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Award-winning family-run agency, celebrating 50 years in recruitment.

For over 50 years, Stafffinders has been creating strong and genuine partnerships with an impressive collection of prestigious clients whilst sourcing high-calibre candidates to help them secure invaluable career-enhancing opportunities.

Our network of Scottish offices in Edinburgh and Paisley allows our expert recruitment team to identify the best temporary and permanent opportunities available in the current market throughout the whole of Scotland, successfully matching our vast candidate database with like-minded clients.

Stafffinders specialise in multiple industries, including Hospitality and Catering, Office Support, Technology and Digital, and Industrial Jobs.

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Sous Chef - Multi Rosette

​ Stafffinders are proud to be partnering with a luxury, multi-AA rosette awarded hotel in the Scottish Highlands, as they seek a fantastic Sous Chef to help lead their talented brigade.    Benefit...

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Senior Recruitment Consultant - Office Support and Commercial

Are you an amazing Recruitment Consultant, frustrated at your lack of career progression? Do you feel like you are constantly banging your head off that metaphorical triple-glazed, glass ceiling?? ...

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Assistant Bar Manager

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with one of Edinburgh city centres foremost, authentic bar venues, as they are seeking an outstanding Assistant Bar Manager to help lead their team.    B...

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Locum Dental Nurse

Are you an experienced Locum Dental Nurse seeking new opportunities across Edinburgh and the surrounding area? We are on the lookout for friendly, approachable and diligent Dental Nurses who are ke...

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Software Developer

Accelerate your career as a Software Developer with a unique and prospective tech start-up based in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre.   As the Software Developer, with scope to develop into a Lea...

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Spa Therapist

Are you a Spa Therapist who is passionate about creating unforgettable customer experiences? A brand-new opportunity has arisen for a diligent Spa Therapist to join one of Scotlands most famous hot...

Senior Policy Administrator - 4 day week

Stafffinders are proud to be partnering with a prestigious health organisation, as they seek a dedicated and outstanding Senior Policy Administrator, to join their team on a fixed term contract bas...

Housekeeper and Room Attendant - with accommodation

Interested in progressing your Housekeeping career, with one of Scotland’s premier hotel operators? Fancy working in a stunning location, surrounded by amazing sights and scenery? Stafffinders are ...

Electrical Service Engineer

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with a market leading electrical power system organisation, as they seek a talented Service Engineer to join their team, on a permanent basis. Based at t...

Sous Chef - with accommodation

Would you like the chance to live and work as a Sous Chef on the beautiful Isle of Islay? In joining our incredible client, you will receive shared house accommodation, meals on shift, the opportun...

Hospitality Staff - Free Transport

Stafffinders are proud to be providing Waiting, Bar, Catering and Hospitality staff, for the upcoming 150th Open Golf Championship, in St Andrews. If you are a golf-lover, this is obviously a fanta...

Catering Assistant - The Open Golf

Stafffinders are proud to be providing Waiting, Bar, Catering and Hospitality staff, for the upcoming 150th Open Golf Championship, in St Andrews. If you are a golf-lover, this is obviously a fanta...

Live-in Cocktail Bar Manager

Been searching for your dream job? We’ve found it!   We’re looking for a cocktail-making guru who would like to advance their career within a stunning property in the Aberdeenshire area. In return,...

Live-in Waiting Staff

We’re on the lookout for experienced Waiters and Waitresses who are keen to embark on a highly rewarding and career-enhancing opportunity at a stunning 5-star property in the East Coast of Scotland...

Live-in Cocktail Bartender

Do you know your Cosmo from your French Martini and your Margarita from your Old Fashioned? We’re looking for a creative and confident Live-In Cocktail Bartender to join one of our incredible clien...

Chef de Partie

Looking for a versatile and rewarding Chef de Partie role in a highly reputable and popular restaurant in Renfrewshire? We’re delighted to introduce this brand-new opportunity for a talented Chef w...

Sous Chef

Earn an outstanding salary of up to £35,000 per annum as well as enjoying excellent live-in accommodation, combined with generous tips and meals on shift, as their new Live-in Sous Chef.     Your n...

Senior Committee Coordinator - Fixed Term Contract

Stafffinders are proud to be partnering with a prestigious health organisation, as they seek a dedicated and outstanding Senior Committee Coordinator, to join their team on a fixed term contract ba...

Security Officer

​We're looking for a temp Security Officer to work for a well-established client in Livingston. This is a job where you can contribute towards the client's ethos of looking after people and the com...

Admin Assistant - Part Time

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with a market leading electrical manufacturing organisation, as they seek a talented Admin Assistant to join their team, on a part-time basis. This uniqu...

Assistant Buyer - 4 Day Week

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with a market leading electrical manufacturing organisation, as they seek a dedicated and ambitious Assistant Buyer, to join their team. This unique oppo...

Lead Buyer - 4 Day Week

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with a market leading electrical manufacturing organisation, as they seek a driven and proactive Lead Buyer, to lead and oversee the Buying team. This un...

Catering Supervisor

Are you a customer-friendly, hospitality professional looking to take the next leap forward in your career? Our hugely popular, tourist attraction client is seeking a dedicated and ambitious Cateri...

Transport and Customer Service Administrator

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with our exclusive client, to source a talented Transport and Customer Service Administrator for their successful Global Freight Forwarding business.   B...

Night Controller - Part Time

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with an innovative and growing family business, as they seek an additional Night Controller to join their team. Our client is a market-leading operator i...

Junior Recruitment Consultant

Robert Downey Jr…Neymar Jr…Disney Junior…Junior (1994 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny De Vito, just as an FYI)….. Fancy being the next successful “Junior” on this truly prestigious li...

Junior Recruitment Consultant

Robert Downey Jr…Neymar Jr…Disney Junior…Junior (1994 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny De Vito, just as an FYI)….. Fancy being the next successful “Junior” on this truly prestigious li...

Waiting and Bar Staff - The Open Golf

Stafffinders are proud to be providing Waiting, Bar, Catering and Hospitality staff, for the upcoming 150th Open Golf Championship, in St Andrews. If you are a golf-lover, this is obviously a fanta...

Transport Planner

Enjoy a competitive salary of up to £28,000 and incredible company perks as the new Transport Planner within a popular and well-established company.   This position offers a four-day on, four-day o...

