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Typical opportunities and specialisms you may find in IT

We have a number of roles currently available in the Information Technology field. Here is a summary of some of the typical opportunities and specialisms you may find in IT.

 

1. Technical Support

Sometimes these folks have slightly different job titles. These are the people who use their communication skills and technical knowledge, as well as problem solving to help the less technically minded with day to day IT needs. It generally covers both hardware and software.

 

2. Web Developers

Web developers are the ones who structure and build websites, using technical knowhow and creativity. They are also often called many different names (job titles) within different types of business.

 

3. Programmers

Computer programmers deal with the functions of software and the related code. Anything from the most complex programs to the most basic are handed by programmers.  So, the roles can vary, too. However, rational and meticulous thinking will help.

 

4. Computer Systems Analyst

Systems analysts need to understand the big picture to make recommendations and then implement them. All this is done with their knowledge of hardware, software and systems, quick thinking and great communication.

 

5. Network Engineer

 

Network engineers are in charge of creating and maintaining and upgrading local and wide area networks fora business.  They may also be responsible for security, data and storage. Analysis snd problem-solving help here.

 

6. IT Security

IT  security is responsible for keeping businesses safe from digital threats and attacks.  This can be through security scans and software, upgrades to reduce risk and generally staying up to date and knowledgeable about ever-arising new threats. You need a cool head in a crisis and an ability to communicate that crisis at all levels.

We hope this list has helped. To view all our IT roles click here.

Interested ? We are dedicated to providing you with the best personal recruitment service. Please contact us and we will be there every step of the way to help you in the process, providing you with support on how to prepare and impress at each stage. Check out our tips, hints and support article and remember to follow our social media for more help with your job search.

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Interesting Job Hunt statistics

Here are 8 fascinating interesting Job Hunt statistics  for you.

1. On average, there are 118 applications for every job.

2. The top five priorities that candidates consider regarding a job are:
• Competitive salary and compensation
• Location/commute
• Work/life balance
• Benefits
• Career opportunities

3. 70+% of candidates are passive job seekers
These are those who are employed who are open to the idea of moving, but not taking action yet.

4. 73% of those seeking a job say the process of finding a job is one of the most stressful events in life

5. Role changes are more likely to occur by switching employers rather than due to a promotion

    • 73% of workers left their employer to change roles
    • 27% of workers stayed at the same employer

6. There has been a 78% increase in LinkedIn job posts that highlight work flexibility (since 2016)

That is quite a shift in priorities.

7. 75% of the workforce worldwide will be millennials in 2025

8. 57% of millennials currently in the workforce expect to move job within two years, while 40% will move within one year

Looking for a job ? We are dedicated to providing you with the best personal recruitment service. Please contact us  and we will be there every step of the way to help you in the process, providing you with support on how to prepare and impress at each stage.  Check out  our tips, hints and support article and remember to follow our social media for more help with your job search.

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Handling Rejection

Handling Rejection is necessary skill as rejection can and does occur at many stages within the job hunt. You may have only sent your application, you may have been hoping for a second interview, or you may have been a finalist.  It has probably happened to you at some point.

Here are some thoughts on how to respond in a resilient manner, without descending into doom and gloom. You are not a failure!

 

Handling Rejection is necessary skill

As there is only one winner for each job, it is an inevitability that most applicants will be disappointed. Manage your expectations accordingly and your emotions and resilience will follow. Other roles and employers may be a better fit so keep your eyes open.

 

Your negative brain

Your brain is more likely to focus on the bad side of this, taking it personally and getting incredibly disheartened. If you know were not suitable for this role, don’t generalise to all roles. Different employers look for different things and have different cultures. The one you fit is out there. Think of it as a fresh chance to improve yourself and know you will be amazing in the next one.

 

Questioning yourself

In line with negative thinking, you may be questioning every little mistake you might have made in the process in a non-constructive manner. Dwelling on past negativity with such questions stops you moving forward learning and using the experience to get the next one. A little resilience helps you turn it into constructive questioning focused on the future. Remind yourself that it is not productive and ask for help and feedback if necessary.

