Using a Recruiter to Get You the Best Job for Your Career

For many of us, the thought of finding a new job can be daunting. To make things easier on you, consider working with a recruiter. There are many advantages for job seekers who choose to work alongside a recruiter, we have compiled our top five below.

  1. It’s free for job seekers

There is no cost to the job seeker for using the services of a recruiter. The recruiter will be paid by the employer or client company who is using their services.

2. A recruiter saves you time

Think about how long you spend sifting through job boards and searching the internet for vacancies which suit your skillset. A recruiter who is well versed in recruiting for jobs in your industry will be aware of the market and who is hiring. This kind of information is invaluable to job seekers. Tasking a recruiter with matching you to your ideal job takes the bulk of the work out of it for you.

3. You will be supported throughout the process

A good recruiter will help you through every aspect of the application, interview and on-boarding process. This includes making improvements to your CV, preparing you for interview and assisting with the completion of documentation should you be offered the job. They will also be able to respond to queries you have along the way, which makes everything less stressful.

 

4. You remain in a database

Once you begin working with a recruiter, your CV will be placed in their database. They will also include a description of your skills, experience and what kind of job you are looking for. Being in the database guarantees that when a job opportunity matching your profile comes up, you will be contacted. This way, you won’t miss out!

 

5. You gain access to the “hidden” market

Many companies do not make use of national job boards or marketing material to promote their job vacancies. A recruiter who has a good relationship with the hiring companies they work for will know what hiring plans they have for the coming months, and will be able to offer this information to job seekers.

 

You job search doesn’t have to be overwhelming, we can help! Click here to read testimonials from candidates who have worked alongside our recruiters.

 

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Leaving Your Job to Advance Your Career

Most of us will reach a point in our careers where we wonder what other opportunities may be out there, just waiting for us. But how do you know when it’s time to move on, or rather, move forward, in your career? Here are five signs it might be time for a change:

Leaving Your Job to Advance Your Career Three Q Blog

  1. Your day has become repetitive

An element of predictability is always welcome in any job, it helps you to plan and manage your time in order to work effectively. But repetition of the same tasks day in, day out, may result in low motivation and disinterest. This is a sure sign you may be ready for something more challenging.

 

  1. You are not learning

Perhaps you have taken advantage of all training and opportunities to up skill offered by your current employer, and while that was invaluable at the time, you have now reached a point where your learning has plateaued. If this is leading you to frustration, it’s time to move.

 

  1. You want to diversify

Broadening your skill set is something which should always be an option to you at work, and should be actively encouraged by employers. This maintains your interest and reassures you that internal promotions and career progression are a possibility for you. If you feel your skillset is not being added to in your current place of work, you may be right in thinking it’s time to look elsewhere.

 

  1. Are you adding value?

If you are unsure about the answer to this question, then the answer is no. You should be aware of how the work you do is benefiting the organisation, and how the organisation is rewarding you in return. If this is not happening, it could be that your own interest and motivation is lacking, and you need a fresh challenge.

 

  1. Your job doesn’t fit with your long-term plan

How do the growth opportunities within your current role fit in with where you would like to be long-term? What are your objectives? If your current job does not help you on your long-term career path, or does not provide a stepping stone to where you would like to be years from now, this may be a good time to see what opportunities out there will offer these benefits.

Changing job to another for better career advancement opportunities is a tough decision. Firstly, you should communicate your ambitions to your manager to see if adjustments can be made to satisfy you. We have blogs to help you:

For advice in asking for a pay rise, you can read our blog here.

If you want to show you manager that you are ready for a promotion, you can read our blog here.

Moving up the career ladder and working in places with opportunities for career progression is important to a lot of people in the professions we hire for. Whether its in the hospitality sector or in healthcare, Three Q can help you too join a team that supports career progression and with these tips you have a blueprint to rise up the ranks!

 

Interested in our current jobs we are hiring for? Click here to see our latest jobs.

Pitching for a Pay Rise

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You’ve been in your job for a while now, and are constantly being praised for your efforts. But there comes a time when most employees feel that positive feedback should start to translate into a bigger pay cheque. So how do you go about asking your boss for a pay rise? Read our Dos and Don’ts below to help you prepare:

 

Do…

  1. Plan Ahead

Think about all you have done and achieved in your job in the last 12 months. Does it warrant a salary increase? Noting your achievements and outstanding contributions as they happen will make it easier when the time comes to ask for more.

