Ask the recruitment expert, in association with Vetro Recruitment.
I am scared about the security of my job so I have been considering a change in career. How can I use my experiences to try something new?
We recently ran a survey asking the public if they feel their job is secure following this coronavirus pandemic, and an astounding 67% of respondents said they are worried about the security of their jobs!
We have also been inundated with applications from people looking for a change in career, so many are feeling the pressures right now.
We know the future workplace is going to be tough. We know job security is a cause for concern and sadly people will be facing redundancies. We also know that the demand for work within our sectors is increasing by the day. So what can you do now to position yourself as the BEST candidate for these jobs?
Think about these questions and answer them in a covering email:
- Why would you be great at the job?
- How are you different from all the other candidates?
- How can you stand out?
- Why should we hire you?
- What are your future ambitions?
Use your email to answer these questions inline with the job description, but remember that everything you discuss needs PROOF. The proof is in the pudding as they say, so if you want to work with kids, prove you have the energy, empathy, and patience for children. If you want to become a care worker, prove you can bring humour, a friendly personality, and that you are reliable. Or to work in the mental health sector, prove that you are resilient and understand boundaries.
Once you have established this, use our CV Writing Guide to attach the Killer CV and you stand a good chance of being noticed.
Remember, qualifications are great and essential for some roles, but not all. For these roles, it is you as a person and your life experiences that will matter. Dig deep and ask yourself why you want this job, and the rest should flow quite easily.
Good luck with your job hunt. If you want specialist support, please email us at email@example.com and your email will be directed to the relevant consultant.
For more information visit www.vetrorecruitment.co.uk