Q: WHERE is the best place to find a job in the fleet industry?
A A LITTLE known fact in recruitment is that many jobs are allocated by word of mouth and personal contact. A lot of people forget this when they look for a new job.
The direct approach may seem random but the key question is how many people are you competing with for a job?
If you reply to an advert, you may be competing against 200 others. Going direct, you may be competing against 10.
It is important to get the name of the person you are writing to and the correct job title. If you ring the receptionist, they will usually help.
The other direct approach is to look online and see if a company has a vacancies page listing. Even if they don’t list your role, take the details as someone may be resigning that day. Then register your details and be particular about the role you are looking for.
In terms of job adverts, most of the industry positions are in Fleet News on a weekly basis or the Daily Telegraph has sales jobs on a Thursday. The final source is agencies.
The key message is manage your own career and take initiatives rather than leave it to someone else.
Director, Essential Risk Consultancy