Our recent reviews of the UK job market shout “opportunity”. If you are contemplating looking for a new job, then now is the time.  A shortage of skilled candidates coupled with an abundance of tech jobs has created a unique landscape.

Starting salaries are at an all-time high. Companies from a diverse range of sectors are falling over themselves to attract and hire people just like you.

Seeking new opportunities can be an overwhelming prospect though.   And while going it alone is always an option, sometimes a DIY approach isn’t the best move.

Our recruitment partners at Ignite are professionals in helping tech talent make their next career move. So whether you are a fresh grad just starting out, a seasoned pro looking for a career-defining role, or an experienced tech professional needing a new challenge, Ignite can help you.

Here are 10 ways in which partnering with Ignite will help you land your dream job.

Ignite knows the market.

Our talented recruitment partners have the inside track on how the market is performing both through a local and national lens.  We know who’s hiring now and who is planning to hire shortly so we can put you in the frame for roles that aren’t yet advertised.

Our team has worked tirelessly to create and maintain a solid network of client relationships, all built upon a proven reputation for delivering a wealth of tech talent.

Ignite understand that fit matters.

We know that the needs of each client differ. Our long-standing professional relationships have enabled us to get to know each client, so we understand the types of candidates each is looking for.  Company fit is integral to the success of a business and the happiness of those who work within it. We know this so we’ll make sure we respond to your needs and only represent you with clients that will make you happy.

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Ignite will act as your guide.

Ignite know that seeking out the right opportunity can be a minefield. If you have been out of work for some time, are moving after a long term of employment or if you are just starting out it can be difficult to know what you are looking for or what you should expect.

We can talk you through rates of pay for example, and what you could expect to be paid based on your skills and experience.

Ignite will be your advocate.

Our direct relationship with hiring managers and HR departments means that your CV will not be treated as just another in a pile. Our partnering approach means that we can highlight your skills and talk through how your abilities and experience will be the best fit for the role and organisation.

Ignite will save you time.

Looking for a new job can be a time consuming process. Sometimes, it’s a 9-5 in itself.  Working with Ignite can save you time through our ability to connect you with the roles that are best suited to you and your skillset.

Gone are the days of penning tailored cover letters…for your best-suited positions, Ignite will be your introduction.

Ignite will negotiate salary.

With skilled tech professionals in demand, it’s likely that salaries will continue to rise as companies all look to attract and hire the same cohort of job seekers.

Not only does Ignite know what your skills are worth, we also have access to a large set of salary data. We can use this knowledge to ensure that you are paid a salary that aligns with your skills and your location.

Our client relationships mean that we are in a great position to negotiate a package on your behalf that will leave both you and the client smiling.

Ignite can help you craft your CV to make it sing.

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, applying for a new role is a skill. Your CV needs to be an honest representation of your skills. It needs to be concise, compelling, and customised for the role to which you are applying.

Ignite can help you craft a CV that ticks all those boxes and more.  Our team of seasoned recruiters will be able to offer honest feedback on your CV, and point you to the parts that you need to highlight to best leverage your application.

We are committed to helping you find a role within a company that suits you and your skills. With this in mind, we will help you present your skills and experience in the best light.

Ignite can help advise your development.

Of course, there are occasions when a candidate expresses an interest in a role for which they are not quite suited. Whether this is in terms of “best company fit” or a skills shortfall, we’ll give you honest feedback on how you could become more suited to the position.

We can advise you on the professional skills, qualifications, or certifications you need to work toward to help progress your career.  This sort of advice, from those in the know, can be invaluable in securing a new job and advancing your career.

Ignite can coach you for your interview.

Successful interviewing is a skill that comes with experience.  If your skills have been in demand, and you have had the fortune of being a prolific interviewee in the past, you probably noticed that you got better at everyone you attended.

Ignite will be able to help you prepare for your interview.  Preparation is a must, and we can help.  The relationship Ignite has with our clients means that we prep you on the client and its culture. We can let you know who will be interviewing you, and the format it will take. Your recruitment partner will set it all up for you…all you need to do is prepare and be there!

In a mid-covid world, the traditional face-to-face interview is a format that we haven’t experienced a lot of recently. Arguably, a remote interview is a trickier beast. We can advise you on how to approach your remote or phone interview ensuring you make the best possible impression.

The Employee Advice section of our blog is a great resource, full of tips and tricks on how to prepare for, and ace your interview – whatever format it takes.   Of course, if you are successful with your application, and achieve an interview, your recruitment partner will be on hand to offer you moral support and help you debrief afterward.

Ignite will help you again and again.

The Ignite recruitment network is broad and we will always want to try to help you go on to find your next opportunity.  Indeed, some of the professionals we placed earlier in their careers are now “Heads Of..” departments, and have approached us to help build their teams.

We will stay in contact; ensure you are happy and support you in your success.

If you are a tech, digital, or data professional and you would like to hear more about our unique approach to talent solutions, reach out today. We would love to help you find your dream role in 2022.

About the author: I manage the recruitment for a range of digital roles for my clients on both a retained and contingency basis. I specialise in senior and confidential appointments, always giving a first class representation of a client’s employer brand.

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