Make Use Of A Media And Creative Recruitment Agency When Searching For A Job

Searching for a job, particularly in these economic times, can be highly discouraging and very difficult. Depending on your field, you can really struggle to get that first position, especially as many of today’s jobs are being filled by highly qualified people who have been let go from their jobs and in turn, there are fewer entry-level positions for new graduates and those that are switching careers, etc. If you’re currently searching for a position, or if you are about to graduate and want to get ahead of the others, considering making use of a media and creative recruitment agency when looking for a job.

Searching for a Job
Why should you use such an agency? You might wonder why not cut out the middle man and save yourself the trouble of involving more people in the work search; you might also be a perfectionist who likes doing everything on your own. If either of those applies to you or if for another reason, you simply do not want to go down this route, reconsider. A media and creative recruitment agency can help you find a position much faster as the agency will have connections you might not know about and ways into jobs which you might not have heard about before.

When searching for a job, you will likely spend hours on the internet, looking at all sorts of websites. An agency tends to filter these for you and let you know which sites are good and, which are a waste of your time. Involving this “middle man” then can actually save you time in the long run; time you might spend calling all sorts of the wrong people or applying to bogus sites in the hopes of finding your dream position.

A recruitment agency such as yellow cat recruitment agency should have individuals ready to tailor-make a job search to your needs, availability, and specification. They will then search for jobs that meet those, saving you time looking at countless ads that, in the end, do not meet your needs at all. There should also be plenty of people who can talk you through the process of application and this can sometimes be very helpful when it comes to things like interview technique or how to make your curriculum vitae really stand out. In these times, when the market is highly competitive, this is something to be taken advantage of!

While it is tempting to do all the work yourself, you really should consider a media and creative recruitment agency when searching for a job; this can particularly be helpful if this is to be your first position, and you have little or no prior experience in looking for paid work. An agency will be able to put you in touch with the right people and will take into account your needs and specifications, matching it to the needs and specifications of advertised—or unadvertised—positions. Expertise never hurts, and this is something such agencies tend to have in spades. Try it!

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Keeping a Positive Attitude during Internships and Training

Sometimes people can become discouraged by internships; internships can be very low-paying, and some do not pay at all. This can make people feel undervalued and overworked, and a positive mental attitude becomes hard to obtain and even harder to sustain. Though it is easy to become disappointed or angry, a positive mental attitude should not be overlooked and, if possible, should be cultivated.

Keeping a Positive Attitude during Internships and Training
Be happy!

Why, you ask, do you need to be positive in a job that you are doing for very little money, if not for free? Shouldn’t they be happy to have you there at all, doing so much work?

A positive attitude can get you far in life, and internships are no exception. A smile on your face can work wonders when endearing you to coworkers and bosses, and you will be remembered for your positive attitude and go-for-it attitude. A positive attitude does not only include smiling but also the ability to help other people with their work and be willing to do a little extra. For example, do not just do your job, nine to five, and leave without asking if anything else needs doing or if anyone could use your help. We know how tempting it is to leave and begin a relaxing evening, but doing a little extra can really pay off when it comes to making an impression and, in these economic times, a good impression can help to start you moving up the career ladder.

Having a good attitude and being helpful does not mean that you should not have boundaries. In no job is it good to be a doormat and let others take advantage of you, and this is no less true for internships. Unfortunately, there are people who take advantage of interns and though you should do so courteously, it is okay to tell people when something is not your job (if you are feeling belittled), or that you cannot stay in the office hours after everyone else has gone home. Staying to help for ten minutes is one thing, but being asked—repeatedly—to miss your lunch break or spend evenings in the office is not appropriate. Showing good boundaries will tell others how you expect to be treated and if you do so with a smile and without raising your voice, this can get you far.

We may be stating the obvious, but a cliché often becomes so for a good reason. A positive attitude can get you far in life, and showing one during internships or training is very important. Always try to act professional and when stating your boundaries, do so gently and with a smile. You will be remembered for your good attitude, and you never know when a connection you have made during an inspiring interns internship can really help you out in life. Likewise, making a bad impression can hurt your chances of being hired in the future, so keep that positive attitude and don’t become discouraged!

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