Getting Started

The recruitment market has seen vast and rapid change in recent years. Unemployment is climbing and job opportunities declining. You need to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate to potential employers that you not only solve the problems that led them to hire but bring extra benefits to help the company in other ways. Don’t skimp on your preparation make sure you cover every angle to become the standout candidate.
You will need to equip yourself to meet the requirements of recruiters and employers and have the resources you will need to make a direct speculative approach.

The basic tools

  • Action plan and diary
  • Dedicated professional email address
  • Dedicated telephone number
  • LinkedIn account
  • Comprehensive CV
  • List of your achievements using the STAR (Situation Task Action Result) method
  • List of your achievements using the STAR (Situation Task Action Result) method
  • Record of education, qualifications and CPD (Continued Professional Development)
  • List of your transferrable skills
  • Comprehensive contact list
  • Record keeping system

Where are you going to job seek?

  • Advertised opportunities
  • Recruiters and head-hunters
  • LinkedIn
  • Networking
  • Direct (speculative) approach

Things you’ll need to consider

  • Personal security and data
  • Workspace
  • Staying positive and coping with rejection

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