How To Recruit The Best Talent for Your Vacant Position

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If you want to recruit the best talent for your vacancy, here’s what you need to know.

Hiring can be risky – it’s a gamble knowing whether you’ve hired the right person. Maybe you hire someone and they were all talk in the interview, but they don’t quite cut the mustard on a practical level. Maybe they don’t gel well with the rest of your team. Today on the Blue Glove Jobs Blog, we are looking at how to avoid hiring the wrong person & how to recruit only the best talent for your vacancies.

Everyone has made a bad hire at least once. Just don’t let it happen again!

Hiring isn’t easy and anyone who has ever made a hire, has probably made a bad hire. In interviews, candidates can put on facades, tell lies, and over exaggerate.  Brief interviews aren’t necessarily the greatest way to determine someone’s personality either. You can’t fully get to know someone within a half hour time slot. Making a bad hire is simply a mistake, but not correcting that mistake when you go to hire new talent is also a mistake! Check out our top tips to make sure you’re reaching the right people for you and your team.

 

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Generate leads from your current talent.

Got a talented, hardworking and motivated team? Look to them for possible future employees. Birds of a feather flock together and all that! Chances are, the people working for you already, know people of a similar hardworking and motivated nature. If you are looking to recruit, speak to your team and get them to ask around. Sometimes the best talent is right in front of you. With this method, you can save a lot of time and money on the recruitment process too!

Who did you reject last time?

Remember who was close second to getting the job last time? Call them back. There is nothing embarrassing about reaching back out to your second choice. If anything, it will be a nice surprise for them and they will more than likely be grateful that you kept their name on file. And who knows? they might still be looking for a new job! Give your second chance a first refusal.

 

 

Make sure your job is appealing.

If you’re struggling to recruit the best talent, look at your job advert. If you can’t attract the right kind of talent, maybe you’re not putting out the right kind of job advert. Have you been specific enough? Or maybe you have been too specific and have limited the number of people who could apply. Are you offering the right kind of wage for the job you’re expecting to be done? To find out more about writing a job vacancy, check out these posts: Content Marketing & Recruitment  OR Attracting Suitable Candidates for Your Vacancy.

 

So there you have it! Our top tips for making sure you hire the best talent! If you’re in the dental industry and you need to hire a new member of staff, why not list your vacancy with us? Our basic listings are free! Click the banner below to list your vacancy.

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January is The Busiest Month for Recruitment.

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Looking for a new job? January is the busiest month for recruitment.

New year, new you, new job? A new study has shown that January is the busiest month when it comes to recruitment. The busiest days for recruitment websites are anticipated to be the 3rd & 4th of January, when most businesses are back in the office after the festive period.

Why do so many people look for new jobs in January?

People are always looking for the ‘next best thing’ when it comes to their career. But why do so many people wait until January to look for a new job?

  • New Year = New Challenges. Maybe it’s just the right time for a new path!
  • Post holiday ‘back to work dread’. If you can see going back to work far enough, it might be time to find a job you actually enjoy going to…
  • More businesses post their vacancies in January than at any other time of the year. Pickings aren’t usually as slim as they normally are!
  • Those who were in temporary Christmas roles are on the hunt for a new job.
  • Many university students graduate in either summer or November. Those who graduated in November will likely still be on the hunt for a job.

Are there any downsides to looking for a new job in January?

Looking for a new job at the beginning of the year is a good idea, but it does have its downsides too. If you’ve been applying directly to companies, you’ll no doubt have received copious amounts of out of office emails in response. Applying for jobs in January means that employers might take longer to get back to you about your application, because they’ll be getting back into the swing of things after the new year.

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Applying for a new role this year?

If you’ve decided that 2019 is the year of the new job, good for you! There is nothing like a new challenge to kick off a new year! If you’re thinking about applying for new jobs, be sure to check our other blog posts all about application tips. Like we said, January is the busiest month when it comes to new jobs. You’ll need to make your CV stand out from the rest. We’ve written about how to make your CV Stand Out & Appeal to Employers, how to dress for interviews and what questions you should ask potential future employers at interviews.

