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Top 5 tips for job hunters from an expert

Gemma Harfield, a Recruitment Partner on Astute’s Nuclear team, shares 5 tips for job hunters.

Tailor your CV

Avoid sending generic resumes and cover letters for every job application.

Instead, customise each one to match the specific job requirements and showcase how your skills and experiences align with the position.

Highlight relevant achievements and use keywords from the job description to catch the employer’s attention.

Leverage your network

Networking can significantly increase your chances of finding job opportunities.

Reach out to friends, family, former colleagues, and professional contacts to let them know you’re on the job hunt.

Attend networking events, career fairs, and industry gatherings to expand your connections further.

Often, referrals from trusted sources carry more weight in the hiring process.

Research companies and industries

Prioritise quality over quantity when applying for jobs.

Research potential employers thoroughly to understand their company culture, values, products, and services.

Furthermore, stay informed about industry trends and developments, which will help you demonstrate your interest and knowledge during interviews.

Prepare for interviews

Practice common interview questions and develop compelling responses that showcase your skills and experiences.

Be ready to discuss specific examples of your achievements and problem-solving abilities.

Additionally, prepare questions to ask the interviewer about the company and the role to show your genuine interest and engagement.

Stay persistent and positive

The job search process can be challenging, and rejection is a natural part of it.

Stay persistent, even if you face setbacks and ask for constructive feedback.

Continue applying to positions that align with your goals, and don’t be discouraged by rejection. Stay positive and maintain a healthy work-life balance during the job search to stay focused and motivated.

Remember that finding the right job takes time and effort, so be patient and keep refining your approach based on the feedback you receive.

View the jobs Gemma and the team are currently recruiting.

About the author of the 5 tips for job hunters blog:

Gemma joined Astute in April 2022 as a Delivery Consultant, and after a few months, progressed to a Recruitment Consultant in the Waste and Recycling division and has since moved into the Nuclear Construction team.

The types of role she recruits include marketing, electrical and mechanical engineering roles.

Connect with Gemma on LinkedIn.