Things to consider when applying for jobs
It’s easy to get carried away when applying for jobs but you need to look at the bigger picture. There are several things you should think about when applying for a new job and we’ve listed some of our top considerations below, to make your job search easier:
Scroll down to the bottom of the job ad and see if the benefits have been listed, (if they aren’t this doesn’t mean there aren’t some great benefits). It is worth asking about the job benefits before you apply for the role or if you get an interview. Benefits such as free parking, generous pension contribution, private health care, bonus schemes etc are appealing and something worth considering alongside pay.
It is important you find out the hours of work you’ll be expected to do, there are roles that require you to work earlier, with an earlier finish time, or later with a later finish time. Just because the role says it is 37.5 hours per week, doesn’t mean it is a 9-5.30 job.
If you’re seeking a role that will allow you to grow with the company, participate in training programmes or gain further qualifications then make sure it is a role that allows you the opportunity to grow. Ask the recruiter or the business about the opportunities available.
If you have a choice between 2 roles and one is offering £500 more than the other, as much as money is a factor, it isn’t the only one. If your commute means you need to leave the house at 7.30 to be in for 9 and you won’t get home till 7 then the extra money might not be worth it.
Work culture is a popular consideration today when applying for a role; some people want to work for a small but friendly team, whereas other people are interested in how sociable a team is and if there are any break out areas with pool tables. If you enjoy interacting or prefer to get on with it this is one to consider.
If you have any questions about any of the roles on our website then don’t hesitate to contact the relevant consultant found at the bottom of all our job ad’s.