Four steps to a new job
Welcome to the "Four Steps to a New Job" feature. We've broken down the process of applying and getting into the workplace with a few (four to be exact) helpful links in each section that should help you get started.
Getting your CV Ready
It's a brand new year. Time to gather up all that experience from 2010 and polish up those critical pages of A4.
- Revamp your CV for the new year: Learn how you can use your achievements and success stories from the previous year and really make them count.
- 5 steps to make your CV stand out: It's easy to pack in too much information and before you know it, you're typing on page 4 with paragraphs of text. Follow these 5 simple steps for maximum impact.
- Phrases to avoid on your CV – Video: Using certain generic phrases on your CV will not only take up valuable real-estate but also stop your personality from shining through.
- Awesome words to use on your CV: When it comes to a CV - certain words can really make this document more impactful. Here's our "alphabetical" list.
Searching High and Low
With your CV up to date and ready as ever, it's time to find the job you feel you'd be perfect for.
- Industries to consider: Here are just a few industries you may wish to look into before taking the plunge. After all, a little research can really go a long way.
- Find hidden vacancies : Having an eagle eye for the job market can greatly boost your chances of landing the role you want. Leave no stone un-turned.
- Stay motivated during a job search – Video : Often a good "tailored to role" application can be quite time-consuming and it's important to know how to keep your spirits high.
- Planning your job search: Your CV is fuelled up and ready to go. Forming a well thought out strategy can help make the search process smoother in the long run.
Success! A call to really strut your stuff for the employer. But let's not go unprepared...
- Virtual job interview : See how you respond to our selected interview questions and what the panel has to say about it.
- Calming job interview nerves – Video: You may know every fact about your potential employer, but being in control of your moment can help with that important first impression.
- Answering common interview questions – Video(s) : Here's a compilation of some videos answering the more common questions you may face.
- Assessment centre tips : While one to one interviews are common, you may be asked to attend an assessment centre and knowing the structure to these can be invaluable.
and then there was...
Congratulations you made it into the workplace and it's time to show them what you're made of:
- The basics of networking: Making connections in or outside of the workplace can be a great aid in learning the in's and out's of your chosen profession.
- Integrate yourself into a new team: Entering a pre-existing team can be like entering a family. Acceptance will be based on time but you can also make use of these useful tips.
- Handling your new boss: If a new management style differs vastly from something you were used to, some flexibility on your part may be needed to have zen in the workplace.
- Day one in your new job – Video: How can you settle in and keep those nervous laughs to a minimum. This link holds some possible suggestions.
Feeling confident about putting together a newly polished CV? Upload or create a new one on Monster and let employers come to you.