Service Desk Engineer

Stafffinders are delighted to partner with one of the UK’s foremost hybrid cloud solutions specialists, as they seek a dedicated Service Desk Engineer to join their team in Newcastle. Benefits of y...

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Stafffinders has a fantastic opening for a dedicated Purchase Ledger Clerk / Accounts Assistant, to join a hugely successful international organisation in the heart of Paisley.   Benefits in your n...

SAP B1 Analyst

Enjoy a competitive salary of £35,000 to £40,000 p/a and the chance to work for a renowned technology organisation as their new IT Applications Support Analyst.    Benefits of your new role  Flexib...

Transport Planning Coordinator

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with our exclusive client to source an experienced Transport Planner to join their Global Freight Forwarding business during a period of outstanding grow...

IT Repair Technician

Stafffinders are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced IT Technician, to join our clients growing and established team, on a temporary basis. Due to a period of significant growt...

Administrator

Are you an adaptable and reliable Administrator seeking a new opportunity in Edinburgh? We’re delighted to be working closely with a leading Data Specialist firm, who are looking for a talented Adm...

Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant required for an immediate start, temporary assignment in the Hillington area of Glasgow. Our client is a market leading leisure installations firm and they require a diligent Pur...

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with a highly successful pool, spa and thermal leisure client, as they seek an experienced and dedicated Purchase Ledger Clerk, to join their team.   You...

After Sales Executive

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with a highly successful pool, spa and thermal leisure client, as they seek a dedicated and customer focused After Sales Executive, to join their team.  ...

Office Manager

Are you a highly organised, multi-tasking guru, who takes pride in their leadership skills? If yes, then you could be the ideal person for our premier Edinburgh clients, Office Manager opening.   Y...

Customer Service Administrator

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with an internationally renowned rental organisation, as they seek a driven and professional Customer Service Administrator to join their team in Bathgat...

Seasonal Customer Service Agent

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with an internationally renowned rental organisation, as they seek a driven and professional Customer Service Agent to join their team, on a fixed term, ...

Customer Service Agent - Part-Time

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with an internationally renowned rental organisation, as they seek a driven and professional, part-time Customer Service Agent to join their team.   Bene...

Customer Service Agent

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with an internationally renowned rental organisation, as they seek a driven and professional Customer Service Agent to join their team.   Benefits of you...

Sous Pastry Chef - with accommodation

Stafffinders are delighted to present a highly sought after Sous Pastry Chef opportunity, with one of Scotland’s most renowned luxury hotel operators.   Benefits of your new role Discounted stays a...

Head Pastry Chef - with accommodation

Are you a creative Head Pastry Chef, with a flair for all things patisserie? Do you embrace both the traditional and modern elements of pastry creation, in order to create that ‘wow’ factor for gue...

Dental Nurse

Are you a dedicated and patient-focused Dental Nurse? If yes, then our client has an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional to join their talented team in East Lothian.   Benefits of y...

Trainee Dental Nurse

Are you looking to start a new career as a Dental Nurse? If yes, then our client has an amazing opportunity for a Trainee Dental Nurse to join their team. No experience is necessary, only a first-c...

Breakfast Chef - with accommodation

Stafffinders are proud to be partnering with a luxury, multi-AA rosette awarded hotel in the Scottish Highlands, as they seek a talented Breakfast Chef. With breakfast being ‘the most important mea...

Funeral Service Operative

Do you have a strong passion for providing unrivalled customer care as well as an empathetic and kindhearted personality? We are on the lookout for a friendly and professional individual to join ou...

Claims Administrator

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with an internationally recognized freight forwarding company, as they are seeking a talented Claims Administrator to join their team.    Benefits of you...

Bar and Waiting Staff - with accommodation

Are you seeking a unique and rewarding live-in role in one of Scotland’s stunning locations? We’re on the lookout for experienced Waiting and Bar staff to join our incredible hotel client based on ...

Database Administrator

Join a renowned charity organisation and help make a difference on a daily basis as their new Database Administrator. This is a perfect opportunity for a strong Administrator to become an integral ...

Senior IT Engineer

Join a leading IT solutions provider and earn up to £37,000 per annum as their new Senior IT Engineer. Situated just outside of Edinburgh, this well-known organisation operates an efficient IT Help...

Cleaner

Stafffinders are urgently looking to recruit experienced and enthusiastic Cleaners and Domestic Assistants, for a variety of upcoming temporary jobs in healthcare and care home units. These assignm...

Beauty Therapist

Do you have a love for Beauty Therapy and a strong passion for delivering outstanding customer service? We are delighted to be working alongside a well-known hotel venue who are seeking a friendly ...

Chef de Partie

Brand-new Chef de Partie opportunity at a stunning property in Ayrshire, offering unrivalled benefits and a competitive salary of £27,000 per annum.    Your new employer  This truly stunning and br...

Live In Kitchen Porter

Looking to start a career within the hospitality industry? An incredible client of ours is seeking a driven and enthusiastic Kitchen Porter to join their team on a permanent, live-in basis at their...

Commis Chef

Stafffinders are currently on the lookout for a talented Commis Chef to join our very well-known client based in Paisley, on a full-time, permanent basis. As an experienced Chef, you will be joinin...

Cleaner Operative

Are you an experienced Cleaner seeking a new opportunity with a well-known company based in Renfrewshire? We’re on the lookout for diligent and hardworking Cleaners who thrive within a fast-paced a...

Live-in Kitchen Porter

Do you thrive within a fast-paced environment and have the desire to embark on a career within the hospitality industry? We’re seeking experienced Kitchen Porters, to work on temporary assignments ...

Production Operative

Stafffinders are recruiting for Production Operatives across multiple clients in Glasgow and the surrounding area. These roles are initially temporary however has the scope to become permanent for ...

Security Analyst

Earn up to £43,000 per annum and enjoy excellent company perks at a leading UK business as their new IT Security Analyst. This is a full-time, permanent position at our clients' head office based i...

Live-in Housekeeper

Are you an experienced Housekeeper who takes pride in delivering a 1st class service within a hotel setting? Our brand-new live-in role offers £10 p/h, discounted accommodation and great company pe...

