Sarah West Recruitment
10 things you could do over the festive break to help your job search!
Christmas seems to creep up on us every year and whilst at the time of writing (13 December) we are still very busy working, with new vacancies still flooding in, there will come a point where recruitment goes quiet as the festive spirit takes over.
Here is a list of 10 things you could be doing over Christmas to aid your changes of quickly finding a new permanent job in January - when things pick up again!
A career in telesales - maybe you've got it wrong..?
A career in telesales – maybe you’ve got it wrong..?
Sales has evolved hugely in the last decade and these days almost all companies approach sales from a relationship building perspective. The ‘new’ way of selling is to build rapport, relationships and trust – and to establish the company you represent as a trusted advisor.
December - mince pies and recruitment planning!
Most people assume that December is a quiet time for the recruitment industry…..WRONG!! We, the team at Sarah West Recruitment, spend a large part of December meeting with clients who are planning ahead to the first quarter of the pending year.
How to handle a counter offer - once you've handed in your notice.
A counter offer is where your current employer offers you something to stay after you’ve accepted a job elsewhere and have handed in your notice. This is often more money but could also be added responsibility, a new job title, a promotion or anything else that gets you to change your mind and stay.
It’s very flattering to have your employer fall over themselves to keep you - but you need to think carefully before changing your mind.
Taking references and what to ask!
I’m always surprised how few companies take references as part of the recruitment process and how many see it as an administrative ‘box ticking’ exercise that happens often after the new hire has started.
References should be an essential part of your recruitment and should be followed up either before (with the applicant’s permission) an offer is made, or at the earliest opportunity.