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Top Tips for Job Seekers
January 7th 2021
Are you on the Job Hunt? We have put together some of our Top Tips to follow when you are searching for work!
CV and Cover letter – Ensure your CV and cover letter are up to date, if you need help there are some great templates and samples online! Try and have two or three references and their contact details ready to provide employers. Ensure you proof read your CV and cover letter ask a friend, family member or one of our experienced team to check for errors and offer advice on how to enhance your CV.
Customise your CV - Adapt your CV to each job you apply for. Study the job description to determine why you are a great fit. Then, add your skills and experience that are relevant to that position. Taking the time to highlight in your CV how you meet the criteria will ensure your employer can see you are suitable for the position and increases your likelihood to be invited to the next stage.
To simplify this step, have templates of your CV and cover letter ready to customise. Keep key sections such as your education and contact information the same, but personalise your abilities or past job duties to fit the job you are applying for.
Use all Job Search Resources - Rather than limiting yourself to manual online searches, take advantage of all job search options. This may include attending (online) career fairs or searching social media. Use job search engines to find openings on job boards and sign up for daily or weekly job alerts by email. Registering with our agency will allow our experienced team to reach out to companies for you. As recruiters we have a large network of clients. Many of our clients recruit solely with Industrial Temps, giving our candidates priority. We also offer tools to help optimise your employability i.e. reviewing and giving advice about CV writing.
STAR Method – Use the STAR method – Situation, Task, Action, Result to tell your stories effectively. People tend to remember engaging stories and examples over lists of facts. Plan ahead by identifying personal experiences that highlight the skills needed for a particular job. Add these to your cover letter and use them during job interviews.
Prepare for interviews - Research common interview questions, create responses for them and practice those responses before you get invited to an interview. Ask a friend or contact to do a practice interview with you. The more prepared you are the more confident and comfortable you will feel going into your next interview.
How to Keep Focus during your Job Search!
One of the dangers of being out of work for an extended period of time is getting out of practice. Fail to use any skill for a while and you begin to lose your edge, this is why it’s so important to keep your mind focused when looking for a job.
Just like your body, your brain can become unfit with disuse. Here are some of our top tips on how to keep focused during your job search.
Studies have shown that brain health and physical fitness are inextricably linked. Therefore looking after yourself through a healthy diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep will help keep your mind sharp and healthy.
Aerobic exercise seems to be particularly beneficial to the brain. By strengthening blood circulation, exercise nourishes your brain with the nutrients and oxygen it needs to perform optimally. Additionally, physical exercise is proven to help reduce stress by lowering insulin resistance and reducing inflammation.
Keep Up to date:
One of the fastest ways to lose touch with your industry is by not keeping up with current trends, news and trailblazing businesses and ideas. Now it is easier than ever to stay knowledgeable with blogs, podcast and other sources that cover every industry. This is something you should be doing whether you are working or not.
Keeping up to date is important as it keeps your brain as concentrated and active as before you were unemployed.
Keep in Contact:
Staying socially active with friends and colleagues has been proven to keep you mentally and physically healthy. The brain just like and other part of the body needs to be exercised, engaging in conversation requires a high level of mental dexterity which is strengthened the more regularly it is used. Keeping in touch with industry colleagues will help you feel less like an outsider.
Learn New Skills:
The best way to strengthen your brain is by learning a new skill, not through brain games as generally believed, this can be learning to play an instrument, learning a new language or any new skill that interests you. The intention is to use your brain in ways it is not used to. However the better you become the less effort it takes for your brain, if you feel you no longer need to concentrate on the task it’s time to change it up to create more of a challenge.
Pick something you are interested in and get started!
Top Most Common Interview Mistakes to Avoid
Interviews can be nerve wrecking, the best way to combat this is by being prepared! We have listed below the most common mistakes to avoid in an Interview/ Skype Interview.
Great News for Ballymena!
Industrial Temps are extremely proud to be working alongside Wrightbus who have recently announced their plans to create an additional 1500 jobs for production of the first electric-hydrogen double decker bus. This is fantastic news not only for Ballymena and Northern Ireland but also for our workers who are eager to return to work to be a part of this exciting chapter of Wrightbus history.
