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Regaining confidence entering the job market

Posted almost 2 years ago by Heidi Moreby

We often come across candidates who haven’t been active in the job market for a while, and whether it’s one or ten years we recognise that building confidence to re-enter the market can be a challenge.

If you think that now is the time to take the leap and want to make the move confidently, then there’s a few things we’d encourage you to do.

Be aware of your why

What are your motivators for changing jobs? Is it salary, progression or do you really dislike your colleagues? Use this to help guide your search and keep you motivated.

Make a list of everything you want your next role to be

Having a clear indication of where you want to go and what you want to do, can help to refine your job search. So in your ideal world what does your next role allow you to do?

Are you going to be crafting knockout marketing campaigns? Are you working agency, in-house, or is freelance more your vibe? What do your colleagues look like?

What benefits are you looking for?

The market has evolved so much over the past 2 years, and where getting a greater work/life balance may have been tricky in the past, more employers than ever are willing to consider flexible working options. Because the market is so competitive, employers are also reevaluating their benefits packages at a broader level, to include salary, pension and healthcare enhancements.

So what are you looking for?

Get advice and help

Like we say, the market has evolved a lot over the last few years, and what may have worked on your CV or during an interview a few years ago has in many cases changed. For a start off, video interviews are more common today and you may not have encountered one of these before.

As a basic guide for how to craft a great CV or prepare for that first interview, you may find our interview tips and tricks guide handy! But if you feel like you need some extra support, then we’re always on hand to help!

As experts across Marketing, Digital, Creative and Sales recruitment, we’re committed to taking the time to listen, understand and advise you on how you can secure the right role for you.

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