So you’ve just graduated, you’re ready to start sending out your CV and have your sights set on your dream career. For some it’s plain sailing – straight out of university they’re already on their designated career path and all is going smoothly. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for all of us – the market can be tough! But never fear: if you’re not in first position straight off the starting blocks, it doesn’t mean you won’t get there.
What next? If your applications are receiving little to no feedback, we can help. You may not have considered working with a recruiter before, but here is how we work…
Help and advice
You’re interested in a role we’re advertising and decide to send your CV – if you’re a strong fit for the role, we will always call you before forwarding your CV onto the hiring manager. We like to talk you through your CV and experience and, if needed, provide advice on how to ensure your CV is at its strongest for the role.
We work hand in hand with HR and line managers to fill their roles and have good insight into what they’re looking for in their next employee. We can give you more details of the job opening and the business which you may not get from just reading the job spec or advert.
Broaden your horizon
We can point you in directions you may have never previously considered. We often get applications that are unsuitable for advertised positions, however the experience can often translate into another role. We sometimes end up embracing unexpected opportunities and are happier than ever! After all, as a graduate what you think you know about your desired role and industry is often still theory, with little hands-on experience to back it up.
Securing your first role is exciting – the thought of earning a proper salary that means you can stop “living the student life”. Nonetheless, the idea of an interview is also nerve racking! When registering your details, we like to talk through your experience and the roles you are applying for. In doing so we are also interviewing you, helping you to build confidence in selling yourself and your experience.
Make sure you have thoroughly researched the role and company you wish to work for and make sure your CV reflects the job description. If your applications are not receiving the feedback you were hoping for, take a look at why – are you highlighting the relevant skills in your CV? Is the role you are applying for at the correct level?
That said, if you’re interested in a position but are not sure you have the relevant skills, ask us! Applying for a position through an agency gives you the chance to ask questions and learn more about opportunities – you can ask questions you may not necessarily want to ask the hiring manager! We won’t hold it against you. The more informed we are about the type of jobs you are interested in and the more we inform you about positions that are relevant to you, the more likely it is we can help you secure the right job for you.
If you would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Amy Bradford here about the roles we are currently working on.
Edited by Red Squirrel Digital.