September is one of the biggest job hunting months of the year according to Ireland’s number one recruitment website, IrishJobs.ie. Job searches increase up to 4% above the monthly average as people return to work after the summer holidays.
This spike makes September second only to January every year.
Orla Moran, General Manager of IrishJobs.ie comments “It appears people step back while on holiday and revaluate their working lives, many return home determined to make a change. The good news is there has never been a better time to look for a new job. We track the labour market in our jobs index and vacancies have been consistently rising in construction, banking, engineering, nursing and IT.”
“On IrishJobs.ie you can search for jobs with companies such as Amazon, Bank of Ireland, Dunnes Stores, Johnson & Johnson, Paddy Power Betfair, Mercury Engineering, Aerogen, JP Morgan and Northern Trust to name just a few.” she adds.
So, if you want to change job where do you begin? Start by registering a free jobseeker account on our site or downloading the IrishJobs.ie mobile app advises Moran.
“The app places your job hunt in the palm of your hand. We have thousands of opportunities available with leading employers across Ireland. You can search and save jobs, then receive notifications on roles you are interested in.”
Once you have your search up and running then you need to work on your CV. However your CV is not your life story believes Moran, it’s a sales brochure.
“Recruiters want to know whether you have the skills to do the job they are hoping to fill, so you need to show that in your CV. Yes, you need to tell them who you worked for in the past but focus on what you achieved and the skills you can bring to their business.
One thing that Moran is adamant about is the need to do a new CV for each job you apply for.
“You need to carefully read the job description and then, as much as possible, match your skills and experience, to their requirements. Experienced recruiters will spot a generic CV a mile off, it shows a lack of interest and almost certainly won’t help you make it through to interview.”