Securing a job in 2020

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As we approach the end of January, it is most likely that your New Year, new me ideals and promises have sadly fallen by the wayside; it happens to us all.

However, due to awful weather and having lived the high life for the festive period, we all have plenty of time to think to ourselves are we happy with our current direction. Are we happy in our career?

It is never too late in the year to start out on a new path. Perhaps you have decided that 2020 is the year you want a new challenge and look for a new career. There are plenty of articles online about upskilling and learning information on how to better your job prospects, but what about sourcing the right job for you.

Here at the we provide you with a few ideas of what could be of interest.

What are your interests?

They say if you are doing something you love, you will never work a day in your life and it is true. You should be energised to go to work every day, not dreading it. Now, obviously passion is not the only requirement for a job but it is that passion that will help you push through tough days, leaving you with a sense of contentment when you clock off for the day.

Never quit your job before looking

The saying; "It is easier to get a job when you are in a job" rings true time and time again. It is a sad fact of life but employers will question the unemployed candidate sitting in front of them; 'Why hasn't anyone else employed them?' You will have more confidence, appear less desperate (harsh but true ), and you are plugged into a network which your job provides. Some people say 'Quit your job and get the fear' but rarely does this ever work.


Of course updating your CV and LinkedIn profile important but assuming they are up-to-date and presentable, job candidates should do their best in talking to people in the industry in which they would like to work. Use family, friend, and work connections because employers tend to hire people who they know or know someone who can vouch for them.

Brand you

Because so much of job searching takes place online, it is important to put out the best version of your professional life. The problem for many people when it comes to changing career is they pursue only one job. If you want to brand yourself beyond 2020, several roles are needed. The preparation to use different skills within different roles is critical. The reason for this is because you are likely to have 10 careers before you retire.

Work for your team, not your boss

There has been a rise in teams interviewing job candidates because these are the people who will be interacting and working with you every day. In 2020, the biggest impact on job enthusiasm is the team based around the worker.

Never give up

Getting a job is hard, never mind your dream job. Everyone out there is your competition. You will get plenty of knockbacks and closed doors. But as Billy Ocean said; "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." Keep plugging away; all it takes is for one door to open and you are in.

So there you have it. Go chase your dreams.

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