10 Questions Candidates Should Ask Themselves

Like most recruitment agencies, our phones are always ringing with candidates both old and new hunting for amazing digital jobs. Word on the street is that we’re pretty good at placing these candidates, but we can’t take all the credit; when our candidates come to us with a clear idea of exactly what they want (and don’t want) from a creative job, it’s much easier for us to find them a position. With that in mind, we decided to put together a list of questions to ask yourself at the start of your job search

Without knowing exactly what you want from your next job, it’s easy to get downhearted and frustrated when you can’t find the ‘perfect’ position. It’s easy to decide you want something new, something more challenging or just something that pays a little better; the trick is narrowing down exactly what you want in order to target work right down to the company offering it.h

So ask yourself the following questions

  • 1. What do you really, truly feel about your most recent/current job?
  • 2. What are your short-term goals?
  • 3. What are your long-term goals?
  • 4. What are your financial goals?
  • 5. What are your key skills/strengths?
  • 6. What are your weaknesses?
  • 7. What’s your USP?
  • 8. What is your ideal work/life balance?
  • 9. Would you make a radical change for the perfect job?
  • 10. What’s your passion?

  • By asking yourself these questions and answering them (honestly!), you’ll gain real insight into what exactly you’re looking for. So Job A pays better – but you have to work weekends. On the other hand, Job B seems like the perfect fit in terms of working environment… There’s so much to take into account when considering changing job.

    Added bonus #1

    Once you’ve taken time to really evaluate everything from financial goals to your key skills, you’ll start to look at companies in a more analytical way. Instead of seeing a job that simply fits your previous experience, you’ll identify positions with scope, opportunity and find genuinely rewarding work.

    Added bonus #2

    By identifying those jobs, when it comes to applying and interviewing you’ll be really passionate about why you want a particular job; enthusiasm shines through and employers love it. They want candidates who love their company ethos, love the working style and love the office down to the potted plants. If you love a company and are truly passionate about working for them, chances are they’ll like you back.

    Self-reflection is a handy tool and insight is invaluable when job-hunting. Ask yourself the questions above, get in touch with us today and let’s find your perfect placement..

    Posted on October 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

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