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How To Get A Job

How To Get A Job

Welcome to our job application hints and tips page. We're here to provide all the help you need and support you in finding your perfect job role.

Whether you are looking for advice on how to put together an up to date CV or tips to help you with your next job interview, we have some helpful information here for you.

We’ll share with you lots of useful job search hints and tips for success from the knowledge of our specialist recruitment consultants; all focused on helping you to make the most of what you have to offer and how to land the perfect job for you!

You can find lots of useful guidance on here and we’ll be regularly updating the information we’re sharing here; from job search and CV writing tips, to preparing for interview and negotiating job salaries.

Here's our top tips on how to get a job

  1. Pay attention to your social media presence
  2. As recruiters (certainly ourselves) we will be looking at the CV you provide us with, of course most hiring managers and other recruiters will do the same—but a few of us will also want to see complementary online content, too, such as your LinkedIn profile, and may also look at your other social media profiles. In fact, for certain roles (such as digital marketing jobs) we often like to see attachments to your CV, such as project work, or links to blogs you have personally written content for.

    wondering if your Linkedin profile could do with some work? Learn 7 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile.

  3. Highlight your transferable skills
  4. You want to show off the skills that you have that highlight why you’re the right person for the role. But we also advise any candidate that you also want to get across why you’re right for any role. So, when it comes to your CV and cover letter, focus on the skills and experience you have that would make you an ideal candidate for any role, anywhere. Then, in an interview, be ready to share how you’ll relay those skills in the job on offer.

  5. Use the right keywords in your CV
  6. Sounds a weird one this doesn't it?! I'm not an SEO or content writer I hear you say, but unfortunately in the digital tech driven world we now live in many hiring managers and recruiters alike use something called applicant tracking systems, or ATS, that automatically scan CVs in search of keywords, and throw out any that don’t contain them before they have the chance to even be seen by human eyes. So how can you game the ATS technology? Well its actually pretty easy. Read the job description for the job you’re applying for—then see how those words stack up against similar job postings.Words that repeat across multiple listings belong on your CV!!

    As a side note you may also want to avoid some critical things you shouldn't put in your CV, read our guide on what not to put on your CV to avoid these pitfalls.

  7. Show off your likable side.
  8. An interview doesn’t have to be all business. In fact, applicants willing to show their personalities are often received better by managers than people who remain tight-lipped during the interview. That’s because this manager could become your boss—and he or she wants to make sure you can get along well. Share your personality when answering questions and resist the urge to respond like a well prepared robot.

    Read our Complete Interview Guide to learn more before the big day

Of course when you've landed the job be sure you don't fall foul on your first few days... Read our guide on 7 Ways You Should Act on the First day of a new job for top tips.

How to work with a recruitment agency?

  • Respond quickly to a telephone call or email from one of our consultants as you may be competing with many other candidates for a role with limited time to respond to the end employer with suitable candidates.
  • Apply for roles that are consistent with your previous work history. Make sure that your CV sells you as an obvious choice for your target role.
  • Our Recruitment consultants have an in depth knowledge of the hiring market, usually working across multiple roles providing them with industry insight that is invaluable to your job search. After reviewing your CV, they might see some potential for you in a sector you hadn’t previously considered, heed their advice, if you’ve been taking part in a job search for over 3 months with no luck, going down a different track might be the right course of action.
  • When applying for a particular role, ensure that your CV includes lots of appropriate keywords such as those featuring in the advert and job description. These keywords are sometimes used to select candidates with the right expertise from our software’s database.
  • After an interview our recruiters will want to know as much about how it went as you will want to know what the company said about you. Don’t be afraid to share this information, the more you share the more they’ll be able to advise you, it also demonstrates your pro-activity and desire to succeed by taking the initiative and getting in touch to find out more yourself.
  • Be honest and make sure grades, employment dates etc are accurate. Inconsistencies that are picked up by an employer will reflect badly on you and we may lose trust in putting you forward for future vacancies.