• Job search tips

  • Now that you know you’d like to change jobs, you’ve assessed your skills, perfected your personal brand and updated your CV; it’s time to start the job hunt.

  • The best place to start looking for jobs is via online job boards. The Search website job board contains all the vacancies we’re currently recruiting for. Because of the relationships our consultants build with employers, they often know about vacancies before they’re made public, so there are regularly jobs advertised on our job board that cannot be found anywhere else.

    Another brilliant job board to look at is Google. As well as having unique jobs listed on their board, Google aggregate from other boards such as Indeed, Total Jobs, CV-library, Jobsite etc. so there will be a huge range of available positions.

    Once you’ve chosen your job board, here are some simple pointers that’ll help you find your perfect role.

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    Create a job board profile  


    Being discoverable to recruiters and employers is crucial for your job search. Recruiters and hiring managers regularly search job board databases to look for relevant candidates. Most job boards allow you to create a free profile so it’s advisable to take advantage of this. Ensuring your profile is up to date with employment history details and skills will make it easier for people to find you for suitable opportunities that match your experience. CVs should also be added to profiles to ensure recruiters have all the information they need regarding your employment and expertise.

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    Check your filters


    Make sure you have the right location, salary, and titles in the search fields. Due to cookies, when you reach a job board there may be filters already applied. Make sure these are correct or remove them.

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    Tailor your CV to the job you’re applying for


    One of the most important things during your job search is to make yourself stand out. New jobs are in high demand, with some receiving thousands of applications. By tailoring your CV to the specific job you’re applying for, you’ll show the employer that not only are you a good fit for the position, but you’re enthusiastic and willing to go the extra mile to land the position.

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    Set up job alerts  


    Job boards will offer an option to sign up for job alerts personalised to your search queries. By signing up for these email alerts, you will receive notifications of new jobs straight to your mailbox, meaning you may see the vacancy before others.

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    Don’t be put off if you don’t meet all the requirements


    Job listings are often wish lists created by companies looking for the perfect employee. It’s unlikely that anyone in the market will hit all the requirements on any job advert. As part of the research we did for our 2023 Salary Guide, the majority of employers told us they often recruit for skills and enthusiasm over experience.

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    Don’t just look online


    This may seem to contradict all of the above, but don’t only search on job boards. One of the main factors employers have to consider when making jobs accessible to a wide range of people, is to advertise a role in at least two different channels, for example online and in print. So, be sure to check your local newspaper for any vacancies. You may even find some in there that aren’t online yet, giving you a head start on the competition.

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    Grow your network  


    Use relevant social media, such as LinkedIn and event opportunities to grow a professional network. Connecting with other professionals, companies and thought leaders will not only support your learning but also expose you to new opportunities and potentially role vacancies.

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    Partner with a specialist recruiter


    Partnering with one of our Search specialist consultants is the simplest and easiest way to optimise your job search. Our consultants recruit in over 15 distinct specialisms who work with reputable companies and brands with a number of vacancies. They often hear about roles before they are advertised and will understand what employers are looking for. They will spend time with you to understand your experience and goals and match you to current roles or actively search on your behalf.