Applying for a new job can be exciting and daunting all at the same time. You’ll likely have questions about the process, as well as the do’s and don’ts in the application process. Here’s the answers to some commonly asked questions.
May 16, 2022
Applying for a new job can be exciting and daunting all at the same time. You’ll likely have questions about the process, as well as the do’s and don’ts in the application process. Here’s the answers to some commonly asked questions:
1. Is it a problem that I didn’t work during COVID?
The pandemic caused all sorts of problems for all sorts of people. If you can give details of why you weren’t able to work during this time, there should be no issue in returning to work.
2. Do I need LinkedIn?
You don’t need LinkedIn to get a job, but it can help. LinkedIn is a professional social media platform where people can connect with like-minded professionals. It is also heavily used by recruiters. A LinkedIn profile is essentially a digital CV. Most recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to advertise jobs and search for candidates, so having a profile certainly has its benefits. If you don’t want a LinkedIn profile, working with a recruitment consultant will ensure that you still get exposure to the latest jobs.
3. Shall I put “open to work” on my LinkedIn profile?
If you want to actively be contacted about opportunities then, yes, this is a good idea. But remember, changing your status to “open to work” in viewable to everyone, including your current employer if you are employed.
4. Do employers look at social media?
Most likely, yes. It’s human nature to find out as much as you can about someone you are looking to employ, and social media offers an easy way to do this. If you’re worried about how you come across on social media, then simply lockdown your profiles to private. If you are unsure how to do this, click here for a guide to make your Facebook account private.
5. When will I hear back after an interview?
This varies from employer to employer. Some will feedback quickly, other will interview everyone they want to interview before feeding back to candidates. If you are working with a recruitment consultant, they will be chasing the employer for you, so you can be sure that when there is news, you’ll be the first to know. Having said that, you can always ask at the end of an interview when you are likely to hear back so you have an idea of when you’ll have some news.
We hope this article has answered some of your burning questions. If you are looking for a new role in education, our specialist education recruiters are here to help and will be with you every step of the application process and beyond. To speak to one of our team today call 0117 334 3777.