Three Tips To Getting That Surveying Job

Written by: RICS Recruit
Published On: 1 Apr 2020

 

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There are many reasons to change jobs: new opportunities, experiences, promotion. But before you jump headlong into applications, there are a few elements you need to consider.

Think about why you want to leave 

It’s important not just to focus on what you want from your next place of work, but why you want to leave your current position too. You may initially think it's for the same reasons but that's not always the case. Make a list of your reasons for leaving your present employer (excluding salary). You might find that there are some aspects which you could try to fix.

This will help you understand why you want to leave but also focus on what you want from your new surveying role. This list can also be useful when you are setting the questions to ask your potential new employer at interview.

Build your personal brand 

This doesn’t mean creating your own logo and website. It's about how you present yourself to new employers and help you to stand out from the crowd.

LinkedIn has to be your starting point. Follow relevant groups, join in conversations where your expertise is useful and contribute posts of your own.

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Think, if you were a brand or a company yourself, what would be your unique selling point? What can you bring to the table that other people can’t? Each surveyor can bring something from their individual experiences and interests. Use this to create an 'elevator pitch'. Include this short paragraph on your CV and tailor it for each employer.

Research any new company well 

A mistake that candidates often make is presuming they will only be expected to talk about themselves at the interview. So do your research about your potential employer. Having an awareness of their past and present projects will give you the chance to have meaningful conversations about their business and get your interviewees on side.

There are many reasons to change jobs: new opportunities, experiences, promotion. But before you jump headlong into applications, there are a few elements you need to consider.