I had a good impression of Stafffinders right from the moment I registered. I sent my CV in response to a job advert I had seen and heard back from the recruitment consultant quickly. She was extremely helpful, and talked me through all of the duties I would have to make sure I felt comfortable with them, and she helped make registering and interviewing less daunting. I was given support both before and after the interview, and in the gap between my interview and start date she kept in touch to make sure I was still happy to go ahead. Having started the assignment, I have found that this level of support and encouragement has not faltered – I have been able to contact Michelle and Stafffinders whenever I’ve had a query and they’ve always been able to help me quickly. I would recommend registering with Stafffinders to anyone looking for work!
Stafffinders BBC Interview and Advice for Job Seekers
12 August 2020
BBC One Reporting Scotland News Interview
The Stafffinders team welcomed some special visitors to our HQ in Paisley this week! We were delighted to have David Henderson from BBC One Reporting Scotland at our office to interview our very own CEO Jane Wylie-Roberts and one of our current job seekers Kirsty Morgan who has recently been made redundant due to the effects of Covid-19.
The interview was centred around the current job market across Scotland and touched on the challenges many job seekers now face to secure employment. Scotland has experienced a dramatic shift of unemployment between the months of April and June, meaning the number of people in work reduced by at 15,000. The rate of unemployment has therefore risen to 4.5% over the past few months according to the Office for National Statistics, resulting in a total of 124,000 people being out of work all across Scotland.
These figures evidently represent a large volume of people now actively looking for work all across Scotland and we are determined to do the best we can to help people regain employment. Covering 34 industry divisions allows us to provide expert advice on certain market sectors and offer a broad range of job types to accommodate a multitude of professions, meaning we can help support your current and upcoming career ambitions.
Check out our video snippet of the BBC Reporting Scotland interview with David Henderson.
Our advice for job seekers in the current market
Stafffinders CEO Jane Wylie-Roberts was delighted to share her thoughts on the current labour market in our interview this week and emphasised that there are plenty of jobs out there for job seekers, however this now welcomes an increase in competition among your fellow contenders. This is why it's now more important than ever for candidates really stand out against the competition to ensure you are giving yourself the best possible chance to secure your next position in a heavily competitive market.
Our latest advice takes account of a number of elements to take into consideration before you start the job hunt including:
- How to register with Stafffinders whilst our offices remain closed to visitors
- Our top 'do's and dont's' for telephone interviews
- How to achieve a successful video interview
- Top tips for CV success
- How to optimise your LinkedIn profile
- A guide to keeping your social media professional
Read our latest career advice document to make sure you put your best foot forward and boost your chances of landing that dream role!
The team at Stafffinders would like to say a huge thank you to David Henderson and the team at BBC Scotland News for taking the time to arrange the interview with us and we hope the advice we provided can help many people all over Scotland stay motivated throughout their job search.
We have jobs available all across Scotland and our team of dedicated consultants would be delighted to support you in your job search. View our current vacancies or get in touch with our team to discuss your next steps.