Seventy per cent of employers plan to increase staff numbers over the coming year.
And 61 per cent of professionals plan to move jobs this year, according to a new survey.
Professionals in Preston looking to start their search for a new job should start to prepare now, according to specialist recruitment company Hays.
The firm says a well written and up to date CV will give you the best chance of securing one of the growing number of jobs in the area.
Andrew Bredin, Regional Managing Director at Hays said: “The New Year is a great time to look for new opportunities, and with 70 per cent of employers planning to increase their staff numbers next year, there is no time like the present to update your CV and introduce yourself to expert recruiters and potential employers.
“Your CV is your tool to sell yourself to a potential employer and first impressions count.
“If you are adding a covering letter this information this should be tailored to the specific job opportunity.
“Remember to include information that is relevant to your career and employment history and think about your key achievements and emphasise these on your CV to stand out.
“When adding information about your employment history, include examples of your key responsibilities or projects,” he added.
Mr Bredin said the top five tips for a winning CV were:
- Keep your format clear and concise
- Add examples and evidence to show off your key skills
- Explain any gaps in your CV that employers may be wary of
- Remember to proof read for mistakes and spell check
- Check your online profile aligns with your CV.