An interview is always amazing news. When you’ve applied for a job that you really want and they want to call you in for an interview, you will feel like you have achieved something already. However, when you see that the interview is at a time you cannot make and clashes with your conference call or meeting, your heart might sink.
Does it look like you aren’t committed to getting the job if you try to rearrange your interview? This isn’t the case at all, and you definitely shouldn’t think like this. If you are right for the role and the employer really sees something in you, then they will be more than happy to rearrange. Do bear in mind, though, that you will usually need to go for an interview during office hours, so you may need to book some holiday or rearrange some of your work around your job interview.
Recruitment – does it always have to be expensive? A lot of employers seem to think so, and they also might think that recruitment services do not always offer value for money. It’s not untrue – some recruitment services are not cheap. However, searching for low cost recruitment London is very beneficial as you never know what you will find. It could be a lot more reasonable than you think. Continue reading
The new year is the perfect time to make a new start. Why not make a significant change in your life and find yourself a new job? This is a good way to begin 2018 with a really big leap and to change something fundamental about your life.
Lots of people think in this way, which is why lots of good positions come up in the new year. People will be energised after having time off over Christmas, so will be raring to go when finding a new job. It’s an interesting time to begin your search and start to make some headway.
Talk to recruiters to see what positions they have available in the new year. Start straight away – building relationships is a big part of job hunting. Stay up to date with your recruitment consultant and check in regularly to see what positions have come up and whether you might be suitable for them.
Even if your career began long ago, you may still be wondering where it is going. There are so many job options out there and it can be tough to find one that is representative of you and what you truly care out. Here is some advice to help you carve out a career that stays true to you:
- Consider your values. Do you care passionately about the environment? Are you honest at all times? Find a role where you can use these values and stay true to them.
- Think about your key skills. Then think about whether you enjoy using them. You may be great at reporting, but if you gain no satisfaction from it, then you should maybe think again.
- Look through a university prospectus. See what immediately catches your attention and is a natural fit for you. This is a good way to remind yourself what you enjoy.
If you have just been offered a new job, congratulations are in order. Interview processes and tough and you’ve done well to get so far. However, you do need to consider very seriously whether or not to accept the new role you have been offered. In the excitement of being offer the position, you may not necessarily have had time to think everything over as carefully as you need to.
Make sure the money is right. Everyone knows how much they need to earn, so if it is not enough, go with your head and not your heart. Don’t accept a lower wage than you are worth.
Check the benefits package as well. There may be good bonuses like private health care or a company car. This could make up for a slightly lower wage than expected, depending on your priorities. Ask about pension contributions and what the company will contribute.
When you finish university or college, the next step is to find yourself your first real job. This is a major transitional phase for your career, as you will be going from studying full time and maybe having a part-time job to earn some spending money, to working in a full-time role that is probably around 37-40 hours a week.
Don’t be put off by the fact that it is a major change. Many people will be looking for graduates and actually, it won’t necessarily matter what subject your degree is in. Make sure your CV is up to scratch and begin sending it to recruitment agencies to see what they can offer you.
Whilst you shouldn’t necessarily just take the first job you are offered, you also shouldn’t be put off by taking a more junior role. Many graduates think too much about the bigger picture and look for jobs that meet with all their career dreams and that they could see themselves doing forever. This is unrealistic. Find a job, get some experience and then re-evaluate your options in a year’s time if you want to.