Ask the Expert – Working Parents

Allstaff Recruitment – Working Parents

I can honestly say there is nothing more factual than the old adage “being a parent is a full time job.” But not everyone can or wants to give up on having a career that would fit around family commitments. There are many highly skilled Mums and Dads bursting with potential and drive that the market is missing out on due the inflexibility and stigma surrounding part-time or flexible working. Finding a role that offers the ability for flexible working can be extremely difficult and competition is always fierce in these instances. Having an Agency such as Allstaff Recruitment to represent you is definitely beneficial, as their relationships with both you as a candidate and their clients will allow them to sell you in the best possible light, directly to the decision makers.

When working with an agency it is important to ensure you interact as much as possible. Remember they are providing you with a free service. So, the more information you impart, the better understanding they with get of your specific requirements. Also, by doing this, the agency will approach you with appropriate vacancies and make sure you do not miss out on opportunities that match your skill set.

Remember to be honest about any applications made and interviews attended outside of the agency. Any duplication’s in applications can actually hinder your chances of success. In addition it gives the Agency a better understanding on where you are within your job search, and whether there are other offers you are considering. Giving the Agency this information allows them to progress applications accordingly, for example If you have received an offer for another position, but the agency has indicated that there may be an offer on the table, they can make their client aware so they will come to a decision quickly, so as not to lose you as a candidate.

Allstaff Recruitment works closely with all our candidates and clients to ensure we make the best possible match. When representing a candidate we ensure that we represent their best interests, and with each application we are able to highlight key strengths that make them ideal for the position. We offer full time and part-time positions, on temporary, permanent and temp-perm contracts. If you are looking for flexible working then we would love to hear from you.

Allstaff Recruitment specialise in permanent, contract and temporary jobs across a vast number of industries in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. If you are looking for Jobs in Bedford and Milton Keynes, then look no further than Allstaff Recruitment.

When looking for recruitment agencies in Bedford or Milton Keynes, Allstaff Recruitment is genuinely interested in both candidates and clients. Our aim is to find you the best match. Our ethos is simple: to build long term relationships by offering an exceptional recruitment service at all times.

As a member of the REC, Allstaff Recruitment is committed to working to the highest possible standards.

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