Yearly Archives: 2015

Rates of pay through a recruitment agency

Posted on December 8, 2015 at 11:47 pm

If you are looking for work then you may consider going to a recruitment agency. There are many recruitment agencies available and how they charge works different depending on the job you go for and their set rates.

If you are looking for a permanent job then you will often find that you do not get charged by the recruitment agency for finding you the placement, they usually make their money by charging the new employer. This charge is often a percentage of the annual wage offered to you or a set amount. You will normally get paid directly from the employer rather than the agency.

If you are looking for temporary work then the recruitment agency usually take a percentage of you (the employees) wage each week as it is often the recruitment agency that pays you. Always be sure to find out what this amount is so you can work out a true hourly payment figure.

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Supply Teaching: Finding and Filling Vacancies through a Recruitment Agency

Posted on December 8, 2015 at 10:25 am

If you are looking to fill Congleton Supply Teaching Vacancies then you should seriously consider registering with a well established recruitment agency. Doing so is very important because it will save you the trouble of scouring through jobs and constantly missing out. What more, the learning institution would not have to worry about getting a qualified teacher to fill the vacancy at a moment’s notice. Simply put, by closely collaborating with a well established recruitment agency, all the hard work would be taken care of plus you are granted a chance to find a perfect match of fill supply teaching positions on offer without stressing much.


Why you should Sign Up to a Recruitment Agency

The needs of supply teachers usually varies, this being the case, well established recruitment agencies will be well aware of and understand these needs. For instance, some teacher might be simply interested in filling in for the odd days of sickness while others might be happier to up midterm positions. Good thing is, regardless of the position which you are interested in, by registering with a well established recruitment agency, expect to find a proper solution that will involves adherence to your requirements.  (more…)

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Where to look for a job

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 12:12 am

If you are currently looking for work then there are a number of ways of doing so. Below I have listed a few ways in which you can get your CV out there and land that job you have always wanted:

  • CV dropping – This is typically how many people used to look for work. You print off a number of copies of your CV and distribute it round to as many companies as possible that you wish to work for. If there are no current vacancies suitable your CV will often be kept on file until something comes up.
  • Online jobs boards – Searching online for a job is the most popular way people look for employment. Registering with a number of jobs boards will allow you to upload your CV for recruitment agencies and potential employers to search through. If they believe you are suitable for a position they have, they will contact you.
  • Recruitment agency – Different to a jobs board, with a recruitment agency you register with them (which is usually free of charge) and they do the searching for you.

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Conducting a job interview

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 12:01 am

If you are looking to hire people to work for your company then you may well have to conduct interviews. Usually the process for acquiring new staff follows a general pattern. The initial stage is to advertise the job, this may be done through an agency, on a jobs board, in local papers or on your own website or a combination of all of them.

In the job advertisement you will need to let people know how to apply. This may be by calling to request an application form or by asking candidates to send you a copy of their CV and covering letter.

Once the closing date for applications has passed, this is usually the time the initial interviews are conducted. Carrying out an interview can be as nervous as attending one, but planning is key. Make sure you have a set of generic questions you will ask all candidates and then highlight parts of their application or CV that you want to discuss in more detail. This will give you a good structure to follow with all applicants and make it easier to compare at the end.


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Supply Teaching Jobs in Harrow

Posted on October 6, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Supply teaching is a recent concept in the field of education and seems to be quite promising in the long run. Many of you may not be familiar with the term, so here is a brief insight- many a times it happens that regular teachers of a school are unable to take classes due to illness or some other reason like meeting, maternal leave, personal affair etc. due to which the course cannot be completed on time and eventually the students will have to suffer. Supply teachers are those who take up the job for the time being and prevent the loss while making themselves some earning. The best way to get a supply teaching job is registering on the website of some good agency specialised in this work and if you are looking for supply teacher jobs Harrow, then you have landed on the right place. (more…)

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Starting a child’s education

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm

A child’s education starts at home. They start learning from a very young age and progress as their brain develops. I recently started helping my 3 year old to start to do some basic sums using a number of methods that I had found on the internet. It was very surprising to see how quickly see picked it up and within only a few weeks was doing simply addition sums in her head.

From speaking to a number of teachers, they have confirmed that if a child has a good understanding of colours, shapes, counting and letters when they start school and then they seem to quickly advance to the next stage.

Education at home does not have to be something to worry about, even simple counting games such as counting up the stairs or counting out raisins can all help aid a child’s learning and give them a great start at school.

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Deciding your GCSE subjects

Posted on August 31, 2015 at 10:26 pm

When you start secondary school, very quickly you will find that you are asked to choose the subjects that you want to take for your GCSE’s. There are some mandatory subjects such as Maths, English and Science (plus others depending on where you go to school) and then you have the option to choose additional subjects.

When I chose mine, we were only allowed to pick two subjects out of each box meaning that my first choice was not possible. It can be very hard for someone that is only 14 to make decisions that could potentially affect what they do in the future.

When choosing your subjects, do not get too held up on it as you can always do another course later on in life if you decide you want to do a different career.

A career advisor will be able to talk you through your options should you need any advice.


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Recruitment agency fees

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 11:53 am

A recruitment agency can be hired by an employer to find them the right candidate for a job role they have. If an employer wants to take the majority of the stress and hassle out of the recruitment process then an agency is the right way to go.

A recruitment agency will usually find candidates they believe will be suitable (often from job boards) and then contact them asking for a copy of their CV. Once they have a CV in from the candidate this will be read through and if they believe the person has the relevant levels of skills and qualifications, then they will pass their CV on to the employer.

It is then up to the employer as to who they invite back for an interview. If the candidate is successful then the agency will charge the company a finder’s fee, this fee is usually a percentage of the job role’s yearly salary.

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Job recruitment – what does a recruitment agency do?

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm

If you are searching for a new job then you may consider registering with a recruitment agency to help you find work, but what can they do for you?

Normally a recruitment agency will specialise in a certain area of recruitment this could be anything such as recruitment within education or recruitment within the finance sector. If possible then it’s best to try to register with a more specific recruitment agency that specialises in your field of work.

The recruitment agent will then ask you to come in for a chat, this will be in the style of an informal interview normally where they will look through your CV and talk about your particular skill set.

They will then usually go away and check if they have any suitable positions that they would like to put you forward for. If they do they will then ask you to complete an application form and arrange a formal interview for you at the selected company.

After the interview they will call you to offer feedback and hopefully to give you the offer of employment.

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Jobs available in education

Posted on May 30, 2015 at 8:43 am

If you are passionate about education and you’d like to pursue a career around it there are a few different paths that you could look into as possible career options.

The first and arguable most obvious choice would be to become a teacher, either at primary school level or in higher education. You could take up more of a support function such as a TA (teaching assistant) as this requires less qualifications but that is reflected in the pay scale that you would get.

If you are keen on one particular subject then you could become a college lecturer, in this role real world experience of the subject that you are teaching will help you no end as you can explain to your students how the things that you are teaching them will translate in the working world.

If you are looking for a higher paid role that is more involved with overseeing of education establishment and systems then you may be better suited as a school inspector, however most of these roles will require you to have had some teaching experience.

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