Tips on how to find a new job

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Tips on how to find a new job

So you’re ready to look for a new job, but where do you start? At Corvus we’re here to help you move in the right direction.

When it comes to a helping you look for your new role, our team starts with “Why?”. Getting to know our candidates is important to us, so we will listen to your motivations, goals and individual circumstances before starting to talk to you about potential jobs and organisations.

Whether you are looking for a new challenge, more money, a promotion or simply just a change, our team of consultants will match your skills, strengths and personality type to the right employer and help you find a role that meets your requirements.

Submit your CV today and one of the team will be in touch to arrange a time to grab a coffee and chat through what you’re looking for in your next career move.


6 Things to consider when changing jobs


1. What are you looking to get from a career?

Think about what you’re not getting from your current job and why you want a change. Are you being passed over for promotion? Do you feel undervalued or underpaid?


2. Where would you like to work?

Location is key for many people when considering a new job, so don’t forget to take into account transport options, parking costs, public transport routes and travel time before you begin your search.  Bear in mind though that you may need to be flexible on location to get all the other things that are really important to you in your next move so keep an open mind!


3. Organisational culture

Every employer works differently. Do you work better with rigid or loose structure? High or low specialisation? Are you more comfortable in a suit or more of a jeans and T-shirt person? Make sure you have a clear idea of what you are looking for as an employee.


4. Earning potential

It’s important to be realistic when setting financial expectations. A higher salary may be a key motivator for you, but could mean longer working hours, more commitment and heavier workload.

Always take the overall package into account - is there a pension scheme? Private healthcare? A company car? Bonuses or commission? Flexible working patterns? It’s important to weight all of these things up and decide what’s really important to you.


5. The right decision takes time

Searching for a new job can be a lengthy process that won’t necessarily happen overnight.  Here are some key points to keep in your mind as you search.

  • Be prepared to be review and make changes to your CV on a regular basis – we can help you with that and provide advice on areas to develop after we sit down with you and chat through your key strengths and achievements to date.
  • Closing dates might be extended and interviews can involve a number of stages. It may be a few months from applying for a job before an offer is made.
  • Don’t panic. If you’re serious about making the right move, it will happen. Be patient, it just might take a little longer than you’d ideally like.


6. Choose the right Recruitment Agency

At Corvus, we want to get to know you and will listen to what you’re telling us about what you’re looking for in your next role. We understand that looking for a job can be an emotional and often time consuming process but by only talking to you about opportunities that meet your needs, we can take the frustration and hassle out of the process for you. Our mission is to land you a job with an employer that you are proud to work for and who values your unique talents and abilities.

If you’ve decided you’re ready for a new challenge check out our candidates’ advice section for useful tools and information on applying for jobs or get in touch and let our expert team help you in your search.