So, you are keen to apply for a new job but don’t know where to start? We have outlined below some tips to help you along the way. We all have our own reasons as to why we are looking to move on to a new position, or even apply for our first ever job after school, college or university but, where do you look for a new job?
In order to apply for a job, you need to find it first and believe it or not, jobs are readily available all over the place.
A great starting point is to get your CV uploaded to the relevant job boards. With over 100 UK based job boards this could seem like a very time-consuming task, so search around for perhaps the top 10 that suit your industry/skill set. Not only can you search and filter jobs to suit you here, but recruiters and employers can also find your CV here and can contact you.
Recruitment agencies are here for a reason, it is our job to help you find your job so pick up the phone and speak to us, we would love to hear from you and will guide you through the process. Recruitment agencies are around to offer advice, secure interviews on your behalf, prepare you for interviews, help you with your CV, help to calm your nerves and of course the most important part – to find you a new job!
It is completely free to approach a recruitment agency as a candidate so you really do have nothing to lose. Recruiters win new business on a daily basis so they are a great source for helping you find your next position and can teach you how to have the ‘edge’ over the other candidates. They bring the jobs to you, this will save you from hours of trawling the internet each day (who has time for that?)
The UK has 25 million active Linked In users, it is just like having a digital CV for everyone to see, recruiters and employers can find you here if you make it apparent that you are open to new opportunities. This is also free so get networking!
Social Media is another great way to have yourself seen and to see what companies are up to, after all, you will be interviewing them as much as they will you. You need to know if their culture and environment are for you and what better way than to have a sneak peek at what they do socially, see how they work and gain a better understanding of who they are. 73% of UK based companies including recruiters used social media successfully to hire a candidate for their business. There is a catch – 70% of employers also said they have in the past turned down candidates after seeing something negative online relating to a candidate – so if you are being sneaky – chances are that they are too. Ensure that your social profiles are respectable and not offensive, this will have a big impact on your future.
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