Starting your job search

If you're ready to move into a new role, or if you're taking your first steps on the career ladder, it can be hard to know where to start your job search.

So, first things first, consider where you currently are. What are you good at? What interests you? What do you like to do? Next, think about where you'd like to be in a few years' time. Are there new skills you want to learn? Are there any forthcoming changes in your industry that will affect you? Together, the answers to these questions will help you work out the kind of role and employer that suits your preferences.

Once you have an idea of the type of role you'd like, it's time to get yourself out there. Visit job boards, company websites and recruitment agencies to find out about available job openings. Join networks that complement your job search. And remember to let your friends and family know you're looking for a new job - it's a good way to find out about upcoming roles at their organisations too.

Finally, remember to clear up your online presence. Recruiters love to check your social media profiles to find out more about you, so make sure anything you wouldn't want them to see is deleted or restricted.