Candidate Guide

Interview Technique

If you are thinking about moving jobs, changing career or are simply seeking employment, it can be difficult to know where to start so here is a guide to put you on the right (career) path…

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Interview Preparation

If you are thinking about moving jobs, changing career or are simply seeking employment, it can be difficult to know where to start so here is a guide to put you on the right (career) path…

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Writing a CV

If you are thinking about moving jobs, changing career or are simply seeking employment, it can be difficult to know where to start so here is a guide to put you on the right (career) path…

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Where & How to Look for a Job

If you are thinking about moving jobs, changing career or are simply seeking employment, it can be difficult to know where to start so here is a guide to put you on the right (career) path…

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Go online.

Search by area and job title and set up saved searches that you can run on a daily basis to ensure you are the first to hear of any new roles that may suit your background.

 

Target specific organisations.

Visit websites of companies you would like to work for and look for any employment information. Some companies solely advertise on their own websites rather than via 3rd parties.

 

Look under your nose.

While large firms will use the internet to find employees, smaller companies may still use the local paper to advertise vacancies.

 

…but cast your net wide.

Try to be more flexible in how far you are prepared to commute from where you live. You never know what you might find if you just look further afield! Commuting (within reason) can provide time for reading, learning or just thinking.

 

Aim high & low.

Apply for jobs above and below the level you are currently (or were formerly) working at. Particularly if switching career, you need to be realistic about the level of opportunity open to you.

 

Look out for scams.

There is no shortage of unscrupulous people happy to take advantage of the unwary. Do not part with any cash for help job searching and beware of “work from home” or “marketing – no experience required” opportunities. Research companies thoroughly and if you have any doubt, do not apply.

 

Register with reputable agencies.

Research your local recruiters and ask around for recommendations. Try to gain the right contact in the agency and send them your CV directly with a brief overview of your current situation. This way you have the highest chance of them being able to help you in your search. Again, do not part with any cash for these services, it is completely free to be represented by a recruitment agency.

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