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Be Inspired

Sarah West Recruitment


We want you – our candidates and clients – to be amazing at whatever it is you do. Whether it’s working on your interview technique, writing a better job description or better CV or understanding the local 'jobs market' - this is where we can help.
 
When it comes to matching dream jobs to dream candidates and great companies with great job seekers we’ve got a lot of experience to pass on. And we can help you to ‘be inspired’ to do what you do, but better - even if it’s just being yourself!
 
Ready? Read on.

A career in telesales - maybe you've got it wrong..?
06th
DEC
2016
Posted in Jobseeker advice
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.

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December - mince pies and recruitment planning!
01st
DEC
2016
Posted in Hiring Manager advice
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.

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10th
NOV
2016
Posted in Jobseeker advice
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.

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19th
OCT
2016
Posted in Hiring Manager advice
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.

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04th
OCT
2016
Posted in Jobseeker advice
Profile pictures – what is and isn’t acceptable!

This post assumes the reader is looking for office based work.

When you are looking for work you are being scrutinised, and potentially judged, by hiring managers or prospective future bosses based on what they can find out about you. Some of that is information you or your recruiter has provided, the rest of it will potentially be what they can find out by Googling you.

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