Years before social media came along and people logged on to Linked-In, Twitter and Facebook, one of the ways to find a new job included reading the Newspapers, both the national and local/regional press. Whilst online advertising is certainly taking the place of print for job adverts, there are still job opportunities advertised in the national and local/regional press which you shouldn’t ignore. Applying to newspaper job adverts alongside other methods of job hunting which we discuss here on Approachthemarket.com means you will cover the whole range of avenues available to find yourself a new role.Read More
Posts by tag: Recruitment Consultancies
Today’s post has been inspired by a re-branded UK delivery company. The old company had received a lot of bad press and social media commentary from unhappy customers and disgruntled…Read More
With just over 2 weeks to go until the New Year, one question everyone has been asking me recently is ‘Who is going to be recruiting in 2011 ?’ I have my own thoughts on this topic, but rather than give you my best estimates, I decided to find some studies on the subject, and one of the largest and most recognised comes from Manpower, and their 32 page Employment Outlook Survey.Read More
No one likes to talk about the ‘R’ word. Those who tell me they have been made redundant recently are just some of the near 500,000 who have been affected so far this year.Read More
We discuss the art of interviewing a lot here at Approachthemarket.co.uk as it is a fundamental part of job hunting. Earlier this month I was asked by a Finance Director about panel interviews and thought I should probably write a blog post about the subject. Hopefully this will give you an insight into what you should do if you are asked to attend such an interview, and there are many more detailed resources on the internet which I have linked to at the end.Read More
Actually no matter what time of year it is, all Recruiters are all trying to undercover the following…Read More
Some form of selection must take place. You will be judged in some way. Only one person will get the job and so winners and losers are created. It’s also subjective. Disagreement over the best candidate will occur and mistakes will be made. How you cope with rejection will influence your attitude.Read More
Many jobseekers are looking for a new role to escape their current situation. Stories of bullying, harassment, personality clashes, blame cultures, difficult individuals, poor management and tough team dynamics are unfortunately not uncommon.
Such circumstances are stressful, upsetting and very uncomfortable for most. Yet as a jobseeker you really need to focus on moving ‘toward’ a new position rather than ‘away’ from an old / current one.Read More
I am regularly amazed at how small the world is and how smaller it appears to be getting with social media. Everyone has connections.
With this in mind it is essential therefore that you maintain a professional approach when dealing with everyone you come into contact with from receptionists to Director.Read More
Another selection method is the referral. Has someone you know recommended them? How well do you know this person? How do they know the recruiter they are suggesting? Be wary of a general introduction to an agency. Service can vary dramatically from consultant to consultant. Testimonials are useful, but again in what context where they given? When were they given? Are the circumstances similar to your own?Read More