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Relationships.

How to get the most our of your relationship with your recruitment consultant. Before working in recruitment myself, I had no idea how much easier using a recruitment agency could make a job search – I had never used one before, much to my now regret! Your recruitment consultant really will go above and beyond for you, if you let them, and if you do some things for them in return. Outlined below are some tips on how to get the best out of your relationship with your recruitment consultant. Follow these steps and you could land your dream job sooner than expected, or at the very least have on your side a trusty ally with a wealth of industry know-how at their fingertips.   Build a rapport with your recruiter Your recruitment consultant will become your new best friend while you’re working together, you’ll speak a lot during your job hunt and the better you let us get to know you, the easier our job is. The more you open up and share with your recruiter, the better your rapport will be with them. This will ensure you sit at the forefront of their mind and will work massively in your favour when new jobs come into the agency. The better your rapport with your consultant, the more likely they are to share extra tips, industry knowledge and advice..

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First impressions.

Interviews can be extremely nerve wracking for a lot of people.  Entering a room and sitting in front of people you don’t know while selling yourself can be very daunting. Many people work themselves up into a fluster and end up giving the wrong first impression. First impressions can have a lasting impact on peoples' feelings about you as an employee, so the first 30 seconds of an interview are arguably the most important. As we are a boutique recruitment agency based in the heart of London, who deal with a huge variety of different clients, we have put together a list of top tips to ensure you give a great first impression.   Dress appropriately Making sure you dress appropriately for an interview is extremely important. Hiring Managers will make an opinion on you instantly from your appearance and body language. People often don't know what is appropriate to wear to an interview. Generally if you are interviewing for a corporate company, is it recommended to wear a smart dress (knee length), loafers or heels and a smart jacket, your hair should be clean and away from your face, dress conservatively. This is not an opportunity to show off your fashion sense! In the more creative firms, smart suit trousers and a colourful blouse would be acceptable. A tip to knowing what to wear, is by checking the companies..

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Pointers for networking.

Past Contacts: When we’re in networking mode, we tend to think about the future and forget about those who helped us get to where we are now, but getting in touch with old co-workers, bosses, mentors, and former contacts is key. They’re likely in a different place in their careers and have made new connections that you can also tap into. Although sending an email to someone who haven't spoken to in years can feel forced, don't be deterred, you’d be surprised how many will be very happy to hear from an old work mate or contact. School / University Alumni Don’t forget about alumni organisation. Most alumni networks have events and volunteer activities that are perfect for expanding your contacts list. Don’t forget that at an alumni ‘meet-up’ you'll at least share one thing in common: where you went to school or University. Use this as a way to bond, and professional opportunities may well come from them; perhaps not immediately but certainly further down the line if you continue to use the Alumni events pages, or meet up info! Do your research before networking events. First, to find a networking event, you can check LinkedIn, which has an events section listed on your personal homepage. There you can find happenings near you in a field you’re interested in. Others such as Eventbrite also offer networking events and of course, you..

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