Choosing a new career path is one of the most important decisions you can make. No matter what your level of experience, ensuring you choose the right position, at the right company, with the right salary is just as important as any other life-effecting decision.
Did you know the average full-time hours actually spent at work during a week are 39.5* so its important that you choose your career wisely. Whether you are just starting out, want to progress up the company ladder or want to move on and build your experience, your priorities should be to research and get as much good advice as you can and carefully evaluate your priorities – only then should you even think about dusting off and updating your CV.
Here is a quick employer checklist to help in your search for the perfect candidate.
Write / review the job description: make sure it is up-to-date, relevant and covers the key responsibilities.
Step back and make sure that the job title is understandable and searchable: i.e. an ‘Account Manager’ can span across numerous industries and sectors, so often a more specific job title can save you time reading a lot of unsuitable applications. Think about reaching quality, not simply quantity.