 

Your achievements

Make a list of the accomplishments you have made in your working life

Did you increase sales? Did you lead a project or train staff? What obstacles have you had to overcome? What problems have you solved? Is there any other contribution you made?

Then consider the skills you required in these situations.

These will boost your confidence and help demonstrate to yourself that you are more than capable of overcoming any challenge an employer might put your way. It is also useful in the next interview

 

Final thought

It may feel like the end of the world but that role was not the one. Now focus on the next one and get in touch with us for advice and new role ideas.
         

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Happy Candidates

We have Happy Candidates !

We have recently started sending placed candidates a short survey to see what we can be doing better during the process.

Of the results to date:happy office

100% would recommend us

100% gave their satisfaction with EW Recruitment the highest rating

100% said our service met their personal needs extremely well

100% said we were either extremely responsive or very responsive to questions or concerns

100% gave our service quality the highest rating

 

 

Here are some of the comments you gave:

 

None! Keep up the good work!

Shame we never got to meet as I am extremely happy in my new (ish) role now and is the job I’ve waited for, Emma’s patience and persistence with me paid off!

Gill P

 

Fantastic service

Sophie L

 

We also received this review outside of the survey from Sophie  L:

 

After nearly a decade in logistics, not only did I want a change of job, but also a change of career. I categorically stated this to all other recruitment consultants, but my wishes fell on deaf ears until Emma came across My CV. Emma’s truly personal service meant we discussed a number of different routes in terms of my career path (not entirely aided by my own lack of direction at this point!) and this led to exploring a few very firm, but ideally suited, options. Perhaps it’s just my own experience, but when liaising with recruiters in the past, I have felt somewhat pushed into interviewing for roles that weren’t right for me. From internal infighting, poor listening skills, personal put downs and individual agendas, I have become a little cynical when it comes to working with agencies. However Emma entirely alleviated that scepticism when it came to working with her. Refreshingly, and unlike other experiences, Emma decisively stated when a role was right/not right for me, or I was/wasn’t the correct fit for the company. I feel that being able to say ‘no’ to potential candidates is absolutely necessary, but can be very difficult and many therefore avoid this. It’s so pleasant to not feel pushed into something that wasn’t right. With Emma’s truly personal service, she was able to confidently place me for the perfect role armed with all the tips, training, advice and future options (if unsuccessful). This all came from what were very clear lines of communication with my now employer and with me. I am so happy I am working in a place that suits me perfectly. Emma has since made regular contact with me and my employer to ensure that I’ve got all I need in order to succeed. Thank you so much Emma and to all of your team and please keep up this personal service, it’s what makes you so different from the rest!!

 

Thanks for all the lovely feedback – we will keep doing what we are doing for now to keep you guys so happy.  We remain open to further input…

 

 

 

 

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Success in your sales career

Success in your sales career STARTS HERE!

We have quite a few sales roles to fill here. So we thought service 1we would look at giving some advice on sales careers.

 

1. Listen to your customer

Sales is about listening and truly understanding way more than it is about talking. Ask perceptive questions (without probing too far) and then actually pay attention. You need to understand them and their issues to think about how your product or service could truly make life easier for them and then let them know. Things that excite you about your product may even be drawbacks to them.

 

2. Set career goals

Set goals that are both short and long term and update them as you go. Perseverance is key. Include goals for things you want to learn as well as achieve. Lifelong learning is a great thing so think about new trends in sales and skills that may need brushing up.

 

3. Plan your time

Write lists every morning or the end of the previous day. Include everything you need and then want to get done and ideally refer to your goals for inspiration. It needs to be flexible and is the way to make sure nothing important slips through the cracks.

 

4. Look at the top salespeople in your business

What are they doing so right? Try to emulate that yourself. Ask for advice from them about their approach and follow it.

 

5. Act with integrity

The element of trust is crucial in a sales relationship so don’t do anything to question your own credibility. Think of how you would like a salesperson to treat one of your close friends or relatives. Then treat your customers in the same straightforward manner.

 

6. Educate rather than push

A customer who has been properly taught about how your product can help them in an honest way is more likely to be not only satisfied, but also more loyal.

