Reality checking

Many people waste time applying for unsuitable roles. Whatever you want to do next, thoroughly research the market to ensure that the job you are interested in is actually what you think it is, that it is right for you and that it is achievable.

Talk to recruiters, people who work in similar roles and employers to benchmark whether you can step into the role or whether there are any gaps.

The information you gain from your research will give you a competitive edge, an opportunity to address any shortfalls and potentially save you a lot of time.