Last Sunday two of our senior consultants Lauren and Claire completed the Tough Mudder course, they entailed The Electric Shock Therapy, The Cage Crawl, The Artic Enima and The Kiss of Mud all in aid to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research. They faced their biggest fears and obstacles and completed the course in just three and a half hours! Now we’re going to look how we can help you overcome the obstacles you face when looking for a new job.
The Warm Up
Not enjoying where you’re working at the moment? Is your Job challenging you enough?
This is something we all go through, the struggle to get through our day to day lives just to get money to pay the bills. This is very common in our society and we don’t want you settle where you aren’t able to enjoy your career.
So the first step would be to contact us here in the office and come and meet us for a registration and informal chat, this is the best way to get to know you, your experience, your skills and where you want to go. Think about what you enjoy in all of your previous roles or what you want to do, do you enjoy interaction with customers? Problem solving? Have a look into what excites you, we may have the perfect role for you.
The First Hurdle – CV’s out
The next step is the dreaded CV! A lot of people make common mistakes on CVs like incorrect spelling, out of date information, and including too much detail. The CV is supposed to demonstrate what you have previously done and what you can offer our client, writing one up can be quite daunting but to find your next career move you have to get your CV out there. We will do all we can to put your strongest asset forward to our clients and emphasise what you can bring to the table but after seeing us the hard work doesn’t stop there.
Once your CV is available for people to look at you must be prepared to accept calls that could be from future employers so make sure you always answer the phone professionally. If you do need advice on your current CV, then please ask one of us when you come and we can offer some advice to make it stand out more!
Interviews, interviews and more interviews! This is the part that people dread the most, they can be nerve-racking, challenging and hard to read. Interviews are a massive learning curve in the job search process, they reveal your strengths and your weaknesses and even help you realise that the job you interview for may not be the right one for you! Interviews involve a lot of research, preparation and practicing in the mirror, here at UEA we send you along the right path to set you up for a successful interview including pre-interview preparations. Realistically, only one in four interviews is successful so don’t feel down if you are told no.
The final Leap
Ok, so you have secured the role (yay!!), now for the final step... leaving your job. Leaving your job can be a really tricky situation; you’ve made friends and probably still have a stack of work to do. Make sure you pick a good time to hand your notice in and do it face to face, you want to ensure that you leave on good terms bearing in mind that they will be the ones that will reference you for your next job!
Now the scary part is starting your new job. We won’t go in to too much detail for this one, as long as you are prepared, friendly and you take in as much as you can you’ll be great, let’s face it, if they didn’t like you, you wouldn’t have got the job! For more information for being the newbie please read this article:https://www.uxbridge-employment.co.uk/news/blog/a-newbie-in-recruitment
Overcoming the biggest obstacle … YOU!
This is a lot easier said than done but you have to give yourself credit where it’s due. Agencies should be more than just a ‘job centre’ to you, a friend or a careers adviser that can help you build your confidence. You have a talent, a strong skill set and something that you enjoy – you can’t let that be crushed by anybody, let alone yourself.
Things to remember when things aren’t going your way;
With over 75 years of experience in Uxbridge Employment Agency, we strive to build you up to your full potential and find a way to make you happier in your chosen field. If you feel like you keep hitting a brick wall then our consultants can help you step by step down the right path from restructuring your CV to prepping you for interviews.
If you believe you are stuck in a rut and itching to get out of your job but have no idea where to start, please feel free to call us on 01895 520 700 to ensure you get the right advice and support to face your obstacles! You can even pop in to the office and someone would be happy to help you!