I am having to get up earlier and earlier to get to work due to traffic and parking issues. This is really getting me down as I am leaving at silly o'clock and not seeing my DC until late afternoon and we are both tired after a long day at work/school and stress is really a factor for me and would like to move to a role closer to home. Agencies have told me that this really isn't possible and would be like finding a needle in a haystack. Would you:
a - accept this and just get on with it? b - start sending CV's to local companies who would have similar/same roles or push agencies
Dont really know whats for the best
I have a good job but the travel and other issues are making it unbearable and I cant go on like this.
its not really a niche role noodlenuts but is specialised and more opportunities are in my nearest city not in the so called sticks where I live.
There are firms around and maybe bigger than my current firm who do the jobs I do but its finding a vacancy to suit and with flexible working (I kinda want the cake and eat it at the same time you see )
Do some research on the company first, find out who the hiring manager is and do a very tailored application to each one.
Many companies don't advertise, and particularly smaller firms, are likely to go through CVs received speculatively before contacting agency or advertising. You might just get lucky and hit on an opportunity.
That is exactly how agencies work - cold call companies in the hope that they get one with a vacancy they can work on.