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The Job Hunt: 2014

The Job Hunt: 2014

Have you noticed the change in today’s employment market? Constant bombardment of agency calls, interviews coming out of your ears – sound familiar?

Today’s market is managed by you, The Candidate. Especially in the marketing and creative sectors, you’ll find that your skills are in high demand, and you may be considering 2 or 3 or even more vacancies at once.

So with all this activity, how do you manage your job search to make sure you make the right choice when it comes to accepting a new role?

Review the job description / company thoroughly. Before you apply for a role, you should be given access to a full job description and be given information about the company including the company website to peruse. Check, check and double check – Make sure every part of the vacancy is of interest, make sure all of your questions are answered, before taking the first big step. With all the opportunities available to you, you won’t want to waste any time with something that isn’t quite right.

Keep an open mind. You might get an offer for a job quickly and feel the need to cancel any other ongoing interviews. Stop right there! If you do cancel other interviews and take the first offer on the table, you might miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime, and if things don’t work out in your new role, you’ll always be left wondering “What If…?”. Use your time wisely, investigate every opportunity before making any concrete decision. Any company you are interviewing with will understand your motives. And with an offer already on the table, what have you got to lose?

Update the Recruiter / Hiring Manager. Any changes, any job offers, let them know. Even in an interview setting, it’s always best to be honest – it will help them establish what sort of time frame you are working to and when you will need a decision by, which is crucial if you are considering multiple opportunities.

FS1 strive to manage both our clients and candidates expectations when making the perfect match. If you’d like any further advice on how to manage your recruitment or job search campaign in the current market, contact 01908 787 560 or hello@fs1recruitment.com.

MK IComms Event – March 2014

MK IC Event – March 2014

 

FS1 was proud to attend the first MK Internal Communications Networking Event of 2014 last week, sponsored by FS1 Recruitment, supported by The Institute of Internal Communication.

 

Delegates from across the country were once again in attendance, with professionals from companies such Network Rail, Mercedes, The Open University Marks and Spencer’s plus others coming together once again to discuss the challenges facing IC this year and new innovative ideas to pull the industry into 2014.

 

The group was treated to a presentation by Andy Holt of Words&Pictures, the leading internal communications agency, supporting a wide variety of blue chip clients. Andy gave us some insight into some of the campaigns he and his team had delivered on behalf of clients such as EasyJet and T-Mobile, demonstrating the diverse nature IC and how Words&Pictures have pushed the boundaries of creativity.

 

The Milton Keynes Internal Communications Event started in 2013, organised by local IC professionals for the purpose networking and sharing ideas on new IC strategy. For more information on the event, and to register for future events, please contact Rachel@fs1recruitment.com.

FS1 Recruitment joins Team Leo

FS1 Recruitment is pleased to announce we have adopted Milton Keynes Hospital’s Leo’s appeal as our Charity of the Year

Leo’s Appeal was launched last year and is raising £200,000 to enhance the children’s wards at Milton Keynes Hospital.

Our partnership was officially launched this week with FS1 receiving a special visit from the charity mascot Leo the Lion. We are already in full-swing with our fundraising for the appeal, with our Director Adele Evans training for a half marathon this May.

Despite the gruelling training, Adele is looking forward to the half marathon as well as other events we have planned during the year. She said: “FS1 is so pleased to have joined Team Leo, raising funds for what we consider such a worthwhile, local cause.”

Adele had a personal experience on the children’s ward last year. She said: “I couldn’t fault the care my daughter received whilst at the hospital. But I know first-hand how frightening it can be for both children and parents – and I want to help provide children across my community with a more comfortable stay in hospital.”

Fundraising Manager Vanessa Holmes is delighted with the new partnership. She said: “We are thrilled to be working with a local company such as FS1! This partnership is giving Leo’s Appeal a real boost and will help make a tangible difference to children and families staying on our wards.”

Adele is hoping to raise £500 by completing the half marathon to donate to Leo’s appeal. To find out more information and to donate to the cause, click here.

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