You may associate Easter with an egg hunt rather than a job hunt, but it can be the perfect opportunity to be productive.
We have come up with 10 handy tips on how to use your time effectively:
1) The first step in gaining a new role is to make sure you have an up-to-date CV and covering letter to send to potential employers. Spend an hour or two over the long weekend in refreshing your CV with your latest experience and qualifications. Get a friend or a relative to have a look over it, as two pairs of eyes are better than one.
2) Once your CV is complete, why not look into a way of presenting it differently. For instance, you could get creative, a CV doesn’t always have to be in black and white, and you could present your skills in colour and through both text and images.
3) Spend some time actually looking for jobs; why not use the ‘Search for a Job’ tab on our website to do so. Try to come up with keywords associated with your profession when conducting your search.
4) Whilst on our website, why not click on the ‘register’ tab, your details will be forwarded onto our recruitment consultants who will contact you when any relevant jobs match your skills.
5) Pop your email address into our ‘newsletter sign up’ page where the latest vacancies, news and updates will drop straight into your inbox.
6) Use your existing online social networks to gain valuable business contacts. Twitter can be great for this, why not getting involved with local ‘job hours’ in your area. Also utilise your Facebook account, you can join job groups for your local area on there.
7) Update your LinkedIn profile or create a new one! Use the website to engage, connect and refer professionally. LinkedIn is a great tool in getting a person or a company to notice you.
8) Looking for a way to gain some valuable experience? Why not use the spare time this weekend to look for some voluntary work or even a work placement? Voluntary experience has lots of benefits, it looks attractive to potential employers, you can meet new people and it can benefit the wider community.
9) Why not start an online blog about your passions or profession? They are free to set up and will demonstrate to potential employers that you are current, have a positive digital footprint and have great communication and networking skills.
10) Finally, use this time to brush up on your qualifications. You could do some background reading or research in your specialist area. Or why not use the time to look into new training courses which you could complete through your local college or on a distance learning basis.