Things to consider when applying for a new role

Tess,   20th June 2019

Things to consider when applying for a new role

It’s easy to get lost in all the job boards, search engines, and even recruitment calls when applying for a new role. 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:


Read through 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 finding out about the job benefits before you apply for the role or at the interview. As this can determine whether or not you want to work for the company. Benefits such as hybrid working, enhanced pension contribution, private health care, bonus schemes etc are appealing and something worth considering alongside pay.


It is important to 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.

Growth Opportunities

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.

The Commute

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.

Culture, Diversity, and Values

These all pay a part in whether or not a company is a good company to work for. If their values don’t align with your own then there isn’t any point in applying. You should be able to get a feel for a business by their website. Check out their ‘meet the team’ page, and their about section before you apply.

If you have any questions about any of the roles on our website then don’t hesitate to contact the relevant consultant found on all our job ad’s.