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Finding a new role on your own can be time-consuming and stressful; hunting for the right vacancies, presenting your CV, organising interviews and making follow-up enquiries. This is where Spectrum IT Recruitment steps in. Our recruitment agency is here to help at every stage of the process, working with you to find the right placement  to advance your career goals.

With our in-depth knowledge of the IT market in the South and our extensive network of clients, we have access to a broad range of vacancies, including roles you won’t see advertised anywhere else. We take the time to get to know you and your personal requirements, whether you’re seeking a better work/life balance, the chance to work with cutting-edge technology or to take the next step to progress your career on the professional ladder.

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We will work with you to understand exactly what you’re looking for so we can present you with a range of interesting and relevant positions. Our team will send you opportunities that meet your criteria, saving you hours of searching for that perfect position. You choose which roles you would like to progress with. We can arrange interviews for multiple opportunities on a timescale that suits you, making it easy for you to explore your options.

Our database and network has roles to suit every level of IT professional, in every field. We can help you prepare for your next placement by offering guidance on your CV, interview preparation and sample technical tests. We’re here to support you throughout your working life, from a first graduate role to senior-level progression. Many candidates come back to us each time they are ready to take the next step in their career, building loyal and long-lasting partnerships.

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Whether you are looking for a first graduate position, or moving up to the next step on your career ladder, making the right first impression is important when it comes to winning over potential employers. Your Curriculum Vitae is the first thing a recruiter will see, so it needs to be polished, succinct, relevant and up to date. The aim of the CV is to give the recruiter enough information to want to bring you in for an interview to find out more. The interview is then your second chance to shine and expand upon the key points in your CV to prove why you are right for the job.

We have put together some essential tips for writing a stand-out CV and having a successful interview

With our years of experience and success in placing skilled candidates in a variety of positions, we have come to understand the many possible paths you can take with a career in IT.

We have seen and helped a variety of candidates with the direction of their career. Each new role can be a step forward, whether up the ladder or to an entirely different ladder altogether. If you are in need of advice we can assist with tailoring your CV to showcase your talents and abilities for the direction you want to move toward.

When you are thinking of progressing with your career it can be difficult to know where to go. Permanent and contract roles offer different benefits, and both can further your progression. Regardless of the timeframe, you can acquire new skills and experience, enhancing your CV while opening up new options for future career moves.

We can offer advice and guidance for moving into your perfect job role. For many people, their next role is not just a job, it’s another stepping stone on their career path. Which is why we take the time to talk through your options with you and look at all the possibilities. With the rapidly changing face of IT, it is important to keep up with the latest developments, and this may involve taking on new roles that involve different frameworks and technology.

Today most people are on some form of social or business networking site be that LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube. It’s a great place to promote your expertise on various different platforms.

Social media is fast becoming an essential recruitment tool. Recruitment agencies and employers will turn to social media before hiring. For them, they are more updated and accurate in terms of detailing a person’s credentials and expertise. Therefore it is important to ensure that the information available on the web is up-to-date, grammatically correct and the content is clean.

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Make the decision - It is important that you have reached an absolute decision on your career move before you hand in your notice. If you still have any serious doubts, go back to your new company and ask more questions.

Terms of leaving - Look at your current contract to check your notice period and familiarise yourself with any special conditions. If you are joining a competitor, your existing employer may ask you not to attend the office during your notice period. In this case, they remain duty-bound to pay your salary and full benefits until your official termination date. If you choose to ask to be released early however and they agree, they will only pay you to the agreed leaving date.

Write a letter - Hand in a letter of resignation. Ensure it is properly dated and keep it very concise. Make sure your letter is polite and does not go into reasons why you are moving. Remember you still want a good reference and you never know - you may one day decide to go back so it is important to leave on good terms.

Be prepared for the ‘counter offer’ - Most employers find it easier to offer more to keep staff than to have to look for a new employee and it is highly likely that you will be offered more to stay. Suddenly, all sorts of doors may look open for you to stay where you are: more money, promotions and wonderful promises for the future.

Being made an attractive counter offer is instantly good for your ego, but you must take a number of things into consideration before making a decision:

  • You have only received a counter offer because you resigned. It is a purely reactive tactic from your employer and should make you wonder whether you need to resign every time you want to improve your situation. If your employer thought you were truly worthy, why didn’t they improve your situation anyway?
  • An increase in salary now will often restrict your next salary reviews.
  • Do your reasons for wanting to leave still exist? You may have a number of reasons – salary too low, no promotion in sight, don’t like your boss. You may be offered more money to stay, which can be tempting, but if you still have other issues outstanding, you’ll probably end up leaving anyway.
  • Despite what your employer is saying to you, they will probably now consider you a risk and may make contingency plans without your knowledge. You may not be seen as a true member of the team
  • The counter offer could simply be an interim tactic from your employer to bridge a gap whilst they look to replace you.

Much research and many surveys have been completed over the years to measure what happens to employees who accept counter offers. Only 6 out of 100 employees are still with their company after 12 months, and 2 important points become apparent:

  • Salary was hardly ever the prime motivator for resigning – more money didn’t ultimately change the true state of play
  • Things didn’t take long to return to the way they were before the resignation

Before accepting a counter offer, ask yourself why your employer has made the offer. There is a strong possibility that the cons will outweigh the pros and you will realise that your decision to resign was right after all.

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Candidate Testimonials

  • We have worked with Chris and Spectrum IT for many years. Chris placed me in my current role and we have continued to use Spectrum for recruitment ever since. Chris is particularly good at finding candidates that meet our cultural values as well as technical skill requirments. I can whole heartedly recommend Chris to any organisation

  • I had the pleasure of working with Sam during my job search, which ultimately led to my successful placement in my current role. From our initial meeting to the final stages of the hiring process, Sam consistently demonstrated an in-depth understanding of both my skills and the needs of the company.Sam showed great diligence in ensuring that the job opportunities presented to me aligned with my career goals, qualifications, and preferences. His excellent communication and promptness in keeping me informed throughout the entire process were truly appreciated.Moreover, Sam provided invaluable guidance and support during the interview preparation phase, which undoubtedly played a significant role in my securing the position. His industry knowledge, attention to detail, and commitment to client satisfaction set him apart as a top-notch recruiter.

  • Dave has been hands down the most helpful recruiter I have ever had the pleasure of speaking with. He's been prompt at every step of the journey, gave me all the info I was after and made sure the role advertised was a great fit for me. He's extremely polite and professional and was always on the ball. I'm now happily placed thanks to Dave and his efforts!

  • Very conscientious people and caring. Jack and the team have always been incredibly helpful wtih CV and advice that have led to me securing a position within an organisation. Recommend people that are looking to work in IT to contact them. Thank you for all the help and advice along the journey to getting back to work.