School application deadline day!

With over 12 years working within the recruitment industry, filtering through applications has become a natural part of my daily routine. Whether it’s 6am in the morning, a Saturday afternoon or 9pm at night, it’s hard to fight the temptation of checking my inbox knowing that the perfect application might be sitting there just waiting to be read!

Whilst I consider myself a master at reading through applications and matching candidates to the ideal opportunity, being on the other side of the process threw me completely out of my comfort zone!

You see, today is the deadline for school applications and I cannot even begin to express to you the amount of sleepless nights, endless conversations and last minute panic that has gone into the decision of where to send our eldest child to primary school.

A school application is huge, it determines your child’s future, the type of education they will receive, the feeder schools on option to them and of course the potential lifelong friends they will make. When tailoring each application to the different schools, it made me consider the thought that goes into each job application I receive too.

For many candidates, starting or changing a career can be daunting with many unsure what to expect or if their application will even be successful. For others, much like many parents, they know exactly what they want and have their heart set on their options. Although not every application can be successful and from the young age of 3 we are open to rejection, it is crucial that the time and feelings injected into each application is acknowledged.

In busy businesses, it can be difficult to find the time to provide feedback, hence why brands choose to partner with us to manage the entire process on their behalf. Stats show that 87% of people handle bad news better if they are delivered it alongside constructive feedback or reasoning. There is nothing worse than sitting on egg shells waiting to find out whether secured your first choice – trust me, I know!

If you want to work with a consultancy that truly value candidate and client relationships and will consider each career search a priority, get in touch with a member of our dedicated team.


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