Go in with clear flexibility preferences
Obviously flexible working and other new kinds of perks are a hot conversation in every job search and interview process and many businesses have set structures such as hybrid working with set days in the office.
To get the best out of these benefits, state your preferences at the start of the process of job hunt so that nobody is unpleasantly surprised later down the line. Setting your stall early also informs your negotiation alongside pay or benefits if it comes to that point.
However, you should remember that this kind of working practice is another form of negotiation and you may have to be open to different structures if businesses have strict policies.
Create relationships with a trusted recruiter
Of course we’re going to advocate for recruiters, but why should you? Well because it’s a dedicated professional who knows your market, the leading organisations and professionals
in it, your market worth, how to position yourself and will advocate and negotiate on your behalf.
Not to mention interview prep, continuous advice and the ability to understand what’s happening at every stage of a job process instead of those daunting silent periods.
To find the recruiter you trust, look at reviews, speak to other people in the industry and have a look on their website and LinkedIn profiles to see that their ethos and values align with yours.
Try to think of a relationship with a recruiter as a long term support throughout your career instead of a one time transaction – that’s certainly how we see it and it’s let us accelerate some amazing careers over the last 12 years.
If you’re looking to step up your career in 2022 the market is ready and waiting! Get in touch with one of our specialist consultants for advice and guidance today.