Job-hunting in a candidate's market

We are experiencing an unusual phenomenon - there are currently more job vacancies than candidates available to fill them.

If you’re in the market for a new role, some choice is good but too much choice can be overwhelming.

To find your dream role you’ll first need to filter out the roles that don’t suit you. You can do this by considering the following:

Geography

Where are you willing/wanting to move to for the right role, if at all

What you want to improve

If you’re not happy with your current career path, identify what’s wrong or what’s missing

Overall goals

In general terms, what would improve your career path. For example, are you looking to move into management, or work for a particular type of company?

Specific goals

Would more responsibility, more training, specific experience, different benefits and working conditions improve your world?

Work/life balance

Consider your ideal lifestyle not just now but in five, 10 or 20 years.

Once you’re able to be more selective about the roles open to you, it’s important to ensure that your next move advances your career.

Here’s a few ways you can do that:

Get a good recruitment partner

A good recruiter doesn’t bring more offers to the table, they bring better offers

Make long-term decisions

Don’t automatically jump for the most attractive salary, consider how the role and its future possibilities match your career goals

Remember that mistakes can be costly

There may be a wealth of opportunities at the moment, but your CV and employment history still matter - both to future employers and your ability to one day achieve your ultimate career ambitions.

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