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Making the most of your CV

May 6, 2016 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

It has been a while since I last updated the blog as we’ve been very busy over the past few weeks, as we are in the process of growing the team and in talks with a number of companies to become a supplier. Although it has been busy it is a very exciting time for us and I’ve finally got around to writing a post.

We want to help candidates get the full way in the recruitment process by having a high standard CV to accompany an application form. You will have spent a significant amount of time writing an excellent application and you may find that your applications are getting past the first initial sift but not through to the interview stage? This could be down to the accompanied CV.

There are 3 common occurrences that we find on CVs which can be improved: Tailoring the CV, Formatting of the CV, and Spelling and Grammar. Below are a few pointers to creating a more effective CV.

Tailoring your CV – An important part of your CV is for it to be tailored to the role you are applying for. Open with a paragraph briefly about yourself and the experience you hold, tailoring it to meet the requirements of the role or the job sector. Along with tailoring your duties and responsibilities under each position you have held, showing how the experience you have previously gained will be beneficial for the position you are applying for.

Formatting of your CV – Keeping the formatting of your CV consistent throughout the whole document is essential. Ensure that line spacing, font, text size, margins, etc. are the same right to the end of your CV, as it gives a more professional feel and it shows you have great attention to detail which makes a great first impression.

Spelling and Grammar – Most word processing software makes you aware of any spelling or grammar mistakes as you are going along, but just in case any slip through, carry out a Spelling and Grammar check once you have finished editing your CV.

Hopefully these pointers have been helpful and when taken into consideration, this should make your CV more appealing to the end customer.

I hope everyone enjoys the warmer weather and have a great weekend!

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

Welcome Carrasian to EGB

February 12, 2016 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

We would like to welcome our newest member of staff to EGB!

We are pleased to announce that we have a new addition to EGB: Carrasian! She has recently joined the recruitment team in the role of Junior Recruiter and is settling in nicely. As Carrasian is training up, you’ll start to see her name pop up around our website.

Carrasian is excited to settle into her role and have the chance to help our candidates secure new contracts. Feel free to introduce yourself and make her feel welcome.

We are all looking forward to our works night out to Cardiff next Friday to officially welcome Carrasian to EGB! Pictures to follow …

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

Referral Scheme at EGB

January 29, 2016 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

Have you seen one of our roles advertised that you think a friend or colleague would be perfect for? Send us an introductory email, or a contact name and email address and you could earn some extra cash.

When your referral is successful and they have accepted the offer, the following fees are payable at the time of your referral’s first monthly invoice:

0-3 month contracts = £50
4-9 month contracts = £100
10+ month contracts = £200

Full-time: following 3 months in post = £150

Feel free to share around our job specs and please do not hesitate to contact us with any potential candidates.

Have a great weekend!

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

Happy New Year!

January 8, 2016 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

I hope everyone had a relaxing Christmas and a great New Year!

Now that we are in 2016, some of you may be thinking that it is time for a change: New Year, New Job! This week the office is back open and working normal hours, preparing all the new roles we have open.

If you want to find an exciting new contract to challenge your skills, we have a variety of roles located throughout the UK at various seniority levels. You can view a list of our open roles on the ‘Jobs’ section of our website. If you would like to talk about any open roles or if you have any general queries, please feel free to contact us and one of the team will be more than happy to answer any questions.

Competition Update: Our Christmas Competition is now closed and the winner has been contacted.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

Christmas Party

December 11, 2015 | By | One Comment

Good Afternoon,

I hope everyone is getting in the Christmas spirit as we’re only two weeks away from the big day! We started celebrating last week by putting up some decorations in the office and having our Christmas Party!

We had a fun filled day last Friday starting off with Pizza for lunch and Secret Santa at the office. The whole team is very competitive and wanted something fun to do, so we spent the afternoon Go-Karting. With the adrenaline pumping we were fighting for the finish, but obviously we let Ed win the Gold medal, followed by Kieron with Silver and Anna with Bronze. You can see Ed was very happy with coming first in the picture below! We finished the day off nicely by spending the evening in Cardiff celebrating and dancing the night away.