Live-in Kitchen Porter

Embark on a career-enhancing opportunity within one of Scotland’s renowned hotels as their new Live-in Kitchen Porter, earning £9.90 per hour plus accommodation and incredible company perks.    You...

Spa Therapist

Join a luxurious hotel in Ayrshire and embark on a career-enhancing journey as their new permanent Spa Therapist. Offering unrivalled company benefits and the chance to develop within your role thr...

Chef De Partie

Show off your creative flair and produce delicious dishes for renowned venues all across Edinburgh with our flexible yet rewarding opportunities for talented Chef de Partie’s.    Your rate of pay a...

Kitchen Porters

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the drive to kickstart your career in hospitality in popular restaurants across Edinburgh?    Your rate of pay and hours of work  As our new Kitch...

Sommelier

Know you Margaux from your Merlot? What about your Sauvignon from your Sancerre? If yes (and hopefully knowing a bit more than that!), you could be the ideal Sommelier to join our luxury hotel clie...

PVG Chef

Are you an experienced PVG Chef with creative flair and a positive, enthusiastic attitude? Join our team to have the opportunity to work with reputable clients all across Edinburgh and beyond, whil...

Event Staff

Would you like the opportunity to work at popular Scottish festivals in Edinburgh and the surrounding area? We’re on the lookout for experienced bar and waiting staff to join our team on a temporar...

Catering Assistant

Stafffinders Hospitality Team are proud to be representing well-established clients based in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, who are currently seeking talented and experienced Catering Assista...

Bar and Waiting Staff

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with one of Edinburgh city centres foremost, traditional pub venues, as they seek talented and enthusiastic Bar and Waiting Staff.   Benefits of your new...

PVG Kitchen Porter

Stafffinders are partnering with a wide range of care homes, nurseries and education units across Glasgow and surrounding areas, who are seeking experienced PVG Kitchen Assistants to work on tempor...

Housekeeper - with accommodation

Do you thrive within a fast-paced environment and have the desire to embark on a career within the hospitality industry? We’re seeking experienced Housekeepers and Room Attendants, to work on tempo...

Bar and Waiting staff

Do you love the buzz of working in a busy restaurant or bar, providing unrivalled customer service to a broad clientele? We’re on the lookout for confident and enthusiastic individuals who are seek...

Housekeepers

Are you a highly diligent and dedicated Housekeeper looking for a new opportunity in Edinburgh or surrounding areas? We’re proud to be partnering with well-established businesses who are seeking Ho...

Paid Media Manager (Germany)

Earn an outstanding salary of up to £65,000 p/a in joining an award-winning digital and technology marketing agency as their new Paid Media Manager.    Your new employer  Boasting strong heritage w...

Kitchen Porter - with accommodation

Do you thrive within a fast-paced environment and have the desire to embark on a career within the hospitality industry? We’re seeking experienced Kitchen Porters, to work on temporary assignments ...

Hygiene Operative

Stafffinders are urgently recruiting for Hygiene Operatives for one of our busy food production clients based in Inchinnan. This will initially be a temporary role, however, may go permanent after ...

Scheduling Shift Planner

Do you have outstanding communication and organisational skills, with the drive to make a real difference in a leading business? We’re looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Shift Planner to joi...

Account Manager

Stafffinders are working in partnership with one of our well-established Marketing clients and searching for a talented Account Manager who thrives on building long-term client relationships. Are y...

Hire Desk Controller

Do you thrive within a fast-paced environment and looking to accelerate your career within a reputable family-run business in the heart of Glasgow? We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven Hire De...

Kitchen Porter

Are you a team player who takes pride in their work? Are you seeking a rewarding role that offers flexibility around your lifestyle? We thought so! Stafffinders are currently on the lookout for kit...

Housekeeper

Are you seeking a diverse and rewarding role that offers flexibility around your lifestyle? We thought so! Stafffinders are currently on the lookout for dedicated, experienced Housekeeping staff fo...

PVG Chef

Are you an experienced PVG Cook with creative flair and a positive, enthusiastic attitude? Would you like the opportunity to join a reputable venue in Glasgow City Centre? Embark on a highly reward...

Chef de Partie

Would you like the opportunity to work for renowned hotel and restaurant venues across Glasgow City Centre? We’re on the lookout for talented Chefs who are seeking a new role to enhance their caree...

Waiting and Bar Staff

Would you like the chance to work at popular venues all across Glasgow City Centre? We’re recruiting temporary Waiting and Bar staff to join the team, who are keen to embark on exciting and rewardi...

Kiosk and Events Staff

Stafffinders are currently on the lookout for dedicated Kiosk and Events Staff for various sports stadia and hospitality venues. These temporary assignments are located in and around the Glasgow ar...

PVG Domestic

Stafffinders are urgently looking to recruit experienced and enthusiastic Cleaners and Domestic Assistants, for a variety of upcoming temporary jobs in healthcare and care home units. These assignm...

Waiting and Bar Staff - with accommodation

Seeking a unique and rewarding role in some of Scotland’s popular hotels? We’re recruiting for experienced Waiters and Waitresses who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle to embark on a live...

Chef de Partie - with accommodation

Would you like the opportunity to live and work in a stunning location in Scotland? Are you keen to make an impact and enhance your skills alongside a talented team of Senior Chefs? This is your ch...

Cleaners

Do you have strong attention to detail and confidence in meeting targets? A well-known and established client on the outskirts of Glasgow are seeking experienced Cleaners to join them on a temporar...

IT Project Manager

A brand-new opportunity has arisen for an IT Project Manager to join a leading equipment hire company based in Glasgow. Earning up to £57,000 per annum the IT Project Manager will take on an integr...

ERP Business Analyst

Are you highly proficient in ERP systems and keen to join a company with a strong heritage and reputation within their field? We’re on the lookout for a talented ERP Business Analyst who has the dr...

Kitchen Porter

Are you an experienced Kitchen Porter keen to evolve your hospitality career? Our client is on the lookout for a driven and ambitious Kitchen Porter who is looking to embark on a career-enhancing r...

Chef de Partie

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you have autonomy in your role? We’re seeking an enthusiastic and talented Chef de Partie to join a renowned pub in the busy centre of Edinburgh.    Your...

Rust Developer

Immerse yourself in the world of Crypto and Bitcoin as our new Rust Developer, at a highly popular technology company based in London. Earn up to £60,000 per annum and be an integral part of an exp...

Housekeeper Supervisor

Earn up to £25,000 and join an outstanding venue in Edinburgh as their new Housekeeping Supervisor. You will join a collaborative team in a truly stunning hotel, with opportunities to progress your...

Food and Beverage Assistant

A brand-new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Food and Beverage Assistant to join an outstanding hotel in the Scottish Highlands. If you would like the chance to progress in your career whi...

Head Chef

Earn an outstanding salary of up to £45,000 per annum and join a highly popular restaurant based in Edinburgh City Centre as their new Head Chef. We’re looking for a passionate and motivated Head C...

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​Chloe immediately understood our requirement and the need for a highly qualified and experienced individual who would be able to come into a senior accountant role and bring with them a number of skills.

Chloe provided us with a selected number of clients who were ideal for the position, and quickly we agreed on who to interview.

The process was simple, straightforward, and extremely professional. It was a pleasure working with Chloe and the Stafffinders team.

Parris and McNally

I have to say that John from Stafffinders was exceptional and really made everything go smoothly.

John took everything on board that we asked for, which couldn't have been easy as we work in a pretty niche market that I doubt he has worked with closely before.

The candidates were of a high calibre and have proved since joining that they were the right choice.

Maidsafe

​We have used Stafffinders for the past 10 years, they have taken the time to get to know us, the location and our requirements.

We have always found them helpful and able to cater for our needs, both planned cover and in emergency same-day situations.

Accord Hospice

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​Explore Office Support and Admin jobs across Scotland and build a lasting career with one of our prestigious clients.

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Whether you are a Chef or Front of House professional, we offer plenty of permanent and temporary opportunities.

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​Build a professional career within the Legal industry by exploring our opportunities all over Scotland.

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​Discover our current vacancies all across Scotland to land your dream role within the Property and Surveying industry.

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How to tackle loneliness whilst working from home
How to tackle loneliness whilst working from home

​Whilst many people live at home with partners, families or friends, there are many that live alone where isolation can take over. Even those that do have a full house can experience the feeling of loneliness.With more people now working remotely, the chances of being lonely and feeling isolated is heightened. Some people are fully accustomed to working from home and for them being alone most of the day is the norm, however for some people it has been harder to adjust. This can cause employees' performance at work to fall, their productivity levels reducing and most importantly their mental health being affected.Working within an office environment provides the opportunity to go and chat to your co-workers, have face to face meetings and generally just have people around you. So, how can remote workers combat the feeling of loneliness in the long-term?  Stay connectedMaintaining optimum communication between you and your colleagues while working from home is key! When working from home, social interaction is at a minimum. That’s why it’s so important to introduce more ways to connect and converse with your fellow co-workers on a daily basis. Be proactive in setting up more meetings online and regular calls with those you work closely with. Keep activeBeing in the same environment for a long period of time can take its toll and make people feel lonelier, especially when you’re staring at the same four walls 9-5! Take a step out of the house over your lunch break or in the evening once you’ve finished your day, just being around others' presence can make all the difference. Think of it as a little escape from the place that makes you feel lonely.Whilst popping out for a walk or to the gym may not be the sole cure for loneliness, research has shown that keeping active can reduce anxiety and depression which could contribute to the feeling of loneliness.  Encourage face to face meetingsWhen many people started to work from home over the pandemic, meeting face to face was taboo. But now that we are over the covid hurdle and back to normal life, thankfully meeting face to face has made a return. Conducting meetings online has evolved enormously over the past couple of years, however, they can lack emotional interaction, making it harder for people to form connections via these mediums.You may also want to explore the possibility of hybrid working if your office is available or taking a couple of days a week to work within a new environment such as the library or a café. Socialise outside of workDo you stay cooped up at home Monday to Friday and live for the weekends? It could be time to change this mindset if you are experiencing loneliness! Invest your spare time during the week to organise a meet up with friends, join a new gym class or visit family. This mid-week escape from your place of work could make a huge difference to not only the way you perform at work, but could also be a step in the right direction of tackling loneliness.  Talk to someoneWhilst advice and tips could help you in the short-term, experiencing long-term loneliness with little sign of improvement is detrimental for your mental health without you realising. At this point, it’s important to organise a confidential chat with your employer and chat about the ways in which you can tackle your loneliness together. Perhaps this is in the form of more virtual meetings with the team or even more social events to bring everyone together. Whatever it may be, remember to put your mental health first within the workplace and reach out when times get tough.  For more information on this year’s topic for Mental Health Awareness Week, visit their website to find out more about the loneliness campaign and their expert advice on tackling loneliness.Follow the Mental Health Foundation to keep up with the latest updates:TwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedIn​Explore more of our tips and advice to help with your mental health at work:How to achieve a strong work-life balanceAchieving work boundaries at homeSupporting Recovery Across Mental Health

Stafffinders take part in The Glasgow Kiltwalk
Stafffinders take part in The Glasgow Kiltwalk

​On Sunday the 24th April, The Stafffinders Paisley team (and pup Coco!) completed The Glasgow Kiltwalk! We each took on The Big Stroll which was a total of 14 miles along the banks of the River Clyde from Clydebank to the lovely Balloch. ​This was a special event for us, and we’re sure for the rest of the Kiltwalkers, due to this being the first Kiltwalk after a virtual event last year. We were so pleased to all complete it together again as a team and enjoy the stunning weather Scotland brought us on the day.​The charity we were fundraising for was MND Scotland, a charity we’ve been honoured to sponsor for a few years now. We managed to exceed our target of £1,000 and reach a total of £1,260 which we were so delighted with. However, with the generosity of The Hunter Foundation, our donation will be topped up by a whopping 50%, meaning we will be donating a final total of £1,890 to MND Scotland! We hope this helps this incredible charity out in many ways and we hope to raise even more money for such an amazing cause at the Edinburgh Kiltwalk in September.​​​We’d like to say a huge well done to everyone in the team who completed the Kiltwalk this year and a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored our team on the day.​

