Many will have entered the job market in 2021 wondering how they can improver their career prospects and put them in good sted to land their dream job in preparation for a brighter future. The health and safety job market is no different. Whilst health and safety is a core and important function in many businesses there have been some redundancies which means there are some talented people on the market.
In today’s blog, we take a look at the health and safety employment sector and how you can optimise your CV for your next role within it.
- Get certified with the relevant qualifications
Getting certified in health and safety will help you get ahead and whilst it is a good way to stand out from the competition in some ways certain health and safety job roles will ask for the relevant NEBOSH certifications as a requirement.
Take a look at all the healt hand safety qualifications that are available, they all have different perks and will add to your experience in different ways.
- Find situations where you demonstrated good EHS skills
Finding good situations where you have demonstrated the relevant skills needed for a job in health and safety is always a good idea. When working on your CV consider potential situations and how you applied the relevant health and safety knowledge. This will help you when it comes to demonstrating your job suitability in interviews.
- Attend virtual and eventually physical EHS congresses
One of the best ways to network with like-minded individuals is by attending health and safety conferences. These givers you the chance to mingle with others in your profession. Whilst physical congresses are off the cards at the moment there are plenty of virtual opportunities that will help you increase your careers prospects ready for your next health and safety job.
- Gain practical experience within the field
Health and safety is often an industry where practical knowledge and experience is needed to truly get a good understanding of your suitability for a job role. Practical experience will give you the knowledge you need and increase your confidence in the job. This should come across in the interview for the health and safety job and increase the chances of you landing your dream role!
Find the best health and safety job opportunity for you!
So what do you do once you have all the relevant skills for your next role within health and safety? You start on the job hunt! Health and safety jobs boards like the one offered by HSE Network compile some of the most sort after jobs within the sector and they are often a great place to start! Keep your head down and you will be well on your way to a better health and safety career in 2021.