How do you start a Job Search?


How to start a job search











For many people, whether it be starting out in the world of work, post-redundancy or possibly just looking for a career change, it can be difficult to know where to start your job search and what to apply for.

Before you do anything else, there are a number of things to consider and ask yourself in order to be clear in your mind what it is you are looking for during your job search. These will include things such as:

  • What do I enjoy and what don’t I enjoy?
  • What am I good at / not good at?
  • What salary do I want to be realistically earning?
  • Where do I want to get in my career?
  • How do I get to where I want to be?
  • What level of experience do I have?

The answers to these questions will hopefully help you get a little closer to deciding what it is you want to do next.

*Top tip: if you’re searching for inspiration, looking through the jobs on a job board will help you get some idea of what to apply for and how your expectations match up to what’s out there in the job market.

It’s important to throw your weight into a job search. A half-hearted job search with an uncertain goal, is one that will drag on and on, leaving you down desperation ally or into poor career decisions.

Having career goals and high aspirations is important, however you should stay grounded and realistic. Yes, that magic, well-paid dream job could definitely come along, however be prepared for your search to have a few highs & lows.

Remember, it is a very competitive job market out there, so persistence is the key and gaining a great new opportunity rarely just happens. You have to go out there and earn it and in fact, finding a job is almost a whole job in itself!

Prospect Personnel are a recruitment agency in Banbury. We deal with permanent Part & Full-time jobs in Banbury and the surrounding area.

Please give us a call on 01295 817669 to see how we can help you with your job search.