How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution of Finding a New Job in the Automotive Industry

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution of Finding a New Job in the Automotive Industry

This article was originally published on 8 January 2024

New Year's resolutions are always made with the best intentions, but following through with them is often easier said than done. The process of job hunting can often be overwhelming and discouraging. But don't give up just yet! With the right support, you can turn your New Year's resolution into reality and find a more fulfilling career in the automotive industry. We at Autotech Recruit - an automotive recruitment agency specialising in placing vehicle technicians, MOT testers, service advisors, and parts advisors – are here to help you achieve this goal.

Happy vehicle technician receiving the news about his new role

Autotech Recruit has a team of experienced consultants who can guide you through your options without any hard sell or pressure, making your job search as smooth as possible.


One option that Autotech Recruit encourages automotive professionals to consider when making a job change is contracting. For vehicle technicians, MOT testers, service advisors and parts advisors contracting offers several unique benefits that may be worth exploring. One of the biggest draws of contracting is higher pay rates. Because contractors are hired for specific periods of time, they are usually paid at a higher hourly rate than permanent employees. This can potentially lead to significant financial gains for those who choose to contract.


Another benefit of contracting is the flexibility it offers over your schedule. As a contractor in the automotive aftermarket, you can choose the days you work. This can be a great benefit for those who have other commitments or simply enjoy the freedom of managing their own time. Additionally, contracting means freedom from office politics. In many cases, contracting allows you to avoid the stress and drama that can arise from working in one place.


For those who are considering contracting, it’s important to note that we offer both short-term and long-term contracts. Short-term contracts are often used to fill temporary gaps in staffing, while long-term contracts allow professionals to work at one workshop for an extended period of time.


Contracting with Autotech Recruit means everyday support and guidance throughout the process from our office team. Additionally, many of Autotech Recruit's contractors have years of experience in this field and are always happy to chat and offer advice on contracting in the automotive aftermarket.


So, if you are an automotive professional and are considering a job change this year, we encourage you to explore the option of contracting. With higher pay rates, flexibility over your schedule, freedom from office politics, and an abundance of long and short-term contracts available, contracting can be a great option for those seeking a change in their career.


And if you're not ready to become a contractor, we have an abundance of permanent positions available. You can join us as a permanent ATech or ATester, or explore full-time opportunities with our extensive client network. Autotech Recruit is your top choice for finding your next role in the aftermarket.


In conclusion, sticking to your New Year's resolution of finding a new job in the automotive industry can be daunting, but it's certainly achievable with the right support. Whether you're looking for a permanent position or contracting opportunities, Autotech Recruit is here to help. Get in touch with us and let’s work together to help you find the best job for you in the automotive aftermarket.

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