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Well we’ve made it to 2020 – hurrah. Ok, so we’re only a few days in, but if you’re already feeling bored of your job and are desperately in need of a new challenge, then you’re not alone.

Did you know that statistically speaking January and February are the best months of the year to look for a job? And according to a study by online jobs board CV Library, two-thirds of us will be seeking a job, or a better job, as our New Year resolution for 2020.

So, if you’re wanting a new career, but are not sure where to begin, here are some useful tips so you can maintain the momentum, secure a new role and enjoy a more fulfilling career future:

  1. Work out what your perfect job is for the next 3-5 years and whether you have the skills and experience to do it.
  2. Get in the right mindset – set goals, deadlines and realistic expectations.
  3. Update your CV. Don’t forget to include examples of work excellence, how you have met/overcome challenges, as well as other skills, plus hobbies and volunteering.
  4. Do some research into your preferred industry, business or job role so you are knowledgeable and can prove how interested you really are.
  5. Don’t go it alone – there are plenty of people available to help you and lots of different channels that you can use.

Your time to shine

Debby Clayton from Total Spectrum agrees. “My role is to help candidates to prepare for the application, interview and negotiation involved in finding a new job. This can be anything from phone consultations, CV and covering letter writing, to interview preparation and 1-2-1 coaching. I can also assist when it comes to helping job applicants to shine, whether that’s advice on what to wear, timings and format, plus assisting them to ask killer questions and come up with confident scenario-based responses.”

Debby continues. “The job market can be confusing and overwhelming. I want to make it simpler and easier to navigate, so that the chances of success are higher. Finding the right job is a two-way process, so you must trust your instincts on who is best suited to what job/role and why. To me it’s about having a trusted relationship where confidence levels can grow and flourish, so that if a curve ball question is asked, it can be answered calmly and effectively.”

For a comprehensive and rewarding journey to your next job, get in touch with Total Spectrum today and let them shape your future 01327 229685, or visit and check out the latest vacancies.

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