Advantages of Recruitment Agencies
Using Recruitment Agencies for your job search has many benefits. You are saving your time and energy as a team of professionals is placing the perfect candidate for the right job.
Some advantages of using recruitment agencies include:
- They are free – Your CV is in the hands of professional recruiters for no cost at all!
- If you do not get the job you were initially applying for, your CV is still in the database of the recruitment agency for any future job offers.
- You have constant support of the consultants. The consultants update you at every step of the employment journey. They prepare you for your interview, as they know what type of questions may be asked during an interview, and help you negotiate your salary.
- If your interview does not go as planned and you do not get the job, the consultants are there to give you feedback on the interview as well as advising you what to improve next time. With your permission, your application will more than likely be put forward for another job.
If you would like to see what jobs we have available at the moment, press here, and apply.
We are running a Christmas Competition! The winner will receive a voucher for the Palmerstown Santa’s House Express for a family group of 5! We are giving away two vouchers!
To take part in the competition all you need to do is like and share this post on our Facebook page, like our Facebook page and tag one person in the comments who may be interested in the competition!
Palmerstown Santa’s House Express provides attractions such as:
– Santa Train
– story read by Mrs Claus
– meeting Santa Claus (special present included)
– visiting stables and seeing the Reindeer
– stroll through the enchanted forest
– unlimited use of their rides
Our 2 winners will be picked out of the hat and announced on 1st of October on our Facebook page.
To have your name placed twice in the hat, please send us your CV to email@example.com with the title “Christmas Competition”.
Dose of Motivation
In case you are lacking motivation for the rest of the week, here is a list of some of our favourite motivational quotes.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
“You miss 100% of the shots you didn’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeeded.” – Michael Jordan
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”- Charles Swindoll
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb
How to Write a Good CV
What makes your CV a ‘good’ CV. Here are a few steps to improve your CV.
- Make sure that your name, address and phone number is listed at the top of the page. It is important to have your name written in a larger font that the rest of your CV. That way the person reading your CV knows at all times who they are reading about. It is also crucial to have your current phone number at the top of the page.
- Write a short description, outlining your strengths and your skills. Make sure it is original and well-written. Remember to use positive descriptive words, as you want to make a good impression on the consultant.
- Create a section for your education. Make sure that the list starts with the most current school or college and goes backwards. Make sure you write down the name of your university and the dates you attended there. You can also include the grades you received.
- Make sure you always write down your previous work experience. Make sure you write down all your relevant work experience. List the name of the company and the dates you worked there, also include your position in the company and what you did there. You may also add the contact details of whom to contact from that company in order to get references.
- Make the CV your own. Tell the person reviewing your CV what your hobbies are; write down any of your talents. Write down what interests you. Include any achievements and skills you developed in your previous jobs.
You are ready to write your own CV! Good luck!
How to Get a Job
Finding and getting a job is not as easy process as it sounds. Below are some tips how to increase your chances of getting employed.
Nowadays, Internet gives us the opportunity to apply for many jobs without leaving the comfort of your own home. Most companies advertise their job opportunities online. You may usually find them on their social media or their website. Some of the most popular websites for jobseekers include; jobs.ie, indeed.ie, gumtree.ie and linkedin.com. You may also apply for jobs provided by our company, CRL Recruitment, through our website, by accessing the ‘Jobs’ tab.
Register with Recruitment Agencies
Registering with a recruitment agency can be of great advantage in the process of your job hunting. Your CV is in the hands of professionals who know what job would be the most suitable for you based on your skills and previous experience.
Hand out CVs
Do not limit yourself to searching for a job through internet only. Go to your local businesses and stores and hand out your CV. Make sure that your CV is updated and contains your phone number as most of the time, you will be contacted by phone; this also applies to applying for a job online.
Spread the Word
Spreading the word to your friends and family that you are looking for a job can be of great advantage. There is a great chance they will hear of a job opportunity, which you were not aware of. They may also spread that information to their friends, increasing your chances of finding a job.
Attend Job Fairs
Attending job fairs in your town or college allows you to learn about the potential employer and meet new people. You can find a list of events and job fairs in your area on Eventbrite.com. Many job fairs are free to attend.
Hopefully, these tips will be useful to you and soon you will be going to your job interview!
What To Bring To An Interview?
The nerves before the interview cause many of us to forget the most important things. During an interview, first impressions are key to getting a job.
You want to present yourself as an organised and professional individual.
Here is a checklist of the most important things to bring with you to an interview.
- Copy of your CV
You may not always need the copy of your CV during an interview; however it is always good to have it handy, if you would like to review it before your interview starts.
Directions and contact information
If you are unsure of where to go for your interview, print out the directions, search the location in Google maps or go to the area a
day before the interview to make sure you know where to go. It is also good to know who will be interviewing you. This will show that you are organised and that you have done your research about the company.
If you have an interview with a recruitment agency, you should bring with you the following documents:
- Photo ID (ie. Passport, age card, drivers licence)
- Manual Handling, safe-pass, any relevant licence (ie. Forklift licence), if applying for a job in a Warehouse
- Driver’s licence, CPC and valid tachograph card, if applying for the position of a driver
There are a lot of things to remember; therefore it is always a good idea to keep all your documents in one place.
That way you will be sure that you have all relevant documents with you.
Make sure you ask questions during and at the end of your interview. It is a good idea to have a list of questions with you (prepared the night before),
that way you will not forget any important question you wanted to ask.
Feel free to print out this checklist, and use it for your next interview. Good luck!
Looking for the right career? Call into us today or email us your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Research the organization. This will help you answer questions — and stand out from less-prepared candidates.
Compare your skills and qualifications to the job requirements.
Plan what to wear
Plan what to bring.
Pay attention to non-verbal communication.