If you’re a dental professional and you want a career change for 2019, why not browse the vacancies on our website? It only takes a few moments to apply and you can track all of your applications easily! We don’t spam you with annoying emails either!

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When Is The Best Time To Ask For a Promotion?

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Think it’s time to step your career up a notch?

Are you bored of the same old job, day in, day out? Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut with your job? It might be time for a change. That doesn’t always mean it’s time to hit the job search and hand in your notice. Might it be time to ask for a promotion?

Today on The Blue Glove Jobs blog, we look at how to ask for a promotion, and when is the best time to ask for a promotion!

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Should you really ask for a promotion?

If you don’t ask, you don’t get. It really is that simple.

We understand, some people feel awkward asking for opportunities, especially from superiors. But asking shows that you’re keen. That you actively want to take the next step in your career and try your hand at something new. So while you might think it’s embarrassing, it can actually impress employers. If you don’t stick your head above the parapet, your employer might over look you.

Asking for a promotion is also a good idea because it may not be someone that you work with directly who is doing the hiring. If you ask your superior, they will be able to pass your details on to the person who is actually doing the recruiting. It’s a good way of getting your name out there!

When is the best time to ask for a promotion?

Believe it or not, the best time to ask for a promotion is during the summer months and the worst time to ask for a promotion is during the autumn months  – September/October/November – according to Visier Analytics. This is a result of the financial cycle of many companies. Most companies review in the first quarter of the year and look to promote in the second quarter. Most financial budgets are done in quarters 3 & 4 so it’s best not to ask then.

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What should I do if I ask for a promotion and don’t get it?

If you ask for a promotion and don’t get it, don’t worry. It’s a good thing to know that the summer months are the period in which you’re most likely to find a new job. Employees who are looking to leave jobs will often wait until the Spring bonuses have been shared out among employees. Then, they will leave their jobs. It’s a good time to begin searching for jobs during May, June & July. This is when most job openings will appear.

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Is It Really Okay To Have A Side Hustle?

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Are you happy living pay check to pay check?

If you’re not, you might’ve thought about starting up a side hustle. What’s a side hustle some of you may wonder? Well most simply, a side hustle is a business that  you set up on your own, to make your own source of income, alongside working your own existing job. It might be a small thing, like selling handmade items, such as homewares or crafts, or it might be a service, from cleaning, to technical repairs.

Do I really need to have a side hustle?

Well it’s not for everyone. Some people like to be constantly busy, others are quite happy working their 9-5 and going home to other things – family, friends, or hobbies. But having a side hustle can help you develop new skills and can look great on your CV too. Let’s look at some of the three most common reasons as to why more and more people are setting up their own side hustle…

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Reason 1 – Additional Income.

Wages haven’t been increasing for a good few years now but the cost of living continues to rise. While you might budget month to month to ensure everything is paid, we can confidently say that we’d all love a little extra money. Extra money to buy ourselves the occasional treat, our to treat the kids, or to put towards a big purchase like a holiday or a car. It’s natural to want to make more money. Having a side hustle can be the difference between a new wardrobe, or a few nights out with friends.

Reason 2 – Developing Your Own Business For The Future.

Some people want to work for themselves.  Maybe not right now, but they might want to down the line. A lot of people set up a side hustle while their working a regular job, to gain experience and build their brand until it’s ready to become their full time career. Your side hustle right now could be your big earner in just a few years time. Preparation is key, if you really want to make it into something big. A lot of women do this because they take time out of their careers to look after kids, they can still bring home some additional income to support their families.

Reason 3 – Educating yourself.

If you’re working for a company, it’s likely that you’re doing the same things day in day out. While that might be the dream for some people, it doesn’t quite satisfy others. Starting up on your own in a great way to learn the ins and outs of business. From how to set up a business, to understanding customers. It’s a never ending opportunity to learn new skills and build new networks. You’re never to old to learn.

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What Will My Employer Think?

