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Choose your recruitment agency wisely

Effective relationships are so important in any walk of life or business and when times are hard they become even more crucial, particularly with the increased competition for roles.

The type of relationship that exists between you and your recruitment agency could have a massive impact on your career. Obviously we have a vested interest in recommending fewer agencies, but we do believe that less is more. A small number of relevant, specialist agencies is always going to work better for candidates – there’s nothing more demoralising than being bombarded by irrelevant positions.

The more agencies you register with, the more you dilute your brand – you may even risk losing control over where your CV is sent. You can build stronger relationships and can spend more time fulfilling your obligations as a candidate if you choose wisely.

If you’re keen to get started, then simply get in touch with one of our trusted consultants today and take the first step in a long and successful professional relationship. Alternatively search our job database and upload your CV.

1st Recruitment Group

At 1st Recruitment Group we are about much more than filling vacancies and ticking boxes – we build careers. We make it our business to connect our candidates with the right opportunities for them. Our strong partnerships with the Channel Islands leading employers and our unique, personal approach to recruitment mean that whether you’re searching for a rewarding interim assignment or a long-term move, you’ll have the support of the Channel Islands leading offshore recruitment organisation.

Giving you a competitive edge

Our status and relationships with some of the Channel Islands top employers give all of our candidates a competitive edge. We have trusted advisers on hand to offer candid, relevant feedback, and we enjoy preferred supplier status with all of the offshores most recognisable organisations. Our candidates benefit from the reach and the relationships of a global recruiter, whilst enjoying a personal, focused approach that helps make valuable connections and develop successful careers.

Career & interview advice

The success of all our candidates is what drives our consultants – and tapping into our vast knowledge of the recruitment market gleaned over many years of experience we have created a catalogue of useful of information for anyone considering their next career move, including advice on interview techniques typically covering: 

  • Pre-interview preparation
  • Preparing for a competency based interview
  • How to sell yourself at interview 
  • Body language 
  • Typical interview questions 
  • How to end an interview 
  • How much am I worth? 
  • Managing your Social Media Reputation (SMR)

For more career advice click on the link to ask for more details consultants@1strecruit.co.uk (Jersey) or consultants@placingpeople1st.co.uk (Guernsey) or simply call on (01534) 875444 to book an appointment with an experienced consultant.

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