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Eligo Christmas Countdown – top tips to a better career

Advice, Eligo News | Chloe Pearson | 4/12/18

Eligo Christmas Countdown



Itโ€™s that time of year again where we count down to the BIG DAY of bad cracker jokes, family fun, Brussel sprouts and a festive tipple or two!๐Ÿฅ‚

In the festive spirit of the season, weโ€™re counting down the days to Christmas with our consultants sharing some top tips to give you advice now, during the Christmas period and to help you get a better career in the new year!

As well as a favourite Christmas Cracker joke!โœจ






Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 1DAY 1 ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ Business Support Specialist, Karolina Samselย 

โ€œWith Christmas party season upon us my top tip to making sure your career survives after the festive fun โ€“ make sure you keep it professional! Donโ€™t say or do what you wouldnโ€™t say or do in the office!โ€

Favourite Christmas Cracker joke:

How do snowmen get around?โ›„

They ride an icicle! โ„


Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 2DAY 2 ๐ŸŽโœจ Marketing Executive, Chloe Pearsonย 

“My top tip for clients looking for new talent in the new year would be to utilise social media to showcase your company culture, as it is a great way to be transparent and attract talent that is a great fit for you!”

Favourite Christmas Cracker joke:

What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck? ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฆ†

A Christmas Quacker!



Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 3

DAY 3 ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„ Medical Recruitment Consultant, Atif Ahmad

“Ensure rotas are done in advance for holiday periods to make sure if cover is needed, it is highlighted before clinicians are booked elsewhere and avoid paying next day enhanced rates!”

Favourite Christmas cracker joke:

Who delivers presents to baby sharks at Christmas?

Santa Jaws!๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฆˆ



Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 4DAY 4 ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…ย Fire & Security Recruitment Consultant, Josh Platt

“Put a new job on your Christmas wish list! Fire & Security recruitment is still just as strong in December and there are plenty of roles with an immediate start available!”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

Frostbite! ๐Ÿฆ‡โ„



Christmas Countdown Day 5DAY 5ย ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…ย Account Executive, Katie Parkerย 

“Get your CV ready and in front of hiring managers before the January rush! Make sure your CV is relevant and tailored for the role youโ€™re applying for, with a good structure and grammar. Recruiters will look for a high frequency of keywords from the job description throughout your CV, so ensure these are included multiple times in your CV to stand out from the crowd! I would recommend a structure of Personal Summary > Key Technical Skills > Work Experience > Education and Certifications. We donโ€™t need to know personal details such as your marital status, DOB or ethnicity, and you also donโ€™t need to include a picture or references.”

Favourite Christmas Joke: What do they sing at a snowman’s birthday party? – Freeze a jolly good fellow!โ›„๐ŸŽถ



Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 6DAY 6ย ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…ย Building Services Team Manager, Martin Faheyย 

“Ensure you’re not being left short with your Christmas bonus this year, speak to one of our consultants to get an insight of the salaries within the industry”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

What happened to the man who stole an Advent calendar?

He got 25 days!๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ




Christmas Countdown Day 7DAY 7ย ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…ย Medical Account Executive, Anezka Kolmanova

“Please send us your outstanding locum cover dates in advance to ensure that we have staff available to cover them, this enables us to get all the sessions confirmed prior to the busy festive period.”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

Why did Santa go to the doctor?๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฅ
Because of his bad “elf”!




Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 8DAY 8 ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Finance Assistant, Preslava Kareva

“If you’re moving abroad for work next year, make sure you figure out your finances, research and prepare for international taxes, banking and national insurance.”

Read more tips to moving abroad for work here.

Favourite Christmas Joke:

What do you sing at a snowman’s birthday party? โ›„
Freeze a jolly good fellow! ๐ŸŽˆ




Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 9

DAY 9๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Director, John Doherty

“December is a great time to find a new role, there are plenty of jobs available and it’s a great opportunity to put in the leg-work early to secure a role in the new year!”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

Did Rudolph go to school?

No, he was elf-taught!โœจ



Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 10DAY 10๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… SAP Recruitment Consultant, Claudia Mignemi

“My advice to preparing for an upcoming interview is to use the Star Method, search for information about the company and to prepare relevant questions. As well as being positive and proactive with the best attitude they can have.”

Find out more about the STAR method here

Favourite Christmas joke:
What happens to elves when they misbehave?
Santa gives them the sack!๐ŸŽ…




Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 11

DAY 11๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Director and Senior Events Recruiter, Guy Wilkinson

โ€œMy tip for working with recruiters is making sure you research the industry you are interested in and equally research the agencies who specialise in it, you donโ€™t want to work with an agency who don’t understand your market.”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

What do you call Rudolph with lots of snow in his ears?

Anything you want, he can’t hear you!




Eligo Christmas Countdown 12DAY 12! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Senior Mac Recruiter, Anne Rooke

โ€œWhen updating your CV over the Christmas period, be sure to highlight your strengths in the areas you are a) good at and b) are most keen in pursuing in a new role. For example, you may be fantastic with Jamf or VMware and have the corresponding certifications and be aiming to obtain a role which focuses on or further grows these skills. Alternatively, you may be exceptionally strong on networking or storage โ€“ make sure such technical strengths are clear early on in the CV.โ€

Favourite Christmas Joke:
What sort of phone has Father Christmas got?๐Ÿ“ฑ๐ŸŽ…
Pay as you ho ho ho!๐Ÿ’ธ



Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 13DAY 13! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Technology Consultant, Giulia Barbadoro

“Did you know that there is an ideal time to have an interview? The best time to schedule an interview is 10:30 on a Tuesday when employers are most likely to remember you and you get to set the bar for the day and the week. So if you are doing interviews before the Christmas break or soon after, donโ€™t schedule for late in the week!”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

Why couldnโ€™t the skeleton go to the Christmas Party?๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽ„
He had no-body to go with!



