Every individual needs to consider the best way to customize their job hunt to fit their needs. This seems like an obvious statement but the professional who reads books and articles on the job hunt may feel that there is one set formula for success in finding a job. The first step is realizing that there is no magic potion that helps a worker land their dream job. Young professionals, graduates, and those moving from one field to another need to think about building up their experience level before leaping onto a career path. For these professionals, the job hunt should focus on project, temporary, or flexible positions which can help workers build up their CV. These positions also allow a professional to find a permanent job while using the temporary job as an example of aptitude to future employers.
There are other professionals who are looking for their first real job or looking to advance within their field. A young designer may have worked freelance or on a variety of projects the last two years and wants to advance onto a career position. There may be an experienced architect that wants to move from their current position into a management spot with another company. The job hunt is much different for these professionals than for graduates, which requires a different approach. Experienced professionals should look carefully at each position they are interested in, use connections to put in a good word, and apply to the job or jobs that are best for their long term goals.
In both of the aforementioned cases, these professionals would do right by working with a recruiting agency. There are many qualified and experienced agencies in the United Kingdom and Europe that can help any professional meet their goals. Performing a self search of job sites and company web sites may seem to generate plenty of leads, but most professionals find the recruiting agency the best way to get their foot in the door with an interview. The best part about working with a recruiting agency, especially one that has been in the field for a long time, is that they customize the job hunt to fit your needs. Recruiters, trainers, and others at these agencies have come across many different professionals, each with their own desires, preferences, and goals.
The key to finding the best job for an individual's needs is as simple as researching recruiting agencies and contacting the one that fits your goals.
Richard Taylor Edwards is the Managing Director of Talisman Executive, a specialist recruitment agency for construction careers and construction jobs in the UK and Europe.