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Posted by Helena Jones
2nd September 2019
How to boost your employability
1 – Surround yourself with the right people
One of the most useful steps you can take to improve your chances of gaining employment is to build a network of people that work in your target industry. Send them a LinkedIn connection, reach out via message and see if they can offer you any career advice. You never know, they may even flag up some opportunities or refer you to one of their contacts. Be bold and give it go!
2 – Read all about it
Understanding your strengths and making plans based on showcasing your talents is wise. Nothing better than celebrating your achievements publicly! Post them on LinkedIn – there’s nothing wrong with patting yourself on the back for something great that you’ve worked hard to achieve!
3 – Knowledge is power
It might sound obvious – but the best and easiest way to boost your employability is to become an expert in your field. Familiarise yourself with the industry, do endless additional reading and think beyond your current role/work experience placement. When you’re applying for jobs make sure you research upcoming trends, recent news and the latest campaigns.
4 – Be unique
Your movements could present new opportunities. When planning your career, it’s important to think about how your attitudes and behaviour should adapt – as well as your skills. Keep on top of your game!
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