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Candidates image 3Summer recruitment market cools before BREXIT

It’s not exactly big news to announce that the impending vote is having its impact on the UK job market, writes Clive Jefferys of recruiter JMA Network. With half of the population undecided as to how they will cast their vote on 23rd June, the doom-mongers on both sides are creating a climate of profound uncertainty.

That’s not a good place to be if you are thinking of getting a new job.

With such a weighty decision on the horizon, the prospect of giving up a safe, but imperfect, job does not necessarily feel like a good idea at the moment. You can hardly blame people for waiting until all the hoo-ha settles down.

However, there is another school of thought that can play to the advantage of today’s job seeker. With less people applying for jobs, there is also a lot less competition for the best roles too. Certainly this gives financial advantage to anyone winning a job offer today, as salaries continue to rise.

So what can employers do to increase their chances of hiring?

The number one rule has always been to make it as easy as possible for candidates to come in and see you. Don’t make them wait too long as ‘time kills deals’, so make yourself available to interview at 8am, 6pm and Saturdays too.

You still have the right to set high standards, but make every candidate feel valued in the process. This is the age of inclusion, social networking and a sense of entitlement. It may go against the grain, it may not be how it was when you fought for a career – but it is how it is.

And here’s my final bit of advice, an absolute maxim at JMA Network.

Make sure you have fun!

Recruitment is all about finding people you like and helping them to take the next step on their career path. Whether you are job hunting or hiring, every new starter is another step forward!

The orginal article can be viewed here