A challenge of endurance

First published Monday, September 15, 2014

Pembrokeshire played host to the Ironman Wales endurance triathlon on Sunday 14th 2014, when in the region of 2,000 athletes from across the world took on the immense challenge of the event: a 2.4 mile sea swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile marathon, back to back. The weather was dry and warm, the crowds were out in force cheering on locals and visitors alike and the sense of community spirit in the air was palpable. To all those who took part, congratulations!

Searching for a new job can at times seem to be a real test of endurance. Of course it is in no way as physically testing as the Ironman course, but at times the mental stamina it takes to continue searching, applying, being rejected or being interviewed and then being rejected can take a toll. In the same way that the athletes will have their support crew, it can be worth finding similar for yourself when you are embarking on a job search.

If it’s been a while since your CV was read over by someone other than yourself, ask an independent friend or trust colleague to take a look. They may spot basic spelling or grammar errors that you have missed, or query your description of a particular role. Similarly if you’ve not been in front of an interview panel for a while, why not ask someone who has experience of interviewing to give you a test run, and provide some honest, constructive feedback for you to help you prepare for the real thing.

The advantage of using a recruitment specialist, such as The Recruiter Group to assist in your job search is that you get all of the above and more from the team. They will give you pointers on your CV if needed, and of course will be interviewing you prior to putting you forward for a particular position, so will be able to provide you with some feedback on how you perform. They will also be able to help you gather some ‘pre race info’ on the company they put you forward to, and again provide feedback post interview if you’re not successful.

Consider The Recruiter Group as your support crew. There for you when you need some help and advice, there for you with a ‘pep talk’ when the going seems tough, and there with you to celebrate your success as well. Job searching can be tough, but with the right team on your side, it can be made less stressful!

 

First posted on The Recruiter Group Blog

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