Archive for June, 2009

Have you got talent?

Friday, June 5th, 2009

According to Manpower’s Talent Shortage Survey the list below details the top 10 talent shortages in the country. We disagree but let’s first look have a look at the full list:

1. Engineers

2. Skilled trades

3. Sales representatives

4. Management/executives

5. Accounting and finance staff

6. Chefs/cooks

7. Restaurant and hotel staff

8. Machinists/machine operators

9. Technicians (primarily production/operations, engineering or maintenance)

10. Receptionists

Worldwide, 30% of employers are encountering difficulties hiring staff.

The top roles that employers are finding difficult to fill globally are:

1. Skilled trades

2. Sales representatives

3. Technicians (primarily production/operations, engineering or maintenance)

4. Engineers

5. Management/executives

6. Accounting and finance staff

7. Labourers

8. Production operators

9. Secretaries, PAs, administrative assistants and office support staff

10. Drivers

All sectors experience shortages for good staff

Qualifying these shortages in the current economic climate is very difficult with between 33 and 50% of jobs not being advertised.
One thing is for certain, it is time to step up your job search strategies or it is time to ship out. Starting with your sales letter aka CV. In the current climate a poor CV is unacceptable and will get you nowhere. Get your CV professionally reviewed and we advise to get your CV on the desks of as many relevant recruiters and employers as possible.

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1 in 10 recruiters struggle to find candidates

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Despite the recession, 1 in 10 (11%) of UK employers are facing difficulties in recruiting staff.

This could be great news to you! But careful application is needed so read further.

These stats were according to the fourth Manpower Annual Talent Shortage Survey released today. Mark Cahill, Managing Director of Manpower UK, commented: “Despite the highest levels of unemployment the UK has experienced for over a decade, employers are still struggling to recruit people with the skills they require.”
The figures remain consistent compared to the 2008 findings when 12% of employers surveyed highlighted difficulties in recruiting the right staff. However, the figures represent a marked improvement from 2007 and 2006 when 34% and 42% of employers respectively cited difficulties recruiting staff with the right skills.

Your weapon is your CV and finding that ideal job will depend on the following factors:

  1. Your CV  needs to be in the in the best possible condition it can be. It should be part of the 6% and not part of the 94% of CVs which are not good enough
  2. Is it important to get a great job? Then put your money where your mouth is and get your CV professionally reviewed
  3. Then get your CV in front of the right people

I can help you with No. 2 (indirectly with No.1) and with No.3

How? I hear you ask.

By paying a nominal fee for both a CV review and for getting your CV distributed to the right people.

But how will it land me a better job sooner?

1. Giving you a professional CV Review.

This will supply you with an objective recruiter opinion on your CV.

2. Opens the unadvertised job market up for you.

Often the best jobs are never advertised, instead they are offered first to jobseekers that have already sent their CVs to recruiters. 67% of Jobs do not make it to job boards or newspapers.

By sending your CV to recruiters directly, they will be able to consider you for the best vacancies that they never advertise.

3. Professionals matching you to jobs.

Recruiters that receive your CV, can use their experience to match you to jobs that you are best suited for. Usually, the best paying jobs for your skills.

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All the best with your job search,


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How much time will it take you to secure a new job?

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Before the financial crisis hit home end of 2008 it took on average 56 days for someone to start a new position. In the financial sector this figure increased to 61 days in the beginning of 2009.

New figures suggest quite a different picture. Langley James have completed a survey of candidates that registered with them in January 2009. The results were as follows:

  1. Only 5% have found a new position, leaving the other 95% still seeking that perfect opportunity
  2. 30% of candidates had not yet managed to secure an interview, with the average number of interviews amounting to just one
  3. More than a third of candidates asked would be willing to accept up to 10% lower than their expected salary in the current climate, with some candidates even stating that they would take a salary cut of up to 40%
  4. 22% of the responses however, found that candidates simply could not lower their salary expectations due to rising living costs

These stats are based upon the IT job sector, one of the only sectors where hiring figures is higher than firing.

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