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It’s that time of year again! The festive season has been and gone. It’s left most of us lucky people with a belly full of food, but also a sense of new beginnings. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling hopeful for what lays ahead in 2017, after what seemed like a fairly turbulent 2016. Alongside any New Years’ resolutions you may have made, you may also be re-evaluating what’s important to you and what you want to prioritise this year.

Someone once said to me ”choosing a career, for most people, is one of the four biggest life choices you can make; aside from choosing a life partner, buying a house or choosing to have a family.” It’s a hugely important decision, and it’s something that has always resonated with me and all of us here at 60 Degrees. If you get the decision right it can add huge amounts of value to your development, your overall health and wellbeing and your personal life and relationships. If you get it wrong, it can be detrimental to all of these in equal measure. With most of us spending the vast majority of our time at work, it’s critical that we make the right choice.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be posting a series of blogs designed to support you with your career choices and any potential transition into a new job (although we don’t always advise that this is the right thing to do!) This series will feature guest bloggers who we believe complement the decision-making process and who can support you in other ways to reach your goals.

The key topics we will be covering include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Want to make a career shift – what next?
  • Tips for writing the perfect CV
  • Using social media as part of your job search
  • Updating your LinkedIn profile to give you the best chance
  • How to go about your search and key things to evaluate
  • Preparing a cover letter & sending a job application
  • Preparing for an interview & typical interview questions
  • The best questions to ask a prospective new employer
  • Post interview / pre-job preparation

If you don’t think you’re fulfilling your potential, you’re not happy at work, you miss working with great people, you want to believe in what you do and work for a company and individuals who share the same values as you, then make sure you don’t miss our blog series.

Alternatively, if you want to speed up the process, get in touch with us here at Aston Holmes. We’ll do our very best to find you the perfect job but, failing that, we promise to provide you with objective and valuable advice to support you with your career transition. And, if we can find you the perfect job to suit your personal circumstances, then we’ll be over the moon.