If you’ve recently graduated and you’re looking to find your first dream role then this is an exciting time. It can also be challenging if you’re entering the employment market with not much experience and a CV that doesn’t (yet) have much content to demonstrate your skills and abilities. No matter what your sector or skills, working with a recruitment agency can help you to optimise your options and get you work-ready.
Creating the ideal CV
A first CV is a key tool when you’re preparing to get work-ready. You’ll need to have a CV to accompany any application that you make and it’s essential that your CV makes you stand out. Working with a recruitment agency will ensure that you have all the key information in your CV, that it’s well set out, free from any errors and makes it easy for a potential employer to see why you’re the perfect candidate for the role.
Optimising your abilities and skills
For recent graduates a CV can appear to be quite empty – you won’t have a vast amount of experience in the working world and very few, if any, jobs in your work history. That’s why it’s so important to be able to identify your quantifiable achievements, something that a recruitment agency can help you with. Quantifiable achievements could be anything, from productivity goals that you’ve met, to managerial experience that you’ve demonstrated in university projects or activities. Identifying these attributes will help to add depth to your CV and ensure that you stand out from the crowd. It will also be a key part of the process in identifying what makes you different so that you’re ready to answer questions on this in an interview.
Providing clear advice
Working with a recruitment agency means getting clear and honest feedback on your potential and what you could do with it. This can be essential when it comes to the applications that you make and ensuring that no time is wasted going down a career path that you’re not really suited for and don’t have much chance of succeeding at. Recruitment agents are experts in their field and will help you to establish your direction when it comes to getting work ready.
Preparing for interviews
If you’ve never done a job interview before then it can seem incredibly intimidating. However, with the right coaching you’ll feel calmer and more prepared and you’ll have some practice experience in answering the interviewer’s questions. A recruitment agency can help to prepare you for your interviews, using the benefit of other candidates’ experiences and helping you to identify your own interview strengths.
Instead of approaching the process of applying for – and starting – jobs with dread, if you’re working with a recruitment agency then you’ll be able to channel a Positive Mental Attitude. A recruitment agency will boost your confidence, give you valuable insight to work with and make you feel ready. This will enable you to approach the process of getting your first job with boldness and a determination to succeed.
Contact us to find out more about how we can help you to get work-ready and find the job you are looking for today.