Before you begin
2. Set expectations

Job SearchActive job hunting requires your commitment and time; make sure you have a clear action plan to help you keep focused. Throughout your search keep referring back to your job requirements and expectations to make sure you are on track.

Are your target jobs realistic?
Employers are attracted to like-for-like previous experience so are your target jobs in line with your skills and knowledge?

Do you have the required qualifications or certifications?
Every region has different regulations for certifications. Check online to see if you need to complete additional courses before launching your search.

Sense check your expected time frames

It will take time out of your usual schedule to prep and attend interviews, is now the time in your professional and personal life to commit to a job search?

How quickly could you move?
If you are considering a relocation, how long will you need to tie up personal effects. Think about property, vehicles, schools for children and work visa’s.