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Our Christmas Party has put us all in the Christmas spirit and we are all looking forward to finishing off our shopping and celebrating on Christmas Day.

Don’t forget our Christmas Competition is still open, visit our previous blog post for further details.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

Christmas Competition 2015

December 4, 2015 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

It’s not long until Christmas, which means it is time for the EGB annual Christmas competition!

This year we’re giving away a £30 gift voucher, which can be used at many shops on your local high street, to the 65th person who sends in their CV!

To enter the competition, just email your updated CV to enquiries@egb-consulting.co.uk – with the subject heading ‘Christmas Competition’.

T’s & C’s

  1. Your CV and details will be added to our database and you will be contacted about future opportunities through EGB Consulting UK Ltd.
  2. The 65th CV we receive will win.
  3. The competition closes when the 65th CV has been received and verified.
  4. Our competition is open to everyone, with the exception of employees or their close relatives.
  5. The winner will be notified immediately on receipt. There is no requirement for names or details of the winner to be published.

Good Luck!!

Warm Regards,

Sheree

Children in Need

November 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

Today in the office we have been supporting Children in Need by wearing Pudsey ears and buying Pudsey Gingerbread men from Greggs.

Pudsey Ears

Children in Need is a great cause to have a bit of fun in the office whilst raising money to go towards a great charity. As you can see in the photo above, we have all bought a pair of Pudsey ears and have been wearing them throughout the day to raise awareness.

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We’re all looking forward to watching the Children in Need Appeal Show tonight at 7:30pm.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

Benefits of Contracting

October 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

Are you looking to earn more money? Be more flexible? Gain new skills quickly? Moving to contracting could be the ideal choice for you. If you are considering becoming a contractor, there are many benefits that could finalise your decision.

Financial Benefits – An advantage to being a contractor is that you are paid at very high day rates and there is the added benefit of contracting through your own limited company, which is the most tax efficient method.

Flexible – Being a contractor allows you to work when it suits you, where it suits you, and how long you choose. It offers you to work hours around your personal life and the best part is you get to be your own boss!

Building Skills and Experience – Working numerous contracts gives you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a variety of working environments, as well as learning and improving your skills.

Time Off – Working as a contractor allows you to take time off when you want/need. When your contract comes to an end, you can choose how long you want as a break before searching for your next contract.

As you can see there are many benefits of becoming a contractor. If you are thinking of moving into contracting but would like some advice, give us a call and one of the team will be happy to chat with you.

Have a lovely weekend.

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

Busy Week for the Sales Team!

October 23, 2015 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

The sales team have been very busy over the last few weeks negotiating new contracts with suppliers opening up new opportunities for EGB. We have very recently added Experis and DE&S to our growing list of clients.

Experis is allowing us to see new IT roles coming through to us every day, including: Dev Ops Engineers, Interface Developers, Java Developers, Senior Oracle Consultants, Database Administrators, Test Specialists, and many more. So don’t forget to look out for the new roles being advertised.

If you specialise in any of these areas and want to know more about the roles, just give us a call or email and one of the team will be happy to answer any questions.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

EGB at Venturefest Wales

October 9, 2015 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

I hope everyone is having a great week.

Jess (our Business Development Manager) had the opportunity last week to spend a day in Cardiff at Venturefest Wales. Venturefest allows established companies, charities, and new businesses the chance to meet and share ideas on innovation. Presentations were held throughout the day with networking sessions, giving the opportunity to have conversations and exchange business cards with other companies. For us it allowed Jess the chance to network with businesses where we could potentially become suppliers and to promote the training packages that we offer. Here is what Jess had to say on her experience at Venturefest Wales:

“I feel inspired after attending Venturefest Wales, as it was brilliant to meet so many inspiring people. It has opened up many potential routes for EGB and I can’t wait to attend again next year.”

If you are interested in future prospects with EGB, You can drop Jess an email at jwilliams@egb-consulting.co.uk

Have a lovely weekend.

Warm Regards,

Sheree