Jobs

Getting a Salary you Deserve

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

It can be difficult and awkward to negotiate a good salary, especially when job applications don’t even give you an approximate idea of salary before you apply. Don’t let this put you off though – remember that you are a hardworking employee and you have relevant skills and knowledge, meaning that you deserve a good salary. Here are some tips for negotiating:

• Ask your agency to state your expectations. Negotiating a salary via an agency can be easier as your employer will know the recruitment consultant and will value their opinion.
• Go in higher. Say a higher wage than you would be happy to accept so that there is some room for negotiation.
• Don’t apply for jobs where the salary is too low. You might be able to get a pay rise quickly, but equally you might not. Apply for the positions that offer the kind of salary you would want and expect.

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Getting the Most out of your Career

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

The last thing you want is for your job to become monotonous and boring. If this is becoming the case for you, it is time for you to think again about how to get the most out of your career. We have put together some tips and tricks to help you:

  • Make sure you have regular reviews. This will help you to develop in your role and get the most out of your current position. This can also be a good way to find out what you need to do to get a promotion.
  • Put in that extra bit of effort. Doing this will be very satisfying as you will feel useful and productive, and it will also pay off if you’re looking for a pay rise. Make sure people notice everything you’re doing!
  • Look for a new job. If you’re just not getting enough out of your current position, it’s time for a change. Get looking for a new position that will be an exciting challenge.

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New Year: Time for a New Job

Posted on December 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

The New Year is seen as a time for a new start by lots of people, so why not take this on board and make the decision to change career? Practically too, this can be a great time of year to job hunt as lots of organisations will be busy after Christmas. Lots of people will also be taking the decision to move, so vacancies will be popping up in appealing sectors all the time. Here is some advice for 2017 job hunting:

  • Get your CV up to date. If you know you will be job hunting in the New Year, get this taken care of ahead of time. This will take the pressure off you when you actually want to start applying for positions. The confidence it gives you with might even give you that extra edge over other candidates.
  • Sort your references. Some companies will want references outside of your current employer, so make sure people who know you well and know you professionally are on hand to help.
  • Practice your interview technique. Think about questions that are often asked in your industry and prepare some answers. Get somebody to ask you the questions so that you are able to practice and get used to talking convincingly.
  • Sign up to job websites. This will give you access to lots of new jobs daily. You may as well be organised and sign up ahead of time so that you will have your access sorted by the time you’re ready to apply. You might even get agencies contacting you to speak to you about positions they are recruiting for.

Applying for a new job is never easy, but if you time it right, there will be plenty of opportunities and you might even be able to take your pick.

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Finding work when you’re self employed

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Being self employed can be a bit of a worry, you may not have regular work and therefore no guaranteed income and this can make budgeting difficult. If you are self employed, the likelihood is you will need to find you own work. Sometimes you may be lucky enough to get a lot of work from word of mouth but other times you may find that you need to invest in marketing to really get the volume of work you need to.

When considering marketing, try and work out what your target market is. It may be that you are aiming at home owners for example. If this is the case then you may be able to speak to estate agents to see if they would be happy to pass a leaflet or your details on to anyone that buys a new home. You may have to offer them some sort of commission for doing so, but you will be surprised how much work you can get if you team up with a larger organisation.

 

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Getting ready for leave

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 9:24 pm

If you are about to have some time off work, you may need to plan ahead as to what is going to happen within your absence. If you do a job where you are in a role with many other people doing the same role, you may just be asked to divert your emails and calls to a college but if you have a specialist role then it may be that you need to train someone up.

When it comes to training, people often learn in different ways. For example, some people like to learn by doing a task practically where as other like to spend time reading through a process a number of times before getting hands on. Notes are vital in training and although the trainee may take notes, it is often worth creating your own step by step guide for them to refer to too.

Always allow enough time to train your replacement and make sure that you have got up to date with all our work so that you are not leaving them in the deep end straight away.

 

 

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Do you enjoy your job?

Posted on August 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm

Job satisfaction can have a massive knock on effect on job performance and therefore can make a huge difference in how well you complete tasks within your job. If you have little or no motivation for the job then your work is likely to be incomplete or not done to your best ability and this is not good for any business. It can also make your colleagues feel less content in their role if they constantly hear you moan about yours.

