Job hunting in a candidate short market.

Job hunting in a candidate short market.

Job hunting in a candidate short market.

At one eighty recruitment, we continuously talk about the current state of the market being ‘candidate short’. To put it simply, there are more job opportunities than there are available candidates, and employers are struggling to find the right people for roles — so, how does this affect you when job hunting? What do you need to be aware of when looking for a new role?

You will have a choice

As a candidate, you have lots of different options when it comes to applying for jobs and accepting offers. It’s important that you don’t feel as though you have to take the first role you are given. This is why it’s valuable to team up with a recruiter — we can discuss your needs, help you explore your different options, and then the choice is yours. We want to help you — and we’re more than happy to take your CV to potential employers, but the choice will always be yours.

You can be picky about what you want

Employers are continuously assessing what benefits they can offer in order to attract and retain staff. So, what exactly are you looking for in a job? If you’re after the flexibility that allows you to go and attend your child’s school play, then just say so. Or, perhaps you're only wanting to work a certain amount of hours each week. There will always be better opportunities out there and employers who will be willing to make things work for the right candidate with the right skills.

You should be aware of recruitment best practice

Partnering with a recruiter is one of the most valuable things you can do when job hunting, but it’s important to know about best practice. A recruiter needs to put themselves in your shoes. They need to know the ins and outs of every candidate in order to find a role that’s perfectly suited to their skills, their needs and their personal preferences. Because of this, you should be wary if a recruiter fails to ask you in-depth questions or doesn’t make a huge effort to get to know you. Lots of recruiters move too fast, leading to candidates feeling pressured to take on roles that aren’t a perfect fit — and that’s the last thing you want to happen.

You will have a perfect match out there

Working with a recruiter isn’t just about finding a job that matches your skills or qualifications — it’s about finding a perfect match from the job requirements to your potential new colleagues. one eighty has relationships spanning 15+ years in different industries. These long-standing relationships mean we know the finer details about each company we work with. For example, team fit is important — you may be looking for a family oriented company with many of their employees at the same life stage as you, or perhaps you’re of a younger demographic and would prefer to work with a young professional bunch? Whatever your preference, we will be able to find the perfect match for the next step in your career.

It’s a tricky job market to navigate, but it’s one that one eighty recruitment are very familiar with. Thanks to our long-standing relationship with clients and our tailored recruitment approach, one eighty recruitment experts are still finding candidates the right roles that are suited to them. If you’re wanting help to find your next job, get in touch with us today.

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