This combined with her in-house recruitment experience in biomedical allows Annette to work successfully with our clients. Contact Annette: 091 507515 or email annette.mullally@cpl.ie 

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