We recently had the pleasure of working with CIMA who asked us to put together a blog giving an update on the market and our top career tips.
Here’s a snapshot of the market update.
At the moment this is an ever-changing market, with different challenges popping up day-to-day. The market is changing on a daily basis and nothing is straight forward! What you should focus on are things that you can control. This starts with getting well-informed advice on what your next career decisions should look like.
The best advice we can provide right now is to evaluate your own situation before making any decisions surrounding your career. If you are in a stable position it might be best to stay put and weather the storm. This might also be a good time to sit down with your manager and discuss new areas to explore, or solve any issues you generally wouldn’t have time to focus on.
If you do find yourself in an unstable situation with work, don’t panic, again focus on the controllable factors. Also reach out to those who know the market and careers, and ask for their advice. Recruitment consultants are closest to what’s happening out there right now and can be your eyes and ears on the ground.
It’s also the perfect time to get your ducks in a row (see here) and focus on some key areas like:
- Preparing and updating your CV, cover letter, LinkedIn profile.
- Doing some research on interview prep, either in person or by phone or video.
- Look at potential opportunities in areas you may not have looked at before. For example the part-qualified industry is generally a fast-moving and buoyant market, and as a result tends to adapt well to external influencing factors.
If you’d like more information or would like some help in navigating your career reach out to us at email@example.com or contact one of team using the info below…