Archive for March, 2012

Better Job Application Results Through Positive Outcomes

Posted on February 18, 2012

Ask not what the employer can do for you, ask what you can do for the employer. This is the attitude that you should take with you throughout the job application process in order to give yourself the best opportunity of emerging with a job offer.

After all, the situation is that an employer is looking for someone to solve one or more problems for them. This presents an opportunity to market yourself in a manner that convinces the employer that you are the best person to address those problems or carry out that job function.

Consider the following interview question to press my point. “Where do you see your life in 5 years?”. Many job candidates might respond in relation to their personal lives “With my wife and a new born child”, or “travelling the world”. But what value do these responses bring to the employer?

The first response indicates that you may be less flexible to work long hours due to your growing family, the second response indicates that you may have resigned! Once again, the key to a positive outcome response is to ask yourself what you can do for the employer.

Lets try a response to the previous question that is centered on the new job? “I hope to be reaping the lifestyle and financial rewards of my numerous promotions from doing such as great job for you.” Can you see where I’m going with this? Same message but from a different perspective, this time the response is relative to outcomes for the new job.

The same approach also works with you cover letter and your resume. Instead of writing “I troubleshoot and support computer components and the Windows operating system”, a positive outcomes approach is to write, “I service the organization’s PC client base by way of hardware and Windows technical support”.

This approach also allows you to build on the statement both in your job application documentation and in your interview. You can talk about the number of clients your service, the processes you have put in place to make that service more efficient, meeting targets and so on.

Most importantly, this approach is ethical. It doesn’t rely on unrealistic grandiose statements that in my opinion reflect poorly on the job applicant anyway. And it is a very informative way to describe your experience while making a direct connection to the advertised role.

So next time you write you job application consider your content from an employers’ viewpoint. Do you sound like somebody that you would hire? specializes in helping people to begin and progress their Information Technology careers.

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Bid Co-ordinator

Posted by | March 20, 2012 | Uncategorized

West Midlands,

My client; a world leading Facilities Management company based in Solihull is keen to recruit an accomplished and successful Bid Co-ordinator to join their Sales Team. Your main responsibilities will be to assist the Sales Team in wining and securing new business by; registering interest with appropriate authorities or organisations for tender notifications, completing and submitting relevant documentation to external bodies, preparing presentations and designing documents, maintaining and developing an effective library of information and liaising with other internal departments regarding information required for Tenders as well as providing additional Administration support within the team such as booking travel and accommodation. To have a high chance of being considered for the role you will have previous Bid Writing experience, the ability to manage high volumes of work to strict deadlines, work with company databases, a strong commercial awareness, a proven track record of securing business in previous roles along with good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, InDesign and Photoshop. Monday to Friday 9.00-5.30 but flexibility will be expected to suit business requirements.

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Internal Office Support

Posted by | March 20, 2012 | Uncategorized


Fantastic new vacancy has become available in a well establish company within the heart of Telford. Working within a small, friendly team the job will include: organising and hosting courses and training days, making and receiving telephone calls and emails, assisting with invoicing and some credit control, raising and chasing order forms and reports, data entry and general administration duties. This is an excellent opportunity to push your strengths with lots of new challenges and a enjoyable ‘buzz’ of an office. You will need to be an organised person with good knowledge or experience of working on Excel and taking telephone calls. This is a temporary position that is expected to last 6 months. Possibility of Perm position for the right candidate. Meridian Business Support are acting on behalf of our Clients as a Recruitment Business.

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Posted by | March 20, 2012 | Uncategorized


We urgently require a part time temporary Reception/Administrator for long term sickness cover at a hospital in Oxford.

You must be available from Monday, 26th March and the booking will be ongoing, to work Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9-5pm.

You will the first point of contact for patients arriving at the hospital, so must be presentable, have good communication skills as well as computer literate as all notes are recorded on computer. You will also be required to carry out administration tasks.

To apply please contact Lesley urgently [blocked telephone]

Pertemps is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Administrative Co-ordinator – Contract

Posted by | March 20, 2012 | Uncategorized

Cambridgeshire, Fforde Management

Our client is currently seeking an Administrative Co-ordinator with Pharmaceutical industry experience. This is a 12 month contract to be based at their Cambridge site.

The Administrative Coordinator is primarily responsible for complex administrative support activities, which may include preparing and/or processing technical material/reports/forms, creating, testing and implementing Microsoft Word macros and templates, and occasionally assisting supervisor in coordination of management issues.

*Manage multiple and/or complex calendars, coordinate domestic/international travel arrangements, and expense reporting
*Coordinating calendared meetings, leading administrative projects, providing management with status/activity reports, and selecting appropriate format for presentations
*Assisting with the compiling documents for audit purposes relating to material job bags, other regulated activities
*Responsible for taking, transcribing, and distributing meeting minutes, project tracking

*Administrative support experience
*Pharmaceutical industry experience
*Good with Databases, MS Outlook, Word, Macros, Excel, and PowerPoint

Our client offers an outstanding work environment with a culture based on a deep respect for individual talent and a value system which ensures that every person has the opportunity to make a significant difference.

Fforde is acting as a recruitment agency/business.

KEY WORDS: Executive support, Administrator, Co-ordinator, finance, contract, Powerpoint, Excel, macros, remote management, Minute taking, client contact, Cambridge, UK.

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Admin Clerk

Posted by | March 20, 2012 | Uncategorized


Looking for a admin assistant to complete a 2 weeks placement at a busy Recycling Plant in Widnes. Must be… Computer Literate, Have good organisational skills, be able to man a busy telephone system, Deal with booking in/out drivers. Must be available to start Monday 19th March Meridian Business Support are acting on behalf of our Clients as a Recruitment Business.



Posted by | March 20, 2012 | Uncategorized



~ Think Marketing needs an ambitious, career-driven individual for a fast paced administrator role ~

Think Marketing, a fast paced sales office is looking for a full time administrator to be the friendly face behind our

Responsibilities will involve carrying potential applicants for our sales program through a series of interviews and
providing continued support for those who are brought on board. With our organization growing so rapidly, progression is
available for top performers.

Requirements involve a positive attitude, good customer service skills, and a professional disposition. As the position
is highly competitive and fast paced, previous experience in sales and customer service is highly encouraged. Candidates
must be available for immediate start.

Please submit your CV to Jason for immediate consideration

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Posted by | March 20, 2012 | Uncategorized


Administrator Basingstoke Temporary position

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French Speaking – Personal Assistant/PA/Personal Secretary/Business As

Posted by | March 20, 2012 | Uncategorized

Sussex, Solid Consulting Ltd

Job Reference RS-VAC20

French Speaking – Personal Assistant/PA/Personal Secretary/Business Assistant,

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Purchasing Administrator

Posted by | March 20, 2012 | Uncategorized


Purchasing & Stock Control Administrator An amazing opportunity has arisen to work for this thriving specialised company on the outskirts of Winchester. The role will be to provide and manage the purchasing and buying function within this reputable company. You will ideally come from a purchasing and forecasting background and have excellent negotiating and communication skills. Common sense and an analytical approach will be ideal in this role along with a pro-active and flexible approach. This exciting Purchasing and Stock Control Administrator role based on the outskirts of Winchester will offer the right person a varied and rewarding challenge to excel within this company with scope to progress. The keys to this role are as follows: