Is finding a new job one of your new year's resolutions?

Sandeep Mohanan - 02/01/2018

Many of us may have set ourselves some new year’s resolutions as we do for every year.

I personally have not kept track of how many resolutions I have made for myself year by year, or how many of them I have actually achieved, but I do know that for everything we do, the chances of succeeding are always better if we plan ahead. It is of no use if we only say what we are going to do, but do not actually have a plan of action in place. I am not sure if finding a new job is one of your new year’s resolutions, but if it is, here are some pointers on how you can approach this potentially life-changing decision:

  • Identify your reasons for wanting to find a new career opportunity. Make sure they make sense, and you are able to communicate your concerns effectively with recruiters.
  • Update your resume in order to sell yourself the best that you can. Point forms should be clear and precise, and highlight accurately what you do in your job and what important achievements you have made while you were in the role. Edit your resume in an easy-to-read format.
  • Confirm with yourself where you want to be in your next career move. Is it particular companies that you are targeting? Is it a particular role or job nature? Consult with your recruiter so that you can be exposed to the most suitable career opportunities.
  • Choose the right recruitment consultant to talk to. You do not need to send massive emails to all the recruiters you have ever encountered in your life. Choose the best one or two. Run through your experience and situation with them. Keep in dialogue with them on a regular basis for feedback and market updates.


Job hunting can be a time-consuming thing to do, but if you plan ahead and give your recruiter all the necessary information, you will save yourself a lot of time. So best of luck for this year. Happy new year and happy job hunting!

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