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Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 6/1/17 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
questions to ask your recruiter

CV being rejected? Think you’re right for the role? Just want to get in front of the hiring manager and then you know you’ll be able to sell yourself? It might not be you, it might be your recruiter…   In this blog, I’m going to cover 5 things to discuss with your recruiter before letting them put your CV forward. Points such as those below could be the difference between getting interviewed or being rejected, so if this really is the job of your dreams make sure that you cover these 5 questions to ask your recruiter next time you speak.   5 questions to ask your recruiter   The CV Firstly is your recruiter hell bent on having your CV? Maybe your...

Author: John Guest | Date: 4/1/17 | Category: Advice, Eligo News, Fire and Security
Eligo Book Club with Fire & Security Recruitment Director John Guest

We’re a varied bunch here and all love a good read. Each world book day we’ve put together a quick blog going round the office and asking for our consultants best recommendations on books on a variety of subjects. These have been so successful that we’ve decided to branch out and focus on a small selection of books each consultant would love to recommend for a multitude of purposes and reasons. First up, we have Fire & Security Recruitment Director John Guest. Happy Reading!   One of my new year’s resolutions last year was to read more, and since I haven’t looked back. Around the office I quite often find myself suggesting a read to one of my colleagues, with many...

Author: Jacob Sanders | Date: 1/1/17 | Category: Advice
find a new job 2016 eligo

January’s a prime time for cliché, ushering in the New Year, new me, new job phase. But at the end of the day, it is a great time for re-evaluation and to kick start yourself into a place where you’d like to be before the next year has rolled around and you're wondering just why the hell you’re still in the same place for yet another year. Whilst the job market is active throughout the year, January is the busiest month for job hunters, and a large number of employers are also assessing their options for the year ahead and looking to hire during this period. So leave the cliché’s behind, and let us give you our top tips on how to find a new job and advance your career this...

Author: John Guest | Date: 21/12/16 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
farmer fire & security business

I regularly catch up with Directors and Managers of Fire & Security businesses throughout the UK to discuss industry trends, challenges and needs, and potential solutions to help them grow. Recently I met the Managing Director of a small but growing Security business whose goal has been to add £1 million revenue to the business within a 12 month period. Unfortunately, over the last year, that goal had been and gone following a period in which the company had hired 2 Business Development Managers in order to achieve these results. One year on and the company were behind on budget, the Business Dev Managers were gone and the Managing Director was having to go back out, sell, and...

Author: John Guest | Date: 14/12/16 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
how to prepare for an interview

Anything between 45 minutes and 2 hours can decide the future of your career. It’s therefore hard to believe how so many people leave it to chance and shun the most crucial stage of the interview: the preparation. Having spent many years interviewing candidates, sitting in on interviews, and advising clients on how to effectively interview top Fire & Security candidates, I have put together some quick fire tips on how to prepare for an interview and the types of questions you should ask to help you on your way to securing you next Fire & Security job.   Quick Fire Tips on How to Prepare for an Interview   Knowing the company you are interviewing for is crucial....

Author: Vicky Bodhani | Date: 8/9/16 | Category: Advice, Eligo News
ex-and-recruitment-job

Relationships have their highs and lows; they can feel like the greatest thing in the world (and remain that way), however we’ve most likely all been in a relationship where you hit a realisation that it’s not going that way, you’ve become comfortable but not happy, and are left pondering the lost months (or years). It’s not like there wasn’t warning signs. There was the pushiness, the moment when things stopped being equal and more about them, the lack of trust. Even on your side there was that time where you downloaded tinder just to swipe right a couple of times and see what else there was out there. Despite this you were wary about leaving. Thoughts began to cloud your...

Author: John Doherty | Date: 26/8/16 | Category: Advice
6 Reasons Why Your Commute Doesn't Have To Drive You Crazy

Summer might have finally reared it's head again this week, gifting us a mini-heatwave. Heatwaves like it can take you back to a time or place like a past holiday, or your youth. All great right? Though for me, as well as these, it evokes memories of the District Line at 8am in the morning on a sticky Summer's day, desperate to finally get to work. Thankfully those days are long gone and it got me thinking about all the reasons I don't miss the commute into the city. If you grew up in London, it probably feels like a lifetime that you’ve spent navigating cancellations, body odour,  and giving up any sort of hope of a seat. If not, you probably moved to the big smoke bright-eyed,...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 8/8/16 | Category: Advice
how to take charge of your career

It is obvious that people are hired based on their experience and skills, but the difference in being hired or fired all depends on the individual’s attitude and behaviours to their role and the company as a whole. Your skills and experience can make a big impression in your new role, however it is usually down to your attitude and approach to your work which makes you stand out from the crowd. The first 3 months of any job are the most important in making a good impression on your employer, and in these first crucial months it is a great idea to go out of your way to be positive and demonstrate drive, ambition and flexibility to the role. Demonstrating these personality traits...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 4/2/16 | Category: Advice
relocation for a new job

Moving to a different city or country can bring out different emotions; exciting and challenging, or scary and stressful, potentially all four. Having to settle down and adapt to the new place, job and people is difficult and a few things should be taken into consideration in order to make the process smoother. We have prepared a quick overview of the most important things you should take a look into before you start with your new challenge, complete with handy links to help you along the way. So you're thinking about moving for a new job? Why do people relocate? The benefits to moving can seem obvious, whilst the hurdles along the way not so. There are often multiple reasons for a job...

Author: Vicky Bodhani | Date: 11/12/15 | Category: Advice
Survive the office christmas party

The festive season is full of fun but when mixing work and pleasure it can be easy to say and do things that can affect how you are perceived by your colleagues. In the world of recruitment we often have clients that intentionally push for a new employee to start in time for the Christmas party because it can be a great way to get to know the team. We are always very clear with our advice to our candidates, have fun, be yourself but keep it professional. It is never good to be the person everyone is talking about the next day, but when you are on probation it can have even more serious consequences. So to ensure you career survives the Christmas party season we have got 5 top tips...

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