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3 Tricks I’ve learned over the years

15 Apr

During my extensive & eclectic career, I have attended many “sales” training courses, along with motivational & managerial courses,How to be the best courses & lots more all packaged up as “career enhancing”.

Training

Through the last quarter century I have come to realise that a few tiny tricks help far more than some ofthe “essential” tools I was given at the above seminars..

Today I will share 3 with you.

Trick 1:-  If you work in telesales, or customer services & are hooked up to a phone all day, put a Mirror on your desk. Whenever you are on a call, make an effort to look at yourself & smile… Sounds weird, but people can hear the smile at the other end of the phone line & it can lift a boring/tense conversation up.

Trick 2:- If you work in a customer facing environment, maybe at a Bar area, Serving bench. Install a large mirror on the wall behind you. Customers who approach you will then see themselves in the mirror behind you and the chances of them behaving irrationally or getting angry lowers significantly.

Trick 3:- Fake it till you make it; confidence is more important than knowledge in many scenarios. Don’t be intimidated by anyone, everyone is playing a role: I’ve come across many people who employed this strategy & eventually they became exactly the person they were “faking” at being. So fake your confidence, whilst all the while improving your ability.

My most valuable lesson learned was to be around positive people, in work, at home, in life in general.

self

You are an individual, let that shine through & maybe give yourself permission to use the tricks above to help make life a little easier.

As with all my blogs – Please please let me know if you find any of this helpful.

Thank you

Karin

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Retail Appointment – On-line “Magazine” & Recruitment portal

7 Sep

I have been asked to look into recruitment options for the retail sector as a number of the small businesses I work for have friends / family members who are looking for work.

Whilst I could’ve started with the big contenders such as the Reed’s of the world, I wanted to ensure a personal, boutique feel & looked for an on-line site which offered guidance, vacancies & also other tools to help in the search for work.

Retail Appointent

With recommendations & my own research, I have settled upon a relatively new site – www.RetailAppointment.co.uk; Which offers not only a new retail careers portal featuring the best in retail jobs, careers advice and the latest technology, it is an also an on-line magazine that will help job seekers and retailers connect in a faster and more intelligent way than ever before.

They have a great site already – offering so much to anyone seeking work in retail, but over the next few weeks they will be adding even more great features, such as careers advice and the link to the new magazine.

For busy retail professionals of all levels, this is absolutely one of the best portals I have come across for support during the all-round job-seeking process.

Also on the flip side of this, as the site is so interactive & has a feel of actually caring about the people who use it to look for work, any prospective employer which utilises this portal for recruitment purposes can be certain of quality of candidates.

So if this is your industry, or indeed, if this is your profession, take a look 🙂

As with any recommendation I make – Please please let me know if you make use of this.

Thank you

Karin

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Retail Recruitment in the UK

14 Aug

A number of the small businesses I work for are in the retail sector and they are bearing a heavy burden during this recession. Bad news seems to abound at the moment, especially from large retailers who are making redundancies, to the UK being the 4th worst payer in the retail sector in the European Union.

Well, this may be so for some larger companies, BUT thank fully not all & thankfully we have a skilled, experienced workforce available for employment right now. This can only be a good thing for the retailers who recognise the positives which can be taken from the current economic situation!

So where should you go if you are looking for these people?

ImageYou would need to access the portal retail managers and retail sales professionals are using now for their career advice.   Sadly, this is something lacking previously in high street agencies & job centres so now they have Retail Human Resources.

RHR insist on meeting all candidates face-to-face and are constantly measuring their own response standards. They are as dedicated to the candidates as they are to the clients which leads to full commitment of service.

For retail job seekers, it means RHR are in a better position than any other consultancy to help professionals find a rewarding job with a retailer that will perfectly compliment skills, experience and ambitions.

For retailers who are looking to hire, it means you will be offered a diverse range of recruitment services which will enable your vacancy to be quickly filled with suitably skilled people.

It’s the portal I suggest to my retail clients.

So if this is your industry, or indeed, if this is your profession, take a look 🙂

As with any recommendation I make – Please please let me know if you make use of this.

Thank you

Karin

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Regional Jobsites? London4Jobs review it is then.

23 Jul

I have a number of clients whom I help (as a favour) when they need a new member of staff. This is because I have a background in Recruitment / HR as well as Events / Sales & Media.

So when small local businesses need local people, If I can help via networking etc of course I will; However sometimes their vacancy needs more help than I can offer & indeed sometimes friends/acquaintances looking for jobs also need a portal to look for work.

London4Jobs ReviewLondon4Jobs is a site which has an easy friendly format, simple to navigate & is aimed at the London Job Market. It has given me the chance to have a good look at what’s available for job-seekers & offer a full london4Jobs review, which I hope may help some of my readers out there.

I am impressed with the ease of registration process (for both Job seekers & recruiters). I am also impressed by the comprehensive career centre, which  offers valuable tools for job seekers, including CV writing help & interview advice & an Interview skills section.

There is also (in a clear & easily navigable format) links to free employment advice, including a section on UK maternity/paternity rights, redundancy procedures, advice for graduates & the discrimination act.

UK staff searchBUT lets not forget my readers from all over the UK –  I have found a site & better still some, UK Staff search reviews, which are very positive and led me to look at that site for vacancies further afield.

I am still always going to help anyone who asks (If I can) BUT I really would recommend a good look around the sites mentioned if you are job seeking.

London4Jobs     UKStaffSearch

As with all the services I find, please let me know if you decide to have a look at this companies wares…

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