Well really, that’s up to them. The bottom line is, as long as you’re not letting your side hustle merge into your regular job, we think it’s totally fine. There is nothing wrong with wanting to start up on your own and wanting to develop your own skills. If they get mad at you, that’s their problem! As long as your still focused in work, there should be no issue. If there is an issue, it might just be a good thing that you’ve decided to set something up on your own!

 

Have you every thought about setting up a side-business on your own? What is your side-business and what did your employer think? Let us know!

 

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Can You Really Use Social Media To Get A Job?

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Would you ever think to look for a job on Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram?

Well, if you haven’t, you should. More people than ever before are finding their dream jobs thanks to our favourite social media sites.

So today on the Blue Glove Jobs Blog, we’re looking at how to utilise social media to help you in your career!

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Let’s freshen up your social media.

More than 68% of employers admitted to looking at candidate’s Facebook pages before inviting for an interview. Facebook, after all is the second most popular social media site after YouTube. So it’s probably time to freshen up and have a spring-clean of your Facebook page, and other social media accounts.

Go through your pictures, recent and old posts, and shares, and make sure there is nothing there that could scare employers away. You might love a wild weekend with your mates, but does your future employer want to see you being sick on a pavement after a night out? probably not. Does your future employer want to see you being tagged in inappropriate videos? We’re going to say no to that too.  Untag yourself from anything a little bit uncouth and get rid of anything that could prevent you from getting a job.

We don’t mean that your social media sites need to be entirely void of any personality. After all, your pages should represent you. But you don’t want to give employers a negative impression before they’ve even met you. Put it this way –  if you wouldn’t want your gran to see it, you probably wouldn’t want your future boss to see it either!

 

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Be yourself.

Don’t try to put on a persona on social media. Being honest and being yourself is vital. Ultimately, you want to have a positive, employable and approachable presence if you are online and active on social media sites. Don’t be afraid to reach out and network to others. Don’t be afraid to say that you’re looking for new opportunities. This can help you connect with people in the same boat, or people who are looking to recruit. If you have a portfolio, share that out online too, you never know who it might impress!

 

Be ready to engage.

What will you do if someone reaches out to you?

You have to be ready to respond. Is your CV up to date and ready to fire off to employers at the drop of a hat? Is your LinkedIn profile as good as it can be? Does it make you a stand out candidate? Be ready to engage. Keep on top of your professional profiles so that you can engage with any employer if the chance arises.

 

So there you have it! How to go about using Social Media to get you the job you really want! Do you have any helpful tips and tricks for this? Let us know in the comments below! Ready to find your new job? Click below:

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The Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired

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Ever wondered why you keep getting knocked back from jobs you’ve applied for?

It’s disappointing when you don’t get a job you were hoping for. You take the rejection call or read the unsuccessful e-mail and naturally you feel a bit deflated. It’s happened to us all. It can be disheartening to consistently be rejected for jobs. You might feel you’re doing everything you can to impress in an interview, or that your CV is shining and you just can’t work out where you’re going wrong.

Today on the Blue Glove Jobs Blog, we look at some reasons why you’re not getting hired. Check it out:

 

You’re not selling yourself when you should be.

Naturally, as Brits, we find it completely cringeworthy when we’re asked to big ourselves up. We’d rather bury our heads in the sand. But, if there’s anywhere you should be talking yourself up, it’s in a job interview. There’s a good chance you’ve been shortlisted alongside a handful of other candidates, but the interview is really the time to make yourself stand out from the crowd – a good CV can only take you so far. We don’t doubt for a second that interviews aren’t nerve-wracking, but you need to sell yourself. Think of it as a sales pitch! Why should they hire you over anyone else? Remember they are looking to hire a person. If they can’t get a taste for your personality, they’ll skip past you and head straight for the next candidate.

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You Talk The Talk But Don’t Walk The Walk.

A good CV is all very well and good, but only if you’ve not told lies in it. If you’re quizzed on something you’ve written in your CV that you can’t actually do, don’t expect to be hired. It’s that simple. Firstly, lying to potential employers is not a great way to make a good first impression, secondly, you’ll make yourself look stupid, and thirdly, dependent on the profession, you could put others at risk if you don’t know what you’re doing. Basically, we’re just telling you to be honest. Don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk.

