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New year…new you? The start of a new year is the perfect time to get your career back on track by finding a job that you truly love. How can you ensure that your job search is on the right track for 2016? Read on for our top tips!

1) Follow your passion and curiosity:

The simplest part of landing your dream job is to make sure it’s doing something you’re passionate about. So when deciding you want a career change, it’s important to consider what you’re truly passionate about. This way, you’ll enjoy the work you’re doing.

2) Forget money as your main motivator:

It can be easy to only consider the pay/salary of a job when you’re job hunting. But if you don’t rely on just pay, then you’re more likely to land a job that you truly love. And you know what they say, find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. Obviously it’s important to work somewhere that can sustain you’re lifestyle, but ‘getting rich quick’ is never a good motivator for success.

3) Leverage social media:

If you’re looking to get into a new profession or line of work, then leveraging social media could create the right connections and make your name known in the industry. Use your social media accounts to show off your knowledge, your personality and to create the right connections with influencers and others in the industry.

4) Save money:

If you’re looking to leave your current job in order to pursue you dream career, it’s a good idea to save as much money as you can. The more money you have, the less influenced your decisions will be based on your finances. It will allow you some more time to work out your options and apply to only the best careers for you.

5) Just do it:

Taking the leap to change career can be difficult decision, but the only way to get your dream career is to go for it. Start with small steps to achieve your goals. It could be as simple as signing up for a class or going for lunch with someone in the industry – every little helps.

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About Ruby Lowe

Ruby is a Senior Account Executive at Link Humans in London.

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