 

2. Get the Timing Right

If the company has recently suffered a loss, it may not be the ideal time to broach the subject of a pay rise. Keep an ear out for any major wins or revenue targets being hit and time your conversation with your boss accordingly.

 

3. Be OK With a No

Highlight your achievements, your loyalty and the value you have added during your time with the company. But be open to negotiation and to your boss having a genuine reason for saying no. If you are told no, try to agree a time some months down the line where the situation can be reviewed again, and take on board any advice that will help you to improve your performance for the next time.

 

Don’t…

  1. Compare Yourself to Others

Try to leave others and their salaries out of the discussion. After all, it isn’t your business what anyone else is earning.

 

2. Give an Ultimatum

This rarely goes well, and your boss may feel unnecessarily pressured. Unless you are fully prepared to follow through with it, leave ultimatums out of the conversation.

 

3. Ask Too Much

Proposing a figure that is completely unrealistic will likely get you an immediate “no”. Keep your numbers realistic and in line with others in the industry to give yourself the best chance.

How to Stand Out for a Promotion – 5 Ways to Show Your Boss You’re Ready

 

When you’ve been in the same job for a number of years, it is easy to become complacent and assume that a promotion will come along when your boss feels you are ready for it. But what about showing them you’re ready? Here are 5 ways to stand out for a promotion.

 

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1.Take Responsibility

This doesn’t have to be a large responsibility, or something that will put you under increased pressure. In fact, it can be just the opposite. It could be introducing a new way of streamlining tasks in your department which makes everyone’s life that little bit easier! Taking responsibility to make things work faster, easier or more effective will make you stand out and can put you in management’s spotlight when a promotion discussion arises.

 

2. Set Goals – and Stick to Them!

By setting realistic goals and targets, and achieving them, you can demonstrate consistency in your performance and show your boss that you are capable and reliable. Organisations value hugely those who can own their tasks from start to finish, and independently goal-set.

 

3. Have a Positive Attitude

Positivity goes a long way in the workplace. Demonstrating that you want to be there, whether it’s dealing with clients enthusiastically or handling problems calmly, shows your boss that you are ready for more responsibility and proves that you are a trustworthy employee who is worth their investment.

 

4. Take a Step into Another Department

Showing diversity, flexibility and adaptability is a sure fire way to let your boss know that you are able for more. The ability to learn from other departments while continuing to perform to the highest standard in your own department will be a clear signal that it is time to move up.

 

5. Be An Opportunist!

Being able to identify opportunities to generate revenue is a desirable skill for any employee. It shows that you have a genuine interest in the company and its future. This way, when a potential promotion is on the horizon, you have the figures to back up your case.

 

There is no easy way to ask for a promotion, but there are lots of ways to make it crystal clear that you’re ready for one. Get started today and see how far it takes you! Moving up the career ladder and working in places with opportunities for career progression is important to a lot of people in the professions we hire for. Whether its in the hospitality sector or in healthcare, Three Q can help you too join a team that supports career progression and with these tips you have a blueprint to rise up the ranks!

 

Interested in our current jobs we are hiring for? Click here to see our latest jobs.

Why should you love recruiting?

Why should you love recruiting?  It sounds like it might be lots of hassle.  Type recruitment into Google and you’ll get back ‘the action of enlisting new people in the armed forces’. It doesn’t sound very exciting does it?

So why should you love recruiting? It’s a simple answer when you actually sit and think about it. Two reasons may jump out, one on the candidate’s side of things and also on the recruiter side of things.why you should love recruiting

Changing people’s lives —few things in life have a bigger impact on a person than landing/missing out on a great job. This will make any recruiter excited to join a person on this journey. Recruiters can certainly help improve a person’s chances of finding their hidden skills. Recruiters do this by answering questions and calming people down so that they feel comfortable and prepared during the rest of the recruiting process. Recruiters coach candidates and help them to better themselves, so that they will have a better chance of landing a job next time round.

