The clock striking midnight and the bells ringing on New Years Eve marks a fresh start for many of us. 2020 has been a tough year for many of us. Many of us are keen to see the back of 2020 and are excited for what 2021 has to offer. This could be a new job, a change in workplace, a step up in your career or a new industry all together.

If you are looking to boost your career prospects for the New Year, then preparation is key. The preparation for a career change in the new year needs to start long before the end of this year. You need to start preparing now.

Finding a new job can be a lengthy process. You don’t just start 2021, apply for a new job and start the next day. There is a lot involved. You need to prepare for a new job in the New Year. Below we have listed some of the things that you can do now that will help you prepare for a new job in the New Year and help you land that New Year job much faster, when the time comes.

  • Make sure you update your CV. Is your current job role on there and have you included all your duties and responsibilities that will be of interest to your next employer?
  • You need to choose a recruitment agency that you want to work with on your job hunt. Here at Point Recruitment we have been on Huntingdon High Street for 30 years. We are your local, trusted recruitment agency in Huntingdon so why not consider registering with us?
  • Next, you’ll need to have a meeting or appointment with a recruitment consultant. This is your chance to explain the sorts of roles you are looking for. Your recruitment consultant can also let you know about potential roles that may be suitable for you.

This can all be done before Christmas and will help you get ahead of the game for the jobs announced over Christmas and in the New Year.

However, it is also worth noting the things that will take time in your goals for a new job in the New Year too. For example, you will need to apply for the job roles, but you need to wait for responses too. There may be a long interview process which includes multiple interviews or waiting for feedback.

You also need to think about your notice period too. Would you prefer to hand in your notice now so you could start a new job straight away in the New Year? Or would you prefer to work your notice period after being offered a new job?