New Year, new job? Make sure you stand out.
It’s New Year and you’ve decided the time has come to get out there and get yourself a new job. Here are a few simple pointers on what to do now.
Keep your ear to the ground
Are you looking in the right places? With competition heating up at this time of year make sure you’re on the ball. Look through job boards and LinkedIn and then extend your search. Where you look will depend on the industry you’re looking to enter but why not get creative? What company would you like to join? Who’s the hiring manager? Use tools like LinkedIn to your advantage.
Consider your skills and how they may be transferrable
If you’re thinking of a career change, consider the transferable skills you can use to reassure the employer that you’ll have the ability to perform. Be upfront and honest, maybe you don’t have the right experience but that’s not to say that the employer isn’t looking for a junior to help upskill and support as they embark in their new career. You are a blank canvas, sell yourself as adaptable and willing to learn. Be ready to answer the question…why do you want to work here and what can you bring to the table.
Once you’ve found the ideal job you’ll need to make sure your application stands out from the crowd. Write a clear cover letter that explains why you’d be right for the job. You’ll need to answer specifically the points they’re looking for in the job ad and demonstrate where you have succeeded in the past with the required skills. The more tailored you are, the better they’ll understand why they should talk to you.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Specialist recruiters work with the industry’s most well-respected managers, it’s their job to keep their ear to the ground and get to the nitty gritty of the roles they’re working. They’ll be well informed about where this role has the prospect of going, what the company’s growth plans look like and most importantly what exactly it is that the hiring manager is looking for in a new recruit and how they plan on interviewing them. If you need someone to do the leg work for you, hit us up! Whether it’s a role across the IT, Automation, Aviation or Life Sciences industries, we’re here to help.