By Lauren-Jade Kemp
We’re finally up and running…. Utility People have joined the blogging revolution, so welcome to our first blog.
Utility People are the Specialist Recruiters to the Energy Industry providing ‘Energy Jobs to Energy Professionals’. Now we know many of you may be thinking “Just another recruitment company”, but don’t right us off just yet. As jobseekers ourselves we have heard the same old recruitment spiel, listened to the endless empty job promises & sweet nothings delivered by your stereotypical recruiter. However at Utility People we pride ourselves on the service we offer, because believe it or not we know what we’re talking about!
Our Directors, Angela Peart & Linda Mason have a wealth of expertise within Energy & Recruitment and ensure that our team commits to personal training & development; in order to deliver the best possible service to our clients & candidates. Now we didn’t just stumble across the title Specialist Recruiters for the Energy Industry’, we have earned this reputation through delivering Professionals with a wealth of energy experience across Electricity, Gas, Power, Water, Sustainability, Renewables, Retail Energy, Smart Technology, Energy Management and Smart Grid ; where others have failed.
To give you a little insight into our company and to provide you with a human touch, why not meet our team…. http://www.utilitypeopleuk.com/about-us/our-team/
So bearing in mind our aim as a company is to deliver the best possible service to our clients & candidates, it was a natural progression for us to embrace Social Media as a recruitment tool. Luckily we were able to dedicate a brand spanking new resource (blog author) to create an online Social Media presence for Utility People, enabling us to tap into a multitude of recruiting opportunities. Leaving our ‘comfort zone’ and moving with the times was daunting, but hugely beneficial to gain the high calibre of candidate required in today’s competitive market.
Miriam Salpeter author of ‘Social Networking for Career Success’ addresses a candidate’s usage of Social Media as a ‘job hunting’ tool. By creating an online presence these candidates have a plethora of opportunities; Miriam refers to as a ‘Community of contacts’; at their fingertips. By carefully detailing their interests, skills & attributes they are opening up career opportunities which previously would have gone unnoticed. For recruiters this is brilliant. For example, by using a tool such as followerwonk you can search potential candidates by the keywords they use in their bio and match them to your current specialist vacancies. So with this new era in ‘job hunting’ it is hugely beneficial to embrace such social interaction and meet candidates half way in the ‘job hunting’ process. With the development of our Social Media presence across Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn and with our new addition in the shape of a company blog – eagerly anticipated some may say – we are able to provide the next level in recruitment.
Now, as we mentioned towards the beginning of our blog, we are not your ‘run of the mill’ recruitment company. The high level of relationships we have developed within the Energy Industry is reflected in the individually tailored service we offer our clients & candidates. On a daily basis we are talking to Energy Professionals, so we have our ‘finger on the pulse’. We are not limited to just ‘searching and filling jobs’, our in-depth knowledge of the Energy Industry enables us to expand even further, interacting with a breadth of people – all the time. This is demonstrated by the number of Commercial opportunities we have been able to generate for our clients.
To conclude, within our blog we will share developments within our company – Utility People, developments within the Energy Industry, career opportunities, tip’s on how to write the perfect CV, how to perform well at interview and much, much more. Now some of this may appear as patronising and text book stuff, however earlier this year we had a candidate walk into an interview whilst talking on their mobile phone! This is no reflection upon our candidate screening process, which I would like to add is very thorough – however it is indicative of the level of candidate re-education required, if one is to succeed within such a competitive market. Recruitment etiquette is very much alive and kicking, so let’s succeed!
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