Looking for a new job can be time-consuming, difficult, tedious, and very frustrating which is why it's useful to seek help from an agency! No matter what stage you are at in your career, having dedicated individuals to guide you throughout your job search can make all the difference when securing a role that’s right for you.
Instead of scrolling through hundreds of job adverts, which might not be suitable to your skills, experience level or availability, Thrive can help you find a role and save time throughout your application process.
What do you need to apply?
The first thing you will need is a CV. Think about the type of things you can include on your CV. Make sure you include any previous roles, work experience and any volunteering work. Make sure you include your skills and mention if you have a driving license as this can expose you to more opportunities in your area that require you to drive.
Some other important things to watch out for:
Check spelling and grammar. A good CV is clear of any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Enlist a second pair of eyes to proofread your CV and give some feedback before you send it off with any applications.
Tailor your CV. Explore the company’s website and social media to make sure you are up to speed with any latest news and updates so you can target your experience to the role.
Do not lie or exaggerate on your CV. Dishonesty to a new potential employer is not only unprofessional but it carries consequences. For instance, lying about your degree result is classed as degree fraud and in some cases can result in a prison sentence.
Avoid using common and overused phrases. Whilst it is great to highlight that you are a ‘team player’ and a ‘multi-tasker’, it’s more important for employers to see real-life examples of when you’ve demonstrated these traits.
Covid-19. Employers will understand the challenges and consequences caused by lockdowns. So, if you’re worried about a gap in your CV due to the COVID-19 lockdown, there are plenty of other things you can include instead, such as:
- Details of online courses or webinars you attended
- Volunteering work
- Charity work
- New hobbies such as sports, crafts or reading
- Share if you gained any new skills such as learning a new language or coding
Find and secure a role with Thrive
Now you have your CV, what’s next? There are two ways you can start your job search with Thrive:
Get in touch with your local Thrive branch. Across our network, the Thrive teams are dedicated to securing the finest individuals for temporary roles and permanent vacancies in opportunities across the essential Logistics, Commercial and Industrial sectors. We have 6 branches located across the UK dedicated to helping you secure a role that’s right for you – so click here to get in touch.
Browse the latest jobs on our website, you can filter by contract type, location, sector & part-time/full-time hours. Once you find a role that is suitable for you, click apply where you will be asked to fill in some personal details and upload your CV.
Top tip - Something that may save some time when searching for a new role is to sign up for job alerts via email. By doing this you can filter the type of alert you receive by keywords. For example, if you are seeking a part-time role in retail, you could set up alerts for roles that include ‘sales’, ‘sales assistant’ ‘sales associate’, ‘cashier’, ‘store team member’ & ‘part-time’.
Preparing for an interview
Once you have applied for a role, if suitable you will be contacted by a team member from the relevant Thrive office to arrange an interview. To ensure you are ready for your interview, make sure you have read up on the role, and the requirements and have an idea of what will be expected of you in this role.
Regardless of which job you are applying for, it’s important to ensure you make a good first impression. This means presenting yourself professionally, dressing appropriately, offering a handshake, and being friendly and personable when you meet the interviewer. Even if you are applying for an informal role, it’s great to present yourself professionally as a potential new employee. Another top tip would be to prepare ahead and make sure that you study the job description so nothing unexpected comes up.
Looking for a change? Want to find a new role that’s the right fit for you? Take a look at our vacancies or get in touch with your local Thrive office to find a new role that suits you and your needs.