If your career is at a cross roads and you are thinking of changing your Dynamics role, we have some great tips for you.
Firstly, why are you thinking of changing jobs?
Consider the reasons for leaving, can these be resolved?
Whether the reason is in regards to money, wanting to work on newer technology, the location or projects you may be working on, think about whether these issues can be resolved in your current place of work.
At Conspicuous we advise you to think about ways of resolving any problems before you begin your search for a new career. If the reasons for looking at new opportunities are insurmountable in your current company then phase 2 begins.
Phase 2 – You’re ready for a change
CV preparation is the next stage. Most employers will look at your last or last two places of work and so your CV should be tailored for your next position, emphasising the skills most recently gained that will demonstrate your ability or potential ability to do the role you are aiming for.
As your recruitment partner we will ask a series of questions to fully understand your current skills and what you are looking for in your chosen career path. We will give you a series of options as to the path you can take, but there are certain questions that you can expect and are worth giving some thought to.
We will ask questions on: salary and package expectations, location, role and opportunity, your preference on the type of company and culture. By understanding your perfect role and potential career path, we can offer advice, guidance and the right opportunities for you.
Be selective in your choice of Recruitment Agency
It is really worth considering which recruitment consultancies would be best for you and your search. The process should be a partnership between you and your consultant.
We would always recommend limiting the numbers of recruitment agencies to just one or two initially and then branching out after a couple of weeks if you are not happy with the opportunities presented.
We would recommend picking a recruitment agent that specialises in the market that you are looking at, as they should cover the majority of the roles in that marketplace.
What to watch out for and general pitfalls
Try to ensure you have some holiday time to take for your interview.
Try to meet with your recruitment consultant in order for them to gain a greater understanding of your needs. Here at Conspicuous we will arrange a time to meet you and can also provide you with travel and sort out any accommodation needed. This is because we feel the best service, is a personal service.
Be wary of recruiters that are after the quickest and easiest placement, recruiters get paid on results, therefore, it is vital that you choose the right recruitment agency to ensure the best role for you and not the best commission for the recruiter.
Vice versa, no client wants to be kept waiting too long for a decision, at Conspicuous we would recommend 48 hours as the maximum time to take before you give your answer.
Don’t hand in your notice until you have something in writing from your new employer, either an offer letter or a contract that you have signed, scanned and sent back. The last thing we would want is for you to hand in your notice and the job offer never materialises!
For any further information or advice please feel free to call us on: +44 (0)1483 233 000.