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3 Helpful Tips When Job Searching

1. Be 100% clear on what you want

Before embarking on a new job search, it's important to invest time in considering the type of job/tasks you enjoy doing, as well as reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses. The clearer you are and the better you know yourself, the more chance you'll have in finding and securing a role which fulfils you and motivates you. Start with a list and ask yourself - what's important to me? What am I good at? What has worked well for me in the past? Where do I want to be this time next year? What kind of company culture will work for me? What's more important - job title, money, location, benefits, progression?

2. Think about some examples and stories to showcase your skills and experience

This is a vital tip for finding a new job. Stories of real life examples are a great way to demonstrate your knowledge, experience and achievements. People remember stories, therefore if you are armed for your interviews with a choice of stories to share, you're already making a big step forward in being unforgettable. Watch out with stories to keep them relevant and work orientated and professional, don't get caught out being too relaxed and drifting the topic away from the original point of the story. If you need to ensure your story is on task, follow the STAR technique - STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result.

3. Be kind to yourself

Looking for a job can be stressful. So, take some time to do things which help you unwind; go to the gym, watch a film, go for a coffee catch-up with friends, whatever it is that helps you unwind - do it! Having time to unwind inbetween job hunting and interviews, along with having a good support network around you, will help make the process feel less exhausting and more supportive.

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