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Take the next step in your career this year

Whether you’re looking to get back to work, change your career path or take the next step up the ladder, the new year is a great time to start thinking about how you can make it happen. 

Here are our top tips on how to ring in the new year with a new job that works for you.

Do your research  

Make sure you research the company or sector you are interested in. Don’t submit an application without drilling into the finer details of a vacancy.  

Update your CV  

Tailor your CV to the role you are applying for. Many of your skills will be transferable, so make sure you are highlighting relevant experience. Learn more about tailoring your CV.  

Think about what works for you

Whether you are looking for a full-time workplace-based role or part-time role with more flexibility, you can find a job that suits your circumstances. Find out about different ways of working that can fit around you.

Be flexible  

Why not explore opportunities in a new industry? There could be the perfect new role just waiting for you.  Don’t worry if you don’t have experience in this sector, the skills you already have could be used in a new role. Learn more about sectors that are hiring now.  

Take the next step up the ladder 

Finding a new job doesn’t have to mean finding somewhere new to work – could you progress in your current job? We have tips on in-work progression.  

Boost your skills  

Whether you’re looking to try out a new sector, or take a step up in your current job, it’s important that you identify any skills gaps in your CV and think about how you can fill them.  There are plenty of skills and training opportunities, both on and off the job. Find out more about things you could do.  

If you have a Work Coach, talk to them about the ways you can improve your skill set. 

Use Jobcentre Plus  

If you’re claiming benefits, you may be able to access extra support from a Work Coach.

Across the country, Work Coaches are helping jobseekers with tailored support, through upskilling, and hosting recruitment events – with many employers offering jobs on the spot.  Learn more about Jobcentre Plus and what your Work Coach can do for you.

Need more help?

If you’re still not sure where to start, follow our four easy steps to improve your chances of finding work.