How To Land A Job You Really Want

By Melissa Coutts February 26, 2021 | Posted in Our Blog

By Melissa Coutts February 26, 2021

In this blog, we offer top tips on how to go about finding and securing that job you’ve always dreamed about

Do What You Love For A Living

There’s that old saying, isn’t there? ‘Do what you love for a living, and you’ll never work again’.

Not to tell grandma how to suck eggs (another lovely old saying!) but what it means is that if you find a job you really enjoy doing, your job won’t feel like a burden or something you have to do to pay the bills – instead, it’ll feel like a ‘calling’ that has you leaping out of bed, tingling with excitement every day!

As a recruitment solutions provider with years and years of experience in helping match the right candidates to the right companies and roles, we’re in a great position to help you find the job of your dreams.

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You Can Do It

Now, we know that not everybody is always in a position to pick-and-choose the kind of jobs or career they go for.

But, at Recruitrite, we’re firm believers in the idea that you (yes, you) can do anything if you put your mind to it.

Yet simply wishing or hoping that the job of your dreams will drop in your lap just isn’t going to happen.

So, we want to share some expert advice and practical tips with you on how to land that job you really want.

Is The Job You Really Want Actually Out There?

I mean, who wouldn’t want to get paid for playing with mischievous panda cubs all day? We all would, right?! But we’re not sure there’s much call for that in the North East – or anywhere outside of China.

And if you’re in your late-30s and your diet chiefly consists of pizza and lager (hey, don’t knock it!), then we’re not sure the Toon will be knocking on your door asking you to fill Alan Shearer’s no 9 shirt anytime soon.

More seriously, the first thing to do when trying to find a job or career you really want is to identify if it really is ‘a thing’.

  • What does that job really look like?
  • What kind of companies offer this kind of role?
  • How much might it pay?
  • What skills does it require?
  • Would you need certain qualifications?
  • If so, how would you go about getting those?
  • Is there funding available to study in your own time over the course of a year or two?

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Find Out How To Get The Qualifications You Need

There are some careers that understandably require certain qualifications, academic or otherwise. Branches of engineering, for instance.

But don’t despair: there are employers that offer entry-level jobs with training, so that you can learn your craft and become fully qualified on the job. Dental and veterinary nurses often train on the job, for instance.

And, even if the employer in question doesn’t offer training and won’t consider you until you’ve acquired the requisite qualifications, there’s so much in the way of online training and qualifications that you can get off your own bat – and the good thing is that there’s lots of funding available out there to help you.

Speak To A Friendly Recruitment Agency (Like Recruitrite!)

Once you’ve established the exact (or near enough) nature of the job type you’d like to target and the qualifications you might need, sure, do some online research – but you can save yourself a heck of a lot of time by contacting a recruitment solutions provider like Recruitrite.

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Why?

Well, for a start, recruitment agencies like Recruitrite have great insight into:

  • the kind of employers that offer the role or career you have in mind
  • direct contact and relationships with the potential employers of your dreams!
  • inside knowledge about existing vacancies or plans for new vacancies that could interest you
  • what you’ll need to do to put yourself into the best possible position to secure that job you really want

We could speed up the whole recruitment process and put you in front of exactly the right people.

Or, if we don’t think you’ve quite got what’s needed at the moment, we’ll offer you personal advice on how to get to that place (and put you on our database so that we can alert you to other suitable roles as soon as they become live).

Online research is one thing but, as they say, there’s nothing like dealing with real people – especially when they’re as lovely and hugely experienced at matching the right people with the right jobs as we are!

Polish Up That CV

OK, say you’ve got all the qualifications you need and you’ve seen a job advertised (on Recruitrite’s job vacancy pages, for example!?) that you want to apply for. Fantastic!

Now, what about that CV of yours, eh? Is it up to scratch? Does it need updating with relevant skills, experience and a flavour of what you could bring to the table?

Read our top tips on how to write a great CV to give yourself the best chance of securing an interview.

Write An Ace Covering Letter

You’ll find that a lot of job applications require you to write a covering letter these days.

A banging cover letter could help separate the best from the rest.

Sure, a lot of people find the idea of writing a cover letter a bit of a barrier (and possibly even a pain in the backside). But don’t worry, we’ve got you – check out this guide we’ve put together on how to easily write a cover letter that helps you stand out from the crowd and potentially secure that interview for the job of your dreams.

Get Yourself Interview-Ready!

OK, you’ve come this far. Now’s your time to shine!

We know that interviews can be a daunting prospect. But this is your chance to show your potential dream employer your passion and what you’re all about.

So, you might not be the very best-qualified for this role. That’s something you can overcome by demonstrating:

– your passion
– clear evidence that you’ve done the right research into the company and its culture

If you can do that, then you’re going to give yourself a great chance of impressing the interviewers into taking a bit of a punt on you. Gut instinct and all that!

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Let Recruitrite Help You Get That Dream Job

Whether you need:

  • Steering towards the right live vacancies
  • Help with your CV, cover letter or interview preparation
  • To be put in front of the right kinds of employers

…Recruitrite is here for you!

As a trusted and friendly recruitment solutions provider with years and years of experience in helping candidates secure their ideal jobs with great companies, we’re in a great position to help you achieve your dreams!

Looking for a job you really want in Darlington, the North East or beyond? Then we’d love to help!

At Recruitrite, we’re about changing lives for the better. Just give our friendly team a call on 01325 734 858 or ping us an email at talk@recruitrite.co.uk, and we’ll put you on the right path.

In the meantime, why not search through our current vacancies to see if there’s a job there that you’d love to do?

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