Back to Basics: Guide to Working with Recruiters

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by Jessica Tabinor on

In the first episode of our Back to Basics series, Morson has put together a helpful guide to working with recruiters. 

Working with a recruiter to find your next role can be the most efficient way to find your next job. However, there are a number of points to consider to make sure you get the most out of the recruiter that you are working with. 
The first most important factor to get right is to explain where you currently are in your career and be specific about your next steps. Make sure the recruiter knows firstly what skills and experience you have in your field and secondly, what new role you are looking for. This includes details such as your salary expectations, the scope of the role, location and type of company etc. 
By making all of the above information clear from day one, you avoid the risk of wasting the recruiters and most importantly, your own time. 
Good communication during the recruitment process is key. Make sure you reply to all emails, return calls and keep the recruiter updated on your situation. You never know, that missed call may be the ticket to your new job! 
Recruiters are job search experts, they know all of the tricks and have just the right amount of intuition to help you make a great connection. Many recruiters have been working in their industry for a long time and are therefore experts in their field. 

Recruiters look at hundreds of CVs every week so they know what to look for in a good CV. Trust their advice and consider any improvements that they suggest. 
A good recruiter will be there for you up until you secure your new job, so helping you prep for your interview is part of that process. Combined with your own personal preparation, listen to what they have to say and take their advice. 
Additionally, if you feel you need any further help, just ask!
Overall there are some fundamental dos and don’ts to keep in mind when working with a recruiter:
  • Communicate efficiently with your recruiter.
  • Give feedback and expect to receive feedback.
  • Have an idea of what you are looking for before you get in contact.
  • Be open to their suggestions.
  • Take constructive criticism personally.
  • Waste the recruiters time.
  • Don’t fabricate information about your experience and CV.
Now you're ready to put these tips into practice!
Register your CV to begin your job search today.

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Vital are engaged with a Main-Contracting Client who have exciting new projects starting in 2021!We will be delighted to hear from Electricians for a variety of works including Commercial, Fit out and General Building Services. Please forward your CV and ECS along with any other certs for consideration or text Susie on 07703613159 and we will follow-up with you.


Vital are engaged with a Main-Contracting Client who have exciting new projects starting in 2021!We will be delighted to hear from Electricians for a variety of works including Commercial, Fit out and General Building Services. Please forward your CV and ECS along with any other certs for consideration or text Susie on 07703613159 and we will follow-up with you.

Procurement Manager - Raw Materials and Packaging

Title: Procurement Manager - Raw Materials and Packaging Location: Northwich Salary: £45-50k Job overview The Category Manager for Raw Material and Packaging is responsible to the Head of Procurement for delivering the category strategy for Raw Materials and packaging. The Category Manager works closely with the respective Heads of Operations to ensure that suitable contracts are in place to meet operational demand. By working collaboratively with the sites, the operational requirements will be delivered and the opportunities for improved ways of working identified.Key responsibilities Developing a category strategy for raw materials and packaging. Identifying stakeholders and implementing stakeholder management plans to assist in developing the category strategies and operational performance.In developing category strategies identify cost optimisation opportunities and contribute to the broader corporate cost optimisation agenda.Report on Procurement performance against agreed service levels.In conjunction with business leads, as identified in the category strategy, undertake contract management of the suppliers within the category.Implementing Procurement processes and procedures - managing the inputs and responses to the procurement requests from site.Working with the Procurement team to deliver a matrix solution to deliver demand fulfilment. Working collaboratively with Procurement colleagues will help facilitate operational effectiveness.Work with Strategic Procurement to refine Procurement processes and ways of working, including the development of Procurement performance metrics and reporting.Become the P2P subject matter expert for all raw materials and packaging requests and orders; provide guidance and assistance to the business requisitioning community. Liaise and support Operational Procurement in the development and improvement of Procurement systems including P2P.In conjunction with Head of Procurement develop post-contract award contract management and supplier engagement and review. Candidate experience MCIPS or equivalentBachelor's degree in Procurement/ Business/ Finance3+ years in Procurement / Supply chain roles.Manufacturing background or background with mix of direct and indirect spend.Experience of electronic tendering and contract management.Experience of Procurement transformation. For further information please contact Jack Dawkins on / 07966-.531-.875

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