The Job Diet; how to cut out the crap (not another 'new year, new you, blah, blah, blah,')

By Ash Knight

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The Job Diet

So it's the first week of January, you've probably already broken a resolution or two and let's face it by the time Friday comes on that first week back the rest are as battered and abused as that Domino's Pizza menu you swore you'd bin back in December.

If you're managing to hang on in there and avoid becoming just another statistic (that only a measly 8% of us ever actually achieve our resolutions) then I'm sure you're with me on wanting to punch the next happy-go-lucky 'New Year, New You' advert you see right in the throat? If, like most, your food-coma from Christmas, teamed with a lack of exercise (since giving up on last year's 'beach bod') means that your keyboard happy fingers are probably the only powerful tools you have left. So, you power up the Mac and take the bull by the horns to tackle that 'new year, new job' resolution... But where to begin?

So many promising, 'flashy' websites however can you really be bothered sending out your precious CV and details to someone who's going to 'mailshot the crap out of it' until something sticks? Then there's your mate 'Dave' in the office, the guy with 'all the contacts' who says he knows 'someone' there (whoever someone is) and will speak to the mystery 'someone' to get you a foot in the door, but then is Dave best qualified to carefully nurture your next big career move? Or guarantee you the best chance of landing said dream job on the best and most attractive package for you? Nope, didn't think so... So what now? Sign into LinkedIn and a trawl through your inbox to find any enticing connections you'd benched back in November when a move before Christmas seemed like too much meither? Has that ship sailed? Will you look blatantly rude for not responding months ago? Probably...

So how to do it, how to ditch the dead-end job, refresh your mojo for Mondays and land the new money-maker without all the crap you've been fed in the past?

Here's what to look out for and how taking a look at a company that's doing things differently might just be the best decision you make this year...

So now you're equipped with the knowledge and geared up for your big move, it's time to make it happen. Set 'smart' goals (big or small), dust off that CV and (if like so many in your position) you'd really benefit from a little expert advice and guidance to make it all the less stressful, give us a call.

Wishing you all the best for 2017 and your next career adventure...

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