Monthly Archives: September 2018

Three Signs It’s Time For A Career Change

A stressed out employee who needs the help of a full-time recruitment agency in Surrey to get a new job

As a full-time recruitment agency in Surrey, the team at On Track are no strangers to people looking for a career change, whether it is a minor change in speciality area, or a complete change in direction. We have all wondered what it might be like to work in a different profession, but it’s another thing entirely to take the bull by the horns and make the change. So, how do you know if a career change is the right choice for you?

 

You Dread Going To Work In The Morning

Having trouble facing the day can be something that plagues all of us at times, but actively dreading going to work is a sure sign that you’re not in the right role. If your job makes you feel excessively stressed or frustrated (even after you’ve gone home), then you should really consider looking for something more appropriate for you and your skills.

 

You Can’t Envisage Yourself In The Same Role/Company In The Future

If you can’t see yourself still working at the company in a year (or even a few months), then it’s best to move on and make this a reality. Whether lack of career progression is to blame, or something else like a change to the company’s policies, if it’s not likely to be resolved in the near future then you know it is time to look elsewhere.

 

You Find Yourself Daydreaming About A Different Career

We all crave variety or a change of pace sometimes, so the odd fantasy about a wildly different career can sometimes be a fun little distraction from our daily lives. However, if you find yourself regularly dreaming about a different job than the one you currently have, then it would pay to analyse it a little further and see if you can actually pursue it.

On the other hand, if you find yourself fantasising about having a more senior role, then that’s just your ambition talking. Discuss career progression with your seniors, work hard, and look for openings in your company that fit what you’re looking for.

If the above has helped you realise that a career change might be the right choice for you, then On Track is a full-time recruitment agency in Surrey looking to support you as you search for, apply for, and transition between roles. Why not get started now and browse our available jobs, or contact us directly at info@ontrackrecruitment.co.uk or 01252 727887.

How To Deal With an Unsuccessful Job Interview

A picture of an interview taking place for full time jobs in Surrey

The team at On Track recruitment have helped many candidates find full time jobs in Surrey that suit them. Of course, this rarely happens instantaneously, and you may have to attend a few interviews before you find the right role for you. We understand, though, that knowledge of this doesn’t make rejection any easier – so just what should you do when faced with an email or phone call telling you that you’ve not got the job? Follow these simple steps to deal with it like a pro.

 

Review Your Performance

Think back to what you said and how you behaved during your interview – is there anything that jumps out at you as an absolute no-no? Perhaps you did something you knew you shouldn’t have (such as interrupting the interviewer, speaking poorly of your past employer, etc.) accidentally because of nerves.

If possible, ask the interviewer if they have any feedback to give about how you can improve your interview technique, or perhaps where you went wrong. The most opportune time to do this is when they contact you to let you know that you’ve been unsuccessful; yes, your mind may be preoccupied at the time, but this will be to your benefit in the long run.

Think of it as a learning experience, so you can later use this information to revisit your interview technique and work on improving it for the next interviews you have for full time jobs in Surrey.

 

Move Forward

Not landing a job after the interview doesn’t mean that the position is a bad fit for you – have confidence and continue to apply for the roles that you want and feel fit you, whether that be based on personality, skills, experience, or qualifications. It’s also okay to change your mind, too. If this is just another rejection after a long string of unsuccessful interviews, and you’ve decided that perhaps this isn’t the right direction for you, then embrace that, and work towards what you do want instead. Just don’t dwell on the past.

 

If you’re looking for full time jobs in Surrey then the highly professional team at On Track recruitment would be all too happy to help you find your perfect match. Feel free to send us your CV to review, browse our job listings, or contact our office directly by calling 01252 727887 or emailing info@ontrackrecruitment.co.uk.