It’s been another busy week here at Bettingjobs.com HQ and we are busy working with our clients in anticipation of the New Year starters! It’s amazing that a simple change of date can bring a fresh approach to the workplace and many of our clients have already initiated recruitment campaigns with 2012 in mind. That first week back at work in January is always a busy one for any recruitment company when many candidates reflect over the festive break and decide that they are going to look at pastures new.
However the candidates that are really ahead of the game are already in touch with us and many are now involved in exciting recruitment processes that will no doubt see them starting 2012 with a fresh new challenge! That said it’s not too late, its only mid-November and if you are considering a move in the New Year then you should really be speaking with us now, why not get in touch to see what our clients are doing and what 2012 could potentially hold for you?
Another issue that has come up more than once in the office this week is the management of candidates CV’s. We had an instance, and unfortunately this is not unusual, where a candidate had his CV submitted to a client by another recruitment company without his consent! I can’t stress enough the important of working with a reputable gaming recruiter (of which there are several) as failure to do so can completely wreck your chances of employment. Unfortunately on this occasion this is exactly what happened and instead of entering into an agency dispute the client simply scrapped his application and he was left with no chance of even an interview, all thanks to a recruitment company that just happened to have an old copy of his CV on file. What a missed opportunity for the candidate and for us as the recruitment company who followed the correct procedure as we always do. The warning is simple – be sure you are working with a reputable recruiter who guarantees that your CV does NOT get sent out without your consent! If they do not state this during your consultation process then make a point of saying to them that you insist on being spoken to before your CV goes to any client!
That’s just about it from me this week, always good to catch up in blog land and please do get in touch if you would like to discuss any of the points raised today.
All the best
James Fleming James@bettingjobs.com