National Careers Week: How Employers and Candidates can Approach Careers
March 4th – March 9th is National Careers Week, and as one of the leading recruitment agencies in Wakefield, Juice would like to acknowledge both employers and jobseekers as part of the career finding process. Below, we have listed a couple of tips for each party which can be implemented in the future.
For employers, a common difficulty can be noticing the difference between a candidate searching for a job to pay the bills, and one that is genuinely looking for a specific career path.
A foreboding indication of a candidate who is seeking the latter is through knowing their stuff. Informed candidates often understand the basics of the vacant role and potentially other factors that may impact the industry which the role is in. This is often indicated through the questions they ask at the interview stage.
Another indicator that a candidate is after a career as opposed to a job is through the ideas they bring to the table. This is common in marketing vacancies, where the candidate may be required to meet a brief or construct a presentation. A candidate who brings and articulates ideas that the business hasn’t already tried yet, or perhaps that the business recognise as an opportunity suggests they are able to contribute to the company’s goals.
Searching for a career requires a lot of thought and preparation too. Even within your specific field, you may have to tailor your CV and cover letter to match the job description. Using industry terminology to illustrate what you are seeking and how you think you can match the position will help create the impression that the role is right for you. Be careful not to use words out of context or for the sake of it, as the employer will be able to see through this.
Whilst experience and know-how are important for an employer to know that you’re capable of doing the job, it is also important that you are able to communicate. This isn’t just communication in person, as being able to respond to emails and phone calls efficiently and professionally also displays abilities that you are likely to be using on the job.
At Juice Personnel, we have been helping employers find their ideal candidate, as well as helping job seekers find the right career for them, for over 15 years. We do this over a range of industries, including Marketing, Logistics and Finance.
To find out more about our services and job roles, either as an employer or a candidate, feel free to call us on 01924 377 500.
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