Think it’s time that you were on the lookout for a new job?
Job hunting can be tricky if you’re new to the game but asking for advice when looking for a new role is not to be feared. There is always a helping hand nearby and experts in the profession can give you ideas for job hunting or for creating your CV to make it stand out from the competition.
Think about what you want to do.
Making a career out of a hobby or passion is at the top of many people's wish list. However, this may not always be possible. Think realistically about what you love to do and what you are good at and then think about what positions would encompass these aspects.
Craft your own role
You will never find the perfect job description however the perfect job may be out there, you’re just not aware of how to find it!
In order to find a job that you will love to do, you may need to adapt your ‘dream role’ into something practical and reachable, factoring in the aspects that you are good and what you most enjoy.
You may need to think about the environment that you aspire to work within along with where this would be geographically and what would work for your personal or family location and commitments.
Do you desire to move away or abroad? Are you looking for family-friendly hours or the opportunity to work overtime and gain extra income?
Are you looking to change career path and move into a new sector?
If you’re looking at a particular company that already know, you may well be able to find out more about job opportunities by speaking to people in the know. If they can guide you to management personnel that can provide more information for your job enquiries, it may be a quicker or easier way that approaching a HR department.
Having an understanding of a company prior to any application being made will enable you to ensure that you have the correct skill set and requirements needed in order to gain or secure an interview.
Don’t apply too soon
When you find a role you want to apply for do not rush in. Take your time to research the company and the role itself. Create the perfect application bespoke to the role advertised. Whilst you do not want to take too much time, often applications can be closed once they reach a certain number of applicants, rushing with a generic CV will hinder your potential.
Love the company
Being a fan of an organisation will help you deliver a compelling reason to hire you. Candidates who can show they not only know a business but also respect and love them will be able to deliver a much more passionate interview that will help to build your credibility.
Use the market professionals
When looking for your next job, using a recruitment agency will help you plan and prepare for what you need and will also give you more opportunities for jobs as they arise from employers. An employment agency who specialises in a specific sector will be able to provide more resources to that industry and direct your job search in way that would be beneficial to your career. If you know you’re looking in a particular niche, then use an agency that specialises in that niche. They will also be able to walk you through the process of each job application and ensure that you are fully equipped for anything that comes your way.
If you’re looking for that next career step and you’d like to speak to industry professionals, we’d love to help. Get in touch for more information.