Standing out in a competitive market
Standing out in a competitive market

​January is the most popular month for people seeking a new opportunity, therefore it’s no surprise that the competition between applicants is fierce. Many have re-evaluated their career choices over the holidays to pursue the ‘New Year, New Job’ goal. This is also the most popular month for many companies to source new staff, due to updated forecasts and budgets and hiring teams delaying their positions to the new year. Why is the candidate market so competitive this year? There are a number of reasons why the candidate market is currently at its most competitive, the main reason is likely the phenomenon called the ‘The Great Resignation.’ One of the key reasons for this work revolution is a change in employee priorities due to the pandemic. Many people are preferring the working from home structure and are therefore willing to move to a fully remote company or vice versa. A shift in priorities combined with individuals seeking new career paths or having a stronger interest in joining companies offering better benefits and enhanced salaries has resulted in many employees moving on. A survey carried out on LinkedIn, highlighted that employee burnout, low job satisfaction at the workplace and the rise of freelancing, are also contributing to ‘The Great Resignation.’ So, how can you stand out from other applicants? You may have applied for a position alongside many others that have the same qualifications or years of experience as you. Companies can also receive an abundance of CV’s and applications; therefore, the selection process is often ruthless. So how can you set yourself apart from the competition? We share our advice on how you can stand out from the crowd in an already competitive market. Optimise your LinkedIn profile Many recruiters and employers utilise LinkedIn to search for new talent and to validate the information contained in your application, that is why building your own professional profile is essential when seeking a new role. Your LinkedIn can offer many more benefits than a CV itself. From creating a powerful summary of your career and highlighting invaluable certifications, to gathering meaningful recommendations from previous peers and showing off your professional presentation with your profile picture. There are plenty of ways you can utilise your LinkedIn profile as an extension of your CV, to boost your chances of landing a role. Tailor your cover letter and CV per application This is an integral step in your job application process, and although it can be time-consuming, we promise it will be worth it. Ensure you include relevant keywords to reflect the key responsibilities outlined in the job description, and tailor your CV summary to suit each position. You should also highlight specific modules you completed at university or certain qualifications you may have that are essential for the role. Many recruiters and employers sifting through multiple CVs in the hope to find the ideal candidate could be trying to find a needle in a haystack, so standing out at this stage of the job search is crucial. Complete company research Carrying out research about the company is essential, as interviewers often test your level of knowledge and understanding of the business. They are keen to know that you want to work for their organisation, not just that you need a new job with the first company that hires you. Show your interest in their values, mention key milestones they’ve recently hit and highlight aspects of their company culture that you admire. Having a genuine interest in the company is key! Communication etiquette Make a great impression towards a recruiter or employer by demonstrating excellent email and phone etiquette. Being polite, professional and enthusiastic goes a long way! Use an appropriate greeting for your emails and find out the contact's name to ensure a formal yet personable approach. Remember to also proofread emails you send back and forth to potential employers, to make sure you have fixed spelling and grammatical errors. A great tool to help with your grammar and spelling is ‘Grammarly’. Demonstrating great communication etiquette will allow you to build a strong professional relationship with your recruiter or potential employer and could make you a cut above the rest. Willingness to learn Employers could find it difficult to differentiate or make a choice between two very similar CV’s. An element that really stands out to employers and recruiters is the applicants own commitment to gaining additional certifications and their willingness to learn. Maybe you’re pursuing a particular career path and keen to brush up on your knowledge? Or looking to change career and require additional certifications to boost your skillset? Having legitimate certifications could be the deciding factor between you and a fellow applicant. ​

Advantages of working exclusively with an agency
Advantages of working exclusively with an agency

​​It’s easy to presume that working with multiple agencies is the best way to find the right talent. In fact, dealing with several agencies not only prolongs the search for your desired vacancies due to multiple contacts but also eliminates the chance for an agency to get to know your business on a deeper level and help recruit across multiple departments.At Stafffinders, we’re proud to offer recruitment services in a variety of industry divisions, meaning you can come to us for any staffing requirements, whether you’re looking for permanent employees, temporary talent, or contract staff. This allows you to save time by dealing with one dedicated team to source talent for your multiple departments and who will develop invaluable knowledge of your company to find you the perfect candidates to complement your business.We explore the key advantages for employers working with one recruitment agency.​​​Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of your businessOne of the key benefits of working exclusively with a recruitment agency is allowing consultants to form a comprehensive understanding of your organisation whilst developing strong knowledge of your business needs. Forming this deeper relationship with clients allows agencies to fully grasp your company goals, expectations and culture, to successfully find the perfect match for your business and work together to build a team that helps your organisation reach its fullest potential.Getting to know your company on a deeper level and understanding your objectives also allows consultants to brief candidates better and really sell the vacancy you are filling. Candidates can then develop greater insight into the role, company culture, your business objectives, and expectations.Recruiting is much more than just filling job vacancies; it’s about supplying the foundations for strong business relationships to serve your long-term business goals and being the go-to team for all current and upcoming recruitment needs.​​Achieve a more convenient and efficient hiring processWorking with several agencies to build a team can be stressful, confusing and can take up a lot of your valued time. The greatest advantage of using one agency to encompass all of your recruitment needs is the decrease in hire time, to achieve a more convenient and efficient process for the client.You may have several roles to fill within your organisation, across a variety of departments, and you think the best thing to do is to source different agencies to speed up the process. However, contacting numerous agencies not only means briefing every single one with various requirements but also means you may be dealing with several different people in order to complete your workforce. Working alongside a specific recruitment agency that captures all of your needs in one guarantees a smoother and more efficient process, from start to finish.​​So, why Stafffinders?At Stafffinders, we are proud to be Scotland’s longest-running family-run Recruitment Agency and have built well-established longevity with clients over our 51 years in business, allowing our teams to create genuine and strong partnerships with a number of fantastic organisations all over Scotland.We also have many divisions, all focusing on their specialist industries, yet our dynamic team allows our divisions to work together to provide a variety of talented candidates required within your organisation.  Whether that’s our Office Support team filing an Accounts role or Industrial team sourcing Cleaners for your business, it's essential that our teams work closely to ensure the sourced candidates complement your expectations. Operating with so many divisions, therefore, allow us to communicate and collaborate effectively in order to source varied talent in multiple areas of your business.​Make Stafffinders your go-to recruitment agency for all of your hiring needs, and we promise you will experience an efficient, tailored and convenient process thanks to our diverse team of specialist consultants.​

