If you’re hunting for a new job, then this season is a great one in which to assess your strategies and approaches and get lined up to submit that killer application. But how should you focus your search?
Firstly, establish the type of job you are looking for and the sector. Work out your target geography and focus the search in this area, as well as national jobs sites that will cover the region.
The best jobs in Barrow-in-Furness will typically be advertised with a recruiter. Most businesses tend to use recruiters to manage their hiring needs rather than do the work internally using an in-house function. This means that it’s essential that you identify the recruiters who work within your field and sign up with them. Do an online search and walk along the high street to see which recruiters are located in your target town, and sign up with specialist as well as generalist recruiters.
You can sign up by going into the branch or by submitting a CV and cover letter online. Make sure both are of high quality, and treat your first meeting with a recruiter as a preliminary interview, as they will be assessing your suitability to be put forward to their client.
It’s also well worth signing up to recruiter job alerts online via their website. These alerts will send you the latest jobs in Barrow-in-Furness as they go live, so you can apply for them quickly. If you use social media, you can also follow recruiters to see the latest jobs, tips, advice and news from them in this way.
Don’t forget traditional newspapers, either, which will have a local recruitment section if they are based within the area. Look out for physical jobs boards, and work your own contacts and network so that they know you are seeking a job. Often the ‘hidden’ jobs market can throw up some surprises, especially if you can be recommended to an employer. There are face-to-face networking events you can attend, and industry events within your target sector are also valuable for networking.
Keep your eyes open so you find opportunities as they arise. You will be surprised at how many high-quality jobs in Barrow-in-Furness there are, especially when you are proactive in your search.
To find out more about the best and latest jobs in Barrow-in-Furness, contact our helpful team of experienced recruiters today and make an appointment.