Finding maintenance jobs can be a difficult task at the best of times, but in the current climate in particular, knowing how you maximise your chances in the job market is absolutely imperative.
Many maintenance jobs and other jobs in property, construction and engineering are advertised through local papers and on local jobs websites. These can be very good ways of applying for jobs, although the disadvantage of this method is that there are many other people who are looking for jobs via these methods, and the jobs that are advertised can have many more people applying for them than jobs that are physically available.
This can mean that it can be difficult for the good candidates to be noticed, either because there are so many other applicants, or because the recruiter has a cut off after a certain number of applications, irrespective of the quality of those candidates.
One way around this problem is to use the services of a specialist recruitment agency that works in the field, utilising their services, resources and contacts. The very best agencies will work nationwide, but also with local offices that allow them to network locally with corporate clients looking to fill vacancies and with individuals who are actively looking for work.
It is in the interest of these agencies to have a database of willing, qualified, skilled and experience workers such as yourself, and some vacancies may only be filled by reference to this database. Therefore, it is always an excellent idea to be registered with a specialist agency.
Other services they may provide include helping you to brush up your CV and show it in the best possible light; as well as providing help and information on career advancement. They often also have job vacancies listed on their website to their registered workers, and these vacancies may not be available to the general public by other means.
About the Author: Emily Inglis is a writer and supporter of maintenance jobs