Searching for job vacancies in Basingstoke, or anywhere for that matter, is no mosey around the park. Even that initial trawl through the job boards can be a rollercoaster of emotions…
“Ooh, love the sound of that! Right up my street…”
“Transparency Enhancement Facilitator? What the heck is one of those? A window cleaner?”
“Wow! With that salary I could live like Kim and Kanye!”
“Hmm, do you think they accidentally left a zero off the end of that one?”
Let’s face it, however worthwhile it is when you eventually land that dream role, it’s unlikely that any of us would choose job hunting as a hobby. It takes a lot of effort and can feel exhausting.
So it might surprise you how anyone could go to all the trouble of travelling to an interview for a job they can barely recall applying for, but – believe it or not – we have heard stories of this happening more than once.
And actually, once you stop to think about that desperate afternoon you might have spent quick-firing the ‘apply now’ button on every single job within a 50-mile radius, you might not be so surprised after all.
Quality, not quantity
We’re all familiar with the phase “quality not quantity” and it is definitely one to keep front of mind when you’re job hunting. If you apply for everything under the sun, you’re not only wasting the precious time and energy of the employer filtering through the job applications, you’re wasting your own. And when you’re in a job you don’t enjoy or unemployed, time can feel like a ticking bomb.
Navigating the job market
As a candidate, your CV is your shop window, so to speak, so make it obvious who you are and what you’re ‘selling’; display your skills and experience in a clear and attractive way. You’re a boutique of unique attributes, not a huge warehouse full of everything from cheap washing up liquid to televisions.
Approach your research on job vacancies in Basingstoke in the same way:
Most of us spend nearly 40 hours a week at work; that’s getting on for a couple of thousand hours a year. It’s vital that you end up in a job that is suited to your skills, your level of experience and in where the company culture matches your own personal philosophy about career and work.
Interviews are your time to shine
Got an interview? That’s really positive news. Increase your chance of securing that post by:
If luck wasn’t on your side, ask for constructive feedback on the reasons why you didn’t get the job and use that as fuel to do bigger and better things next time.
How can Wote Street People help you?
As a recruitment agency based locally in Basingstoke, Wote Street people’s service to candidates is based on the key principle of matching the right jobs with the right people, saving everyone time.
We can act as a filter to help you refine your search for job vacancies in Basingstoke so that you’re already part-way there by the interview stage, ready to show up with the confidence that you’re qualified and feeling energised to meet the company that could just be your perfect match.
Just give us a call! 01256 799127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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