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Jersey Employment Market & Tips for Jobseekers – A Q&A With Our Recruitment Expert

Thursday 03 November 2016 by Cameron Harrison

Job hunting can be a stressful and tedious exercise if you are not equipped with the right knowledge. From choosing a career path and sending out CVs to preparing for interviews and negotiating a job offer, each stage requires a different approach, and of course, proper planning and preparation.

We caught up with our Manager in Jersey, to bring you some significant insights that will help you prepare for your job search in Jersey’s finance sector.

 

  • How has your 2016 been so far and your outlook for the conclusion of the year.

2016 has been extremely demanding and busy, and I believe this will continue until the end of the year.  Overall, it has been a successful year on the recruitment side and I think this will continue into 2017.

  • What sectors currently have the most jobs available in Jersey?

Currently, trust and funds have the most jobs available here, and there is a high demand for candidates with relevant trust experience.

  • What is your top advice to candidates in today’s job market?

My advice for candidates is to make sure they prepare for interviews when starting their new search.  It is imperative that you research the company and the people you are going to meet, and prospective employers are impressed if you do know the facts and figures about their company.  Also be sure you know what you want when going for a job and that it is the right career for you.

  • Describe your perfect job seeker

A perfect jobseeker is someone who knows what they want but at the same time is also open to suggestions about different roles. 

  • What is the key to writing a successful CV?

Don’t make your CV too long and be clear and concise about previous work experience/duties – this should be in bullet points. Also give a short description about yourself and highlight the key points that would impress a prospective employer.​

  • How can recruitment consultants like you help candidates in their job search in Jersey?

Recruitment consultants need to be honest when helping candidates and also be realistic depending on what type of job the candidate is looking for – we can always advise on ways to progress, i.e. training courses etc. So we basically guide and prepare the candidates during the job search as well as match them with the roles that offer good career development opportunities.

 

Happy Job hunting!

 

If you’re looking for a role in the finance industry in Jersey, or simply want to discuss your options in this sector, our consultants in Jersey are always available to answer your queries and help you find your perfect role.