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Career advice

Finding a new job can be a long and daunting process, if you are looking for your first job or just after a change we have put together some top tips to help you on your way.

What are you looking for? 

 Once you have decided on what you are looking for you are half way there. Temporary, contract or permanent - full or part time hours. Temporary and contract work is sometimes a good way of getting your foot in the door and gives both you and your employer an indication of how you will fit in.

When choosing your new job you should focus on the skills that you are good at and enjoy. Working is far more interesting when you are actually doing something that you enjoy and are good at.

Location 

When looking for a new job you need to take into account the location, If you have your own transport and are prepared to travel then all well and good. If you rely on public transport you need to make yourself aware of the services on offer to you, albeit buses or trains, the timetable and the length of your journey. You should also take into consideration the cost.

The Company 

What sort of company do you want to work for a small privately owned company or a multinational, a private or public sector organisation or even non profitable companies such as charities.

When making this decision you should consider the following: will you be offered training, will you be able to progress your career through the company and company benefits etc.

Salary 

Be realistic and do your research there will be many similar positions available with varying salaries. Don’t sell yourself short, you will usually get the opportunity to negotiate slightly.