How To Find A Job In Scunthorpe
Leigh Gillatt • Careers Advice
HOW TO FIND A JOB IN SCUNTHORPE
A Step-by-Step Guide
Are you looking for a new job in Scunthorpe?
What's the best way to start a job search, find local companies who want to interview you, and get hired?
The UK labour market is looking positive for jobseekers. The unemployment rate in just the Lincolnshire area based on the data produced by the Office of National Statistics was 4.9% as of June 2019 - the lowest it's been for some time.
Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to find a new job in Scunthorpe:
1. Figure Out What Job You’d Like To Do
Sounds simple, right?
You’re sure you want a new job – but what is it that you actually want to do?
Whether you’re looking to progress onto a management role, you want to start an engineering job, you fancy changing your career path entirely, or you’re just looking for a chance to get your ‘foot in the door’ of a company you’ve been wanting to work for – it’ll all bear emphasis on how you conduct your job search.
Start to think about what skills you’ve got, and interests you have, collectively with factors like location, working hours, and desired salary.
Once you’re sure of what you want to do, you can create a list of all the potential job titles to utilise during your job search in Scunthorpe.
2. Find The Best Sources For Available Jobs In Scunthorpe
The easiest and most effective way to find a role is by using one of the job boards.
Not only will they allow you to upload your CV and start applying for vacancies instantly – but the majority allow you to filter your search so that you can specifically search for jobs in the Scunthorpe area, as well as allowing you to use specific keywords to search specifically for job titles you’re interested in.
What are the best sites to use to find job openings fast?
We don’t think you can go wrong with Indeed, TotalJobs, CV-Library and of course our job openings area of our website.
Additionally, registering with our recruitment agency, such as our Scunthorpe branch, is another great way to find work – especially if you’re looking to gain a job in a specific sector. Contacting Diverse Employment will also allow you to get one-to-one advice from one of our qualified recruitment consultants.
If there is a particular company you’ve set your sights on working for, why not send them your CV accompanied by a speculative cover letter.
3. Write (and / or update) Your CV
Even if you already have a CV, it’s vital to spend some time making sure it’s up-to-date before you start your job search.
How do employers in Scunthorpe know that you've got the skills they are looking for? You'll need to show them.
It's important to take the time to tailor your CV so that specifically links your skills, qualifications, and experience to that of the jobs you are applying for. This way you’ll stand a much better chance of getting an interview than if you simply sent a generic ‘one-size fits all’ CV.
4. Build Your Online Professional Brand
Building your own online professional brand is a great way to stand out to recruiters looking to fill vacancies in Scunthorpe.
One of the greatest free tools you have available to you to assist you in doing this is the social media platform, LinkedIn.
Building an 'All-Star LinkedIn profile for 2020' will truly be a worthwhile endeavour and is a great way to promote your personal brand, opening up new, and exciting doors.
A strong professional brand provides recruiters, employers, and any of your LinkedIn contacts with a strong positive impression of you as a potential candidate they should be interested in.
5. Nail that Interview!
Taking the time, in advance, to prepare for an interview will help you succeed. The more prepared you are, the less stressful it will be.
Aside from figuring out what type of interview you’re attending (whether it’s an initial phone interview, one-on-one, or a presentation to a group), it’s also important to research the job role, the hiring company, and any questions you could potentially be asked.
But please… don’t forget to dress appropriately, practice answering and asking interview questions, and put effort into impressing the interviewer with your skills, experience, confidence, and level of expertise.
6. Job Offer Decisions
When you receive an offer of employment, it's important to take the time to carefully evaluate the offer so you are making an educated decision to accept, or to decline, it.
Just because you’ve been offered the job doesn’t mean you have to accept it, if you’re unsure, take a short period to carefully evaluate it and if you do decide to decline, do so politely.
It may be worth keeping in mind that it doesn't have to be a "yes" or "no" answer. If for example you’re looking to work in a sector with skills shortages, you may be able to negotiate the terms you’ve been offered by making a counteroffer.