Tips for Job Seekers – Landing the Job
Whether you’re applying for jobs alone or working in partnership with a recruiter, submitting your application is only the first step of the process. If you’re lucky enough to receive a call from the company or recruiter, you’ve already done enough to impress them and have your foot in the door – now it’s time to land the role.
In this blog post, Advanced Group Services will be sharing our top tips that will benefit you during your job search and give you the best chance of securing an exciting new role in the shortest time possible.
Apply for Roles that Suit YOU
Many job seekers fall into the trap of sending off as many applications as they possibly can, then crossing their fingers that one of them will pay off. In most cases this is a complete waste of time, as even if you do land a job at the end of it you are unlikely to be utilising your skills and experience to your full ability. This will lead you to quickly lose motivation and interest in the role, and you may find yourself looking for work again sooner rather than later.
Don’t fall into this trap; apply for jobs that are commensurate with your skills and ability instead! Employers will value your contribution much more, and you will gain a sense of pride and fulfilment at the same time. Working with a recruiter is a great way to go about this, as we can leverage our strong industry connections to match you up with the ideal role whilst discarding all inappropriate roles. Whether you go it alone or work with a recruiter, never undersell yourself – always aim to secure roles with room for growth and development.
Hone your CV and Interview Skills
Ever had an interview that you thought went well, only to be told another candidate was chosen? We’ve all been there, but if you should treat these experiences as an opportunity for self-improvement and reflection you will dramatically increase your chances of being successful the next time round.
In the construction industry, site managers value capable and dedicated team members who show up on time, every time and have a strong understanding of safety. To help emphasise this, you might like to try:
- Reworking your resume to better highlight your previous experience and how it is relevant to the position. As an example, instead of simply indicating your years of experience you could write out a list of bullet points highlighting specific tasks and skills
- Looking up the company history (e.g. founder, past and upcoming projects, company strategy etc.) so you can answer questions with confidence and demonstrate your enthusiasm for the role
- Watching a few practice interview videos and highlighting areas where you could improve your skills
Utilise your Network
Positive word of mouth is often the best way to land a job. Check in with your colleagues and recruitment specialist regularly to see whether any new positions have opened up and whether they would be willing to give you a referral for consideration. It’s also a good idea to get in touch with your connections to ensure you have current contact information so that the interviewer/recruiter responsible for contacting references is able to get in contact easily.
Know How Labour Hire Works
If you receive a call from us, the next step will be the interview. Getting a job through labour hire is a little different to applying directly, and we’ll ask you a few questions to ascertain your suitability for the role. Some of these questions might include:
- Have you worked for a labour hire company in the past?
- What skills, experience and tools do you possess?
- Do you have a valid white card and PPE?
- What is your availability?
- Why do you feel you are most suited to the job Advanced Group are advertising?
Secure your Next Role Fast – Contact Advanced Group Today
Advanced Group are a leading recruitment agency covering the Greater Sydney region. If you’re looking for a new role, we invite you to get in touch with our team today. Don’t forget that even if successful in your application, you will also need to impress the client. As long as you turn up on time and always do your best, you’ll be well on your way to securing continuous work with us.