Family Business Day 2022
Family Business Day 2022

​Family firms across Scotland are the very heart of the nation and as a family firm ourselves, we are delighted to be taking part in Scottish Family Business Day 2022.Stafffinders journey and commitment to raising awareness for Family Business Day;"Established in 1971 in the heart of Paisley, Stafffinders made its marks on the recruitment scene and now operates across the whole of Scotland and beyond. We are now Scotland's longest-running recruitment agency, with over 50 years in business and we endeavour to remain a front runner in a competitive recruitment industry.As a second-generation family business, our reputation is well-recognised within the industry, as previous winners of Family Business of the Year by the Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce. Incredible achievements throughout the years would not be possible without our talented recruitment team, who are the driving force behind our success and year on year growth. Of course, a lot of hard work goes into maintaining the success and reputation of a renowned family business and working alongside organisations such as Family Business United is vital in acknowledging and rewarding the passion behind family businesses, and bringing the innovative community together."​Family firms come in all sizes and sectors and many have been around for hundreds of years, successfully passing from generation to generation. In fact, the oldest family firm in Scotland dates back to 1715, clearly demonstrating that family firms have the ability to last successfully for generations. Family firms can be found the length and breadth of the country and they are the fabric of the communities in which they operate, providing jobs, income, creating wealth and supporting communities.As a sector, family firms really are the engine room of the Scottish economy with around 300,000 family firms providing around 1 million jobs making the family business sector a force to be reckoned with and one that deserves to be recognised. We are proud to be a family business and to have been in operation since 1971 and remain in the heart of Paisley.Organised annually by Family Business United, the award-winning magazine and resource centre for family firms, the event is now in its eighth year and continues to grow year on year. As Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United explains;“This is a real day to celebrate the family business sector, businesses at the very heart of the nation and across all sectors of the economy too.  Every part of life on a daily business is supported by family firms from the food and drink we consume, to the places we visit, the hotels we stay in, the homes we live in and the products and services that we use such as cars, hospitals and gyms.  This diverse sector deserves to be recognised and Scottish Family Business Day is a great way to put the sector on the map.”“The past couple of years has been far from easy but family firms across Scotland have shown their strength and resilience, adapting to the changing circumstances in which they found new ways of working.  Many have developed new routes to markets, new strategies and continued to invest in their businesses, be it through technology, people or processes.  Family firms have responded well and demonstrated their entrepreneurial spirit and desire and passion to succeed.”As Paul continues, “Family firms have a story to tell, a real narrative borne out of families working in business together, creating a legacy that will hopefully endure for generations.  It is this that makes family businesses special along with the underlying values such as passion, drive, integrity and desire to do the right thing time and time again.  It may not have been the easiest of years but a day focusing on the family business sector will provide a great opportunity to show our support for the sector.”​As Paul concludes;“FBU is all about the family business sector and it is a real privilege to champion family firms each and every day.  Family firms are special, they are the backbone of the Scottish economy and will be for generations to come and we look forward to showcasing the diversity of the sector on Scottish Family Business Day this year.  They will also form an integral part of the recovery of the nation post-pandemic and deserve all the support and recognition that a day like Scottish Family Business Day brings.”

BBC - The UK's changing employment landscape
BBC - The UK's changing employment landscape

​Our CEO, Jane Wylie-Roberts, joined the BBC Scotland’s Lunchtime Live show last week to discuss the soaring job vacancies and pay rises currently being experienced in the UK.Since Covid-19 the employment landscape has changed dramatically and now employers are faced with the need to increase salaries both to attract the right candidates and also to retain existing employees.Jane mentioned that the market is moving at an incredibly quick rate, with clients snapping up talent faster than ever. Whilst some companies are better positioned to be able to offer higher salaries, those that can’t face being left behind.There has additionally been a significant increase in other ‘benefits’ being offered such as signing on bonus, 4-day weeks and greater flexibility around remote or hybrid working which obviously helps reduce travel costs and can provide a better work-life balance.Whilst there continues to be shortages in the technology sector, which the UK has seen for many years now, there are also shortages of candidates in other sectors such as Hospitality and in particular Chefs. The easing of restrictions is going to see an even further increase in the demands for new employees in the sector.Recent surveys have shown that as many as 60% of people are unhappy in their current employment and it was highlighted during the discussion that now could be an ideal time for those considering a change in career as there is such a large array of openings.Graduates and individuals who have been working remotely have missed out on invaluable in-person training and mentoring from colleagues over the past few years. For young professionals entering the job market for the first time, gaining experience is incredibly important but as is selecting the right career path. If the last few years have taught us anything it is that you need to enjoy the work you do and so finding a career that you are good at and can excel in is high on people’s agendas.

Why now is the perfect time to focus on your career
Why now is the perfect time to focus on your career

