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Employers who hold group interviews do it for multiple reasons. Some are short on time. They could be hiring a large number of people for a busy time of the year. They could be in a highly competitive industry and want to see who rises to the top quickly under pressure.
So you’ve found the perfect holiday job. It’s fast-paced with the season’s rush of customers but you’ve gained some new skills, new friends, you like the work, and the company. You find yourself wishing the holiday season would last a little longer. It’s time to start thinking about how to turn that holiday job into a more permanent position.
You’ve done the hard work and made your way into an industry that you like with an entry-level job. Now you feel ready to move up the ladder. We’ve put together a strategy to help you make those first steps in the right direction.
Applying for a seasonal job can be a quicker process than for longer-term jobs. However, this doesn’t mean that employers skip important steps like the interview. They still need to know they are hiring people who can do the job, integrate with full-time staff and keep customers happy during a fast-paced time of the year.
If you’re looking for work, the holiday season is a golden opportunity as employers scramble to fill thousands of short-term jobs to deal with a surge in seasonal activity. They’re an excellent way to earn extra money, to gain valuable work experience and even get a more permanent position.
The path to your ideal career can be difficult to navigate. Sometimes, you need certain skills which aren’t easy to develop on your own. That’s why BASE places so much emphasis on providing opportunities for job seekers and people already employed but looking to better themselves to learn and hone their talents.
Even if you’re working in a dream job, you can feel stuck if you aren’t constantly developing. But while it may appear the best option is to look for other employment – there’s often things you can do to get your current job moving in the right direction again. Here are our recommendations for getting your career where you want it to be.
Getting back into work after some time out can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. The key is to weigh up your options, decide what you want to do most, then make a wholehearted commitment to seeing it through. BASE has a number of superb employment opportunities in exciting industries and we believe everyone has the potential to be exceptional.
Finishing school is a massive achievement – but the pressure doesn’t die down once you’ve got your results. This is especially true if you haven’t chosen to go to university and have to set your own path for the next three or four years.
Seeing your CV is the first interaction a potential employer has with you. Writing and sending them isn’t a fun process, but it is crucially important. Here are some common mistakes that if avoided, will shorten that process and land you that job as soon as possible.
Leaving your job – or even considering leaving – to pursue a different career can be a scary thought. Everyone enjoys the safety of a job they know, and a field they’re comfortable in. Yet if these things are leaving you feeling stuck, and aren’t living up to your aspirations, it’s time for a change.
BASE is a new service that works in partnership with existing local job programmes to match local people to the 17,000 long-term jobs that will become available over the next decade at Battersea Power Station.