Looking After your Mental Health while Staying at Home
Plan Your Day:
Try Relaxation Techniques:
Take Time to Reflect:
Improve Your Sleep:
Top 5 Free Apps to Help Keep Active!
We know it can be hard to motivate ourselves particularly during this
time where many are struggling to maintain routine. Exercise can be used
as a distraction, stress reliever and of course beneficial in keeping our
minds and bodies healthy. We have listed the 5 best free apps to use to
help stay active.
1. Runtastic: This app allows you to set personal goals, tracks your routes
in real time which you can share with friends! It also has the option to sync
with apple music to offer high tempo playlists for motivation.
2. Asana Rebel – Yoga and Fitness: This app is great if you are new to Yoga
as it has different stages from beginner to experienced. Two new workouts
are released daily, so you are not stuck doing the same thing.
3. Couch to 5K Runner: This NHS programme claims to get people off the
couch and running in just 9 Weeks! This app is ideal for new starters as it eases
you into a new regime setting realistic goals to work from a 15-minute route
up to a 5k run. Each workout is guided by a voice over.
4. Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer: This app allows you to exercise well from
the comfort of your own home (ideal for our current situation). You simply
choose the area of your body you want to target, and the app offers a simple
5-30 Minute workout.
5. My Training Workout Tracker: This app offers helpful training videos with
a routine log so you can monitor progress. This app is great for those missing
the support of Personal Trainers and coaches as this allows you to speak with
certified coaches by using the chat feature!
Due to the safety of our employees and workers our offices are currently closed to the public, however, we do remain operational.
Should you need to contact our offices you are advised to email email@example.com and someone will get back to you at the very earliest opportunity.
May we take this opportunity in wishing you, your family and friends safety and health during this very trying time.
Top Tips For Stress Management!
It has been a stressful few weeks and with many things still feeling uncertain we have listed some easy tips to help deal with stress during this time:
- Attitude is an important factor. Sometimes it can help to take a moment and reflect on your position. Look for the positives in life and things we are grateful for, it can be helpful to write down 1 thing each day.
- Be active! Exercise will not make stress disappear, but it can help clear your thoughts and allow you to deal with problems more calmly.
- Taking care of ourselves is important. At this current time particularly, we need to ensure we are eating healthy, are aware of our alcohol consumption and try to maintain a good sleeping pattern.
- Taking 15-20 minutes personal time can help reduce stress levels. Setting aside ‘me time’ to practice relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, or tai-chi can be beneficial for stress management.
- Stay in contact. Talking to a friend or family member can be an effective way to deal with stress. Stress effects everyone at different levels and in different ways but remember were all in this together.
Wrightbus Information Days!!
We will be holding Wrightbus Information Days, to give our candidates more information about the current vacancies with Wrightbus and how to apply.
We will be in Magherafelt Jobs and Benefits Office on Tuesday the 11th of February 2020 from 11am - 3pm
Ballymoney Jobs and Benefits Office on Thursday the 13th of February 2020 from 10am - 12pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!!
WE ARE HIRING!
We are holding a Jobs Fair in Jobs and Benefits Office Newtownabbey on Friday 10th January from 11am - 3pm.
This will be a great opportunity to see what jobs we offer!
See you there!!
Industrial Temps are proud to announce we are working in partnership with Wrightbus.
We are now recruiting for Coachbuilders, Vehicle Installation Electricians, Spray Painters and Body Paint Preparation Operatives.
More positions will become available over the coming weeks/months.
Buta Atwal, Wrightbus Chief Executive said: “We hope to attract the brightest and best talent to help us rebuild this great company and encourage anyone who is interested in the roles we are recruiting for to get in touch.”
Our Office is here to help! With our Ballymena Office now offering evening appointments to suit all our candidates needs.
Please call 028 2542 0140 to book an appointment.
Belfast Careers Fair!!
