Are you a professional and want to get to the next level in your career, here in London? Or maybe you are sick of your day-to-day mundane dead-end- job and want to achieve your full potential. You could be desperate to find a job quickly, to keep you going while you get settled in London. Well, here’s the path to get you your perfect job or how to quickly progress on to the next stage in your career. And if you just need a quick fix, you can find out how to get a job fast by manipulating search engines.
1) Discovery – What is your Perfect Job?
Firstly, you need to be sure you’ve made the correct career decision based on your skills, knowledge, experience and some inside knowledge: psychometric tests – the ones the recruiters use. Maybe you are sure you are in the correct career, but are you aware of personal attributes which could be vital to job application? Often desirable skills needed by employers are not listed in job descriptions; identify your innate skills to get ahead. Once you’ve done the tests, here’s how to use the results to make an informed career decision.
2) Create a Target List of Companies
If you want to get a great job in London, you’ll need an idea of what companies you would like to work for. Find out what the specific search tools are in order to make a comprehensive list of the companies you would kill to work for. As a bonus, we’ll show you who the best companies to work for in London are.
3) Your Job Search
So, you have your heart set on a particular career, but where do you look for the great jobs in London? Besides, of course, calling the employers directly, there are a variety of methods to ensure you find the job opportunity you’ve been dreaming of. This section explains how networking could get you a job and how you can transform Google and social networks such as Twitter, into powerful job search engines. You’ll also find out all about the art of online job listing sites and learn some great insider tricks to help you stay on top. And, of course, we’ll show you how to use business networking site linkedin to get you that perfect job in London.
4) Decoding Job Descriptions
Job descriptions can be tricky. So tricky, recruiters often leave out vital skills and personal attributes, which employers expect you to posses. Fact. Often, it’s what job descriptions leave out that really matters. Find out how to read job descriptions properly, so you can read between the lines and reveal information which can be decisive. Want to know an easy way match your own skills with what the employers want? Well, we’ve developed a great method for you. Also, find out what terms such as ‘self-starter’ and ‘hungry to succeed’ really mean.
Before you even think about sending your CV and covering letter you need to know the products, the operations and the objectives of the company you wish to apply to. And on top of that, you need to understand the parameters of the position you have applied for. It sounds like a huge task. But it needn’t be so. From the elementary mistake of using ‘Dear Sir/Madam’, instead of addressing applications to the specific recruiter, to what exactly you need to know and why. We lovely people at new2london want you to get ahead of the competition, so we’ve created a great how to guide to help take the guess-work out of the research process.
6) Your CV
CV writing can be somewhat of a dark art, often causing candidates to fall at the first hurdle. Often, our ideas of what makes the perfect CV are misconceived and we have ideas psychologically implanted in our head which set us up for failure. CV’s don’t need to be hard work – just think of them as an exercise in personal marketing. In this section we answer some of the most common CV questions – How exactly do you write an objective statement? What information needs to go in employment history? Do employers need to know I enjoy ‘watching films’? Furthermore, we’ll show you how to format your CV and you’ll be introduced to the secrets of the STAR system, which will be crucial to the whole recruitment process.
7) Your Covering Letter
Along with a great CV, each job application you make will need an equally impressive covering letter, the second weapon in your personal marketing arsenal. Here, new2london experts show you how to write the perfect covering letter. Here you will learn how to develop the STAR system to demonstrate the successes and achievements in your career and how to link your skills & attributes to the job description, showing the recruiter you really are the perfect candidate. Soon, your phone will be ringing itself out of battery with interviews offers.
8) Research for your Interview
Research is listed twice, you say, scanning this list. Yes, that is correct. Once you have been invited for an interview, you really need to get stuck in researching the company, the role and the industry in, almost, minute detail. To cut your task in half, we at new2london, tell you exactly why you need to know at this stage and how to retrieve the information vital to passing the interview stage.
9) Interview Preparation
Great, you’ve got through the initial selection process and have been invited in for an interview. Now what? Our experts at new2london go through everything you need to do to prepare for interview to impress your interviewer and get you your dream job. From advanced research methods – including what information you need to know to stay in the game– to a list of expected questions and how to answer them. Oh, we’ve forgotten something. Yes, how to write insightful, intelligent and impressive questions using the STAR method, ensuring you stay on top during your interview – including the phone interview.
10) Essentials Interview Tips
We know you know the basics, but we’ve gone and written you a comprehensive list of what to remember, just in case!
11) Interview Technique
You’ve done the research, you’ve done the preparation – now you have to go and do the interview. Want to find out some great psychological techniques for a perfect interview? Want to learn the secrets of confidence? At new2london we have compiled a guide featuring some of the best secrets to help you pass that interview and get the job. And we’ve even added a practical guide on passing phone interviews. Aren’t we good to you? Click the link to reveal what you need to do during your interview to secure your dream job.
12) Salary Negotiation
You’ve probably heard the expression ‘pipped at the post’. No? Well, in this context, it means you came so far into the selection process only to blow it, before you even had the chance to personalise your desktop. Salary negations are somewhat difficult, you want to get what you deserve, but without appearing greedy or pricing yourself out the market. At new2london, we want you to get the full salary, click for the dos and don’ts.