Recruitment Agencies

Recruitment agencies how they work

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 11:43 am

If you are currently in the process of looking for a job then you may find it useful to register with a recruitment agency. There are many of these agencies about some online and others that have an office that you can go to. If you look on the internet you will find a list of them and you may want to visit their website to see what they offer and if they charge a fee.

Some recruitment agencies will take a fee from you each time they find you work where as lots of other ones will actually charge the company you work for rather than you. They offer full time and part time, permanent and temporary jobs in many different industries. Some of them specialise in a particular field, for example I.T or administration roles.

It is advised that if you need work quickly and are not really bothered what work you do that you register with as many as possible accepting all types of jobs available.

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How to write a great covering letter for your CV

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 10:23 pm

When writing a cover letter to send with an application or a CV you need to carefully consider what job you are applying for. Although often a CV can be sent out to many companies with only minor tweaking, a cover letter should be written on an individual basis. It should ideally only be one page long and I often ensure that I have three main paragraphs in there.

The first paragraph should talk briefly about who you are, what position you are wanting to apply for and your current situation.

The second paragraph should entail specifics about what job you are doing, what skill sets you have and outline of your qualifications that are relevant to the position.

The final paragraph needs to say why you believe you are suitable for the job and that you would be happy to attend an interview. It is also often liked if you say that if the employer has any questions regarding your CV that they can contact you and that you look forward to hearing from them.

Do not go in to huge amounts of detail about your employment history and individual tasks you undertake as this can be done in your CV.


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