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Career Advice: The Ultimate Guide to Finding a New Job

Eden scott

Time for a change? Our recruitment experts have compiled a comprehensive career advice guide to help you find the right job for you.  

You’ll learn how to: 

  • Evaluate your career path  
  • Use your network to find a new role  
  • Write a CV that employers will want to read 
  • Optimise your LinkedIn profile 
  • Nail a job interview  
  • Ensure you’re receiving the right salary and benefits  


Not sure if this career advice eBook is for you?  

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Getting Clear on the Job You Want 

It might sound obvious, but before attempting to get a new job, you should spend some time considering what kind of job you actually want. - Sarah Ferguson


Remember: it’s not uncommon to pivot in a career or choose an entirely different job type if you’re not happy in your current role. Spending some time getting clear about the type of role you’d like can make the process of getting a suitable new job a lot easier. 


Consider researching industries that interest you. It can be helpful to focus on your interests and values before determining which industry could be for you. For example, someone with creative interests might be well suited to a media or marketing environment, while someone who feels passionately about helping others might be interested in roles within medical, scientific or care environments. 

Take a look at career profiles within various industries before settling on the sort of job you’re interested in.  


While Prospects is designed primarily for students and postgraduates, its job profiles section is a helpful resource for anyone searching for insight into particular industries.  

Role and Responsibilities  

Get clear on the type of role and responsibilities you’d like to have in your new job. Job satisfaction often comes from being able to exercise your strengths: so, what are you good at?  

Here, it’s worth listing both your technical skills and soft skills.  

Technical skills (sometimes known as hard skills) are more specialised skills needed to perform specific tasks. For example, a construction worker might have the technical skill ‘bricklaying’, while a computer programmer might be proficient in Python programin'. 

Soft skills are more general skills that are still very important when it comes to the world of work. These might include problem-solving, leadership, communication and time management.  

List your technical and soft skills, highlighting those you’d like to exercise in your new job role. 

Want more expert career advice? 

Fill out the form above to receive your free eBook. 

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