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Spring cleaning for your professional persona

It’s that time of year again, when the sunshine returns and the emerging flowers get us in the mood to do some spring cleaning. Whether you’re thinking about sprucing up your home or tidying up your CV, the same principles apply!

At Synergy Recruitment, we’re here to give you a rundown of the best ways to make sure that your professional persona is in order, giving you tips and tricks to ensure that spring cleaning isn’t a hassle this year – at least in your professional life!

Tips for your online persona

When it comes to making sure that your professional appearance looks as good as it possibly can, the first place to start is online. These days, first impressions come not through a firm handshake or whether you’re dressed the part, but from a glance at your online profiles. Make sure that your LinkedIn profile is up to date with all the correct information, that you’ve been sharing interesting content that’s relevant to your field, and that you generally show off your best side – professionally of course!

Keep on top of your industry, show that you’re active, and have up-to-date information such as job titles and descriptions, a recent profile picture and a relevant background photo, and list your key skills. Making sure that your LinkedIn profile looks as good as it can – both at a glance and upon further inspection – is an excellent way to show off what you can do to prospective clients and employers.

Getting your values straight

Take a step back for a moment this Spring. Stop and think about your values, and what you want to do during your professional career. By “values”, we don’t (necessarily) mean abstract, high-minded goals and ambitions. Just think about your personality, what you want to achieve, and importantly, how you want to achieve it. What sort of person do you see yourself as? What sort of person do you want to be?

At Synergy Recruitment, we believe that it’s important to work in a company that matches your values, and where you fit into the culture matters, just as much as how you suit the job. We’ll always look to ensure that your values match the company’s, so making sure that you have a strong grasp on exactly what your values are is an important part of looking for a job – and for career satisfaction!

Tidying up your CV

Tidying up your CV helps various aspects of your professional career, from the obvious like making you stand out when you’re looking for a new role, to the less in-your-face benefits, like the subtle confidence that it can bring. 

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or not, making sure that your CV is up to date and looks as good as it possibly can is a great way to boost your professional confidence. Looking back at some of the highlights in your career – making sure to include some key deliverables from each job (including metrics if you can!) – will make you feel more accomplished, regardless of searching for a new job.

Making sure that you’re interview-ready

Getting “interview-ready” is a good way to prepare for anything that might come your way during your career. Even if you aren’t looking for a new role, making sure that you’re always prepared to show off your best side and can calmly walk into any room without feeling nervous will be a major benefit to you. Getting ready for an interview can be more about your mindset.

At Synergy, our experts have come up with some of the best tips to help you approach an interview without feeling the nerves that most people do.

How to clean up your professional persona this Spring

If you are looking for a new role, a little bit of Spring cleaning could help you stand out among the crowd and get your head in the right space to confidently walk into any interview prepared for whatever might come next. Once you’ve looked through your professional persona – online, in your mind, and in writing – the next step is to get in touch with Synergy Recruitment, and we’ll help you find the company that’s right for you!

We’re all about making sure that our candidates are the right culture fit for the companies we place them in, so if you’re looking for a workplace where you can feel at home, contact our team and we’ll work to find your perfect next job.