​Embrace the new year ahead by setting new career goalsIt’s that time of the year again when we leave the previous year behind and set new goals for the year ahead, whether that be a January detox, taking up a new sport or searching for a new job! Now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your career prospects and not even set a yearly goal, but longer-term goals to reach throughout the next few years. Maybe you are feeling restless in your current job and want a new challenge or believe you can perform your job better within a different company to enhance your experience and even your finances. Perhaps you are looking for a complete change of career to pursue that lifelong dream you’ve always wanted to achieve – why not!However big or small your goals may be, Stafffinders are here to help! Believe us, we understand the struggle of commencing the dreaded job search, that’s why working with our team can make the process stress-free, less time consuming and extremely rewarding. Our team of dedicated consultants specialise in a broad variety of divisions from technology and office support, to hospitality and industrial.​Why is the New Year the best time to look for a new job?This is the time of year that the majority of us have a positive mindset, wave of determination and the desire to improve our lives in some sort of way. You may be thinking that the competition for jobs would be at its peak with many other individuals having the same new year’s resolution. But don’t fret, a study by YouGov identified that the top 3 new year’s resolutions are improving fitness, losing weight and starting a diet, with surprisingly only 11% with a goal to pursuing a career progression, leaving a gap for determined job searchers to jump in and become noticed.Just like you, employers also enter a clearer mindset in the new year and are eager to find fresh talent to enhance their own business goals and initiatives. Even though you may not think companies would be spending time in January looking for new talent, they are more likely to scan over CV’s to see what’s out there. Business Careers also believe this is the ‘prime time’ for job seekers to get out there and get noticed, so what are you waiting for?​What can you do to help achieve your dream job?The process of achieving a goal can be quite daunting and not something that happens overnight, so what key steps can you take to successfully accomplish your overall objective? ​GET ORGANISEDThe festive season is sadly over, and you’ve probably slipped into some bad habits, adopted a different sleeping pattern and feel generally unproductive - don’t worry we’ve all been there! Now’s the time to snap out of these habits and get your life back on track. Start getting up at a reasonable time and dedicate time to making a day-to-day plan of what you would like to achieve, whether that be focusing on revamping your CV or adapting your LinkedIn. Being organised is key to securing a new role, especially if you are currently working and job searching out with your work hours, so write a daily to-do-list, note your progress and remember that all of your hard work will pay off.​FOCUS ON YOURSELFSpending time focusing on the job hunt is important, but don’t forget about the most important thing – you! Job searching can be time-consuming, draining and usually feel like you aren’t achieving the goals you set out to. It's essential to make time for yourself – go out a walk or even read a book to refuel. Whatever you find relieves you best of the stress that can come with looking for a job, do it! This will not only re-charge your batteries, but also ensure that your physical and mental wellbeing are at the forefront of your priorities, which will in turn improve the quality of your work when you re-start your search.​THINK POSITIVELYAs simple as it sounds, we understand that thinking positively can be difficult, especially if you are not hearing back from employers or can’t find the right job for you. It is easy to fall into a negative state of mind. If you are experiencing a rough day on the job hunt don’t suffer in silence, talk to a family member or friend to take the weight off of your shoulders – a problem shared is a problem halved! Remaining optimistic and determined through tough times is also a key trait that employers appreciate, so stay positive and don’t give up on your goal.​​The team at Stafffinders understand how challenging it can be looking for a new job, particularly in the New Year as our ‘New Year, New Me’ mantra begins to wear off and our resolutions start to dwindle away around us. Working with Stafffinders can make your job hunt feel a lot less lonely! We cover a wide range of sectors offering full time, part-time, temporary and permanent positions, meaning there’s something for everyone. To help you with your job search in the New Year (or any time of year!), contact our team of dedicated consultants to achieve your 2022 goals!

Enhancing your professional development
Enhancing your professional development

​Are you looking for projects to keep your productivity levels high and that will help you use your spare time wisely? Nows the perfect time to focus on your professional development, setting yourself up for opportunities that may arise once the world gets back to its normal routine. Taking small steps towards your career development can make all the difference for when the time comes to return to work or look for a new position.We explore a few activities you can do in your spare time that will count towards your professional development and make your days at home all the more worthwhile.​Complete a courseHighlighting the completion of a course on your CV and LinkedIn has many more benefits than you think. This achievement not only shows potential employers and recruitment consultants that you are proactive and motivated to learn, but also that you are determined to progress in your profession, master new skills and boost your knowledge.The great thing about taking on a course is flexibility, as most online courses are now self-paced and can be submitted at any time, fitting around any lifestyle. Especially with many of us spending even more time at home, courses are extremely convenient and allow you to contribute to your qualification whenever suits you. Courses are also relatively well priced, depending on the level of certification and the subject, with some not costing anything at all!Courses are a fantastic achievement to add to your CV and LinkedIn profile and could make you stand out more against your competition. Which leads us into the next activity to conquer whilst at home...​Update your CV and LinkedInA simple yet effective way to enhance your professional development is to update your current CV and LinkedIn page. You may want to add in achievements you've gained over the years, adjust your current ambitions and aspirations or renew your references to include your most recent employers. All of these quick fixes and updates can boost your chances of being noticed by employers and recruitment specialists. Remember to also upload your new and updated CV to job boards you may have signed up to, such as CV-Library and Indeed, to let recruiters know you are on the lookout for fresh opportunities and keen to be contacted regarding any upcoming roles.Especially throughout times like these, it's easy for our motivation and confidence levels to drop - remind yourself of all your accomplishments and document a recent project you've worked on that showcased your expertise and skill. You should make a habit of updating your CV and LinkedIn every few months, to ensure you don't forget about the projects you've undertaken and how far you've grown over time.​Build your networkAs you may have read in our 'Optimising your LinkedIn Profile' article, you will know that LinkedIn is an extremely powerful source for networking, connecting and discovering opportunities. And when you need to up your professional development, networking on LinkedIn is a quick and simple way to get your name out there! Start by following pages you are interested in, connect with industry leaders and engage with your favourite brands online. You can also join specific groups and start to engage and interact with others that share the same interests. This will make your feed more tailored to the industries you like and the companies within these industries. To honour your previous or current colleagues, LinkedIn allows you to 'endorse' certain skills and knowledge. This is a great way to boost others confidence and show appreciation to your fellow peers, and you can even request they return the favour, to promote your expertise on your own page. ​Learn a new skillHave you ever wanted to learn a new skill, but struggled to find the time to do it? Now could be the perfect time to start! Building your professional development doesn't need to be limited to career-driven projects, you could use your time to learn a new language to boost your chances of an international move, or learn how to photoshop to make your marketing material stand out more.Maybe you've always wanted to improve your writing skills? Why not start a blog and practise before applying your efforts when you return to work? There are plenty of options for new skills to conquer throughout this time, and no matter how big or small, you'll be improving your personal and professional development along the way.​VolunteerWe understand that amid the current circumstances, volunteering will not be for everyone whether that's to protect the safety of your family at home, looking after your children or even having to deal with financial issues. However, if you are looking for that next project to keep yourself productive whilst providing invaluable assistance to the many key workers in your local area, then volunteering could be for you. Get in contact with your local shops, charities or health centres to explore the opportunities out there. Even if it's just for a couple of days a week, you'll be doing your bit to support your community and the most vulnerable in time of need. This is also a great achievement to add to your CV and LinkedIn - even though you'll miss out on some extra pennies, you'll gain it back in gratitude, recognition and dedication.​For more on how to 'Optimise your LinkedIn Profile' check out our recent blog HERE on how you can build a winning profile to stand out against the competition

