By Debbie Holden 13 Nov 2019 6 min read

New Year, new career?


As 2020 fast approaches, is your new year’s resolution to look for a new job?  

In a recent survey we ran with over 200 jobseekers:

  • 84% told us they will be looking for a new job in 2020
  • 78% told us they will be looking for a new role in January 2020
  • 28% told us they were looking for a new job because they needed a new challenge
  • 75% told us they didn’t have a good enough work:life balance
  • 26% told us they felt like they were stagnating in their role


New year, new career isn’t just a phrase. According to a survey by human resource firm Investors in People, over half of UK employees were set to look for a new job in the run up to 2020. One in four employees felt unhappy at work compared to one in three, who said they did at the same point last year. 

Are you ready to start your job search in 2020? Below, we’ve included a few tips to get the ball rolling:  


Update your CV

We as individuals evolve – your CV should too. Keep it updated with any new and relevant information as you develop in your career, and it should be tailored to every job you apply for. Once you’ve updated your CV and tailored it to the role, upload it to a niche site like InAutomotive so that employers can find you.  


Set up job alerts

You can set up numerous job alerts for roles you’re interested in on our website. That way, we can send relevant jobs straight to your inbox. You can also tailor your alerts by job type, job category, salary and location.  


Tailor your cover letter

Don’t forget to tailor your cover letter for each application you send. It should show the employer how your skills and experience match the requirements laid out in the job description. Try to avoid repeating any points made in your CV – if you feel you have to, present it in a different manner, like an example. This is a great way of expanding on the skills you claim to have in your CV.  


Check yourself out online

According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process. Tidying up your online presence is essential before you start sending out job applications.  


Network on LinkedIn

Make sure you keep your LinkedIn page updated. This is an extremely valuable platform for jobseekers to network with others in the motor trade. You could even be offered the opportunity for a new job on there. Show off your key skills and get endorsements from past managers and colleagues.  


Proof your CV

Don’t forget to check your CV and cover letter for spelling and grammar mistakes – this can really put recruiters off. Been at it for a while? Have a friend take a look at it and make suggestions/correct spelling/grammatical errors.


Organise your day

Find the time of day that best suits you, and use that time to search for jobs. By setting time aside for your job search, you can easily manage the (hopefully) influx of responses and applications.


Searching for a new and improved you in 2019? InAutomotive has over 5,000 automotive roles available, so you’re bound to find a job you love for the new year. If you’re keen to take the next step in your career, simply visit our website at: today.