Many people who have been on maternity/paternity leave, been unwell or have enjoyed a career break are worried how this gap of unemployment might be interpreted by a potential employer. A great way to do this is take on some volunteering activities.
The New Year always conjures thoughts of a new start, new challenges, New Year resolutions, with one the most popular being to start looking for a new job or even a whole new career (based on a recent YouGov poll and probably our own anecdotal evidence).
So you have a polished CV, you have a great cover letter and an effective LinkedIn profile with several recommendations. You now stand a good chance of securing a job interview for positions you have applied for? Not necessarily.