5 Things to Know Before You Change Jobs

LIFESTYLE  |  June 07, 2017
  • 1. Decide what you want to do
    1 / 5 1. Decide what you want to do

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    It sounds boring but it’s never bad to have a plan.Decide what your long term goal is and what it takes to get there. Maybe you need to go back to school to learn relevant skills or take a paycut and intern again to learn the ropes of your dream job.

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  • 2. Prepare your resume
    2 / 5 2. Prepare your resume

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    A good resume should start with your most recent employment and go backwards. There’s no need to list every single job you’ve ever had, but make sure all possible relevant experience is there. Also remember potential employers only spend an average of six seconds reading your resume so everything should be as short and concise as possible.

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  • 3. Write a good cover letter
    3 / 5 3. Write a good cover letter

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    If you’re cold-calling or emailing your future boss, remember, they probably get a million emails just like yours. Make sure you stand out. Get straight to the point, tell them why you want to work for them and once again, keep it short.

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  • 4. Get creative
    4 / 5 4. Get creative

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    If you’re thinking of getting into a creative industry, think outside the box to get a future employer’s attention. Whether it’s sending them a postcard to a graphic-focused resume, standing out from the competition can go a long way.

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  • 5. Know your audience
    5 / 5 5. Know your audience

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    If you manage to get an interview, find out who you’re meeting and have a few questions to show that you’ve thought about the role. Questions show enthusiasm and real interest.

    A version of this story first appeared in CLEO. Offering an insider perspective on everything a twenty-something woman in Singapore wants or needs to know, CLEO Magazine is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.CLEO.com.sg to subscribe.

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