TIPS AND ADVICE FOR FINDING YOUR NEXT JOB
At Design & Build, we have fifteen years of experience in recruitment. It can be challenging to find your perfect job. We've put together some advice to help you jump through each hoop in the job-seeking process.
STEP 1 - LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB
Looking for a new job is a big decision at Design & Build we deal with candidates who have a host of reasons for looking for new opportunities, some active in the market and other are passively looking for the right opportunity. If you're thinking about leaving your current job, there are some things to consider. Are you leaving for a bigger salary? Or to escape an unhappy workplace. Figuring this out can help you find where you want to be. Click the button to look at some of the questions you should ask yourself before you start the job searching process.
STEP 2 - tips for building your linkedin profile
In terms of professional networking – especially in the digital space – nothing compares to Linkedin. As of 2021, the professional networking platform has more than 740 million members in more than 200 countries, including executives from all of the Fortune 500 companies (Linkedin, 2021). According to Hootsuite 3 people are hired through Linkedin every minute and 40 million people on average use Linkedin to search for jobs each week (Newberry, 2021). Consequently, for those actively looking for new jobs or even those simply open to new opportunities, having an up-to-date and engaging Linkedin profile is a key ingredient in finding relevant opportunities and gaining the attention of desired employers.
To help active job seekers, or even those just interested in learning about other job possibilities, click on the button below to see our top tips and tricks to help ensure you’re making the best use of the platform.
STEP 3 - WRITING A GREAT RESUME
With access to information on people, employers and hiring managers more available than ever before the importance of a resume that accurately depicts what you have done is more important than ever. It is easy to get a Resume wrong so we have put together some tips on the must have’s on a Resume and what will stand you out from others applying for roles. Click on the button below to see what we see as important.
STEP 4 - THE BEST COVER LETTER
The cover letter is dead, or is it? The cover letter is your chance to stand out, answer criteria in the advertisement or job advert and justify why you have applied for the role. Whilst we have seen the cover letter become more generic over the years, we couldn’t feel more strongly that this is the wrong approach. Click the button to see how to make the most of your cover letter.
STEP 5 - HOW TO PREP FOR YOUR INTERVIEW
You have the interview for the job you want, now let’s make sure you make the impression you want by understanding as much as you can about the opportunity you are interviewing for. Click the button below to look at our keys to success.
STEP 6 – THINGS TO DO IN YOUR INTERVIEW
I have the interview, I have prepped for the interview, now time to make a good impression. The interview is a foreign area for most, selling your own abilities without sounding arrogant is a fine line for most to achieve. Click on our tips for how to be successful in the interview.
STEP 7 – YOU HAVE HAD YOUR INTERVIEW, NOW WHAT?
I have had my interview, now I just sit and wait to see what happens, wrong. We have made a good impression now is the chance to cement that with follow up with the client, reviewing if the role is right for me, making sure I know when I could start a new role so I can act quickly if I am successful. Click on the button below to look at our post-interview tips.
STEP 8 - HOW TO RESIGN FROM YOUR JOB
You have secured your new job, this is the final stage - leaving your job can be difficult or joyful but either way it should be done in a professional manner. Click the button to see our guide on how you resign respectfully.
READY TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB?
We've got a range of roles that could be a perfect fit for you click, on our jobsearch and get in touch with one of our consultants to discuss what is going on in your industry.