Eligo Christmas Countdown 14DAY 14! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…ย Head of Technology, Rick Deller

“Always follow up technical tests with an email explaining why you took a certain approach and if you had more time what you would do. If itโ€™s a programming one ensure you test it, treat it like you would do if it was in production. It’s your opportunity to impress so express yourself, just because a simple script will solve the problem does not necessarily mean thatโ€™s what they want.”

Favourite Christmas Joke:
My wife kicked me out because I only talk in Christmas song lyrics.

So I said, “but baby its cold outside!” โ„



Eligo Christmas Countdown 14DAY 15! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…ย Fire & Security Consultant, Jake Cooley

โ€œIt’s always good to ask questions at the end of an interview, for example, ask the client if they have any concerns about your ability to do the job or fit in the company culturally. This will help to take away any concerns before the interview has finished.”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

Two snowmen were standing in a field. โ›„โ›„

One said, “Can you smell carrots?”๐Ÿฅ•



Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 16DAY 16! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…ย SAP Consultant, Giulia Vanin

“Make sure, after you’ve guaranteed your new role not to lose interest over the Christmas Holidays. Also for those still looking, January will be full of new opportunities! โ€“ make sure your CV is updated and ready to go to find the job that’s right for you!”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

What do Santa’s little helpers learn at school?
The elf-abet!



Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 17DAY 17! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…Medical Compliance Officer, Michaela Hutton

“Keep us up to date with your annual training, that way youโ€™ll be ready to work with us at all times. Let us know your availability and exactly what is that youโ€™re looking for. If we donโ€™t have something we may be able to find something that suits you.”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

What do snowmen have for breakfast?โ›„




Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 18DAY 18! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…SAP Resourcing Consultant, Martina Lagomarsino

“If you feel nervous about an interview, donโ€™t worry! Remember, a bit of stress is a positive and adaptive response. So, just be prepared, take deep breaths and think positive! Regardless of the outcome, you will definitely learn and achieve something in your personal and professional life! Be confident and donโ€™t forget about your body language! I leave all of you with this inspiring TED Talk on how your body can help you out for an interview https://lnkd.in/daUHMVX”

Favourite Christmas Joke:
Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?๐ŸŽ„

A Mince Spy!


Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 19DAY 19! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…ย Senior Technology Recruiter, Daniel Baxter

“Sitecore is a widely used CMS based on the .Net framework. Why not take a look at learning the platform and add another skill to your stocking this Christmas? Search the #LearnSitecore hashtag or look around online for tutorials, meetups and courses to help you do so.”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

What do you get if you cross a Christmas tree with an iPad?๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ“ฑ
A pineapple! ๐Ÿ




Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 20DAY 20! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…Senior Medical Recruiter, Bhavica Ruparelia

“Locums double check your diaries with work if you believe you are booked to stop any no-shows, it’s always good to call the agency & double check your bookings”

Favourite Christmas Joke:

What is the best Christmas present in the world? ๐ŸŽ

A broken drum, you just canโ€™t beat it! ๐Ÿฅ



Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 21DAY 21! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…Senior Fire & Security Recruiter, Akeim Morgan

“Always bring a notepad and pen to your interviews no matter if you feel 100% confident or think you will remember everything!!

1: It shows an employer you have come prepared to take notes or prepared questions for them.

2: If something is said by your interviewer and you donโ€™t want to interrupt you can note down and come back to it at the end.

No one wants to be that person at the end of an interview who gets asked โ€œany questions?โ€ and has a mind blank scrambling for something to sound good.”

Favourite Christmas Joke:
Why did no one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on eBay?
Because they were two deer! ๐ŸฆŒ



Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 22DAY 22! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…SAP Recruitment Consultant, Fabrizia Pavan

“Proceed with caution when accepting a counteroffer, because you can break the trust between you and your employer. If they are offering you a higher salary now, why couldnโ€™t they do it before? Before you think about accepting a counteroffer, consider these tips

Favourite Christmas Joke:

Why did the turkey cross the road? ๐Ÿฆƒ

Because it was the chickenโ€™s day off! ๐Ÿ”



Eligo Christmas Countdown Day 23DAY 23! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…Senior Fire & Security Recruiter, Jaimie Dickson-Davies

โ€œImagine waking up on Xmas morning with no filled stockings or presents under the tree? Couldnโ€™t bare the very thought. Sooooo what does Santa do? He recruits ahead of time!!! If he tried to bring all his new Elves on in November, Christmas would be a disaster! โ˜น

Planning for next year starts as soon as Christmas is over. F.C works smart, he knows he needs to bring in the new elf recruits gradually over the year and assign them to his best elf managers and make sure that theyโ€™re trained properly up before the real pressure hits.”




DAY 24! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Eligo Recruitment!


Merry Christmas From Eligo



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