If you are feeling unhappy in your current role, find out what it is that is making you unhappy. If it is things that can be changed then try and change them, even if it means asking for a pay rise for example. Sometimes we assume that it is all doom and gloom but when we look in to it, we realise its only one or two things that are making us unhappy.  If it is things that cannot be changed such as your travel time to work or the management etc then it may be time to move on to another job.

 

 

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Why you May Want to Consider Teaching

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Temporary teaching is a brilliant way to earn money doing something that you love. So, if you have a speciality in a certain academic or practical area, why not consider this rewarding career path?

Why teach?

Many people state that they teach simply for the love of it – the money is just a bonus! There is a real joy in transmitting knowledge to other people, and in seeing that ‘aha’ moment when they finally understand what you are talking about. Temp teachers Winsford teach a wide variety of different courses, to a wide variety of different students.

Teaching also helps you to hone your own knowledge. When you are preparing for a class, you find yourself reading around the area and working extra hard to ensure that you have all of the facts totally correct before you walk through those classroom doors and start to teach. Teachers often say that they get more out of teaching than their students, sometimes, and this gain in knowledge and skill is one of the key reasons why.

Another big reason why teaching is so rewarding is the fact that it involves interacting with other people. Transmitting your enthusiasm for a subject to a class is such a brilliant feeling, and there is a great buzz to a classroom when everyone is feeling engaged with, and excited about, the tasks in hand.

These are just a couple of reasons why, once you have caught the teaching bug, you want to carry on doing it for the rest of your life.

Extra cash in your pocket.

Temp teachers Winsford are able to put more cash in their pocket at the end of the day, too. If you are efficient at planning lessons, you can minimise the time spent preparing for your teaching and thus find that teaching can be a pretty hassle free way to earn some extra money.

Though you may only be teaching in a temporary role, you will soon find that if you save a little after every class, the amount of money in your bank soon adds up.

Flexibility.

Temporary teaching is a very flexible way to earn money too. You can combine a temporary teaching job with other part time work, or you can take on several different temporary teaching jobs at the same time. Or, you can simply spend the time either side of your teaching jobs relaxing!

Though you may feel that you have been plunged into the deep end with a temporary teaching gig, that is not the case at all. Just focus on having fun and getting your skills and knowledge across.

Can you see yourself as a teacher?

We all remember our favourite teachers from our youth, and if you become a teacher yourself you gain the chance to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the next generation.

So, can you see yourself as a teacher? Do you have enthusiasm for your specialist subject, a willingness to engage with other people and the desire to transmit what you know to others? If so, you could be one of the brilliant temp teachers Winsford.

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Using a jobs finder

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 2:12 pm

Many recruitment companies and jobs boards have websites that you can search to find your ideal job. Often there is a number of ways you can search for jobs i.e. by location, salary, job type etc. When carrying out a job search, unless you are adamant that you know what you want to do, be broad with your search. Do not limited the jobs too much by being specific. Everyone usually fills in a job role, but if you don’t mind or don’t know what you want to do then you could fill in the location and salary you need and start from there. You may find a number of job roles open up to you that previously you had not even considered.

Often you will need to register to search for jobs or to apply for roles, there are many free ones out there so be sure to check the benefits you will get if you chose a paid for site.

 

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Support in setting up your own business

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 10:28 pm

Many people dream of setting up their own business. Often due to financial commitments or family commitments make it very hard for someone to take the plunge from employment to self employment.

If you have an idea for a business you would like to set up then why not seek some independent advice about how you would go about doing it. Talk to your local council to see if there are any groups or course you could attend that will talk you through the ins and outs of setting up on your own and find out if it is possible. If you need start up capital a bank or private investor may be able to help but they would need usually to see a solid business plan that details the products and service you want to market, competition levels as well as your projected figures that you expect to make.

 

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Why consider supply teaching?

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Supply teachers play a crucial role within a school. They are there to cover teachers who are off ill, on training courses or absent for other reasons. They must be able to go in to a classroom and quickly take control of the class. They may never have been in to that school let alone class before, but must be able to carry out the tasks in hand to a high standard.

There are many benefits to being a supply teacher, below I have listed a few:

Wages – the daily rate you are on as a supply teacher is usually quite a bit higher than that of a permanent teacher

Flexibility – you can often chose when you do and do not want to work meaning if you need a day or a week off you can chose not to accept supply work for that period

Work load – you may not have to plan or mark work if only in a class for a day or morning / afternoon meaning that there is no or little work to do when you go home.

 

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