Landing the dream job is a difficult task, especially in today’s competitive job market, but recruitment agencies can help. Meanwhile, employers often go to recruitment agencies to help fill vacant positions as they just don’t have the time to sufficiently look through all of the applications that are sent. But what is the role of a recruitment agency, and how can they help you?
Hiring companies frustrated by candidate hesitancy
Recruitment Companies hiring as usual post Brexit are finding a frustratingly low number of candidates confident enough to make a job move. This means there are fantastic opportunities for good candidates willing to overcome job nerves in the post Brexit climate of uncertainty. The companies that are recruiting in the current market are likely to be more financially robust than those on a “wait and see” or freeze agenda. It may be more shrewd to be looking at a job move now whilst candidate availability is short and job opportunities rich.
Temporary work can help career progession, allow you to learn and develop new skills and also network with influential employers. Making the most of your time as a temp over the summer is incredibly important and can be incredibly easy.
It was interesting to see that what is arguably Britain’s top job was decided this week, not on the basis of experience or qualifications but on the issue of whether motherhood made for a better candidate. Was it lazy journalism which chose to focus on this issue rather than the candidates’ qualifications for the job? Or is it that society genuinely defines women by these parameters as if it is insufficient for a woman to simply be good at her job? It is significant that one candidate felt forced to comment on the issue at all and it is not the first time nor will it be the last that women are defined by gender stereotypes.
With all the Brexit politicians resigning right left and centre, we have been thinking about shock resignations and what you should do if you are in a PA or secretarial job and your boss resigns unexpectedly.
Following the result of the EU referendum, many are asking what will happen to the process of looking for jobs and looking for suitable candidates to fill those jobs. Although it is clear there will be a period of uncertainty, there are certain reasons candidates and clients will see no noticeable change within the recruitment industry.
Are you a business struggling to recruit the right people for your secretarial jobs in London? Leading secretarial recruitment agencies in London show you how to identify transferable skills in candidates from non-secretarial roles.
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Post Brexit, European language skills may be in ever increasing demand as British companies wishing to do business with European customers may not be able to rely on employing EU candidates as easily as they have in the past. This is sure to shake things up a bit in the for the recruitment sector.
Even as top recruitment agencies in London may be worrying about a possible exodus of European companies, according to experts it seems unlikely that multinational companies will not want a base in London even if they have to move staff between their European offices.
Are you the type of indispensable PA or Secretary who more than compensates for your 2 week summer holiday by doing so much extra work before departure, leaving you so exhausted from the additional hours, that you end up face down in a Margherita on your first night away?
If this sounds like you, follow our Top Tips for a stress-free vacation and leave the office on a high instead of ragged from the pre-departure work frenzy.
That’s exactly what Lizzie Burdge did, Personal Assistant to Founder of The White Company, Chrissie Rucker MBE. And you can too by learning how to look beyond a job description, then market yourself on a winning combination of your personality and your skill set.
Be inspired by Lizzie’s story and see how it is indeed possible to be placed in top PA jobs with no direct experience.