With branches in all major UK cities, Linear Recruitment is established as a firm favourite for many people across the country. Moving job is never easy, and can be a particularly stressful time. Having the right recruitment agency on board to guide you through the process is vital.
The process of finding new work is straight forward in theory, but the amount of competition for the majority of desirable positions is immense in the current climate. That's why it's more important than ever to be 100% prepared in the right fashion. It's also a good idea, like maybe businesses adopt, to try and think of an angle or a competitive advantage that will help you stand out as the right candidate.
Where to start depends on the role, but usually the best idea to take stock of your recent positions and ask yourself where you want to go with your career. Quite often the hardest part is being truthful about 3 things. Firstly, what do you really want to do for a living? You can stay in a particular career for the sake of having always done the same thing, but there are still opportunities for life long learning and career change in the 21st century.
Secondly, how much have you developed over the years and what are you capable of? Gaining new skills and working towards being an authority in a position of importance to a business can lead to great recognition.
By taking advantage of this there is always a chance to look at taking on greater responsibility. By championing a job you have been in for many years, management usually recognise the potential of an individual. Take advantage of this and try to give yourself a personal confidence boost. You will certainly be able to apply for positions with greater stature if you have had a good stay in your last job and performed well.
Lastly, how much do you want to earn and where do you want to work? Finding the perfect job and then realising it's both under paid and 99 miles from home will be frustrating for anyone. Some people don't mind trying to find work outside of their home location, travel or relocation is not an issue. For some though, especially those with young families, relocation to find work will not be a consideration they can work to.
With regards to salary, we all become accustomed to the money we receive each month, and taking a drop is tough for anyone. If you are a high earner then it may be an option to take a better role in terms of future prospects and job status, on a lower wage. However if you are in the lower bracket for pay scale, then this could be difference between paying the bills and not managing to cope.
So when you go to find work, make sure you have given yourself the time you need to consider these core decision making factors. This will lead to a happier and more fruitful experience when you go to find work. It will also mean that the interviews you attend will have a more positive feel, when you are safe in knowledge that the work is right for all aspects of your life.