So you want a new job?
Where to start…
Our Recruitment Agency with experience dealing with large numbers of candidates looking for new positions, we find that the candidates who are well organised tend to get the most interviews. Given job searching can be time consuming we have outlined what we believe to be the 4 key steps you need to take to ensure you are doing all the correct activities that will rapidly lead to a job offer.
Strategy and Goals
First of all you need to plan your strategy and set some goals. So for example ask yourself the following questions:-
What kind of role are you looking for?
What is your long-term career objective?
What kind of salary are you looking for?
When do you want to start your new job?
Why do you want to change your role?
How will you benefit from a new role?
You need to be specific about your objectives – we find that people who are vague about why they want to move and the benefits they are looking for, tend to have a long drawn out job search.
Make a Plan
So how are you going to manage your job search, have you got all the information you need to hand, for example:-
Do you have an up to date CV?
Do you have a template for a covering letter?
Is your linked in profile up to date?
Which agency should you use?
What job boards are you going to look at?
Do the job-boards have your wish list so they can automate sending you relevant vacancies?
Write down all the things you need to do that you have not done on this list.
Look at your list and then decide which tasks are most important, and then put them in order of priority, then set a deadline for each task. In our experience if you don’t treat your job search like a project with tasks and deadlines it won’t happen as quickly as you would like. Really you need to treat this like an important mission and let nothing stand in your way!
Take Action – Now!
You can make a plan, list the priorities and set the deadlines, but if you don’t actually take actions and write the CV or register with a job board nothing will happen!
Give yourself a reward for completing each task, do whatever it takes to motivate yourself to complete all the tasks in your plan. Hold the thought in your head about the benefits a new job will bring, and use this to motivate you to find your new job. Pick at least one activity to carry out each day, and before you know it, you will be attending interviews and deciding on which is the best job offer for you.
Remember “If nothing happens, nothing happens!”
Good luck with your job search!
If you have any questions regarding this article or require further information, please call us on 0844 2577 888.