Electrifying competition — if you are naturally competitive, recruiting is for you. As a recruiter you will realize that filling each job is a head-to-head competition. It’s energizing. Every day you compete against your competitors. Most recruiters also find that discovering their own hidden talent is also exhilarating. Successfully convincing top prospects who have multiple choices to pick your firm’s job is an award winning feeling.

Want a life change? Check out some of our open vacancies now: www.3qrecruitment.ie/current-jobs/

Source:https://www.eremedia.com/ere/the-top-20-reasons-why-recruiting-is-an-exciting-and-high-impact-job/

National Recruitment Federation Awards Finalists 2016

The NRF (National Recruitment Federation) Awards are taking place this Friday Dec 2nd in the Shelbourne Hotel. The NRF Awards are a highlight for all recruitment agencies throughout Ireland where agencies come together and compete against each other for these recruitment industry awards.

National Recruitment Federation Awards Finalists 2016

Three Q PERMS & TEMPS are so proud to be finalists in two categories at this years NRF Awards:

1. Best Small Recruitment Agency of the Year Ireland

The first category we have been selected as a finalist in is as ‘Best Small Recruitment Agency‘. Our company size gives us a distinct competitive advantage. It allows us to adapt to business opportunities quickly but also enables us to differentiate ourselves from competitors by giving a hands on personal service. Excelling in a niche market is not an easy task but one Three Q rises to. Our agency size allows us to service and respond to our target market effectively and efficiently due to the on-going time and financial investment we inject into our business operations and technological advances. The return on this investment is our ability to exceed our client and candidate expectations and demands. Three Q is small but powerful.

2. Best Temporary Recruitment Consultant of the Year Ireland

Our Charlotte is in the final for ‘Best Temporary Recruitment Consultant‘ as voted by the recruitment industry. We know Charlotte is the best already and are so proud of her. Charlotte builds strong professional relationships with all temp staff and through her professionalism, has gained great respect. She understands the needs of all our temp staff and her personal knowledge of their roles ensures they are all very well catered for every week. The happiness and wellbeing of temporary staff is a key motivating factor for Charlotte. Staff are never just a number. Charlotte’s treatment of her temp staff trickles down to client satisfaction. Her hands on and flexible approach with her temp staff ensures a happy and qualified work force are received to client sites every time.

Best of luck to all of the finalists and we look forward to meeting you at the awards.

How to Choose the right Job Path

How to choose the correct job path is a big question for those stuck in jobs they hate, or those are just looking to find some meaning in what they do.  It can be daunting.  Research suggests that human beings are remarkably bad at predicting how they will feel when doing something in the future. It’s not hard to find someone who started out thinking that they would love their chosen profession, only to wind up hating it. In fairness, how are you supposed to know if you will be happy as an investment banker, or an artist, or a professor, if you haven’t actually done any of these things yet? Who has ever, in the history of mankind, taken a job and had it turn out exactly as they imagined it would? So if passion and expected happiness can’t be your guides, what can be?

how to choose the right job path

Well, you can begin by choosing a career that fits well with your skills and values. Since you actually have some sense of what those are (hopefully), this is a good starting place. But a bit less obviously — though just as important — you also want to choose an occupation that provides a good motivational fit for you as well.  Knowing your dominant focus, you can now evaluate how well-suited you are motivationally to different kinds of careers, or different positions in your organisation.

Some questions to consider to help you figure out the correct job path are;

If I could choose someone to trade places with, it would be…..

My co-workers always say I’m great at……… because I’m……..

If my manager would let me, I’d do more of…………….

More than a decade of research shows that when people experience a fit between their own motivation and the way they work, they are not only more effective, but they also find their work more interesting and engaging, and value it more.

Why not check out our current roles here:

Star Recruiters Attend National Recruitment Federation Event for CPD

In our effort to ensure our staff progress with CPD (continued professional development) Three Q’s star recruiters Mahy, James, Conor and Kenny were delighted to attend a talk hosted by the National Recruitment Federation recently, at the offices of Contracting Plus in Dublin.

National Recruitment Federation Event for CPD

The informative and motivating talk was given by Grainne Martin, who is a trainer, coach and advisor to the recruitment industry and has been in the industry for more than 20 years. In her talk this morning she expanded upon such interesting topics as; recruiting styles, how to be approachable and maintain a relationship with candidates, how to take a structures approach to recruitment and how to make the best use of time.

