Candidate Newsletter September 2013

Welcome to the autumn edition of Tiger Eye. As always the aim of this newsletter is to bring you up-to-date with all the exciting developments at Tiger Recruitment - there have been many since the beginning of the year. 

Of equal importance are the many things we are doing this end to ensure we are getting briefed on all the top jobs and as a Candidate we hope that you are benefiting from these initiatives.

I will talk about our rebranding project later in the newsletter because this will have a major impact on what we are doing over the next 5 years.

So far, in 2013, we have enjoyed the best press coverage we have ever had. Please click on the following link http://www.tiger-recruitment.co.uk/press.htm to see the articles we have contributed to including pieces in The Daily Telegraph, The Evening Standard and Executive PA Magazine.

In addition, we have continued to increase our presence across all social networking sites, Facebook , TwitterLinkedIn and Google+. We are regularly updating Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+ throughout the week, not just with new vacancies, but also promotions, news and information to help you in your job search. Please “like” our pages to receive the latest information. Who knows you might be the next Candidate to win £200 Selfridges Vouchers or a bottle of Fortnum’s champagne!

What’s more, we are writing more and more articles on our blog at http://blog.tiger-recruitment.co.uk/ Please click on the link regularly to get updates on the market, useful tips and the latest news. Alternatively subscribe to the Tiger app and all the latest blogs will come through on your mobile - https://itunes.apple.com/app/tiger-recruitment/id464267058?ign-mpt=uo%3D6&mt=8 for iphones and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Jobs.TigerRec for android devices.

We are continuing to advertise across many different forums to attract Clients and you’ll find our adverts appearing in The Spectator Magazine, The Week Magazine, The Sloane Square Magazine and Mayfair Magazine in addition to Familyofficerecruitment.com and the usual secretarial job sites. 

We will be looking to host an event for Candidates and Clients later in the year to launch our new brand so keep in touch. Wishing you all the very best for the remainder of 2013.

David Morel, MD

Smarter Stripes!

We are excited to report that Tiger is currently undergoing a major facelift. Our brand was devised over 5 years ago at the same time that our current website was built. Whilst both have worked and continue to work effectively, we have felt for some time that the website and the way our adverts and brand appear online and in printed form can be improved and made more current.

We instructed a marketing firm 4 months ago to build us a brand new website and rebrand Tiger whilst retaining our logo. Our key message of “exceptional candidates for exceptional clients” is still the mainstay of Tiger. However, the brand has grown to be far more than that and we hope that our “new look” will give further clarity to what we stand for in the market place – i.e. efficient, professional, honest and tailored recruitment. The new brand will appear on all marketing material, online and print adverts and much more.

The website will be extremely dynamic and interactive. Candidates will find it much easier to apply for jobs, keep updated with the latest news and vacancies and even be able to register their details online.

We will be launching in September, so watch this space and we welcome your feedback. We will also be hosting an event to thank you for your support. The invitation will be sent out through our social networking pages later in the year so make sure you “like” us to receive it!! It will be a party you don’t want to miss!

Snap Happy

Seeing as Tiger are rebranding, we thought why not go all out and join Instagram!

Follow us for daily photos and inspiration – search Tiger Recruitment.  We’ll also be doing some great caption competitions so keep an eye on our Facebook page for update.

What Your Shoes Can Say About You

There are plenty of articles and top-tips telling you how to ‘dress to impress’ for an interview – clean suit, not too short skirts, matching jackets, no ripped jeans, no see-through tops and so on.  But what about something dedicated to what you wear on your feet?

You may not think that an interviewer will spend a huge amount of time eyeing up your sparkly new sandals or live-in Converse, but a recent study showed that a person’s personality can be largely determined by the shoes that they’re wearing.  The colour, style, cost and condition are all tell-tale signs of what the person wearing them is really like, so here are some tips on how to, and how not to dress your feet when going for an interview.

Heels always look smart and sophisticated, but they’re not everyone’s cup of tea.  If you’re going to be shown round the office of the company you’re interviewing for, you won’t make a good impression by tottering around in 8inch heels, towering over everyone you meet.  A heeled loafer, either a block or kitten heel, looks super chic and smart with a skirt or trousers, and they’re comfortable too.    

If you’re not the heel type, opt for an elegant pair of pumps or brogues.  Be careful with the colour though, patent red of neon green shoes will be a massive distraction.  Be safe with neutrals – black, brown, beige, tan – all easy to match to your outfit as well.  You can wear your hot pink heels when you’ve got to know your colleagues a bit better!

If you have a pretty pair of feet, flaunt them, if not, don’t!  A nicely pedicured pair can get away with wearing practical summery sandals or open-toed shoes, but no one wants to see chipped nail polish or cracked heels, so keep them covered!

Don’t go too bulky.  Army boots, big buckles and studs can look a bit aggressive and may be slightly intimidating.  They must go with the outfit.  A well-dressed pair of suede knee-high boots with tights and a pencil skirt are perfect for the winter.  

Here’s one for the boys – match your shoes and socks!  Well, not exactly, but if you’re wearing black shoes wear black socks, not white or green or ones, and definitely not a pair with Father Christmas all over them!

If it’s raining, travel to the interview in comfy trainers or scruffy shoes, with a good smart pair in your bag to change into.  Be sure to put on your proper shoes before you go into the office, you don’t want your potential future employer to see you hopping around on one leg trying to make the swap.

