While all the family gatherings are taking place and you’re being dragged from pillar to post, spare a thought for your own achievements.
Weigh them against your overall ambition and make a note of how far you’ve come in relation to your lifetime goals. It sounds self-indulgent, but every career move has value and quantifying it will educate your next one.
Ask yourself, what challenge would you like to tackle next? Does that line up with your ‘big picture’ plan? Is there an employer who offers that challenge with a means to overcome it?
By compiling these dream employers, you’ll improve the conversation you have with a recruiter. You may not get placed with the brands you list, but you have every chance of being recognised by an almost identical competitor with all the same values – provided you stay ahead of the game.
For senior and executive positions, January marks the start of the hiring season. Missing the boat here by sending a late enquiry could harm your chances of relocating to an ideal employer throughout the new year.
Give the businesses you want to work for ample time to assess your application, and you’ll give yourself the best chance of moving onwards and upwards in your career.
Research the roles you like the sound of. Identify the ‘must-haves’ of each that you are proficient in, and the desired experience you can easily describe in an interview.
Do the same for traits you don’t have. If familiar talents are coming up that you feel are lacking from your skill set, seek out opportunities in your current role to improve them.
In fact, this action ahead of an application might demonstrate a commitment to the role that other candidates haven’t been able to show.
Christmas is often tied with business awards season, networking and staff parties. Such occasions are designed for employees to let their hair down and enjoy the festivities.
Not for you though, you savvy searcher. You’re using every opportunity to make new contacts and learn about the day-to-day responsibilities of those who have roles you crave.
Your family and friends can help in this area too. Offering relevant guidance (and some not so!), as well as the names of people you could connect with online and meet with to pick their brains.
Looking to take your career up a notch? We may have just the vacancy for you.
Employers work with Net-Recruit because we act as a hybrid between recruitment tech specialists and a personal touch, ensuring they attract only the highest quality candidate (i.e. you) through honest job descriptions. You can be confident that what you see is what you’ll get. So why not talk to our team today and make your next move your last.