The Industrial Temps Team are excited to be attending Belfast Careers Fair! Come visit us at Ten Square Hotel on Wednesday 6th November 10am - 2pm
We offer the greatest number and variety of temporary and permanent jobs within the industrial sector.
Our PORTADOWN office turns ONE!
It has been one year since we stepped into our new Portadown office. We’ve seen the last 12 months fly by and super proud of all we’ve achieved; from growing our client profile and expanding our team to learning new skills and evolving what we have to offer.
Happy Birthday to our Poratdown office- keep up the great work!
Belfast Transport Employment Academy
30th August 2019
Industrial Temps attended the Belfast Transport Employment Academy hosted in City Hall on Tuesday the 27th of August. The accredited and industry- recognised training is designed in partnership with the council and transport employers across the city. It is a free training programme which gives participants the licences, tests and other skills needed to embark on a career in the industry.
Belfast’s Lord Mayor Councillor John Finucane commented
‘The transport sector is vital to our city's success and provides a wealth of opportunities for both employment and self-employment – so we've given this Academy a great deal of thought with our partners, and as a result, it provides excellent, practical and specialist support to people interested in working in transport.’
Thank you inviting us!
Industrial Temps Top 10 Tips for Interviewing
20th August 2019
Great! You have landed the Interview- what next?
This means your CV or profile has stood out to the employer from the competition and you are a potential fit for the job. Now it’s time to prepare, and we’ve got you covered. Our Industrial Temps Resoucers have put together their Top Ten Tips for a successful interview! Good luck!
We are on LINKED IN- Get connected!
OVER HALF A BILLION USERS! LinkedIn has reached 575+ million users this year- and we are one of them!
LinkedIn has become the best way to instantly reach out to colleagues, potential employers and groups. Our Industrial Temps page is dedicated to keeping you up to date with valuable content in our specialized sectors as well as being a great tool to land your dream job!
Reach out… and connect!
Introducing... Industrial Perms!
Let us introduce you to our new service- PERMS (Permanent Placements Division at Industrial TEMPS!
Industrial Temps have been able to successfully place thousands of candidates. We have discovered that many of these temporary roles have progressed into permanent placements. This paired with positive feedback from Clients and being able to contend with their growing demands has made Industrial Perms a natural expansion to our company.
With nearly 30 years’ experience recruiting for industry sectors in Northern Ireland, our expert team have been training and preparing for this expansion and we are up for the new challenge!
Amongst the positions we are currently hiring for are:
Keep up to date with all INDUSTRIAL PERMS and connect with us!
Investors In People re-accreditation
Today we are excited to be hanging our renewed Investors In People Plaque. After many years of hard work and assessment we are thrilled to receive this award for the second time. Investors in People is recognised over the world for showcasing organisations that demonstrate clear commitment. We invest heavily in development, progression and performance and recognise that our employees are our biggest asset. Our teams are determined to improve the way we manage, develop and lead our staff. It is always an ongoing journey and receiving this accreditation again keeps us focused!
Big congratulations to all the teams at Industrial Temps!
Industrial Temps OPEN DAY
We want to make sure everyone has a chance to come in and chat to us here at Industrial Temps. With new opportunities constantly coming our way, we want to invite you and your friends to our OPEN DAY on SATURDAY the 8TH of JUNE between 10AM and 2PM. Stop by and say HELLO in any of of 4 branches! We look forward to seeing you!
If you would like to register on the day please bring:
Industrial Temps Top 10 Tips for creating a perfect CV
Our experienced Resourcers have put together their Top 10 Tips and Hints to create the perfect CV to help you stand out from the crowd! Your CV is an introduction of yourself to the employer and they will form an impression based off it. Download our Tips or call to organise an appointment with someone in our team. Get going on your next career move!
ANNOUNCEMENT! Our Portadown Office has reloacted!
We are proud to announce that we have moved to a new office location in Portadown! Still providing the same fantastic service but in a new and trendy building. The larger office space and new layout allows us to add more functions to deliver a value added service to all our clients.
Our new office address is 2 Bridge Street, Portadown, BT62 1JD,
Our office numbers will remain the same as
We look forward to seeing and chatting you in our new surroundings!