Our recruiters were excited by how much they learned at the talk, aptly named “How To Be a Super Star Biller”, and are all very much looking forward to attending the next event hosted by the National Recruitment Federation.

Chambers Ireland shortlist for Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2016

Three Q were in great company having made the Chambers Ireland shortlist for Corporate Social Responsiblity Awards 2016. Three Q PERMS & TEMPS were delighted to be shortlisted to win an award for their provision of schemes and funding which help the community in and around Dublin. “The Business of CSR in our Business” provides the framework for all of the company’s aid projects under its three pillars: unemployed, in-demand jobseekers and hiring charities.

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Managing Director Cora Barnes and Operations Manager Suzanne Finn were delighted to be flanked by the likes of ESB for their Apprenticeship Programme and Zurich Healthcare, who address youth unemployment with their Activation Programme.

Diageo Ireland were the ultimate winners of the night and according to Cora who took pride of place beside their team at the event, very worthy ones at that. Their Learning for Life Programme has provided 175 young people with the skills, training and experience needed to take up jobs in the hospitality industry, to which Diageo are inextricably linked.

The hospitality industry is faced with major shortages in Ireland today, as Three Q knows all too well. As a company we supply specialist and up-to-date support and training to our staff, in order to provide them,  and the clients they work for with the best experience possible.

Three Q believes that business’ should never lose its human element, and that supporting charities such as The Alzheimer’s Cafe, Temple St Hospital and AWARE are of crucial importance.

“When you have a loud voice, a corporate voice, you’ve got a responsibility to make sure the messages you are sending are positive- empathetic.” Three Q staff member Kim Carroll stated. “You have a duty to help those less fortunate than you.”

Temp Services Manager Charlotte Crowe was involved 2 weeks ago in a charity collection inside the organisation. “Every year ThreeQ Temp and office staff pull together and donate one hour wage to a chosen charity. This year there was a bit of a twist as I asked the team could we do the one hour wage donation for one of our long term staff who’s baby was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia. I was blown away by the generosity of the whole team – some people donated as much as 4 hours pay.”

Three Q PERMS & TEMPS would like to thank all of their staff and friends for the support and good wishes that they received having been both shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland Award, and winners of the JCI Friendly Business Awards 2016.

We hope to have another fantastic year of helping the community ahead of us.

LIST OF FINALISTS

Diageo Ireland – Learning for Life

ESB – ESB Apprenticeship Programme

Mergon International – Building the Future at Mergon International

Microsoft – Youth2Work

Zurich – Zurich Youth Activation

Carey Building Contractors – Implementation of resource efficiency strategies

Collins McNicholas – Partnership with Pieta House

Eath’s Edge – Killimajaro Equipment Lending Programme

John Craddock LTD – Homeless Care in Kildare

Three Q PERMS and TEMPS – The Business of CSR in our Business

Back to Study While Working Full-Time

Back to Study While Working Full-Time

As employers demand an increasing range of skills in their employees and continuing professional development is becoming more important, many professionals are going back to college to get the specific expertise they need for a new job, for a promotion, or, in some cases, to retain their current position. Once you have decided why you want to go back to study, you need to be prepared.  Work life balance will never be more important as you try to balance study life with work life.  Here is a short list of what you need to organise:

back to study while working full time

1)     Talk to your manager – Before making a decision about what to study or where to attend, get some advice from your manager about how your continuing professional education can contribute to the success of the company.

2)     Talk to your colleagues who have gone back to school – Discussing your plans with colleagues who have experience with returning to school will give you a better idea about what to expect and what to avoid.

3)     Come up with a time management plan – Draw up a time budget that will help you figure out when you can study given your work and family commitments.

4)     Ensure that your commitment to your course doesn’t overshadow your commitment to your job – While your employer might be supportive of your decision to go back to school they still expect you to be fully productive on the job.

5)     Align your course work with your career work – Most academic programs should have enough flexibility and discretion in assignments that will give you opportunities to tackle work-related projects or problems.

6)     Develop a professional network with your classmates – Don’t skimp on the social side of college or school, getting to know your classmates and professors will expand your network, and may be a big chunk of the upside of going back to school.

Source: www.forbes.com