 

7. Speak to us

We will help with general advice on getting into sales and progressing in your career. Give us a call 0330 0520 700

Your dedicated Recruiter at EW Recruitment will be there every step of the way to help you in the process, providing you with support on how to prepare and impress at each stage.  With us in your corner there is no need to worry and with our tips, hints and support you are sure to nail that new job!

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Overcome hurdles in your job hunt

Overcoming  hurdles in your job hunt  and facing the common challenges that all obstaclesjob seekers face is the focus here.

How you can overcome these obstacles in your job hunt. You may be just out of university, or you may have much more experience under your belt. Some obstacles are imagined, others are very real.

Fear and self-doubt

 It is too easy to not push for better because you are worried about the unknown and don’t like change. Even success is scary as it is pushing your boundaries and often increasing responsibility, so it is more comfortable to dream something than to act on it.

This often complements fear of failure, which can be very common. There are many facets to this fear – life will become unstable, you may make the wrong decision, they may not approve of you. If you fail, how will you pay those bills? What will people think if you’re not good enough? It can also be easy to overthink situations and scenarios from fear without ever acting.

Realise that you can make changes gradually and in a less intimidating way and know that with belief, comes actual success. Overcoming such fears is incredibly rewarding.

 

What is your passion?

It can be hard to work this one out and many people change careers entirely. You are often told to find your passion and follow it, but there is so much choice out there, you have absolutely no idea where to begin.

 

Ensuring your CV is seen

Many recruiters now do an automated scan of your CV and covering letter against the most relevant keywords in the job spec. So many who use the wrong words will not make it onto  their radar. Ensure you check the exact words used and use them, but don’t be tempted to lie.

Time

Especially when you are in full time work, it can be a great challenge to find the time. Pre-planning time in your schedule always helps.

Your dedicated Recruiter at EW Recruitment will be there every step of the way to help you in the process, providing you with support on how to prepare and impress at each stage.  With us in your corner there is no need to worry and with our tips, hints and support you are sure to nail that new job!

Remember to follow our social media for more help with your job search.

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Thoughts about Career Restlessness

There is no doubt that job hopping is becoming more common. What are the benefits and and what do you need to consider before seeking out that new opportunity?

 

Higher salary

Those who change frequently are statistically paid more than those who stay put. Job switchers have more bargaining power to find a higher paid role that fits their skills well.

Staying in a job longer than about 2 years can often be detrimental to your salary as standard annual pay rises are often less than in the case of a job switch.

 

Familiarity with job hunting processes

Unlike someone who has been in a role for 10 years, you will be much more familiar with how everything works and in a better position to navigate that market when the time comes. This can only be an advantage.

 

Increased flexibility and adaptability

If you change jobs regularly, you are less phased by change and you will be more resourceful, knowledgeable and curious. These are all treasured traits in the job market.

You will be more familiar with different working cultures, management styles, software systems and ideas. You will be able to put these experiences to good use.

 

Timing and balance

However, if you switch too often you risk seeming disloyal and a flight risk. All the time and money spent in the recruitment process could potentially be wasted if employers think you will not stay long. Then the employer will not give you a chance. It is beneficial to consider which opportunities are worth the change, at the right time.

If there is a reason to move that you are confident in being able to explain in a future interview, it is likely the time for that switch.

 

There is also a risk of being seen as a jack of all trades without the specific, in depth knowledge that comes from staying in a role. Attitudes like this often depend on industry.

 

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Job hunt productivity drains

In our previous post, we explored hacks that boost productivity. This time, we are considering  things that suck it dry when you are job hunting – and many of them at other times as well!

1. Social media and online shopping

Try to do these only as a reward or activity within scheduled breaks. If you are too inclined to let that slide there are tools and apps that block them from your browsers etc. completely within set times.

2. Email

If you are constantly interrupting yourself to read and answer emails, you will never get properly into the swing of your well-planned tasks. Allocating time in that daily plan a few times a day is way more efficient. If you still struggle with the distraction, maybe try disabling notifications so you can’t see it until you check.

3. Other members of your household

Your family, partner  or even that pet can all take time or focus from what you are doing. Time for them can be scheduled and you can make sure they know when is convenient as well. Shut the door and have some time to yourself.

