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How To Find Your Dream Job

29th November 2018

How To Find Your Dream Job

In these blogs we always try to provide help, hints and tips on the recruitment process. We aim to help jobseekers through the search process and employers through the candidate hunt.

Over time, we’ve written about CV’s, Covering Letters, Interviews and starting a new job from a candidate perspective. Meanwhile, we’ve looked at the importance of building a happy team, welcoming new employees and the recruitment market from an employer’s point of view. Plus, of course, we’ve covered many more topics.

Many of those look at the ‘how’ of recruitment. Over the next two blogs, we will be looking at the ‘where’. This week we’ll be looking at where to find your dream job. Keep an eye out for next week’s, when we will look at how to find your perfect recruit.

Of course in answer to both of these we would be biased – use a recruitment agency! However, this is not the only option.

This list is in no way exhaustive, however it offers the three biggest and most effective ways to search for a job.

Search Job Boards

There is a whole host of job boards online now: CV Library, Totaljobs, Indeed, Reed, Jobsite and many more.

Each of these have different search methods, different benefits and different drawbacks. However, they all serve one purpose. They provide a host for a range of different vacancies, making it easier for you to search.

By using these, you are able to make your job search more succinct. You can filter locations, salaries, job roles, industries and much more. This allows you to narrow down what you are looking for and help you find the job for you.

Jobs are uploaded to these Job Boards by either the employer themselves or a recruitment agency. You can apply to the role through the boards and then will submit your application to the uploader.

Job Boards are a very common approach to finding your dream job – we post our jobs on CV Library, Indeed and Totaljobs and receive a significant number of applications through them.

Social Media

As with everything else, Social Media has now become one of the most popular ways of finding a job. Given it’s whole purpose is connecting people, this isn’t really surprising.

Employers and recruitment agencies will post job openings across their various channels. We use our Facebook to advertise our jobs – give us a like to stay up to date!

There all also many localised groups on Facebook, on which jobs are advertised. The majority of towns will have one. For example in Somerset, there are groups for Bridgwater, Burnham-On-Sea, Crewkerne, Highbridge, Ilminster, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Wells, Street and Weston-Super-Mare to name a few! Joining the group local to you offers you the opportunity to stay up to date with any jobs in the area.

LinkedIn, of course, is also a major tool. It is basically social media crossed with job boards to create an online business community. Not only can you search new jobs on LinkedIn, in similar fashion to a job board. You can also connect with new people in your field, industry or location, which can lead to opportunities. Think of it as one big virtual networking site. Have a read of Vic Williams’ excellent guest blog for us, delving deep into LinkedIn.

Recruitment Agency

Well we believe that this is the best way to find your dream job!

Recruitment agencies act as a middleman between employer and prospective employee. We advertise the job, search for candidates, screen candidates and schedule interviews – plus much more.

Agencies can be useful in your job search in different ways. Firstly, you can check their websites to see what vacancies they are currently recruiting for. If you find one you like, you can then apply via the agency, who will send your CV to the employer if you are suitable.

Alternatively, the agency will come looking for you. If your CV is uploaded to job boards, the recruiter will be able to find it when they search for CV’s that fit the needs of the role they are recruiting for. They will contact you and, if you are interested, will be able to put you forward.

Get in touch!

As previously stated, there are various other ways of conducting your job search – these are just the main three. If you are looking for a new career, please feel free to get in touch with us today to see how we can help.





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