Firstly, Happy New Year to all our clients and candidates, old
and new! We're raring to go in 2016 and looking forward to helping
fulfil so many of our candidate's New Year Resolutions - finding a
new job - at last!
We work with some of the best employers in the region and
genuinely pride ourselves in connecting candidates and clients for
long term employment opportunities. As a growing company with a
great reputation, we want to preserve this so we will ensure that
2016 is 100% in the interests of the candidates and clients we
So as a candidate, what is the best way of approaching the
daunting task of a new job? Take these top tips into
1 - Get your CV up to date!
Make sure it is up to date and is in a format which best sells
you and your experience! Check out some of these blogs for more
2 - Is your digital profile up to date?
You can bet that one of the first things a potential employer
will do is search on Linked In or Facebook for you once they have
seen your CV and are interested. Take into consideration your
Digital Profile and make sure that all accessible digital platforms
with your profile on them are presentable!
3 - Use a respected recruitment agency
Unfortunately good media recruitment agencies are in the
minority. Regularly The Candidate has been described as "one of the
good guys" - suggesting unfortunately that there are many who don't
have YOUR interests at heart. Choose wisely, it is your career at
play here so ensure that you do research on the company and agent
who is representing you!
4 - Be clear
Be clear on reasons for leaving your current employer. By
knowing this yourself, you can be confident that you are making the
right decision and know the nest steps and direction you should be
5 - Start looking!
There are loads of channels to explore in finding a new role.
Adopt as many as you can and take your time in finding the right
role. Try to avoid leaving your current role before new employment;
this doesn't look good at all to prospective employers. We can help
with the job searching and help make sure that the time you do set
aside for this is preparing for interviews rather than sending CV's
without any response.
Get in touch now for a coffee or informal chat on possibly
making that move. You never know, moving might not actually be the
right move for you right now and believe it or not we can help you
make that decision.