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‘Way to Win’ Getting The Most From A Recruitment Agency 30 th June 2011 Christine Lambert Reed Specialist Recruitment
Introduction Background to Reed How to get the most out of recruitment agencies What do employers look for in an employee Making the best of your CV How to make the most of your interviews 3G Mindset Vs Skills
Background to Reed Established since 1960 - for over 50 years An independent company Over 350 branches worldwide Permanent, temporary, contract and outsourced recruitment solutions 30 Specialisms – extensive portfolio of clients for job seekers reed.co.uk - largest recruitment website in the UK, with 1.3million job applications per month Over 12000 recruiters advertising on reed.co.uk reedglobal.com – opportunities for job seekers and recruiters internationally
Background to Reed Core business Reed Specialist Recruitment – recruitment solution service Reed Learning – learning and training opportunities Reed In Partnership – breaking down the barriers to employment and social inclusion Reed Online – manages and develops our online presence
Contacting Agencies The benefits of using a recruitment agency What do we do What to expect Preparing for the approach What do we look for
Why do recruiters use agencies ? There are various ways of recruiting: Websites, word-of-mouth, national /local press, radio and Jobcentre Plus. Saves time and money Short - term quick fix, long term cover roles, urgent vacancy Gain advice on current market and availability of suitable candidates and salaries Interview a short-list of candidates who meet the criteria for the job description and person spec Only relevant CVs are submitted for roles Short-listed candidates -Interview preparation Communication of Job offer to placement - salary negotiation
What do we do ? Sales and business development activity to gain new business Expect to be interviewed by a qualified Consultant We aim to assist jobseekers who meet with our client’s profile We consider eligibility, experience, skills, qualifications, confidence, flexibility and mindset We assess, register and interview Honest about opportunities and prospects
Agency Interview Questions Be prepared to communicate effectively the following: What type of work are you looking for: temporary, permanent, contract What is your current situation What is your work history Do you have an up to date CV Relevant Qualifications What are your key strengths in the workplace What are your job seeking activities Registered on reed.co.uk
Be prepared !! When telephoning or visiting and agency Introduce yourself clearly !! Explain the purpose of your call or visit Dress appropriately Have your CV in front of you or bring it with you Be confident in discussing your skills and experience Be aware of your strengths and weaknesses Have a pen with you to take down information !!
What do employers look for ? Steady work history or qualifications Good communication skills – written and verbal Smart presentation Confidence and enthusiasm An understanding of good work ethics Commitment, hard working and the willingness to learn Flexibility and ability to multi-task Willing to go the extra mile Attention to detail Relevant experience for job applied for
The role of the CV Objective of a good CV To detail your education, qualifications, employment history and personal qualities and suitability Aim To attract the attention of an employer in order to be short- listed for an interview for the role applied for
Making the most of your CV Your CV is a powerful tool Presentation, style and layout are very important Check grammar and spelling It should be interesting, factual, clear & relevant Use universal language Use bullet points – easier to read Promote your skills & strengths Explain long gaps in your employment Don’t miss out on valuable information Don’t squeeze everything onto one page !!
Making the most of your interviews Aim of an interview The interview is your one opportunity to promote yourself and your skills to a potential employer. Objective You must - PLAN !! PLAN!! PLAN!! Fail to plan, plan to fail !! The first impression is a lasting one !!
Planning for your interview Ask yourself these questions: Why have you applied for this vacancy Do you have and understand the job description What format will the interview be Have you researched the company website Have you planned your journey/route - timings What are you going to wear What planned questions will you ask in the interview
The Interview Get there early ! Be in control of your nerves and be aware of your body language Take a copy of your CV/application form with you Ensure you ask your prepared questions Competency Based Interview Questions – what are they Draw reference to your skills, experience and achievements Express your interest in the position and show enthusiasm Ask when will a decision be made and when is the job to start Tell the interviewer you are interested !!
After the interview Consider the following : Is this the right job for you Location – within easy commute Salary - can I afford to live on this salary if offered Agency – must call your Consultant to give feedback Always gain feedback after your interviews Offered on the spot - Never turn down straightway !!
What is 3G Mindset - Panorama Book written by Chairman – James Reed and Dr Paul G Stoltz In this unstable and highly competitive jobs market, everyone wants the best advice on how to stand out from the crowd and secure a richly rewarding, well paid position with long- term potential. But what does it actually take to get and keep the job you want? 97 percent of employers argue that it goes beyond having the right skills—it’s all about the right mindset Therefore, Mindset Vs Skills
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3GMindset – Global, Good, Grit Book available from WH Smith or Amazon Top seller for Jobseekers Trebles the chance of getting the job you want Assess you mindset now Psychometric personality test - 80 questions – 5 minutes Visit 3GMindset.com and take the 3G Panorama
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