Monthly Archives: December 2018

Make Preparation Your Good Luck Charm For Your Next Interview, Not Your Pants!

A woman in an interview with one of the top employment agencies in Farnham.

As one of the leading employment agencies in Farnham, On Track know better than anyone that interviews can be pretty daunting. After all, how well go can result in a completely life-changing event! It’s no wonder many interviewees feel they need a little extra luck in order to succeed… but how should candidates really be going about this?

 

Us human beings are certainly a superstitious lot, and it should come as no surprise that almost a quarter of us in the UK own a lucky pair of pants, compared to 26% who have some kind of other good luck charm. Of course, these items aren’t quite so lucky if we never put them to the test, and we’re most likely to rely on them for exams, first dates, and, of course, interviews.

 

While it can never hurt to boost your confidence a little, you don’t want to go putting all of your eggs in one basket and counting on charms or clothing to ensure that you pull off your next interview. You really want to be putting all your trust in yourself.

 

No matter how lucky your good luck charm may be, it’s never going to do your interview prep for you, and that’s where you come in. Thoroughly research your potential employer, and make notes about any questions you’d like to ask. Review your CV and practice answering common interview questions. Pick out your outfit the night before and ensure that you’re organised and ready to go once it’s time to leave – browse our blog for more tips on what you can do to thoroughly prepare yourself for upcoming interviews, and follow the tips we share.

 

This isn’t to say that good luck charms are useless, as interview jitters are a force to be reckoned with, and any way you have of dealing with them can be counted as a help rather than a hindrance .

 

If you’d like to work with one of the foremost employment agencies Farnham, call our team today on 01252 727887 or email info@ontrackrecruitment.co.uk – we’d love to chat with you!

Three Ways to Keep On Top of Job Hunting This December

A woman on the phone looking at the laptop, searching for a job with a recruitment agency in Surrey.

We’ve spoken before about how recruitment actually picks up in December rather than slowing down for the holiday season, and as a trusted recruitment agency in Surrey, On Track know that our candidates can sometimes struggle to balance such a busy time of year with job related activities. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to go all out, and that there are a few things you can do to keep on top of things this Christmas.

 

Keep Things Updated

Whether you need to change some information on your CV, or refresh your LinkedIn page, now is a great time to ensure that everything concerning your job hunt is up to date.

 

Curate Your Content

Christmas is one of those times of year when things get a little crazy, and people get a little silly. Make sure any embarrassing photos of you are untagged, deleted, or just simply aren’t available to potential employers.

 

Take a Break

Whilst it’s important to keep an eye out for new opportunities and to keep applying throughout December, it’s also vital to give yourself chance to rest and recuperate. Job hunting can be stressful at the best of times, and burnout is common at this time of year; you’ll want to start any new job feeling refreshed and optimistic, not tired and miserable because you spent all of your holiday searching for jobs.

 

On Track are a recruitment agency in Surrey with one of the most dedicated teams around – we want to help you find your dream job and won’t stop until we find your perfect match. Browse our vacancies today, or contact us with any further enquiries on 01252 727887 or info@ontrackrecruitment.co.uk.

7 Key Points to Consider Before Accepting A Job Offer

Two people shaking hands after agreeing a job offer, after using a recruitment agency in Surrey.

You don’t need to be an experienced recruitment agency in Surrey, like On Track, to know that it can be both exciting and nerve-wracking to hear back from an interviewer and find out that you’ve been offered the position you applied for.

 

A new job means new horizons, and big changes can bring both positives and negatives into your life, so it goes without saying that you need to think things through before you accept or perhaps decline the offer presented to you.

 

There are of course many factors that will affect whether a job is the one for you and your particular set of circumstances, but here are 7 key points to get you started as you ponder the possibilities.

Do you actually feel the role will be a ‘right’ for you in terms of job content , working atmosphere and team fit ?

Is there chance for training or career progression?

In terms of salary, bonus and overall benefits is this the right choice for you

Is the location and associated commute viable? If it’s in an urban area, is there parking? If the location is remote do you mind being ‘cut off’ from shops and towns until the end of the work day?

Are there any loose ends that need to be tied up – questions to be answered or concerns to be raised?

Do you have other interviews or offers waiting in the wings, and do they appeal to you more?

 

If you need help acquiring a few job offers before you can even think about accepting or rejecting them, then On Track are here to help – the most dedicated recruitment agency in Surrey, who’ll help get your career on track to where you want to be! Take the first step today by browsing our job listings, or read our blog for more job-hunting advice advice. You can also contact us if you need any more information – we’d love to hear from you.

Try Thinking Like a Christmas Present to Achieve Job Hunting Success

A photo of a Christmas present. Try thinking like one of these to find full time jobs in Surrey.

It’s that time of year again and the On Track team has just one thing on their minds…. full time jobs in Surrey! Well, that and presents. Presents are always a joy to both give and receive, to wrap and to unwrap, but did you know that they can also teach us some valuable tips about job hunting? You might be sceptical but why not try it? All you need to do is…

 

Be Appealing

All the best presents are those that are so beautifully wrapped and adorned with ribbons and tags that you end up being torn between wanting to rip right into them, and wanting to preserve how it looks forever. During the job hunting process, you want to be the same – your CV should make hiring managers want to dig deeper and invite you for an interview. And when you get that interview ensure that you make a good first impression by looking smart, professional and presentable.

 

Stand Out from the Crowd

Ever had difficulty deciding which present under the tree to unwrap first? Well how about the one that’s shaped a little differently than the others – the one that draws your eye to it because it’s so unique? It’s easy to get caught in a trap of using buzzwords when searching for full time jobs in Surrey and saying what you think employers want to hear, that you end up sounding like every other candidate. Remember – this is about you and why you’re the best fit for this role – don’t be afraid to stand out a little!

 

Be Fun to Unwrap

The best presents are the ones that are fun to unwrap – where the paper tears just so to reveal what lies beneath the sparkling paper, and isn’t all gummed up with sticky tape that needs scissors to get through. In the same way, you’ll want to reveal more about yourself once you reach the interview stage; your CV acts as a little summary to entice employers to talk to you more, and you mustn’t make it too difficult for them once they start to “unwrap” you. Be candid, and show off everything that makes you hireable that you couldn’t fit in your CV.

 

Another way to get ahead in the hunt for full time jobs in Surrey is to enlist the support of an experienced team like on Track recruitment. We’re passionate about helping people realise their full potential and moving into careers that suit them. Take the next step in your career today – why not browse our job listings online and upload your CV to our database, or talk to us directly by calling 01252 727887 or emailing info@ontrackrecruitment.co.uk?