Monthly Archives: May 2018

Volunteering to Land Your Dream Job

    Are you waiting for that perfect opportunity? Are you concerned about forming a gap in your CV? Have you thought about volunteering? You should! Volunteering benefits both you and your chosen charity or organisation. Even better -giving your time and skills really can help you to land your dream job. ”Helping your community shows your enthusiasm to take on new challenges and go the extra mile,” says Liz Felstead of Stevenage recruitment agency Essential Results. “As well as helping a good cause, you can gain valuable experience and training. We encourage our candidates to actively consider volunteering – during career gaps or whilst they are working and looking for their next role." 6 Ways Volunteering Boosts Your Job Search 1.     Learn New Skills Does your CV need a boost to appeal to employers in your chosen sector? Volunteering can involve training, support and an opportunity to try something different. If you feel that there’s skills gap in your CV that’s hindering your job…

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The Power of Candidate Feedback

Offering feedback to candidates – whether they are offered the job or not – is important to both applicant and the employer. So, what are the benefits of candidate feedback? “We always ask clients for feedback about the candidates we have provided – for the successful applicant and also the people who weren’t successful this time,” says Liz Felstead of independent recruitment agency Essential Results. “It helps us to find the right people for future positions, plus we like to offer constructive feedback to our candidates, helping them with their next opportunity.” 3 Business Benefits for Candidate Feedback Realistically, feedback need only take 15 minutes to prepare. Yet 80% of candidates attending interview receive no feedback if their application isn’t successful. (Source: Debut research). However providing this feedback offers distinct advantages to organisations: It builds a relationship with close match candidates who can be considered for future vacancies. It enhances your reputation as an employer, which is directly linked to the quality of applicants attracted to your…

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