Benefits or securing a temp job over the festive season
Benefits or securing a temp job over the festive season

​Looking to secure a temporary role over the Christmas period?From meeting new people and gaining additional experience, to exploring your career path and earning a little extra cash over the Christmas holidays, there are plenty of perks surrounding temp jobs, especially over the festive season.Explore our blog to find out the many advantages of securing a temporary position over the Christmas period.​Earn extra money for the festive seasonOne of the biggest advantages of securing a temp role across the festive season is gaining that extra cash just when you need it! Christmas is undoubtedly the most cash-strapped time of year for many of us, so of course a seasonal job would help and take a bit of pressure off your pocket. Whether you can only fit in a few shifts in between your busy schedule, or looking to make the most of your spare time over the holidays, any shifts you manage to pick up can make a difference!​Enjoy a flexible working scheduleA temporary role means that you can plan your work around YOU, rather than the other way around. Maybe you are studying and need that extra bit of money to pay your rent, or perhaps you are looking after family members and require a flexible shift pattern. Having this flexibility not only improves your work-life balance but can also bring a great sense of freedom, despite how scary a non-fixed contract can seem at first.​Meet new people and networkYou’ve probably heard the saying ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’, and temping will provide you with a lot of ‘who’. You’re bound to meet a variety of new people when working in a Christmas job, making it the perfect chance to add to your contacts – both professionally and socially. As you work your way through temp roles, take the opportunity to make a good impression on those you encounter along the way, and subsequently expand your network.​Gain additional experienceIf your CV is looking a little bit tired, a Christmas job is the perfect way to spruce it up. Temping allows you to build invaluable experience and boost those interpersonal skills every employer looks for. Through temp roles, you’ll pick up a vast amount of new skills, which all go towards building an even stronger CV for future full-time, permanent jobs. Every new workplace brings new settings and, most importantly, new opportunities.​Enhanced career opportunitiesAs with any temporary job, there is always the possibility of it leading to something for long-term. Work to the best of your ability, show off your skills, and make a good impression – you never know where it could lead! Even if they have nothing available at the time, it might lead to another opportunity at some point in the future. It is also a clever way of finding out what job or industry you would ideally like to work for in the future, especially if you are unsure what kind of role you would like to end up in.Interested in a temp role in Paisley, Glasgow, Edinburgh or beyond? Stafffinders have plenty of tips and advice for temp workers looking to secure a new position:Temping is the gateway to a long-term careerThe benefits of temporary work for the employeeKeeping motivated during your job hunt

The benefits of students securing part-time work
The benefits of students securing part-time work

​Get ahead of the game with a part-time job for that added competitive advantage to stand out from the crowd!Here at Stafffinders, we understand that commencing a part-time job whilst studying can seem extremely daunting, especially if you are attending multiple classes throughout the week and trying to keep up with study requirements. The last thing you want to do is hinder your chances of securing a top grade or be so busy you have no extra time for yourself. However, there are plenty of part-time jobs out there that will suit your lifestyle, fit around your busy schedule to ensure you are still enjoying student life. The team at Stafffinders can make this process a lot less stressful and are proud to have the expertise and knowledge of placing many jobs for students for many years.​The advantages of securing a part-time job whilst studying are endless, but here are a few of the main benefits that will surely sway your mind into looking for your next venture:​Work experienceThese days, work experience is essential to give you a head start into the world of work. You will probably have heard from fellow peers and family members that all employers look for someone with experience, but how can you secure a job in the first place? Whilst the job maybe isn’t what you would ideally like to pursue in the future, employers look for motivated, hardworking and dedicated individuals that have the determination to gain experience that could benefit them in the long run. If you’ve worked a part-time job and added this experience to your CV, you will really stand out against the rest. Employers then know that you are the type of person that can juggle many commitments, prioritise tasks and show your dedication to your future career prospects.​Personal developmentGaining transferable and interpersonal skills through a part-time job is extremely invaluable and will stay with you for the rest of your life. From great communication skills and customer service experience, to fantastic teamwork and being dependable, these skills are what employers look for in a person. Being able to demonstrate the responsibilities you had to secure these skills is a fantastic way of showing potential employers that you are a worthy candidate for the job. Even if you are unsuccessful in your first few applications, remember to trust the process; all of the hard work you put into getting a part-time job will be vital for when you end up looking for a full-time job after your studies.​Extra moneyThis is probably one of the key reasons that students invest in a part-time job, to gain that extra bit of income whether that be to pay towards monthly rent, build up future savings or even just to enjoy the bustling social life of a student! Some of the highest paid part-time jobs include catering, sales positions and office support assistants, all of which Stafffinders offer all over Scotland. Gaining extra cash will also help you learn to budget your finances and give an insight into the value of money, setting you up for post-grad life. We also understand that most students require a student loan just to attend secondary education, therefore picking up a part-time role is a great way to start putting away some money without the stress of paying off a weighty bill down the line.​NetworkingEver heard the phrase ‘It’s not what you know it’s who you know’? Getting to know fellow co-workers on a professional level can make all the different when it comes to commencing your post-graduate job search, they may even know of upcoming positions and can even give you references which is a fantastic advantage against the competition. Networking is also a fantastic way of exploring career advice from your colleagues and having the chance to be mentored to ensure you are getting the most out of your part-time role. Meeting new friends at work can also provide a lot more benefits than you think. Maybe they are also studying, and you can share tips for working around your workload whilst studying? Maybe they can help you cover a shift when you have a big test coming up? Overall, the power of networking is extremely strong, you never know who you could meet along the way to help you get on that career ladder.​​How can Stafffinders help you land your ideal job to fit around your studies?​Stafffinders have dedicated teams that take care of many temp roles across Scotland, who are experts in finding you the ideal role to fit around your school, work or university life. Our consultants understand the strains involved in full-time education and know better than anyone the opportunities there are out there for prosperous students. We also have many reputable clients at our fingertips that look for dedicated, hardworking individuals to take on key roles on a regular basis, therefore what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our specialist teams today to discover your next role.Step out of your comfort zone, take on a new challenge and get ahead of the competition!Keen to learn more about securing a part-time role during your studies? Explore our articles below:Balancing a job with universityThe benefits of temporary work for the employeeBenefits of securing a temp job over the festive season

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