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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
The thrill of hitting or exceeding your targets
The feeling of true achievement when your hard work and dedication turns into tangible success
The financial aspects of hard work turning into monetary gains
Working in an office of inspirational people who graft day-in, day-out and lead from the front every day
Working for a company that truly values its people, feeling supported and encouraged to develop both personally and professionally
Working in an office where the environment is a team orientated one; recruitment can be tarnished as a dog-eat-dog industry, but I certainly don't experience that with my team
The only thing I find difficult about recruitment as a profession would be working in sales where the product has its own decision making capability, meaning that sometimes, despite all assurances, the sale then doesn't come to fruition due to a situation or circumstance entirely out of your control.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £23,000 - £25,000
Current salary: £25,000 - £27,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
My main piece of advice would be to write a strong cover letter to include in your application. This is part of the online application process so I would recommend having one written ahead of completing the online application so that you have already proof-read and edited the content to copy and paste into the application. The cover letter should be targeted, relevant to REED, and include reasons WHY you're applying and what makes it an exciting opportunity for you. This is an opportunity to include a bit of personality, as well as demonstrate your interest in the role. A regurgitated cover letter that's really a re-written version of a CV won't stand out, but a personalised letter that includes your aspirations and career goals will.
Do you have any interview tips?
"Fail to prepare, prepare to fail" could not be more accurate here, and has been my mantra since my first ever interview when I was 17. My recommendations would be to; research (with time to spare, don't cram 10 minutes before the interview); prepare answers to standard competency questions; also prepare questions you want to ask; have all of this written down in front of you ready for the interview in a clear document that you can easily read, so when the time comes to answer questions or ask questions, you have something easily accessible to reference. James Reed's "Why You?" book is a fantastic resource for interview preparation and I would highly recommend leafing through this ahead of your interview too.
Consultant, Recruitment at Reed Global