Time for a new job?

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We know that many of you will have made resolutions for the New Year, some of them will be realistic, some hopelessly ambitious, but if you’ve decided now is the time to move into a new job then we can help.

Make sure you’re signed up for our Job Alerts – this is a free email alert which will send a link with new jobs that match your preferences (Preferred Publishing Sector, Job Type & Location).

You can follow us on social media to keep track of new jobs in and industry news, on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Maybe you’re not looking right now but know someone who is?  Don’t forget our ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme.

Make sure you’re ready when the right role does come up and freshen up:

Your CV:

Get this up-to-date and typo free!  Start with a full version of your CV but tweak for each particular role you apply for to highlight the main skills that fit that particular job.  Make sure you’ve added achievements from the past year and what your objectives are for 2015.  Tips on our site for the ideal format.

Cover letter:

Ditto the cover letter – again each application needs to be really specific, don’t forget to mention the name of the company and outline why you’re interested in that company and the role.  A generic cover letter will just not cut it.

Online presence:

Make sure your details are in the right place so anyone involved in recruiting for a new member of staff can find you.  So that’s getting your profile to 100% on LinkedIn and up-to-date so that recruiters can find you.  If you use Twitter are you tweeting relevant messages and sharing industry news?

Network:

If you’re not too exhausted after the Christmas parties, get out there and do some networking.  There are lots of organisations offering fun and informative events, here’s a few of our favourites:

Bookmachine

Byte the Book

The Galley Club

The IPG

Society of Young Publishers (SYP)

The team here at Atwood Tate is waiting to hear from you with any updates and if you’re signed up with us we can let you know the moment that perfect job comes in!

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