Navigating Difficult Job Markets
At the moment it might be harder to find a job than usual; the current economic climate, and the fact that it is approaching Christmas, can typically mean that there are fewer jobs than usual available. How do you approach finding a job in these circumstances? Don’t panic. It might feel like you have to put yourself forward for every job opportunity and find a job ASAP. While it is of course important to have a job, if you do not focus on yourself and what you want, you won’t have the time and energy to apply for the jobs that would be a better fit for you. Be selective.…
How to Ask for a Payrise
It is always a difficult conversation to have with your boss when you want to ask for a payrise. However, it doesn’t need to be awkward and there are lots of tips you can follow to help make the conversation easier, and to give you a better chance of success as well. Be matter of fact. Whilst it doesn’t help to be deemed demanding or ungrateful, it does help to be straight talking. Explain clearly what you want. Tell them why you deserve it. Go into your meeting armed with evidence, so you can show the value that you bring to the company through your role. Know the industry averages.…
Advancing your Career as a Recruitment Consultant
Recruitment consultancy is still a relatively young industry in the grand scheme of things. It is now a popular profession for people who like to keep busy, achieve results and work with a range of people. If you get into recruitment and really enjoy it, there are also plenty of options for career progression. You just need to make sure you work for the right agency. When you go for your interview, you should ask about career progression and the options on offer. This will show you are keen and make you stick in people’s minds, as they will know and remember you as the keen, ambitious person. If you…
Finding the Right Recruiter for you
A recruitment agency will help you find a job that is well suited to your needs – as long as it is well suited to theirs as well. You will find that you get the right kinds of opportunities when you work with the right recruiters, who are actively recruiting in the fields where you would like to work. If you are interested in a certain sector, or you work in a certain type of job (marketing, HR, teaching etc) then it always pays off to find a specialist recruiter. First, make contact with the agency to see if they might be right for you. This is always better than…
The Right Way to Recruit for your Business – Online Advertising
There is a lot of potential online when you are advertising for new members of staff to join your business. The internet provides the perfect platform to recruit the right employees, giving you the chance to find the people who will be a good match for you and your team. When you advertise a job online, you will reach a whole new group of candidates.
Standing your Ground in a Busy Job Market
As more and more people go to college and earn university degrees, competition for jobs is higher than ever before. However, don’t let this intimidate you. If you are a good candidate for a job, make sure your potential future employer knows this. Stand your ground, stand up for yourself and show them what you have got. If a job sounds interesting to you, then don’t ever be afraid of applying for it. This is especially true if a recruitment agency is recruiting on behalf of the client, as this then means they have your CV. If they don’t think you are suitable for that role but have others that…
How to Start a New Job Successfully
Starting a new job is always going to be a little daunting. Will you get on with everyone? Will the work be too challenging? Will you like working for the company? There are lots of variables that could affect your experience. However, if you follow these tips, you are more likely to be successful: Be positive. Don’t complain or act like you cannot do the job. It is all about mental attitude. If you believe you can succeed, others will too. Be friendly. Smile at people, talk to them and ask questions. Be careful not to just talk at people. Ask them about themselves and their roles. Have a can-do…
Are you Focusing too Intently on your Career?
On the surface, focusing on your career doesn’t sound like a bad thing. That being said, it all depends on how you are focusing on it. If you are working hard and loving what you do, that is one thing. If you are becoming agitated, stressed and are focusing on the wrong things, you may need to take a step back. When you think about nothing but your career, for the right or wrong reasons, it can have a negative impact. You need to make sure you are taking the time to relax and unwind, having a break from work and doing other things you enjoy. You may also be throwing yourself…