Steps To Undertake In Preparation For Your Career Change

Steve Jobs is true when he says, “the only way to do great work is to love what you do”. You need to ensure that wherever your career path is taking you, it’s the right one. Therefore, it is important to remember that you are never tied down to one job. If you have a feeling that the role isn’t for you, you may want to consider placing your CV onto a CV directory such as DYWAJ, so that you can start a new career path and find yourself a suitable role.

Here are several steps that you can take to prepare yourself for a new career change.

Create a career plan

Having a career plan is a great idea in reference to securing a job that you are content with, whilst also allowing time to prepare for your new role; you could even use this time to undertake some work experience, to ensure this is the right role for you.

The biggest challenge is deciding where your career path is going to take you next.

By creating a career plan, you can eliminate the chance of falling into a job that you may grow to hate.

Within this plan, DYWAJ suggest thinking through what skills you are good at and the skills you have developed; as well as noting down the types of jobs you would wish to go into and the types of jobs you wouldn’t. From this, you can then match up your skills with each job to get an idea of what would suit you best.

Make sure you improve both your CV and your LinkedIn profile

If you are looking for a new role, the Christmas break is a prime time to improve your CV and to ensure that your LinkedIn profile is job search ready.

Improving your CV – Don’t cram too much information into your CV, as this may hinder your chances of being considered for the role. Make sure you tailor your CV so that it is relevant to the role you are applying for. Use the keywords used in the job description in order to stand out from the crowd.

New ● LinkedIn – Next up, ensure that you network with people whom are involved in your chosen sector. Here at DYWAJ, we recommend that you get people to endorse your skills on LinkedIn, proving legitimacy of your skills.

These are just a few simple ways to prepare yourself, as you choose to look for a new role In a different industry. To get started, upload your CV to the DYWAJ CV directory today!

Quick Steps To Improving Your CV To Ensure It Gets Noticed

Your CV is the very first thing that a potential employer will be able to see, so in a way it’s their first initial impression of you as an individual. Because of this it’s important that you take the time and effort to improve your CV, before you even begin searching for your new career path.

Here are some simple techniques to help you improve your cv and ensure it gets noticed by employers.

1. How to improve your CV’s structure.

● Some simple design elements can ensure that your CV stands out from the crowd and will show continuity throughout your application, including your covering letter.

● Put any information about your education below your experience as this along with your previous knowledge is very important to the employer.

● Your previous job experience should only show the most recent 10 to 15 years of career history. Try to include as much relevant experience as you can, to the position you are applying for.

2. Improving the skills section of your CV.

Make sure your skills section is up to date, removing anything that may no longer be relevant in your current role or the one that you’re applying for.

In some cases where you have a wide range of skills related to the position it can be a good idea to break them down into key areas. For example ‘software skills.’

3. Always triple check your CV format.

Your CV needs to be concise, to the point and easy to follow. You should shorten your bullet points and keep them to a maximum of six or seven points.

Remember, it’s important to organize your CV in order of relevance so that the first points that a potential employer were to see, would capture their attention. On average employers will take just six seconds to read a CV before discarding it. Our tips should help to prevent this and ensure that you reach the next stage of the recruitment process.

For more information or guidance regarding your new career path contact DYWAJ on 0121 726 9520, or simply upload your CV today.

Do You Want A Permanent Job from Your Christmas Temporary Job?

It’s getting to that time in the month where you’re most likely beginning to get into the swing of your new Christmas temporary job. Not only that, the regular wage slip going into your bank account is too nice to not maintain. Here’s how DYWAJ would suggest ensuring your temp job leads to a more permanent position…

1. Sell it from the offset

You may think the initial interview for the Christmas temporary job doesn’t have to be taken too seriously, after all it’s only temporary, right?

Wrong! Our interview advice, in order to make the correct impression, and ensure the employers are going to want to keep you on, is to be positive, and show that you are flexible. This is especially important in the retail industry.

2. Go the extra mile

By proving that you want the job, your employer won’t need to worry about rehiring or taking on new staff in the new year, so go above and beyond what is expected of you to prove yourself.

You could offer to cover shifts and take on extra responsibilities to show that you want the job and are determined to do whatever it takes to impress your manager or boss.

3. Be part of the team

Making sure that you try to fit in with the team is essential. If the employer can see that you get on with your colleagues, you’re already one step ahead; having a cohesive team is every employer’s dream!

4. Make yourself irreplaceable

Making yourself indispensable is very important. DYWAJ realise this is difficult in such a short space of time, however, asking for extra responsibilities could be increasingly beneficial, and will allow you to stand out to the employer.

5. Let your employer know

In order for the employer to know that you want the job, you are going to want to let them know that you strive for a more permanent role.

Without your employer knowing, they may not have the slightest inkling that you want the job. You could tell the employer directly or show them by how hard you are working, either way it is essential for them to find out, so you have a better chance at staying in the company.

However, if the job you’re in right now isn’t for you, then we suggest uploading your CV to our DYWAJ CV directory. This will relieve the stress of having to research for your new career path. Upload your CV to our CV database today!