Growth through Talent

How to become more proactive with your job search

 13th Jul 2021

Many of us start our job search by being reactive; trawling through online job boards, applying for roles on LinkedIn and various other job sites. But have you ever explored some proactive strategies, that will allow you to take greater control of your job search? Here are a few effective ways in which you can improve your chances of securing the job you want:

Make it easy for recruiters to find you

• Post your CV on the web – upload your CV on job boards and create a website or virtual CV to make yourself visible (some candidates recommend about.me).

• Update your LinkedIn profile and ensure it has detailed information containing plenty of specific key words that recruiters will be looking for.

Have your finger on the pulse

• Keep up to date with industry and business-related news for articles about organisations, paying particular attention to those that are growing, have won new projects or are relocating.

• Subscribe to job alerts via LinkedIn, job boards, and recruitment agency websites. Pivotal London sends regular fortnightly job alerts to all job seeking subscribers – you can add yourself to our list by registering your details here: https://www.pivotallondon.co.uk/register.aspx

• Telephone the recruiter that is advertising a job you want to apply for.

• Stay in touch with recruiters and hiring managers so they are kept up to date with your job search.

Use a specialist Recruiter

• Access to the best jobs - specialist agencies have access to the majority of roles in your sector as well as exclusive and confidential opportunities that won’t be be advertised on LinkedIn or job boards.

• Expert knowledge and advice - you can trust your recruiter to leverage their market knowledge, experience and skills to accurately assess whether there’s a match between you and a position and, help you navigate the recruitment process.

• Offer management and salary negotiation - when It comes to crunch time your recruiter acts as a conduit to manage those sometime tricky salary and package negotiations to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

• Career planning and progression - a good recruiter will support you through your career to help when you are ready to take the next and move on to another exciting opportunity that they’ve lined up for you.

• Its completely free!

 

If you need support with your job search and currently looking for a new job within the digital marketing and media space, Pivotal London would love to help you. Get in contact with our team here or browse all of our live vacancies here.