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5 Career Tips to Kick Off 2019

2/01/2019 by Nandip Aulak

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2019 is here and it’s time for that familiar phrase to come back around - ‘New Year, New You’. But what does it mean for you and your career? Perhaps you are stuck in a rut, fed up in a current role and looking for an exciting new challenge to take you to the next level. 

As we celebrate the start of the New Year, this is prime time for reflecting, goal-setting and going after that dream job you have always wanted. Here are 5 tips on how to get there: 

Reflect & learn

Have you spent too long searching for a new job in 2018? Struggling to get yourself motivated? Have you thought about why? At this time of year, with a chance of new beginnings, it is always good to look back at what worked and what didn’t - as difficult as that may be. Were you searching in the wrong places? Underprepared for your interviews? Combing through the good and the bad can help you improve and develop, leaving you energised and raring to go with a fresh new job hunt. 

Find your niche

In the tech industry, there is a growing demand for niche tech specialisms. Find your specialist skills and really hone in on them. Always look to keep learning, stay up to date with new trends and get ahead of the game by becoming an expert in your field. Make yourself indispensable by providing what others can’t. This way, you are going to be the number one choice when your perfect project role arises. 

Revamp your resume 

An obvious one, we know, but it is crucial to get your resume as sharp as it can be. Keep it concise, engaging and specifically focused on the role you are going for. Make it visually appealing. Share it with friends and ask for candid feedback. You need to stand out on the page to get that call for an interview. (Read more about updating your CV here). 

Think globally

Europe is a tech giant on the rise and the demand for developers, infosec specialists and other tech experts has never been higher. With incredible geographic diversification now offered, it means that top tier tech professionals can pick and choose the best roles for them; from new initiatives to long-term opportunities at all levels of business. 

And if a location change isn’t for you, there are still fantastic roles across the UK and beyond where you are able to be more flexible with your work, as clients look for candidates to fill positions where remote working is possible - meaning you can be anywhere, anytime. 

Get networking

In order to get yourself in the best position for pushing your career forwards, make sure you are surrounding yourself with the right people. Reach out to old colleagues for advice, check out industry events that are happening and have that coffee with a Montash recruiter. Don’t leave it until 2020 - take action this New Year.  

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