There are so many ways to say something and every way means something different to your listener as you say it. Imagine you’re in a meeting and someone asks if anyone is able to take on a new project or put some figures together. You think to yourself, I could probably do that but you may sit on that thought and say nothing and wait for someone else to offer or you may put yourself forward. The trick here is, if you do decide to step up and offer, it’s how you put yourself forward.
Archive for March, 2011
We just received this very short article from The Harvard Business Review. It complemented The Daily Telegraph Career Discussion recently given by Jenrick IT’s Managing Director, Philip Fanthom, and as such we wanted to post it on the blog for others to benefit from:
Far too many people toil away in jobs that leave them dissatisfied. To avoid – or remedy – an unhappy job situation, find a position that allows you to do three things:
- What you like to do. If what you enjoy doing most is useful, it ought to be part of your career.
- What you do best. Many people spend years trying to improve areas of weakness. Focus your energy on mastering what you’re good at.
- What is valuable to the organization. Figure out how your particular strengths can be used to better your company, unit, or team. A sense of contribution will make you feel more engaged.
If your current role doesn’t fulfill all three, talk with your manager about changing some of your responsibilities. If there is a real mismatch, consider switching organizations or careers.
This short piece reiterates the exact message delivered by Philip and we hope it continues to confirm the importance of pursuing a career that you are passionate about.
Ciaran Pillay, Recruitment Consultant at leading recruitment agency Jenrick IT, kindly wrote this article on how he views Jenrick as a place to work compared to other recruitment agencies he has worked for in the past.
The title “Recruitment Consultant” is one that sometimes carries heavy prejudice and connotations of untrustworthy, cutthroat, money orientated, individuals, working for large, brash institutions that embody the aforementioned animal.
I have worked for a couple of said organisations in the past and, have certainly come across countless more on my own personal journey to find employment.
These encounters tainted my own impression of the recruitment world and upon returning from my travels I was adamant that I would not return to recruitment.
IR35 is to be retained with the government committing to improving the way it is administered, according to Budget documents.
The documents say that following the publication of the OTS review of small business tax, the government will commit to setting up a dedicated helpline staffed by specialists.
New to IT contracting? Need to set up a Limited Company and deal with the VAT implications as simply as possible?Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
One IT Recruiter’s personal view of making VAT payments to HMRC when running a small IT Limited Company.
Jane Stevens, UK Service Delivery Manager at Specialist IT Recruitment agency, Jenrick IT, kindly wrote this article on her views on this subject.
Having worked in the IT recruitment sector for many years, I often come across IT professionals who are a little wary of moving from a permanent role into a contract position. I have also recently come across contractors who, for many years, have been working through various schemes which now fall foul of the new anti-avoidance disguised remuneration legislation (an EBT for example) introduced by HMRC recently. Therefore the contractor’s options for running their business are now somewhat curtailed so therefore more are now seriously considering running their own Limited Companies.
Good news for the IT sector as reports show that the up-coming London 2012 Olympics is going to create an additional 5000 plus IT Jobs.
IT contractors were today being urged to ensure they pay attention to their intellectual property and non-disclosure agreements within their contracts by specialist IT recruiter Jenrick IT. MD, Philip Fanthom commented on the recent case of the Goldman Sachs programmer, who was jailed for 8 years for stealing code: “We always highlight the non-disclosure agreements to contractors, where appropriate. We have a seen a sharp increase in demand for IT contractors within financial services and urge all of them to be aware of the dangers of falling foul of IP clauses, especially in light of this particular case.”
A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) computer programer was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday for stealing secret code used in the Wall Street bank’s valuable high-frequency trading system. (more…)
“Oh, it’s so obvious, what you want to do is, blah blah.” “Well, what you should do is xyz.” We’ve all done it, said it and been told it, haven’t we? “What you need to do is” or “What you should do is” etc. Well, in fact, what we should do most of the time is ask a question vs tell our friends/colleagues/family what it is they should do.
In contrary to the report of IT contract demand ‘dwindling’, Jenrick has noticed a sharp increase in demand from the Finance sector, with Q1 contract bookings from the finance sector being at their highest for over 18 months. Other areas of significant growth included; online marketing & transactional business, general media, IT security, and more surprisingly the defence sector.
Our clients have been motivated to engage IT contract expertise to re-boot projects that have been in ‘doldrums’. With all the signs that the UK is in the throes of recovery, clients find they have a need to regain their competitive edge and ‘steal a march’ on other players in their sector. On of the key drivers of business development is innovation, and a key driver of innovation is IT. (more…)
Great news for the UK Manufacturing industry with the growth in engineering employment, output and production, all positive signs that this sector are well on their way out of recession.