Top tips to ensure a successful job search

Finding a new job can be challenging and frustrating, and even more so in the current market. Our consultants are here to support you through the process and help you achieve your career goals.

In our Pure Advice videos, our consultants give you their top tips on how to make sure you have a successful and rewarding experience.  

1. Know what you are looking for

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Claire Bush, shares why it is important to understand what you are looking for and what your reasons are for looking for a new job.

2. Dedicate time to your job search

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Caroline Meeson shares why it is important to dedicate time to your job search and be efficient with your time.

3. Utilise all job search resources

Senior Managing Consultant, Becky Wilson talks about why you should use all your job search resources, ensuring you pick the ones most relevant to your area of expertise.

4. Networking and research

Recruitment Consultant, Jamie Durham talks about the importance of networking (in person and virtually) and research.

5. Be positive

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Jenny Barrett talks about why it is critical to try and keep a positive outlook, both for your own emotional well-being as well as for the impression you give to potential employers.

6. How to be successful with job boards

Managing Consultant, Amy Perks talks about why using job boards are essential in the job search and shares techniques that will make your search more successful.

7. Think outside the box

In this video, Rachel Thorogood shares why it is important to think outside the box with your job title search and make sure your sector preferences accurate.

8. be specific

Recruitment Consultant, Claire Oakley shares why it is important to start by being specific in your search and why you shouldn't apply for every job you see. 









9. Complete your profile and be discreet

Recruitment Consultant, Laurie Smith shares why it is important to have a full and comprehensive profile. Also, venting your job search frustrations on social media is unlikely to end well. Be discreet about your job search.

10. Stay motivated and patient

Managing Consultant, Mark Wishart talks about what to do if you haven't heard about a job application and how to stay visible and professional to recruiters.

11. focus on what you can control

Managing Consultant, Kelly Earl shares why it is important to focus your energy on the things you can control, including constructive ways that you can progress your job search.


We work with businesses across the eastern region and we’re always on the lookout for people to join our clients’ teams. As well as finding you the perfect position we can also help you:

  • write your CV and fill in applications
  • get ready for (and ace) interviews
  • stand out on LinkedIn.

If that sounds like something you might be interested in, please get in touch.


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Judith Pugh

Judith joined Pure in 2017 and is responsible for marketing the business, building our marketing strategy and delivering campaigns. Judith’s worked in marketing for more than 20 years across a range of industries – from health and fitness, horticulture, GIS software, education and now recruitment.

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