I would like to say a big thank you for your help in developing my CV and for your advice. I have great news that I start my new job on this coming Monday, it's on a 3 month trial to begin with but it's a start. I can't believe that this was my first job interview in 18 years and I got the job, I don't think I would have got it without your help, so thank you once again.
National Careers Service, Jobcentre Plus
I wanted to drop you a note thanking you for your assistance this week. As you are aware week 9 is a challenging week for the students due to the amount of paperwork. It was great to have a new friendly face in the building with a teaching style that kept the students engaged at all times. It was odd that I did not hear one of them ask for a break which is a credit to you. Following the mock interviews the individual feedback given to the students has been really positive. Ultimately, it's a BIG thank you. If we can use your services again we would love to.
Princes Trust, Team Program
In regards to your level of service, in my opinion it has been exemplary. To my knowledge the diary has been pretty much fully utilised, which doesn't happen if the Advisers have issues with the service - what more can I say. I think we were also the first office to make the partnership work, and utilise a full time Next Step resource.
Adviser Services Manager, Jobcentre Plus
Since July 2010, the Pathways Coventry office has benefited from an on-site Next Step advisor (Provided by Specialist recruitment Services) visiting once a week, allowing consultants to refer clients with further educational needs on for 1:1 assistance. This allows consultants to spend more time with their job ready clients, developing them and preparing them for employment. One of the Pathways / Working Links Personal Consultant's commented "It's great having a reliable, professional, education based service to refer clients on to. Lots of the people we see have educational needs that we can't accommodate due to the nature of our contract. It's nice to be able to offer all this under one roof. So far, I've referred in excess of 12 people on for support which allows me more time to develop my employment-seeking clients and keeps everyone happy".
Partnership Manager, Pathways / Working Links
"I am writing to thank you for your help in my search for employment during the last two months. Ever since our initial discussions I have found your straightforward, practical advice on dealing with job sites, job applications and interviews most helpful. Your knowledge of the recruitment industry and its practices is clearly extensive and your frank advice on how best to deal with the various situations that have arisen has been most welcome. Throughout the process you have always been refreshingly positive and encouraging and have always been available at the other end of the phone, or returned my calls within 24 hours. I can only describe your service as first class. I wish you and your colleagues every success in the future."
Geotechnical Engineer, Job Search Support Program
"I can't thank you enough for all your help, guidance and support over the last few weeks. If it wasn't for your time and effort, I doubt i would have obtained a new position so fast. I'm glad your business is going from strength to strength, I think it is partly down to the passion you have for your role. I wish you all the best for the future, and hope you continue to have a successful time! Keep in touch".
Insurance Professional, Job Search Support Program
I had two lengthy interviews one of which involved extensive use of competency based questions. I had at least twelve such questions during that interview and I was able to answer each using actual examples from my career and using the notes of such examples that I had compiled both over the course of this year and specially for this job. Suffice to say that if I had not had your help with, compiling a sufficiently good CV and with competency based interview techniques then I would probably not have got the job. It has been a very difficult year but it finally seems to have come good in the end. Thank you very much for your help. You can put this one down as a success.
Credit Insurance Executive, Job Search Support Program
"Over the past two years we have utilised Specialist Recruitment Services to provide recruitment services to a number of our offices. I have always found them to provide a professional approach, particularly in determining and acting upon our specific role requirements. Also in the way they have discussed with me the candidates they have put forward and the feedback on those we have interviewed. We will continue to utilise Specialist Recruitment Services for our recruitment requirements in the future".
Operations Director, Global Plc Property Consultancy
"I was delighted to be placed with a prestigious Cambridge City Architectural practice for what turned out to be many months on an ongoing contract basis. Specialist Recruitment Services was invaluable in the process of establishing and then negotiating the contract terms with the employer and I personally found the whole process seamless and efficient. We have kept in touch with this Cambridge City Architectural practice who was delighted in the service they received from Specialist Recruitment Services and the contract staff member they found for them. Me. I would recommend them to any professional individual looking for the right placement for, in my case contract, or for full time employment basis. I have spoken on many occasions with Specialist Recruitment Services and we keep in touch building a rapport that I have felt comfortable with over the years. I wish them every success and remain delighted by the acquaintance".
Senior Architectural Technologist (CIAT), Distinct Designs Ltd
"SRS has over the past 5 years supported our organisation with the recruitment of architectural staff being successful in placing Architects, and last year one of our Directors. We have been pleased with SRS's professional approach and specifically their attention to our specific requirements, only presenting us with candidates that are well briefed in terms of our current vacancies. We will continue to involve SRS as and when we have recruitment needs in the future, as we value their contribution to our recruitment process".
Partner, RIBA Private Practice
"When I made my first ever claim for job seekers allowance Jobcentre Plus had the foresight to refer me to the specialist outplacement service provided for unemployed people of a managerial or professional background by Specialist Recruitment Services, (SRS) and funded by the Department of Work & Pensions, (DWP). My immediate concern was that despite applying for various positions for which I was clearly well qualified I did not appear to be getting any actual interviews. On raising my concerns with SRS's Alex Young they immediately agreed to review my CV and to assist in tailoring my CV to each specific role that I go after. My resulting CV following the help from SRS is half the length of my previous one, far easier on the eye and has already been instrumental in securing me several job interviews. When my first such interview was confirmed Simon Dean of SRS made a personal visit to my home and spent two hours going through the job specification, the type of questions that were likely to be asked by the employer and how best to answer them. He also provided some very useful advice which I put to use in that and subsequent interviews. As a result of the very relevant and professional advice provided by SRS I feel much better equipped to tackle the current very difficult jobs market and at time of writing less than three weeks after I first contacted SRS, have had three interviews with a further three to attend".
Credit Insurance Manager, Job Search Support Program
"I was made redundant for the first time in 35 years and as a professional with limited knowledge of current job search techniques was referred to Specialist Recruitment Services (SRS) by my local Job Centre Plus. Since making contact with SRS I have valued their advice and guidance, particularly on how to format CVs and with interview techniques. I find SRS a very approachable, friendly and supportive organisation, quick to respond to telephone calls and e-mails and always willing to make time to meet face-to-face to discuss ideas in more detail should the need arise. Since talking to SRS I feel I have become more confident and proficient as my search continues in an extremely difficult job market for my profession. I keep SRS informed about my progress, which is welcomed, and I fully intend to continue to use SRS in the future. I would have no hesitation in recommending SRS to others".
Project Manager (Highways), Job Search Support Program
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