4. Timing

What time of day are you most productive? Are you a night owl? Getting this wrong could be your downfall. Combine this with your job search plan.

5. Trouble sleeping

Stressing about finding that job can lead to lack of sleep. Then all the tea/coffee to help can end up hindering. When your body can properly relax and let go at the end of the day, it helps everything you do in life.

Hopefully these will complement the productivity boosters and you will be giddy and excited with how much you are getting done.

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Got what it takes to join us?

we are hiring fbWe are hoping for a bigger team of recruiters who share our passion, so here are 1o reasons why we love what we do.

 

1. No two days are alike

Unlike some jobs, recruitment is always varied. One day you could be meeting with a prospective client to discuss their requirements, and the next day you are at a job fair or event talking to potential candidates.

For example, duties include

  •  Pre-screening and registering candidates
  • Managing existing business to a high standard
  • Providing an excellent service to all our clients and candidates to meet their required needs
  • Search and gain new leads
  • Developing new business and attending sales meetings
  • Sourcing a full range of candidates for specialist roles through various searches
  • Matching candidate CVs to clients’ vacancies
  • Preparing CVs and profiles to send to clients to help fill their vacancies
  • Working towards targets and going over and above to work as a team within the office.

 

2. Meeting people

You get to meet people from all walks of life and we love the sheer diversity.

3. Helping people

The buzz of placing that candidate with all the hard work paying off is unbelievably rewarding. You have improved their life by placing them in that dream job and that truly feels great.

4. Helping businesses

Just like the individuals who you’ve helped place, the company will be incredibly grateful to have a fantastic employee. Especially one who fits into the team so well and is a true asset to the company. It is not like the sale of the product.

5. Exciting

Recruitment is a fast paced, ever-changing environment so you will never be bored.

6. Learning skills

Your skills will be always valued and in need as some form of recruitment is required for every industry. This means your future career is secure.

7. Ability to specialise

Within these industries, there are countless opportunities for niche markets. Becoming a specialist means being well trusted and relied upon by all these businesses.

8. Money

Hard work is rewarded – usually financially – and that is a motivator to keep working hard and enjoying it.

 

9. Freedom to get on with it

Once you know what you are working towards, you can get there however you like. Recruiters are generally trusted to work autonomously and knowing trust is in place is very rewarding

 

10. Thriving on competition

We are the type of people who loves the thrill of always being kept on our toes and delivering against the odds.

If all these things appeal to you too, get in touch about joining our team now!

info@ewrecruitment.co.uk

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Some of our current sales opportunities

Here is an outline of some of the roles you can find within sales as a career that we have to fill. We have 21 sales roles at the moment.

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Sales Executive

The touchpoint between a business and its clients. They answer queries, offer advice and introduce new products in the hope of making a sale. Whatever you are selling, there are skills which are vital. A successful sales professional must be customer-focused, great with building relationships and always keep their goals (and business goals) in mind.

 

Sales Manager

Firstly, they have to make sure their team hits targets.  They’re also responsible for coaching and motivating their team and they need to know how to develop and execute a successful sales strategy. When a Sales Manager achieves this magic combination then the rewards can be great for all involved.

 

Business Development Executive /Manager

These sales professionals find new customers and cross-sell to existing ones. You may work in a variety of businesses across the public and private sectors, or for charities. Depending on the industry, the way you approach and interact with businesses can be very different to someone doing the same as role in a different seetor.

 

Roles coming soon

 

Field Sales 

Working outside of the office environment sourcing potential customers man on pink1and maximising the sale of products or services. This role requires being very self-motivated and good at building rapport face to face.

 

Roles coming soon

 

Telesales

A telesales operative needs to be able to confidently reach out over the phone to clinch that sale. Resilience and the ability to build rapport are crucial.

 

Roles coming soon

 

Area Sales Manager

Generally dealing with a sub-region for the wider sales operations requires adaptability, communication, people management, business planning and product knowledge.

 

Account Executive/ Manager

Creation of a long-term relationship with the client to ensure business runs well– and that any opportunity to up-sell or cross-sell is taken. This role is also found in many industries.