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1/8/2014 10:46:29 AM

Steve’s Ten Top Tips For Job Searching In 2014

Whether you’re new to the world of job searching or a seasoned-pro the New Year offers a great opportunity to review your CV and ask yourself a few honest questions about your career hopes.

At Supertemps we love working with our candidates, old and new, but it can be worthwhile to give yourself a New Year ‘job audit’ to ensure the help and advice we provide will get you the job you really want.

Here Steve Griffiths, Operations Director, offers candidates his top tips for jobsearching with a recruitment agency in 2014:

1. Be honest about the types of job you are looking for but, equally, have a list of jobs you wouldn’t do. Also, bearing in mind where you live and your local economy, be realistic about your salary expectations.

2. Keep your CV accurate, up-to-date and error free.

3. When choosing a recruitment agency, choose a Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) registered one if possible. They will be fully qualified to deal with your job search requirements.

4. If your jobsearch is highly specific visit the REC website to investigate agencies that specialise in certain industry sectors. Alternatively, ask your local agency if it has a specialist department.

5. To build a good agent/candidate relationship keep in regular contact with your recruitment agency – make a note to call/email them weekly.

6. Be wary of posting your CV on an online recruitment website without first investigating their credentials. Think twice before disclosing sensitive personal information to a third party; ask yourself is this relevant to my jobsearch?

7. Provide your recruiter with all the information they ask for. This is to make their job search for you quicker and easier.

8. Tell your recruiter if there is a particular type of job you would not be willing to do.

9. Take onboard advice about improving your CV from your recruiter – they are a professional and know what does and what does not attract a potential employer.

10. Talk to your recruitment agency if they are not finding you the work you want. This may be because there isn’t enough of that type of work available or because your job search is too specific. They can introduce you to other types of work that may suit you.If you're struggling to get to grips with your career plan for 2014 or just want to talk your ideas through with an expert we'd be delighted to help.

Get in touch and arrange an appointment with one of our qualified recruiters today.


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