Finding a new job

April 15th, 2016 in Recruitment

People sitting in a waiting room, smartly dressed

We’ve been thinking about tips for how to increase your chances of finding a job if you’re still looking, or how to support employability in your current workplace if you’re not.

Are you looking for a job?

Spend some time putting together a CV

We have some advice on how to write a good CV. 

Are you interview-ready?
Think about what questions you could be asked about the role and think about how you have dealt with situations before and could be relevant – they don’t have to be directly related to the job.

Get Suited and Booted
Did you know that Timpson offers free dry-cleaning for people who are not in work and have an interview?

Not found the right role for you yet?
Why not try volunteer work to learn new skills and gain experience for your CV? Find out how to get into charity work.

Do you have a question or concern about getting back into work? Ask it in the comments section and we’ll get back to you.

Do you have a job and want to help others?

Become an apprentice advocate
Find out if your company has an apprenticeship scheme and how you can support it or even introduce one.

Mentoring matters
Think about becoming a mentor and helping someone who is looking for work or someone who has joined your company and is looking to develop their skills

Consider attitude as well as experience
Think about how inclusive your recruitment policy is. Do you really need GCSEs or a degree to apply for the role you’re looking to fill or are you ticking a box? Consider whether you can search outside the box for your perfect team member.