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Are you Being Paid What you are Worth?

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Do you know if you are being paid what you are worth in the workplace? If you’re not sure, it is worth establishing what the going rate is for people with your level of knowledge and experience. Have a look at jobs in your sector to see what wage is being offered and have a look online and submit your CV to see what you ought to be being paid.

Once you know what you are worth, talk to you employers. They should be paying you the same amount you could get elsewhere. Otherwise, what incentive is there for you to stay? Let them know what you have found and see if they are willing to give you a payrise. If not, it might be time to start looking for a new job. Lots of employees are undervalued in the workplace and you deserve to be paid for your time, skills and experience.

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Time for a Career Change?

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Are you thinking about a career change. This can be both a difficult and exciting time. There are lots of decisions to be made but at the same time, your future can be a lot more exciting. Here are some pointers to help you decide what to do:

  • Talk to a recruitment agency. They will be able to tell you about jobs that will use your skill set. Make it clear that you are keen to try something a little bit different.
  • Visit a careers counsellor. They can give you advice about your career and point you in a new direction. They can tell you about jobs you might never have thought of or that you didn’t know existed.
  • Look online. Most jobs are now advertised somewhere on the internet. Browse through jobs that you think you may be suitable for and see if any of them appeal to you.

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Should Businesses Use a Recruitment Agency?

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 4:50 pm

It can be a great idea for businesses to use a recruitment agency. Many businesses find that recruitment consultants offer them excellent value for money and they get great results from using their services. If you haven’t used a recruitment agency before, now might be the time to consider it.

Look for a consultant that matches your needs and that specialises in your field. For example, there are recruiters who specialise in sectors like teaching, marketing, HR, publishing etc. so find one that meets your requirements. By hiring a professional, you won’t have to do all the hard work whilst recruiting. They will find you potential candidates who meet your job specification and who have been pre-interviewed by them to check their credentials. As you work with a recruiter more, they get to know you, your business and what you are looking for. The relationship can be very beneficial for you.

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How to Progress in your Teaching Career

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 3:09 pm

As with any other job, people working in teaching want to progress and get further up in their careers. Teaching is a very specific field and you will need to do certain things if you want to climb the teaching career ladder. It’s not like a usual job where you can have a certain role for a while and gain promotions. You need to look out for new opportunities and put yourself forward.

One of the best ways to begin progressing is to look for opportunities in your current school. You may be able to apply for additional responsibilities, such as being a head of house or an assistant leader for a certain year group.

If opportunities don’t arise in your current school, it may be time to consider applying for a new teaching job. You can look out for opportunities on specific recruitment websites, or you can pass your details on to a teaching recruitment professional.

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Is Recruitment a Good Career for you?

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 5:13 pm

The recruitment sector is an exciting one to work in. Many people find it a very rewarding place to work, with lots of challenges and plenty of money to be made. If you are considering a career in recruitment, now might be just the right time for you to move. Here are some questions to ask yourself if you are seriously thinking about becoming a recruitment consultant:

  • Are you career driven? Recruitment is a competitive field. If you aren’t passionate about what you do, you will lag behind.
  • Do you mind working long hours? The hours can be long but the benefits will be excellent. If you find this rewarding, you would make a good recruitment consultant.
  • Do you enjoy helping people? One of the most rewarding parts of working in recruitment is helping people find their dream jobs. This career path would really appeal to someone who likes working with others and helping them in the world of work.

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Finding a Job that you will Love

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 12:55 pm

It’s so important that you love your job. After all, you spend so much time doing it. If you just don’t feel that way about your current position, it’s time to rethink and find a new job. You deserve to be happy in what you do, so get looking straight away and find something more suited to your personality.

You could try asking friends and family what they think you would be good at. They will be able to give you advice based on what they know about your strengths, as well as the kind of person you are. They may be able to spot personality traits that you can’t see yourself.

Talk to a professional. This could be a careers’ counsellor, or perhaps a recruiter. Both will be able to give you a variety of options and can present you with jobs you may not have previously come across. See if any of them take your fancy.

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Writing a Good Cover Letter

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm

A good written cover letter is vital when looking for work. You need to give a good enough impression so that your CV goes one step further in the game we call hiring!

Building upon the information in your CV, a cover letter should state in no uncertain terms why this company should hire you. Everything it includes should encourage the recruiter to give your CV the attention it deserves.

Before you sit down to write your cover letter, do some research on the company and the job you’re applying for. Things to know include what the company does, their competitors and where they’re placed in the market.

Not only will carrying out this research give you the knowledge you require to tailor your cover letter and CV to the style of the company, it also demonstrates that you’ve a real interest in the role and the company itself.

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2 Reasons Why Using a Recruiter Could Be a Good Idea

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Since most recruiters get paid when they get you work – they have to work hard to seal the deal. As the talent, you don’t pay them a penny during any part of the process… that’s all handled by the employer. All you have to do is be the best you can be and get hired. Because you don’t have to pay to use recruiters, you can have as many recruiters working for you as you want simultaneously. It’s all a big game, but you as the talent have some unique advantages.

Very often, recruiters have direct connections to the hiring managers at various companies, people that you would never be able to get an audience with otherwise. These hiring managers get 100 resumes on their desk every week, but when the recruiter they know and trust calls, they pick up. Recruiters are dialed in to the specific roles these hiring managers are looking to fill, so they have their pulse on what’s available right now.

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A Career Advisor

Posted on March 20, 2016 at 11:39 pm

A careers adviser is someone that provides information, guidance and direction to help people make practical choices about their education, training and work pathways. Finding a good one can be extremely beneficial to you and can really help you focus on what career you wish to pursue and what you need to do to get there. Sometimes career advisors will be based in schools and you should have the option to meet with them on a regular basis to discuss how you want to progress your academic future. There are also agencies outside of schools that offered independent advice, which there is normally no charge for. If you are struggling to know what you want to do or have an idea but don’t know how to get in to a particular job or industry then it may be worthwhile booking an appointment to see someone. They may end up saving you years of working in a job that does not satisfy you.

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Building The Perfect CV

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm

When it comes to writing a CV you may have no idea where to start. There are millions of examples of CV’s on the internet but not all of them are good and sometimes your CV may have to be a little different depending what industry the position is in.

  1. Who you are – you would be surprised how many CV’s are sent out with incorrect or no contact details on. You may be the perfect candidate but if they cant get in touch with you they will not spend hours trying to to find you.
  2. Qualifications / Education – You don’t necessarily have to go in to this in too much detail unless it is related.
  3. Current / Previous employment – Here you should detail the company you worked for, your job title and time worked there. I would advise bullet pointing the most relevant skills / responsibilities you had there under each one.
  4. Closing paragraph – Explain a little about who you are and your hobbies etc.

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