Spring into action

As spring bursts forth all around us, we too can start afresh. So shake off those winter blues because it’s time for action!

How about spending your newfound energy doing something that will really change your life for the better, for example rethinking your career? It’s not as crazy as it sounds: roughly half of people in the UK and US are either dissatisfied at work or are thinking of changing jobs. What’s more, in both countries, statistics and data have revealed that April is the best month to look for work!

As our good friend Dr Seuss once said, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” OpenClassrooms is here to help you get your dream job!

So how can you get started?

Giving your CV a good spring clean is a great place to start. Give it a cleaner look, make sure key information is visible. Did you know that the average time a recruiter spends looking at a CV is between five and seven seconds?

Make sure you’re up to date on professional social media websites. The most important is Linkedin: 89% of all recruiters report having hired someone through LinkedIn.  Do some benchmarking. Look at job profiles like yours on social media and try to find out what differentiates them. What can you do to improve your profile? Do you need to improve skills sets, learn something new, get experience in a certain area?

Emily Reese, Teaching Manager at OpenClassrooms, recommends following opinion leaders and innovators in your sector on Twitter and LinkedIn,  “Being prepared means staying up to date on what’s happening in your industry. There’s inspiration to be found everywhere online, from ethical thought leaders or startups you admire to quality online publications and blog posts!”

You also need to assess your professional prospects. What employment opportunities are available to you? Are you enjoying your current career? Retraining is one way of improving job satisfaction, employment prospects, and your pay. For example, we’ve analyzed the job market and found that web development skills are in demand because employers can’t find enough talent. It’s a job that pays 50% more than the average graduate job, and there is less than 2% unemployment in the sector. We offer training that is completely flexible and 100% online, and you can even earn a degree.

If you’d like to find out more about how you can spring into action with OpenClassrooms, check out our bachelor’s degree in Frontend Web Development!

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