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Even when candidates are high demand, landing your ideal new job is still a daunting challenge. Thorough research and planning are fundamental to success, but it is often the small details and lesser-known hints and tips that will give you the edge over the competition.

Select your opportunities

Strike that tricky balance between applying for suitable opportunities that you are genuinely interested and going for several different (yet relevant) roles at the same time. Many vacancies will attract a high number of applications, but the more opportunities that you apply for, the more chance you are giving yourself to hone your job-hunting skills.

Tailor your CV

No two roles are exactly the same so it stands to reason that your CV should be different for each vacancy that you apply for. Making small changes and improvements to tailor your CV to each opportunity is one of the best things you can do to increase your chances of standing out from the crowd.

Make connections

Job websites are a key part of any candidate’s search, but a great option is to connect with specialist recruiters in your particular field and geographic area via LinkedIn – many post jobs and opportunities to their networks first which can give you a real head-start on the competition and allow you to reach out and make contact which can often pay dividends.

Give us a call

And speaking of which, sometimes a good old fashioned phone call really does the trick! It’s a great way to build a rapport with a recruiter and will give you the opportunity to sell yourself, your skills and experience and enable a good consultant to have you front of mind with a suitable opportunity comes up.

Sharp Consultancy specialises in the recruitment of temporary, interim and permanent finance and accountancy professionals. With offices in Leeds and Sheffield our highly experienced team of consultants recruit for positions throughout Yorkshire and beyond. CONTACT US today to find out more.