At Tate, we’re really hot on advice. We want to make sure you have all the tools you need to go out into the harsh hiring world and bag yourself a fantastic job. So one of our extremely talented London-based consultants thought she’d share her wisdom on finding your next big opportunity.Chloe Williams from Tate
1. Don’t apply for everything you see
One of the more frustrating questions we’re asked is: “I’ve applied for over 30 roles for office jobs in the UK, so why haven’t you put me forward for any of them?” Why would I put you forward for a £55,000 PA role when you’ve been applying for £9.50 an hour roles as a bartender? Make sure you know what you want to do in the long run.
2. Be realistic and open-minded
A lot of candidates assume that as they were on £45,000 before, they should get £55,000 now. The reality is, have you proved you’re worthy of what you want?
Just because you want a certain role in a certain industry, it doesn’t mean that’s all there is. There could be other opportunities out there which are perfect for you, so don’t put all your eggs into one basket.
3. Show initiative and common sense
4. Know your worth
5. Have a goal in mind
Everyone needs to work because they want money. What do you want at a deeper level? How do you measure success in your life? If I know that, I can make sure you’re getting what you need to achieve this. It needs to be our goal, not yours.
A lot of candidates really don’t understand what a recruitment company is. Some think it’s like a Jobcentre. It’s not. Just because we have jobs, it doesn’t mean those jobs are right for them or that they’re right for the jobs. So think about where you want to go and let us help you get there.
To get help searching for a new role, please do not hesitate
to get in contact with one of our consultants.
If you’re having more bad days than good at your current job then it might be time to find a new position elsewhere.