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.

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Corinne Mills

Corinne Mills is the Joint Managing Director of Personal Career Management, she is a career coach, trained in workplace counselling and NLP with 15 years career management experience. Corinne is a Fellow of the CIPD and ex Chair for the CIPD Chiltern Branch. Her background is as a Senior HR Manager with a MA in Human Resources (MCIPD), Corinne is the author of the UK's no 1 best-selling CV book "You're Hired! How to write a brilliant CV" and 'Career Coach'.

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