Being out of work can be difficult. Maybe you’ve been made redundant, chosen to take some time out, or decided to bite the bullet and leave a job you weren’t happy in. Whatever the reason, a period without work can be tricky, both financially and emotionally. However, it can also be the perfect time to take a step back and make sure you’re fully prepared for whatever comes next.
Here are our top tips for making the most of your time out of work.
Time for Reflection
Time away from your day-to-day career can offer the perfect opportunity to reflect and reassess where you are and what you want to be doing. Think about what you liked about your previous roles, what you didn’t like, and what you want from your next job. By taking time to consider these questions, you can ensure that, when it comes to looking for new jobs in the automotive industry, you’re applying for the right roles.
Do Your Research
Maybe you’re contemplating a slight change in industry or career, or potentially have a specific company in mind that you’d like to work for. Before you start sending out applications, spend some time researching your options. After all, you’ll want to make sure the next step you take in your automotive career is one in the right direction.
Update Your CV and LinkedIn
It’s important that your CV stands out from the crowd. Use your time away from work to update your CV and ensure that it paints you in the best possible light. Take a look at our tips for writing a CV for the automotive industry. The same goes for your LinkedIn profile and, if you don’t yet have one, now it the time to set one up!
It’s also important to be able to explain any gaps in your CV to potential employers. Make sure you’re able to give reasons for taking some time out and the productive and positive ways you’ve spent your time whilst looking for work.
You don’t have to go it alone! Getting in touch with recruiters is a great way to start working towards the next step in your career. Here at Auto Skills UK our team will work closely with you to find a role that fits your specific requirements. We will support you in finding the right company, sector and, of course, the right salary!
If you want to find out more about how we can help you find the perfect automotive job, don’t hesitate to get in touch!