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How to keep focused when there is a shift in the market

by Sellick Partnership | 29 January 2015

I am sure we can all agree that 2014 was definitely a much better year in recruitment compared to 2012 - 2013. I definitely felt the buzz in the city in Liverpool, I attended the Liverpool Business Festival in April which was all very positive and filled me with lots of confidence. 

There are of course a lot of companies that are still feeling the effects of the recession, but for myself, my clients and candidates, I can say that 2014 was definitely very positive and am pleased to say that 2015 has kicked off on a good start too. 

I felt that it would be good to do my blog about the shifts in the market, as they can sometimes take us by surprise.  Suddenly your finding yourself with lots of jobs and no candidates makes it important to keep focused and ahead of the game. 

I think the main points are just to keep doing the basics of the job very well and you can't go wrong. Don't slip into bad habits!

It can be easy to get distracted because you can feel there is so much to do and that there is lots going on. This can be when mistakes can be made and things can go wrong. 

I myself am not perfect and have definitely experienced the shift in the market, having worked through a number of recessions during my career history.  Coming out of them successfully are certainly the highs of recruitment and my career; and I can certainly say make it all worthwhile. 

Managing your time and keeping focused is key.  It may involve working longer hours but believe me the rewards will come for the hardwork and commitment. 

Here are 3 of my tips of how to work in a buoyant market:

1.    Keep focused 
2.    Manage your time 
3.    Keep doing the basics well 

How have you adapted to a changing market?  We would love to hear from you in the comments box below.