Yearly Archives: 2019

Recruiting members of staff on a tight budget

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 1:01 pm

If you own a business and are in need of extra staff but do not want to spend hundreds or even thousands on recruiting cost then there are some ways in which you can find the right candidate on a smaller budget. You may need to put in more time and accept that you may need to do a lot more interviews to find the right candidate. If you use an agency they will often do much of the preliminary searching and vetting for you, so you will only be sent candidates that are suitable. If you advertise the job yourself and vet the CV’s etc, then you will have to work your way through often a large number of them to find the people that you would like to interview. Agencies can save you a lot of time but they do come at a cost.
Social media sites are a great way to find potential employees. Advertising jobs on your own social media profile and your website is free and can attract a large number of candidates. Also using Social media sites such as LinkedIn allows you to find people within your industry that you can target. Creating a simple ad and putting in in the local paper is still a great way to get CV’s rolling in and can cost as little as thirty to fifty pounds.
Always be sure to keep CV’s of previous candidates on file as they may not have been suited to the position they originally applied for but you may have a vacancy open up that they would be suited to.

Posted in Jobs

Doing an Open University Course

Posted on January 9, 2019 at 2:32 pm

If you are thinking about going back into education as a mature student you may think about doing an Open University course. The Open University offer a wide range of courses which can be done in sections and split over a number of years for those who cannot commit to it full time. Once you have completed one course you can then go on to complete another course towards you degree.
Funding study can be expensive and often puts many people off, but you may be eligible for a student loan which will cover your tuition fees. These loans often do not need to be paid back for a number of years after you have completed the course and usually not until you are earning above a certain amount. It is often based on a percentage, so the more you earn the quicker you will pay the loan off.
Completing an Open University course or a course at college or university can help improve your job prospects and allow you to apply for positions that you may not previously have had the qualifications for. It can help you get in to a job that you enjoy and also earn more money in the long run.

Posted in education