How to get the best jobs in 2017

Career advice, Career development, CV advice...

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new year - are you feeling good? If the prospect of spending another 12 months in your current job sends shivers down the back of your spine, then we can help.

Finding a new job might be a particularly daunting task; but with the skills shortage in the UK and employment demand high, you're firmly in the driving seat in this candidate-led market. Still, it's not any job that you want this year it's the job. You'll want the job that can really put your career on track for the next five years, and a role that will offer you personal development and growth as well as career satisfaction (and let's be honest a nice salary wouldn't go amiss either!).

Finding a new job in 2017 will take a bit more effort than it has done in previous years. With the methods available to apply for a job increasing with the sphere of digital media, finding and nailing the best roles has almost become a skill in itself. Luckily for you, the team at Brook Street are on hand with some tips and tricks to land you your dream role.

   1) Nail your CV

Having the right CV is vital to this process. It should be the first thing you consider before you even start to look at advertised jobs. Your CV is what will make people sit up and take notice, so it's worth getting it right. A recruiter will only look at your CV for an average of six seconds, so you need to grab people's attention, and fast.

   2) Clean up your (digital) footprint

Before you start applying for jobs, it's worth remembering that one of the first things an employer will do, if they're impressed with your CV, is to look you up online. It might be worth looking through your social media profiles to check that your security settings are up to scratch, and that any photos or conversations that are best left between you and your friends are exactly that!

   3) Come and see us!

Your local Brook Street branch consultants are experts in their fields and know the local communities like no one else. Whether you're after a job in the NHS, the Public Sector or a blue-chip commercial business, they can help you with tailoring your CV and finding the best possible opportunities to suit your career objectives. You can find your local branch here: or why not watch our video on how to launch your career in 2017, below?