Finding the Right Job

Finding the Right JobHas the time come where you feel underestimated in your job, that your job doesn’t challenge you anymore, that the company’s ambition doesn’t match your own or generally you just can’t face getting out of bed in the morning to go to work?                                                             
 
If the answer is YES then it’s time to start looking for a new job. Finding any new job isn’t that complicated especially in this technology driven age, but finding the RIGHT job has become an art in itself. With The People Pods' help we will have you back on the road to success.
 
Before you begin to look at applying for a new job you need to be clear of your future goals and objectives to ensure that the reasons you are looking to leave your current employer don’t resurface with a new company. To do that, you should ask yourself the following questions:
What do you enjoy or dislike about your current job? 
What is missing in your role?
What have you enjoyed about any previous roles?
What is the ideal situation for you?
What obstacles are in your way and how could you overcome them?
How much money do you want to earn?
Which locations can you work in?
Are there any companies you would love or hate to work for?
Are there any products you would love or hate to work with?
Will the company give you the opportunity to grow your career or learn new skills?
By asking yourself these questions, you should have a good idea of what you want out of your next career move. This will enable you to begin your search.

Use Internet Searches

Now you know what it is you are looking for, you need to look at where you will find these positions. Newspapers, industry magazines and media advertising can be useful but without doubt the internet is the best and most up-to-date tool available in identifying new career opportunities. In a recent survey it was found that more than half the people interviewed for a job they discovered on the internet were successful, with the most popular way of applying being emailing a CV, followed by completing an online application form. There are various sites (including this one) where you can search for vacancies.
If you want to put yourself in the shop window to the rest of the world, then advertise your CV on job boards like Monster or Totaljobs but again be strict, and only select criteria that will closely match what you want from a position. However tempting it may be, don’t post your CV anywhere and everywhere, be selective as saturating the marketplace with your CV can make you look desperate. Be aware, your current employer may have access to a Monster or Totaljobs CV search facility, thereby they will now know you are looking to leave. By registering with The People Pod your application is 100% confidential, 100% tailored to your individual needs and 100% risk free (we don't allow any clients to openly CV search our bespoke database), therefore rest assured, your quest for the perfect job is strictly private and confidential.

Sending Your CV

You have searched the internet and established your ideal opportunity, now it is time to send across your CV to one of The People Pods' highly trained consultants. Here are some points, which will help you turn your application into an interview:
Never send a standard cover letter with your CV – Your cover letter is the first impression the recruiter/employer will get of you so it is important to get it right (see our ‘Cover Letters - Uncovered’ section). If the letter doesn’t highlight the relevant skills needed for the role your CV may be over looked. Take your time to tailor your cover letter to the role you are applying for.
Is your CV as good as it could be? – Ensure your CV contains all the relevant points highlighting your skills, achievements and experience, (see our ‘CV Superstar’ and ‘FREE CV Template’ section). Ensure there are no spelling mistakes and that grammar is used correctly.
Follow up with a call – Don’t just assume that your CV has reached the intended consultant, give them a call to ensure it has been received. Take this opportunity to find out if there is any additional information required by those reviewing your application.
Ensure you have the right contact details on your CV – Make sure the contact details on your CV are correct and up-to-date. Always give your personal details and ensure those belonging to work are highlighted as confidential.
Finding your ideal job can be a pain-staking process.  Searching can take time and you may have to chase a few people to find an opportunity that is right for you.  Using a consultancy like The People Pod can make your search much easier and hassle free; with numerous clients across a range of industry sectors and locations throughout the UK, you can be sure of finding the perfect career opportunity.  Following our advice will help you get through the door. The rest is up to you, GOOD LUCK!
   
 
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