Job searching after traveling

How to find a job after travelling…

So, you’ve been travelling? What an experience, a chance to relax with friends, soak up some culture and see the world.

Explorer man plans a new job after travelling, with his laptop

However, now you’re back home, back to reality and you’re in need of that oh so important job.

But what are you going to do about finding that dream role…the job you’ve studied hard for, and that’s going to kick start your career?

Here are our top five tips for what to do when searching for a job after travelling….

1. Make your CV look appealing

You need to sell yourself to showcase all your experiences and skills. Before sending your CV to a recruitment agency or prospective employers ensure that your details are up to date and factually accurate.

As you’ve been travelling make sure you add this in. Experiencing the world will demonstrate that you are culturally aware, allowing you to stand out from the crowd. It will also illustrate clearly any gaps in your employment history, as recruitment teams have a keen eye for spotting this.

Check with the people providing you with a reference are still happy to do so, and ask them to pick up on skills you’ve acquired as part of the recommendation.

2. Sign up for job alerts

Be proactive and sign up for lots of job alerts. Some sites send daily updates direct to your inbox. Yes, you may get lots of emails throughout the day, but use your time wisely and go through the various links in the messages. The links will provide details for job descriptions and person specifications, so make sure you look through them to see if you are a good match.

3. Be current

Keep your knowledge up to date and make sure you are aware of current trends within your chosen industry. Often in interviews you will be asked about the sector to test your awareness. Ensure you read leading publications as they provide the best and most relevant content. This is ideal to mention as part of any interview stage if you get the opportunity. Also, a top tip is to keep reading industry news throughout your career to make sure your knowledge is always up to scratch.

4. Keep your contacts updated

Remember the old saying ‘it’s not what you know…. it’s who you know?’ Keep this in mind when you are searching for employment. Utilise your contacts as much as possible and tell people that you are back in the UK, as you never know who is looking to recruit.

 

5. And finally…be yourself

Make sure you come across well in your CV and when you’re seeking work. Your personality should shine through as well as your knowledge and experiences. Remember employers are looking for people to work for their company not robots!

Follow our top tips and we’re sure you will land that dream role. The job that’s going to provide enough money for you to see even more of the world during your annual leave from work! Good luck…


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