Top 5 Tips to Finding a Job in 2015


January & February are usually one of, if not the busiest time to find jobs, especially if you are looking for jobs in Banbury. However, with the large amount of work on offer, the amount of competition for the best jobs increases too. You really do have to work hard to stand out from the crowd to get that great new job you’re after. Here are our five must-dos to help you grasp that opportunity:


1.)      Update your CV

Your first step is to update your CV and making it appealing to an employer or recruitment agency. For a full proof guide, see here.


2.)      Know what your looking for

With hundreds of jobs out there, having a good idea of the kind of job you’re looking for will make your search productive and worthwhile. If you’re not sure, think about what your strongest skills are and see what matches them. Searching on online job boards is a great place to do this


3.)      Join an agency

Joining a recruitment agency is also a great tool in helping you find work. It gives you the opportunity to talk to someone face to face and sell yourself, difficult to do sometimes in what is an increasing digital and online industry. This then helps the agency to really understand what you’re like and what your skills are. This in turn gives them a far better chance to promote you and your skills to companies and ultimately finding you a job!

Remember to do your research as to what the best agencies are in your area and also what agency best suits you. Some maybe better for temporary work and not so much permanent or may specialise in a certain area of work. If you’re looking for a recruitment agency in Banbury then give us a call on 01295 817669. We’ll be more than happy to help!


4.)      Online job boards

It is certainly a good idea to register your details and CV with two or three online job boards. The advantages are firstly, your CV maybe noticed by recruitment agencies or employers and secondly, you can search for any relevant jobs in your area. Applying for jobs is as easy as a click of a button, however as easy as it is, you should follow this up with a phone call or e-mail. This gives a good impression of you and should hopefully mean that you get a reply from the agency or company concerned.


5.)      Social media

Social Media is an increasingly vital tool in recruitment. Companies and agencies actively recruit on LinkedIn and if you don’t already have a profile it’s a good idea to do so during your job search. But it shouldn’t stop there. Make sure you use your profile to get yourself out there and hunt for jobs too! Before an interview, many companies will also attempt to find more about you my viewing your social media profiles. See more here. So keeping a positive online image now must be seen as another important tick in the box during your search for a new job.


If you’re looking for jobs in Banbury and the surrounding area them do have a look at all our latest vacancies