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Tips on getting the most out of your job search

​Are you currently looking for a new opportunity or thinking about starting your job search? We have compiled our tops tips to help you get the best out of your job search!​We have recently been sharing some of the best tips that our Recruitment Consultants have been offering candidates they work with and we thought it would be helpful to also share these with you.​Job searching can often be a time consuming and sometimes stressful process, but with these great tips, we hope they will help you focus on the most effective and efficient approach and will no doubt help you on the path to securing the right role for your next move. ​1. Research the company“Make sure that you do your research on the company you are interviewing for, there’s two reasons why. It shows you are interested, as you can mention what you know during the interview. Plus, it allows you to really make sure the company you’re interviewing with is going to be right for you.”- Lily Fearn - Consultant ​For more information on how to research a company, we wrote an article that explores how to research a company before your interview, which is also helpful for when you are wanting to find out more about a company that you are looking to apply for a job with.​Read article: How to research a company​​2. Help us help you“Add us to the list of people you should never lie to: your lawyer, your therapist and your recruiter. Don't be afraid to share the not-so-great information with us too (gaps in employment, terminations, etc.), so that we can discuss the best way to frame your experience and position you in the market, and so that we can be prepared to speak about any of those issues should they come up during the hiring process.”- Preston Pierce - Vice President ​​3. Add numbers to your CV“It is really important to include the values of projects you’ve worked on, and any achievements which can be shown in numbers. This helps to back up your credibility and display how you can be an integral member to the company you’re interviewing for.”- Lily Fearn - Consultant​For more information on why numbers are important on your CV, check out our article that discusses why numbers are key and how they will benefit your application.​Read article: The power of numbers on your CV​​4. Keep your CV current“Don't miss out on the opportunity to highlight the full scope of your experience with a resume that is current and up to date.”- Preston Pierce - Vice President ​​5. Work with a recruiter “Working with a recruiter will help speed up your application process, as we work directly with the Hiring Manager / HR contact, so your CV won’t get lost amongst many online applications.”- Lily Fearn - Consultant​To find out more on how working with a recruitment agency can help you, we wrote an article that explores the key benefits for you and your job search.​Read article: Why using a recruitment agency will benefit your job search​​6. Trust Your Recruiter“Leveraging our client relationships to help you navigate your job search is our full time job. We know what we're talking about, and we're incentivised to bring together the best candidates with the best clients. Trust that we're here to guide you in the right direction.”- Preston Pierce - Vice President ​​Time to look for a new job?We have a huge number of great opportunities with great employers across the construction, civils, rail, power and telecoms sectors. Search our latest construction jobs, civils jobs, rail jobs, power jobs and telecoms jobs.​Browse jobs​Get in touchIf you are keen to discuss your current situation and want to find out how we can help you make your next career step, then get in touch with our team of recruitment experts. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you and your career progress. ​Contact us

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​Are you currently looking for a new opportunity or thinking about starting your job search? We have compiled our tops tips to help you get the best out of your job search!

We have recently been sharing some of the best tips that our Recruitment Consultants have been offering candidates they work with and we thought it would be helpful to also share these with you.

Job searching can often be a time consuming and sometimes stressful process, but with these great tips, we hope they will help you focus on the most effective and efficient approach and will no doubt help you on the path to securing the right role for your next move.

1. Research the company

“Make sure that you do your research on the company you are interviewing for, there’s two reasons why. It shows you are interested, as you can mention what you know during the interview. Plus, it allows you to really make sure the company you’re interviewing with is going to be right for you.”

- Lily Fearn - Consultant

For more information on how to research a company, we wrote an article that explores how to research a company before your interview, which is also helpful for when you are wanting to find out more about a company that you are looking to apply for a job with.

Read article: How to research a company

2. Help us help you

“Add us to the list of people you should never lie to: your lawyer, your therapist and your recruiter. Don't be afraid to share the not-so-great information with us too (gaps in employment, terminations, etc.), so that we can discuss the best way to frame your experience and position you in the market, and so that we can be prepared to speak about any of those issues should they come up during the hiring process.”

- Preston Pierce - Vice President

3. Add numbers to your CV

“It is really important to include the values of projects you’ve worked on, and any achievements which can be shown in numbers. This helps to back up your credibility and display how you can be an integral member to the company you’re interviewing for.”

- Lily Fearn - Consultant

For more information on why numbers are important on your CV, check out our article that discusses why numbers are key and how they will benefit your application.

Read article: The power of numbers on your CV

4. Keep your CV current

“Don't miss out on the opportunity to highlight the full scope of your experience with a resume that is current and up to date.”

- Preston Pierce - Vice President

5. Work with a recruiter

“Working with a recruiter will help speed up your application process, as we work directly with the Hiring Manager / HR contact, so your CV won’t get lost amongst many online applications.”

- Lily Fearn - Consultant

To find out more on how working with a recruitment agency can help you, we wrote an article that explores the key benefits for you and your job search.

Read article: Why using a recruitment agency will benefit your job search

6. Trust Your Recruiter

“Leveraging our client relationships to help you navigate your job search is our full time job. We know what we're talking about, and we're incentivised to bring together the best candidates with the best clients. Trust that we're here to guide you in the right direction.”

- Preston Pierce - Vice President

Time to look for a new job?

We have a huge number of great opportunities with great employers across the construction, civils, rail, power and telecoms sectors. Search our latest construction jobs, civils jobs, rail jobs, power jobs and telecoms jobs.

Browse jobs

Get in touch

If you are keen to discuss your current situation and want to find out how we can help you make your next career step, then get in touch with our team of recruitment experts. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you and your career progress.

Contact us