In the age of LinkedIn and online job applications we are often asked if a cover letter is essential when applying for a new job.
Most websites suggest and include the option of attaching a cover letter for a job application or signing up to their hiring service.
Yet because it is often not presented as essential, and just a suggestion, most applicants choose not to write one.
But from our experience a covering letter is an essential part of a job application and can help you stand out from the pack. Continue reading “Why a kick ass cover letter is still essential for a job application”
When you see an advert for your dream job it’s easy to get carried away and imagine your glittering career with your new employer, even before you’ve applied for the role.
So it can be a crushing experience to find your application hasn’t been successful, particularly when you make it through to the interview stage. Continue reading “5 reasons why you keep missing out on that dream job”
Body language plays a highly integral factor in how you come across in a job interview.
But can body language mistakes really cost you a job offer?
In a recent survey 2000 hiring managers listed the various reasons they would not offer candidates a job: Continue reading “Have these body language mistakes cost you a job offer?”
It was a year ago today, that I started with Alex Young Recruitment, and how the time has flown by.
I had not long graduated with a degree in history from King’s College London and had previously had little idea of what to do next.
Continue reading “Ben’s first year at Alex Young Recruitment”
October marks the month that Alex Young Recruitment (AYR) celebrates its 4th birthday.
In 2014 my business partner Matt Young and I decided to put into action what we had chatted about in the pub on many occasions. Continue reading “Alex Young Recruitment is 4”
‘Working 9-5, what a way to make a living’. I never thought we’d be quoting Dolly Parton in one of our blogs, but here we are.
Although some companies might offer a slightly different start and end to the day, many of us still follow conventional working hours similar to those memorably sung my Dolly.
Yet like many aspects of modern working life, we are increasingly diverging from tradition.
Continue reading “Shift or days? A guide to getting your head around different working hours”
Recently at Alex Young Recruitment, we have seen a lot of demand from clients for facilities management coordinator roles.
These type of roles can cover the whole spectrum – from entry level administrative facilities management positions, to senior helpdesk coordinator and schedule allocator jobs. Continue reading “How do I become a senior facilities management coordinator?”
You’ve been plying your trade as a maintenance electrician for nearly ten years. You feel tired of doing the same tasks every day.
In terms of facilities management you feel as if you have done all you can as an electrician or mechanical maintenance engineer.
But how do you progress to the next level as a maintenance supervisor? Continue reading “How do I become a maintenance supervisor?”
We look at countless CVs each week. Within these hundreds of applications, some massively stand out.
Unfortunately this is because of mistakes in the CV! So what are the worst CV mistakes we have seen and how can you avoid them?
Continue reading “The 8 worst CV mistakes you can make”
After several hours of honing your CV and creating the perfect cover letter you’ve had the call from a recruiter asking you to attend an interview.
But chances are you’re up against several other high calibre candidates. so how can you ensure you stand out in the interview?
Continue reading “How to stand out in an interview”