If you’re wondering how you can re-energise your career this year, you’re in the right place. Our flexible and part-time recruitment agency could be the answer to your career dilemmas…
As we start a new year, it can be a time for revisiting lifestyle goals as we assess how ‘happy’ we are in our lives. It’s natural to look back at what you achieved over the past twelve months, from a personal to a professional level. However, what’s past is past and a new year brings great opportunity for those who are ready to seize it!
Registering with recruiters
The first step when hunting for a new flexible job is to polish your CV and make it shine. Then when it’s ready, you can start to apply for roles. Many people find work through job boards, advertisements on company websites and recruitment consultants. And some of these recruiters will be better suited to finding flexible and part-time roles for you than others.
We only focus on professional flexible and part-time careers, so many of our Members are only registered with us for that reason. We won’t, for example, find you work in a restaurant or bar, but we can place you in a law firm, if that’s where you belong! Think of us as more of a part-time and flexible headhunter.
Our part-time recruitment agency
Once you’ve registered with our flexible and part-time recruitment agency, you’ll receive a variety of job alerts in your inbox. We don’t filter these too much as we know that word of mouth is a powerful tool – you might know another candidate who may be perfect for the role or be thinking about a change of direction yourself. We encourage people to reply to job adverts that are suitable for your skills set and you’ll hear from us if you’re successful.
As a personal, flexible and part-time recruitment agency, we like to meet as many of our candidates, or Members as we prefer to call you, at our free workshops held locally every few months. You’ll receive details of this by email once you’ve registered at our website.
Seeking new part-time horizons
Not everyone wants to return to their original choice of work after a career break or change of circumstance.
Think carefully though: if you’ve spent many years building your career, are you really ready to give it up? Do you have unfinished business? You won’t want any regrets, so focus on what really motivates you and this will help to shape your job hunt.
Think about the things that may impact your choices; are you limited by geography? If you have children to pick up after work, a short commute is preferable to a long one. It also helps if you can avoid delays in rush hour. What are the key things you love about working and what roles may offer these things? What are your key skills and are they transferable?
We have roles for all sorts of industries and expertise, for example, part-time lawyers, part-time book keepers or accounts staff, part-time administrators and part-time HR executives. Sometimes we place people in media and marketing jobs, recruitment roles and even IT directors. It just really depends on our clients’ needs at any given moment.
It can be a waiting game…
Job hunting can take time. We say that the average recruitment process can be anything from 6 weeks to three months; sometimes longer when you take notice periods into account. You might not immediately hear back when you apply for a role, so it’s best to keep applying for anything that fits your skills while you wait. Learn more here.
So what can you do today?
- Polish and refine your CV
- Review and update social media accounts
- Write a blog or set up/update your website if relevant
- Think about training/volunteering that might help your CV
- Register with recruiters and bookmark job sites
- Network with old colleagues
A new year is an exciting time, so put your best foot forward and remember: you can do this! You should feel slightly nervous before an interview or starting a new role, it’s all natural and means you’ll perform as well as you can. So be inspired and kick off 2017 with positive action today. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.