Searching for a new job can be daunting, especially on your own. Luckily for you, recruitment consultancies, like Aldrich, aim to help to reduce the stress of this experience and provide you with a variety of outstanding job opportunities. This sounds great, but  it is a two-way street. Be proactive and engage with your consultancy from the get-go.

There are a few crucial things to be aware of in order to kick-start this process and help you get the most out of your job search, making it an enjoyable, exciting and a successful experience. Who wouldn’t want to utilise an extremely experienced team who will be working with you every step of the way?

Be prepared for your appointment.  It is always important to meet in person. This establishes an immediate relationship between you and your consultant and is essential so that they can match you to the best kind of job and environment.  So, be sure to arrive on time, look tidy, and bring all necessary paperwork.  This ensures a smooth and time efficient meeting to jump-start your search.

Know your CV.  Consultants need to understand your past, so make sure you do! The discussion surrounding your CV is as important as the document, giving deeper understanding of your career path from a personal point of view. It is also an opportunity to be impressive, showing enthusiasm and knowledge about your work.  Be prepared for close attention to be paid to things you may think irrelevant.

Honesty is the best policy.  For your consultant to get you the job opportunities that are going to make you leap out of bed every morning, they need to know the truth. This may sound odd but the more they know about you the better they can match you with that dream job that works with your career aspirations.

Keep your Consultant updated.  Consultants need to be kept in the loop. They need to know of any changes that might impact your job search and are always available for advice. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the opportunity to utilise the experts to the best of your ability!  Immediately after an interview with a company, phone with your feedback.

At Aldrich, we’re here to help you find the right direction, the job you love. Get in touch!  Email or call us on 020 7588 8999.

Aldrich & Company