Sarah West Recruitment
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.
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.