Let's look back at your 2018 career journey.
As 2018 comes to a close, we are given an opportunity to reflect on what the year has brought and the journey it has taken us on. Whether you adopted a goldfish or navigated a major life change, a single year can be full of transitions. Your 2018 journey could have been a milestone in your career; perhaps you changed jobs or excelled in an interview. To close the year, we've compiled a list of our top tips of 2018 and drawn out a career journey that might look familiar. Walk the path with us!
Closing one door
No professional's journey is a straight line from entry level to retirement. Therefore, there will be more than one time when you walk away from a role and begin the search for another. Maybe you've spotted some of the signs that it's time to quit your job. Or, unfortunately, your job was the one to show you the door.
The end of one road may seem like a setback, but by keeping your chin up you can start your journey to your next big career move.
A new path begins
On your way: tips to find CV success
As you begin on your new career path, there are a few items you need to arm yourself with: an impressive cover letter, a dash of confidence and, of course, a cracking CV. With the right guidance, your CV can catch the eyes of HR managers and get you into the interview room.
It's all about knowing the rules of CV writing, like proper formatting or the elements of an impactful personal statement. Putting your CV in the hands of someone who knows the ins and outs, like a professional CV writer, can help you find success on this road.
Red light: the struggles of CV writing
Of course, the path to the perfect CV isn't always easy. With so many elusive rules, CV writing can certainly seem like an uphill battle. What is an HR manager looking for? How can you impress them, and what are the biggest mistakes to avoid? Perhaps you've found that the most challenging component is getting over the uncomfortable feeling of bragging about yourself.
Sure, it can be challenging to write the CV that shows your best self, but with some research and a bit of help from the pros, you'll be making strides in no time.
You're almost there!
Your CV has gotten your foot in the door and you've made it to the interview ‒ well done! Now it's time to dress to impress, put your interview skills to the test and impress the HR manager in person.
There are many things to consider when preparing for an interview. Of course, doing your research is essential, and you should know the most common interview questions to expect. As your path takes you into the interview room, keep an eye out for the signs of a bad interview that mean you didn't land the job. Hopefully they don't arise!
Finding new success
A massive congratulations to you! You've walked the winding road, found your way and landed a new role that will start the next chapter of your career. Now it's time to make the most of it. Whether you take the initiative to lead new projects or strive to build meaningful relationships with your colleagues, you can use your new position as an opportunity to take your career to the next level.
Maybe this year went by in a flash, or maybe it felt like the longest one yet. But as we say goodbye to 2018, we can look back and see how far we've come. If you've made a career transition or experienced any of the stages above, you know how hard the job-search process can be. Just know that if 2019 brings a job search your way, TopCV and our network of professional CV writers have your back.
And from all of us at TopCV, have a happy holiday and a wonderful new year full of career success!
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