You’ve decided it’s time to find a new job, where do you go from here? The job searching process can be pretty daunting, especially if you’ve not made a move in a while. It’s hard to know where to start, so it’s important to kick start your job search in the right way. Follow our simple guide to getting your search off the ground.

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Start with a blank canvas

Put any bad or previous experiences behind you and start afresh. Decide what it is you’re looking for in terms of the position and the type of company. It may seem basic, but it will give you the focus and motivation to get your job search going.

 

Use your time wisely

Contrary to popular belief, searching for a new position doesn’t have to be a full-time job. Realistically, there’s only so long you can sit searching for roles without going stir crazy. Set aside some time in your day when you’re feeling motivated to search for roles. You will also need to take time to write and update your CV. Check out our CV writing section for help with this. Understanding what your strengths and weaknesses are will help you work out what type of role would best suit you.

 

Remain positive

Job searching can take it out of you, and you’re not always going to get the first job you apply for, so it’s important you stay positive. Having the right attitude and a firm idea of what it is you’re looking for, as well as determination to find the right job, is key. The job searching, application and interviewing process can be time consuming, so be patient, it’s only a matter of time before the right opportunity presents itself.

 

Here at Purple Monkey, we can help you find the perfect opportunity. Speak to one of our friendly bunch about making your next move.

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