Opening a Recruitment Agency – are you Cut Out for it?

If you are a successful recruitment consultant, the next step in your career could be opening up your own agency. It is a challenging step to take and you will face a number oh challenges. However, it can be a great career choice for people who are talented, ambitious and who are good, skilled recruitment consultants.

You will need to make sure you have enough business to make this a viable option for you. Look at bringing in new contracts and working with companies that will be long-term partners. You will want to go for larger companies that have regular recruitment drives, but start small. It will be easier to find business with SMEs, and in time, they may well become the large companies you hope to work with. You will have become their recruitment consultant at just the right time. Broaden your options as your business grows and you gain more experience as a business owner.

Checking Over your New Job Contract Thoroughly

When you are offered a new job, the emotions can take over. It’s a time when you need to be at your most practical though, so make sure you do what you need to in order to be happy in your future employment. If you do not check your contract over thoroughly enough, this is a slippery slope and you could end up in an unenviable position.

The most important things to check in your contract are the salary, holiday entitlement and hours of work. You should check these over carefully to make sure they match up with what you have been told about the role. If you have any queries at all, direct them to your employer, as you should be able to start your employment with everything clear and accurate.

Other things you should read over are things like sick pay and medical requirements, to make sure you fully understand the terms of your employment.

How To Find The Perfect Teaching Job In Oxfordshire

Whether you are unhappy in your current school, a newbie looking at the world of education with wide eyes and a hopeful grin or about to jump into education as a second-career seeker, you are entitled to work in a place that “gets” you and wants what you have to offer.

But remember, in today’s extremely competitive job market, teaching jobs Oxfordshire are few and difficult to come by. There are many qualified candidates. Teaching is one of the most fulfilling and stable jobs. Even though the job market is really tough, there are candidates who will still “win” the coveted few teaching job in Oxfordshire advertised every single year. Your goal is not to take the first job that is offered, but to get offered a job that will make you happy.

Specialize

If you know you want to be working with a specific sub-set of learners, you can consider getting an endorsement or special training in a specific area of ESL, such as Business English, or Young Learners. 

Don’t be afraid to move about

Some employers will love seeing a CV with just a few long-term roles on there, rather than a CV packed with different roles and experiences. Why you ask? Well, it tells them that you’re loyal and in it for the long haul. That said, other employers will like to see a CV with many different roles and experiences, this can tell them that the individual is not the type to get comfortable, and is an individual who will do anything and everything to develop and pick up more skills.

When you’re young, so let’s say 18-25, you’re likely to move about a little before you find the job that’s right for you. You won’t know where you’re heading and what you want to do if you don’t get out there and work at different companies. You can build confidence this way, and combine all of the things you’ve learned and dealt with to push forward.

If you have a CV with lots of short-term jobs and gaps, this can be problem, but only if you’re unable to explain why you took the route you did. Was you doing work experience at that time? Was you taking time out to travel? There may be good reasons for gaps, but they’re always explainable and so too are short-term positions. Just don’t make a habit out of moving, because if it’s still the case when you’re 30, questions may be asked.

Showing hunger, not desperation

When you hear back from a prospective employer and you’ve been offered an interview, it’s normal to start thinking about the questions you will have to answer. The only problem is, you can’t predict the questions that will come your way, and there will always be an element of surprise. Researching the company is something recruitment agencies will always tell you to do, but again the interviewer may not care how much you know about their business, after all, there will be time for you to learn if you do get the job.

So what should you prepare for? The easiest thing to prepare for is how you present yourself and how you allow your personality to shine though. You should show you’re hungry for the role, and not just desperate to get a job. You shouldn’t have to lie to get a job, but you should know how to talk in a way that shows you care about developing in their setup, and helping their company piush forward. When you’re asked a question, think about how you can answer in a way that sells you and your skills. Prepare for this by picking out previous experiences that are relevant to this role. Use them as fuel, to give your answers more substance.