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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Pitching for a Pay Rise

Asking For a Pay Rise Three Q Blog

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!

 

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Enable Ireland – The Impact their Work has on the Lives of Families

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, we help as many organisations as we can.  Today we are shining a light on Enable Ireland and the impact their work has on the lives of families they are involved with.
 Enable Ireland the impact their work has on the lives of families

Enable Ireland provides free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families from 40 locations in 14 counties. Covering childhood to adulthood their expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage. They play an essential role in the lives of many families. Here is just one account of the impact their work can have:

Lorcán and Marie Brennan live in Dublin with their three children Fia (aged 5), Thea (3) and Cillian (7 months).

“When Thea was born in 2012 she was critically ill. She was stillborn. The doctors

worked for 8 hours to stabilise her. But she made a good recovery and was doing

well. At six months we were referred to Enable Ireland and weren’t even sure that they would take Thea. We couldn’t see any difference between her and any other six month old babies. We were really shocked when the physio looked at her and, from the way he held her in his hand, said that she would have a significant physical disability for the rest of her life. The initial prognosis was that she would most likely need a wheelchair.

Being told that your child has a disability can be a very lonely experience. Unless you have been told that your child is going to develop differently to other children, you can’t know what that feels like. Worrying about the future is a huge thing. You have to experience it to understand it.

At that point, we made a decision that I would take two years off work and that we would engage fully with Enable Ireland and that whatever they told us to do – we would do it. We really have availed of all the services Enable Ireland has offered, including having a Link Worker for the first year.

I remember my first appointment when Thea was six months old, a tiny baby still in her carry cot. I looked at all these children going in with their parents and another mother asked me if I was ok. I said No. I’m not ok. This is not where I thought I’d be, bringing my baby into a service like this.

Little by little we saw the progress that Thea was making. She moved to a walker. She was delighted with herself, with the freedom it gave her. She started to walk the day after her second birthday. Now she is running around the house. There is no better feeling than that – it’s incredible!

Right now, we are focused on Thea’s communication. We’ve recently finished a course in Lámh (a sign system for children) and we’ve attended the Parenting Plus course run by the Social Work team in Sandymount. For us, the Enable Ireland service has really been a family intervention – it is not just about Thea’s needs – it’s about all our needs.”

Marie Brennan