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Leading Recruitment Agency in Wiltshire | CMD Recruitment

Discover your next job or find your ideal employee with CMD Recruitment, the largest and most established recruitment agency in Wiltshire and Bath.

How to Find Your Dream Job With a Leading Recruitment Agency

If you’re wondering how to find your dream job and you’re looking for some career guidance, you’re in the right place. Our experienced recruitment specialists have outlined practical, step-by-step advice that will help you figure out where you want to be – and how to get there.

Let’s start by looking at some eye-opening statistics – did you know that over half of Brits dream of a career change? 21% of millennials say they’ve had a job change in the past year and the reality is, many of us define ourselves by our jobs. There is certainly more to us than our choice of career, but when you find the right job, when you have a certain degree of job satisfaction and when you are engaged with your work, then life starts to feel much more rewarding. 

Let’s explore how to find your dream job and how CMD Recruitment could be the key to your career success.

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Defining Career Success: What Does It Mean to You?

We all want to be successful – but success tends to look different for everyone. For some people, success equates to earning potential, and for others, to be truly successful they need to be in a fulfilling career that aligns with their values.

The first step toward finding your dream job is being honest and getting to grips with what career success means for you. Are you looking for a role that offers great flexibility, autonomy and work-life balance? Are you looking for a position with an incredible salary and benefits? Or maybe you’re searching for a job with a real purpose that makes you spring out of bed in the morning? 

What Are Your Passions and Interests?

The next step is to analyse what excites you. What are your passions? Your interests can really drive motivation and ultimately propel your career success. If you love to analyse numbers, you could be anything from a maths teacher to an SEO strategist or a digital marketing manager. If you enjoy reading, you might be well-suited as an editor. If you love to organise and help to maintain structure, you might be the ideal administrative assistant.

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Be Very Clear About What You Don’t Want From a Career

When it comes to the question of how to find your dream job, one key is deciding what you don’t want to experience on a day-to-day basis. There’s no point pushing yourself to enjoy something – even if you are good at it. You should lay out ground rules regarding company culture. Think about your previous jobs and your current job – what about them frustrated you? For example, some people decide to completely avoid companies that don’t offer flexible working, while some employees are completely fine with a traditional 9-5. Similarly, some employees thrive in a fast-paced environment, while other people find this hustle and bustle overwhelming and stress-inducing. Compiling this list will help you narrow down your options.

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What Are Your Existing Skills and Strengths?

The next step is to make a list of your hard skills (such as tech skills) and soft skills (such as excellent communication). What are your strengths and weaknesses as an employee? If you are personable and enjoy meeting new people, a customer-facing role could be perfect for you. If you know how to motivate and inspire people around you, you might well have management potential. If you have a hard time being honest about your skill set, you might want to get insights from those closest to you.

Talk to a Recruitment Specialist

These are all practical, actionable tips on how to find your dream job and your ideal career, but the last (and ultimately, most important) step is to talk to a recruitment specialist. The dedicated team here at CMD Recruitment will work with you to understand your strengths, skills and abilities. They’ll then use their experience to advise you on where you would be best placed. We can also open you up to options and possibilities you haven’t before considered while helping you to polish up your CV to give you the best possible chance of landing that amazing new position.

How to Find Your Dream Job With CMD Recruitment

When it comes to applying for jobs, you can either do it all solo, or you can accept free, professional help. CMD Recruitment streamlines, facilitates and speeds up the recruitment process. We chase prospects for you so you don’t have to. Not to mention, we have substantial contacts that could be of real assistance to you. So how do you get started?

1. Register With CMD Recruitment

Our employment agency makes finding your next job as simple as ABC. Simply fill in our online registration form and get the ball rolling.

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 2. Search & Apply 

As a leading recruitment agency, we make it easy for you to search and filter through our current vacancies to find a role that suits you, your experience and your skills. Our online application process simply involves you sending us your CV – we take care of the rest.

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3. Initial Call With a Friendly Recruitment Specialist

Once you’ve registered, one of our friendly consultants will call you to get to know you a bit more, discuss your career history and understand what you want from your next position. We take our candidates seriously and we value honest, open communication – feel free to ask any questions you might have. We’ll then complete your registration and help you on your way to finding your dream job. 

4. Stay Proactive and Use Jobseeker Resources

Our job is to stay focused on finding the right career for you – but while we’re doing all this work in the background, you might feel at a loose end. But not to worry – there’s always something you could do to give yourself a real edge. You can take free courses to refine your skills, you can volunteer to fill in a potential gap in your CV, and you can follow our socials for interview tips and career advice. We even have an incredible recruitment blog that will help you prepare for interviews, including how to answer those pesky (but popular) interview questions such as ‘what is your greatest weakness?’. While you’re here, check out our collection of jobseeker resources below. Good luck with your job search – with us by your side, you’ll find your dream career in no time.

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