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How to Approach the Job Market and Apply for Your Next Role

Jul 10th 2018 1:07pm

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If you are looking or even thinking about making the move you need to first know what your options are. Where the best place to find positions are and how to go about applying.

Unless you’re regularly active on the job boards, the likelihood is that you may not have a walking, talking knowledge of where to apply for jobs, and how to go about doing so. Particularly when looking for the RIGHT one. The job market can be a complex place, and one that should be navigated with care and consideration.

So, where do you go about searching and applying for that dream job?

Standard fares in looking for a new job typically centre around the following approaches:

Job boards

  • CV Library (national)
  • TotalJobs (national)
  • Indeed (national)
  • JobsInKent/South East/Essex etc (local)
  • Milkround (Graduate)
  • Governing body websites (RICs, NHBC etc)
  • Minstrell Recruitment Jobs Tab

By using these sites you can both apply for job or register an account, meaning that employers and recruiters can also find you via your profile, are aware that you have an active interest in seeking out a new role, or you can apply for single jobs without creating a live, viewable profile. Be aware that there are different settings, and you may wish to make your profile private if you do not want to be contacted by hoardes of employers.

Direct to company websites

For those with an industry background, you may know exactly where you want to apply, companies that interest you, competitors, graduate schemes, recommendations, and so you can make direct contact with hiring managers, see vacancies on ‘Work for Us’ pages, be aware of company changes etc.

However, often most of the jobs that are available with a company are only available through external recruiters, which is why it is important when you are looking for work to register your availablility or at the very least have a discussion with a recruiter as they will be able to explain everything they have available and which jobs they feel would be right for you.

If this is something you are thinking about and looking for a position in construction contact us now on 0330 230 056.

LinkedIn

One of the best free tools there is when searching for jobs. Look out for your connections recommending companies or roles, sharing advertisements from their organisations or their network. Even looking at diferent companies within the field you are interested in and connecting with some of those people may lead to oppertunities and joobs you wouldnt know about.

This is in a similar vein to networking – if you have attended networking events, or perhaps have a large network of contacts within the industry, they may be able to point you in the right direction. After all the property industry is rather intricate and incestuous at times!

One thing to also bear in mind is projects. If you are aware, or it is advertised, that a business are soon to be taking on a project, the likelihood, more often than not, is that they will look to expand.

If you are looking to make the move into construction check out our latest vacancies here or contact us on 03330 230 056

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