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April 05, 2012 06:09 ET

Jobs Today's Top Tips to Change Your Career

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 5, 2012) - If you're well into your job search, or you've just started thinking about a change in career, now's the time to start making those all important decisions that could lead to the job of your dreams.

Whether you want to use your existing computer skills to secure one of the many IT jobs throughout the UK, or you want to use your love of fitness for a job in personal training; whatever your career plans follow Jobs Today's top tips for a change.

Do your research

Think about what skills, education and experience you need to make this career change. Do you need to gain any form of qualification, take an internship, or look for an interim job that will provide you with the background you need?

Start your search

Searching for any kind of job can be daunting and often difficult to know where to start. Begin your search with an online jobs site. This will enable you to define your search by various factors such as job description, salary requirements and location, amongst others.

Remember to register your CV online to receive notifications when jobs matching your specifications are posted.

Get involved

Your new career will come with a new community of colleagues, so it's important to get to know them and learn their language. Find out what publications they read and interact with them through social media. Understand what the experts are up to and find out what the emerging trends are. Try and immerse yourself in the world of this new career.

Tailor your CV

Look at the job specification and requirements then evaluate how best your existing skills, experience and qualifications match up. Make specific mention of how you're suited to that particular job. Employers can spot a blanket CV.

Notes to editor:

Jobs Today is part of Johnston Press plc, one of the UK's leading publishers of local newspapers and internet sites, basing its publishing philosophy on local service to local communities.

We are the leading recruitment brand in many of the towns and cities across the UK, covering over 300 locations from as far north as the Western Isles of Scotland right down to Portsmouth on the south coast of England.

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