So there we are, how to step into an interview in impressive style.

We Want to Hear From You!

At Tiger we like to keep in touch with our Candidates and get to know you. Please feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you are up to. Maybe you’re taking part in a fun new project at the moment or starting an exciting new hobby? We love hobbies and will gladly tell you all about what we love to do in the evenings and at weekends! Do you have a really interesting passion outside of work –baking, triathlons, basket weaving?! We would love to hear about you and get to know you better. Networking and keeping on top of what is going on out there is key for us, you never know who or what we might know! We have some amazing Candidates on our books and we love to hear all about you. 

Also don’t forget to keep in touch with us in regards to your job search – it might sound silly but you’d be amazed how many Candidates don’t stay in touch as their careers or job searches progress. You might just like to give us a bell for some advice or to hear what the market is up to, we are on the end of the phone always.

If you haven’t sent us an up to date CV since May 2013 please do send it through to emma.macinnes@tiger-recruitment.co.uk 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Latest Jobs at Tiger

Receptionist/ Team PA – 6 month maternity cover

Salary: £26,000 - £28,000

What a great opportunity to join an enterprising and unique professional services firm in a valuable support role for this team. Based in modern offices in central London, this is a role that will see you juggle a range of responsibilities to ensure the smooth running of the reception area whilst taking on team PA responsibilities. Your proactivity and people skills will see you really develop this role. 

Your responsibilities will include meeting and greeting all clients and guests in a friendly and professional manner, responding to all incoming phone calls and screening or directing as appropriate, ensuring the upkeep of the office supplies and facilities. You will also be assisting the team with diary management, travel arrangements and general administration. 

Always eager to assist, you will pride yourself on your people skills, time management and organisational skills. You will have excellent MS office skills and the ability to trouble shoot when required. You will enjoy assisting clients and colleagues alike 

An opportunity not to be missed!

Due to the high volume of enquiries that we receive, we are not always able to respond to all CVs. If you have not received a response within one week, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance. Thank you for your interest in Tiger Recruitment

Contact: Rebecca Siciliano 

Part-Time PA, German Speaker Wanted

Salary: Negotiable 

Our client, an international boutique bank based in the City, are looking for a fantastic PA who speaks German. The role will be supporting the CEO and will also encompass Office Management duties. The ideal candidate will have a high level of numeracy, as duties will consist of issuing cheques, dealing with invoices and company expenses, as well as all normal PA duties. The successful candidate will work part time on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with a great firm. 

Due to the high volume of enquiries that we receive, we are not always able to respond to all CVs. If you have not received a response within one week, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance. Thank you for your interest in Tiger Recruitment

Contact: Flora Farquharson 

Calling E.P.R. ‘Efficient, Professional, Reliable’ PAs

Salary: £30,000 - £38,000 per annum

I am working with a highly professional, BOUTIQUE organisation (private equity), who are looking for an efficient and highly skilled PA to support a team of three of their most senior/important executives. Much of the role involves organising their travel and diaries. They have a super busy schedule and are travelling internationally much of the time, so they need someone who is totally efficient and reliable in the office who can co-ordinate their movements, some of which change at last minute. One of the team is a senior operational executive, so there will be scope to get involved in projects outside the traditional duties and actually this makes this role a really interesting blend of responsibilities - if you have an extra language it will be utilised, but it is not a necessity. You must type at 50wpm + with good MS office skills and with advanced outlook. There is a great team environment in this company and you`ll be working for a top organisation. Please send through your CV if interested.

Due to the high volume of enquiries that we receive, we are not always able to respond to all CVs. If you have not received a response within one week, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance. Thank you for your interest in Tiger Recruitment

Contact: David Morel

Assistant to Two Busy Directors wanted

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

This small but successful company are looking for a brilliantly organised and switched on Assistant. This is a varied role assisting the Directors with all aspects of office administration. The core function of the role will be to take care of all day to day administration in order for the Directors to focus on the business and growing their portfolio. They are a charming team and looking for someone efficient, meticulous and detail orientated to join them. This is an excellent opportunity, apply now! 

Due to the high volume of enquiries that we receive, we are not always able to respond to all CVs. If you have not received a response within one week, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance. Thank you for your interest in Tiger Recruitment

Contact: Flora Farquharson 

Temp Candidate of the Month!

Congratulations to Stephanie Moritz who is Tiger’s temp of the month!

Stephanie has been rewarded this prize as she has done a fantastic job as project coordinator in a London Primary school where she has been temping since February. The work she has done has been a big support in building their new school.  Her contract has been extended and she will be there for the next year.  

Well done Stephanie, a bottle of champagne is on its way to you!

Born Free

Every year Tiger Recruitment fundraises for a specific charity or foundation.

Tiger has been inspired in 2013 to fundraise for Born Free, and specifically to fundraise for Tiger Conservation.

In addition, Tiger Recruitment has decided to adopt a rescued Tiger, Roque, who now resides in a sanctuary in India.

Roque was rescued by Born Free in 1998. By adopting Roque, funds will go towards his lifetime care and medical expenses.

The Tiger team will be organising events throughout the year, both in-house as well as events that hopefully both our Clients and Candidates will be able to participate in. 

Please keep your eyes and ears open for further information about this.

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