Im going to be personal over here, searching for the dream job was a tiresome chore which took most of my time. I had to work on my CV, have the daily social media chase, as I didn’t want to miss any opportunity. Work on my portfolios (if that is in your career path) and brush up on interview skills as well as email etiquette.
The market has become very competitive especially in the declining current market of employment but what made it easier for me was working with local recruitment companies that would practically do the excessive work for me. What was most essential in finding a job was having another set of eyes looking for the jobs which best fit my skill sets.
For those who do not know what a recruiter or a recruitment agency does, they work with their pre-existing relationships with companies to ease the process of employment. A recruiter’s main task is to know the organisation they are employing for, a recruiter can help the employee with their extensive knowledge about any company which can help the employee be prepared. They can inform the individual on what the role entails, what they are expecting the candidate to know as well as organise the interview for you. They even ease out the rejection process if it comes to that, we all hate the generic rejection email.
What I find difficult in doing is negotiating my pay for example, as I feel someone else with more experience and less pay demands will come along and bag the job of my dreams. A recruiter will do this for you, they will negotiate the pay if you feel does not fit your current set of skills or possibly advice you on lowering or raising your expectations.
CV help is often essential when it comes to writing your own CV, a recruiter with their vast experience and knowledge on which CV’s are deemed employable and successful can help you out.