Hunting for a new job online? If you are one of the thousands of people who’ve resolved to find a new job in 2018, good for you.

There’s an energy about this time of year that lends itself perfectly to such a task. But we know that the journey to the job of your dreams can be time-consuming, stressful and soul-destroying. So, here, we suggest six excellent ways to kick-start your search and set you on the path to success.

THE CV BUILDER

Resume Star


www.resumestarapp.com

This smart little app incorporates the very best practices to build truly eye-catching CVs. Users rave about these slick, professional and beautifully typeset resumes that are sure to get you closer to a job you’ll love. Download Resume Star without delay.

THE PERSONALITY TEST

Good & Co


www.good.co

Find your strengths and unlock your potential with this career satisfaction quiz. This app is almost too good to be true. You can now get proper insight into yourself at the swipe of your screen. Isn’t it great to live in the modern era?


THE JOB SEARCH APP

Linkedin Job Search


play.google.com

Gone are the days when you found out about perfect job opportunities via the tortuous routes of agencies and classified ads. Make the most of the hundreds of job search apps that are out there today – and start with LinkedIn Job Search. LinkedIn now has over 200 million members globally. The New York Times says the company has “thoroughly insinuated itself into the fabric of professional life. That means employers have one centralised place to find the vast majority of qualified candidates.” Enough said.


THE NEWSLETTER

The Roundup


www.womenwho.co

The brainchild of Otegha Uwagba – who set up Women Who, a community that links and supports women who work in the creative industries – the Roundup’s mission is to provide weekly inspiration for your working life. Popping perkily into your inbox every Wednesday, this is an invaluable newsletter full of ideas to help you work better.


THE INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE

Interview Questions and Answers


play.google.com

The first hurdles in the great job-search race are to identify suitable vacancies, create a dreamy CV and secure an interview. The final hurdle is the interview itself. Be prepared to leap over it with this cool app full of brilliant practice options.


MEDITATE, MEDITATE, MEDITATE

Headspace


www.headspace.com

You’ve created the perfect CV, found the jobs to apply for, been invited for interview and honed your technique – now all you need is to remain calm under fire on the day. Making time for meditation in the run-up to the interview could make all the difference. Download the Headspace app – and, if you’ve already got it, make sure that your version is fully up to date.

January 2018