Tools - Finding a Job

When it comes to finding a job, thorough planning is essential.  Cooper Lomaz are well placed to provide you with wide-ranging careers advice – but you also need to put in some work yourself.

Firstly, you need to bring your CV up to date. Make sure to be concise and ensure everything is relevant. You can view our guide to writing a golden CV here. Need some advice for interviews? Read our handy article.

Put together a list or spreadsheet containing all the information you need about the roles you’re applying for. Make sure to include the following details of each job:

 

  • Job title
  • Job description
  • Salary
  • Date applied
  • Contact details of your recruitment consultant
  • Link to the original job listing so you can refer to it later. It’s worth downloading a copy too, as listings are often taken down.

 

When you receive a response from your recruiter, positive or negative, log it in your list/spreadsheet. This way you can highlight your active leads and know which ones are dead.

Have a list of job boards and other websites that feature the types of roles you’re interested in and check them every day. Most of the major job boards and our website allow you to set up email alerts which will inform you when relevant jobs are posted, this will save you repeatedly entering the same search criteria!

Once you’ve set everything up, maintaining the search is easy. For more help check out our other articles.