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How to kickstart your job search in 10 easy steps

It's that time of year again! No matter how much you might want a new role, it can tough to get yourself in the mood for a brand new job hunt.

Luckily, we've put together a simple 10-step guide that'll kickstart your job search.

Just follow each step, and you'll be ready to tackle the jobs market!

1. Update your CV

First things first – make sure your CV is up-to-date and packed only with relevant information to your job search.

2. Or start a new one from scratch!

If it's been longer than a month since you updated your CV, it can be beneficial to start over completely.

3. Then proof it!

Read it aloud, have someone else proof it for you or use an online tool or app to help.

4. Write a cover letter

It'll help you think clearly about your USP and will complement your new CV!

5. Sort out your LinkedIn profile

Get it ready for when a hiring manager searches for you – they always will!

6. Manage your online presence

While you're at it, make sure you're on top of your whole online profile.

7. Practice your networking skills

We're not just talking about your LinkedIn connections -put yourself out there for real!

8. Get rid of any bad habits

A lot of the job search advice you've got in the past is just plain wrong.

9. Get to know psychometric testing

It's becoming a crucial tool for employers when hiring somebody - make sure you know what to expect!

10. Start here!

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