The UK Employment Market has seriously evolved over the last few years, and continues to do so at a rapid rate. The way that you access the market has changed along with it. The basic tools are the same, although the toolkit has expanded considerably, and there are so many more avenues into work than there were a few years back.
The most vital and versatile tool that should be in your toolbox has got to be your CV. Unlike CVs of old, whereby one size fits all, the new CV has a definite 'Swiss Army' feel to it...interchangeable to fit a number of situations and circumstances.
Ideally, your CV is not the end of the story...more of a gateway to even more information about you. Just about ten years old at the time of writing, LinkedIn should be an essential part of your Job Hunting Toolkit. With over 175 Million active users, this is an audience that you cannot afford to ignore. Within this audience could be a helpful contact that could give you insight into a new opportunity - Even your next boss!
A profile that is key-word rich and searchable by recruiters and head-hunters. A nice add on to your CV! If your CV is a gateway - then LinkedIn is a hub to all other areas of your professional life. Links to your website, blog, Twitter account! You can upload examples of your work and bolt on all manner of content that will enhance your appeal in the market.
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Someone much cleverer than myself said 'We shape our tools, afterwards, our tools shape us!' If you are going to do a job effectively, you will need the correct tools. Any person in a trade will tell you should buy the best quality tools that you can afford. It is the same with job hunting - you need to give attention to the tools you are going to use for this important job and you need to give attention to the preparation that is required.
That is where we come in. We are Job Search professionals with over twenty years of experience within our field. We have seen the changes to the landscape of the UK Job market and we have seen how to react to them to make a person's job search successful. We can equip you with the tools that you will need to enter the market with confidence, and the tactics to meet a challenge head-on!
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