It won’t surprise many that a large proportion of people look for new opportunities in January and February. The dread of returning to work after a few days off (sometimes couples with the financial pressure of paying for Christmas) galvanises passive candidates into active ones. We can corroborate this as our Q4 (January to March) is always our busiest.
So what should candidates do to help them land their perfect role in the new year? We asked our Talent Delivery Consultants for some top tips.
- Set Goals – Adam King (Commercial Team)
‘It’s really important for candidates to take the time to reflect on what they really want out of their next role. They should research the salary and benefits package they should expect for someone of their position and experience. Identifying sectors or specific companies to work for is also an effective use of time.’
- Social Media – Nick Haaker (Cyber Security Team)
‘The market is changing so getting as connected as possible makes it far easier for recruiters or potential employers to find you. A thorough and professional LinkedIn page is as good as a CV. Facebook is a really useful tool to gain insight into the culture of companies you’re interested in working for.’
- Work on Your CV – Lucy Fowler-Tutt (Mechanical Team)
‘We see hundreds of CVs every day and the best CVs are the ones that clearly and concisely communicate skills, experience and qualifications. Keep the non-essential information to a minimum as it does not relate to your job. Plus potential employers can ask any questions they have in the interview…within reason, of course.
Register Your Details – Mark Day (Director)
‘It’s obvious but the sooner a candidate registers their details the sooner our team of Talent Delivery Consultants can leverage our extensive network of contacts for them. Our job is to find the perfect role for the candidate, advocate on their behalf and advise during the recruitment process.’
If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity we can help. We are actively recruiting across our 10 specialisms in aerospace, defence, energy and infrastructure so register your details with us today.
For additional advice and guidance on landing your new role visit our Candidate Toolkit.
Alternatively, if you have requirements you’d like our support with; we want to hear from you. Contact us or submit your vacancies today and one of our specialist consultants will be in touch.
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