Embarking on a new career path is an exciting yet daunting time for anyone, regardless of age or experience. There are so many things to think about – what sector you want to work in, what job role suits your skills and knowledge, how far you are willing to commute, salary expectations, and perhaps most importantly, how to find the perfect role for you!
The internet is full of websites which are jam-packed with job vacancies, but the problem with these websites is how time-consuming they are. Hours upon hours are spent trying to find something suited to your interests and skills, yet you’ll only apply to maybe a handful of relevant roles. Added to the fact that there are so many applicants for each job listing, the chances of a call-back or an interview can seem very low.
You might be thinking, "How on earth can I secure a new job?". Well, that's where we come in! As a recruitment agency, we focus on finding the perfect job roles suited to your skills, needs, and expertise. From writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, probation periods and more, we're here with you every step of the way.
It starts with establishing what exactly it is you're looking for, what you're interested in, and your skills and knowledge. After we have got to know each other, your dedicated recruiter will begin to match your professional profile with some of the exciting employers we work with – believe us, we know a lot of them! With thirteen years of experience, we have built lasting relationships with big brand names and companies who are keen to invest in real talent and expand their teams.
With us by your side, we're certain that companies searching for professional and skilled candidates will be led straight to you, but will you be prepared when they contact you? Luckily for you, when we say every step of the way, we mean it.
Most job applications give you the option to provide a cover letter. Pro recruitment tip: always include this! This letter is your opportunity to convey who you are, what drives you, and what you're passionate about. Your dedicated recruiter will be able to help you in deciding what to include and what’s best left out, plus we have some useful templates available to download on our website.
If you've nailed your cover letter but are struggling with perfecting your CV, we can help you there too. Your CV, usually kept to one page where possible, is your chance to really sell yourself as a professional individual. It's an opportunity to showcase your experience, qualifications and skills all while keeping the content relevant and tailored to the specific role you're applying for. If you're feeling daunted and don't really know where to start, your recruiter will happily talk you through the process and recommend points for inclusion. We also have a selection of handy CV templates on our website if you're looking for some guidance and inspiration.
Perhaps both your CV and cover letter are in a great place to send and you may be thinking, "What can a recruitment agency possibly do for me now?". Beyond the application stage, we can prepare you for the final stage of the application process: the interview! In some cases, your recruiter can liaise with the business you are interested in and discover what they'll be looking for in the interview.
This phase is critical to your chances of securing a new job role and having an opportunity to understand more about what your interviewer may be hoping for stands you in good stead for a confident performance. Our helpful team of recruiters are on hand to support you with helpful advice, tips and tricks as you embark on the interview process. As with our cover letters and CVs, you can head to our website for a downloadable guide that will steer you towards interview success.
There you have it! If you're looking for a career change, or if you're just about to start on your career path, a recruitment agency can be there for you every step of the way. From distributing your CV to exciting new employers to preparing you for that all-important face-to-face interview, we support you throughout the whole journey. If you are job hunting currently and need advice or guidance, contact us today and let’s take the first step together.