 

Recruiting internally may have suited the employer better.

It’s not always your fault that you didn’t get hired. Occasionally, it’s more suitable for the employer to recruit internally. After all, who knows the organisation better than the staff that already work there? It is disappointing, but unfortunately it happens, particularly in small businesses.

 

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A mismatched fit with the brand.

This happens more than you’d think. Often, those who are looking to recruit make their decision to hire based on the candidate’s fit with the brand. Some argue that this is discriminatory, and perhaps, to an extent, that’s right. But if the people representing your brand and business do not fit cohesively with the brand and business, it can be extremely evident to see who is out of their depth. The brand will feel it, and so will you. We’re not saying change your personality to try and fit with anyone. Sometimes it’s just not a good fit – that’s not your fault, but it’s not the brand’s either.

 

Unprofessionalism.

As brutal as this might sound, it’s true. Of course you want to impress, and first impressions count the most. If you show up to your interview late, unprepared, disinterested and inappropriately dressed, there’s a high chance you’re not going to be getting the job. By being any of the above, you’re essentially setting yourself up for failure. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail and all that jazz. Give yourself the best chance at getting the job. If you show that you don’t care from the outset, it’s a sure fire way of getting rejected.

 

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The employer has been doing their research on you.

Something that they are very much entitled to do. Maybe they’ve checked in with your references. Or maybe they’ve had a look on social media. Don’t be surprised if you don’t get the job if you’re posting about your wild weekends on Facebook, backed up by endless photos that your friends have tagged you in. Although your social media profiles are yours, remember that it’s not only you that can see them. A whopping one in three recruiters have rejected applicants based on something they’ve seen about them on social media.

 

So there we have it – some reasons why you might not be getting hired. We know that getting rejected from jobs can be disheartening, but keep trying! We are firm believers that everyone’s dream job is out there somewhere! For more tips on career development and job applications, you can check out our blog here: www.blueglovejobs.com/blog

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Five Signs You Need To Get A New Job

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5 signs you need a new job.

Think it’s time to take the next step in your career, but you’re not quite sure if you should take the leap? Today on the Blue Glove Jobs Blog, we’re looking at the five signs that prove you need a new job!

 

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You’re always the last to arrive and first to leave.

We don’t love getting up early every day, but after a coffee or two, we’re good to go. We crack on with the day. It’s true – we all have the occasional bad day at work. However, feeling consistently unmotivated is one of the first signs that you need a change in career. We’re not asking you to hop skip and jump to work, but we’d rather you were passionate about what you did. If you’re running in the door bang on 9am and are ready and waiting at the door at 4:59pm,  ask yourself if you really want to be there.

 

You’re irritable all of the time.

Like we said, everyone has a bad day now and then and they end up taking it out on others – family, friends, and work mates. Even the smallest things are annoying and you feel as though if someone was to say the wrong thing, you’d kick off! Your career does impact the way you act outside of the office. If you notice you’re constantly irritated or struggling to be upbeat, it could be time for a new job.

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You’ve thought about getting a new job already.

If you’ve already thought about it, you’re probably ready for a new job. If you truly loved what you did, you wouldn’t be tempted by other options. Maybe your subconscious is trying to tell you something here. If you’ve mulled it over a few times, or spoken to your friends about it, it might be time to jump ship to somewhere new.

 

There are no opportunities to progress.

Here at Blue Glove Jobs, we’re big believers in continuous professional development. With constant changes in treatments and technologies, it’s vital that you stay on top of the game. Your workplace should offer you opportunities to grow as a member of staff, whether that be taking on additional roles, or through training courses. If you’ve done the same thing since day one, why not challenge yourself and try your hand somewhere else at something new?

 

You don’t feel valued.

Nobody goes to work and expects to be told that everything they do is fantastic. But, it is nice to hear once in a while. If you’re going over and above for your colleagues without as much as a thank you, it can really start to demotivate you. Know your worth. Would you be better off somewhere where your work will be appreciated?

 

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