Better weather and the prospect of summer is an ideal time to review your career and make ambitious plans for the future.
But make sure your social media profile is up to date and fit for purpose. Check your Facebook settings are set to private, advises Andy Ridout at advance -TRS.
‘Employers use social media to check up on candidates, so any lurid pictures and expletives should be deleted and your LinkedIn profile kept up to date.’ Andy spells out three steps for people wanting to move their careers to the next stage:
Step 1: Know exactly which sector you want to work in, how far you are prepared to travel, whether you want permanent or temporary employment and the salary or rate you are prepared to accept. If you are unsure of anything such as your market value then talk to a recruitment expert in your sector.
Step 2: Search for specialist recruiters in your industry. These specialists will have relationships with the key companies and employers; as well as live jobs that are ready to be filled.
Big online job boards can be useful, however, many allow a multitude of agencies to have access to your CV. This can result in mass CV mailshots by inexperienced recruiters to unsuitable employers, a fact that could tarnish your professional integrity.
Step 3: Prepare your CV in case a role becomes immediately available. Remember, you must be able to support the statements made in your CV. Avoid unnecessary exaggeration as untruths will probably come to light during reference checks.
advance-TRS offers recruitment advice to the rail industry and is a preferred supplier to the majority of employers within the rail sector. To search our latest rail jobs or for further information on how we can assist your career, visit www.advancerailwayjobs.com or call 01483 361 061 to speak with a member of our team.