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The 3rd Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship show will be taking place in just 8 weeks time on Saturday 9th September; Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre.

Calling all ‘Bedfordshire’ based recruiters, employers and training providers..

Over half of available stands have now been booked up and we’re delighted with the variety of employers, training providers and industry sectors already being represented. But there’s still space for you…We want our event to be jam packed with exciting companies, careers, training courses and apprenticeships. Call 01234 328646 for more information.

Job seekers who attend will be spoiled for choice. We’re delighted to announce a number of first time exhibitors including our main sponsor 1st Choice Recruitment, Hart Learning & Development, The Marbrook Centre, The Royal Navy and Christchurch Group.

We’re also happy to welcome back previous exhibitors Bedford College, The Job Hub, Care Solutions Group, HMP Bedford and Bedford NHS Trust.

Attendance at last September’s event was estimated to be 1,800+. From the 30+ exhibitors on the day, 87% said the day was a big success for them, 79% said they would recruit directly from attending the event!

Why our job shows are different to traditional events

  1. We hold our event on a Saturday so the ‘highly desirable’ and ‘already employed’ job seekers can attend
  2. It’s not just about the job show on the day. All of our stand options include recruitment advertising across our multi media recruitment advertising platform so you can start (and will) receive applications ahead of the day, adding great value.
  3. Our event marketing is tailored to our exhibitors and their recruitment needs. Multiple messages to targeted audiences; We don’t just advertise one message “about an event that’s taking place”

To book your stand call our events team on 01234 328646 or email sales@moojobs.com.

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Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Show

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Thanks to our official partners 1st Choice Recruitment, HMP Bedford, The Jobs Hub and Bedford NHS Trust we’re back with a bang this September!

The 3rd Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship show will be taking place on Saturday 9th September is Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre.

There’s space for 34 employers (2 stand size options available) to promote their employer brand and range of job vacancies, apprenticeship and training course. Stands are currently being booked as we go to press and here’s a few of the names already signed up…

1st Choice Recruitment, Care Solutions Group, HMP Bedford, The Jobs Hub, Bedford NHS Trust, The Marbrook Centre and AboutTheJob.

Attendance at last September’s event was estimated to be 1,800+. From the 30+ exhibitors on the day, 87% said the day was a big success for them, 79% said they would recruit directly from attending the event!

Why our job shows are different to traditional events

  1. We hold our event on a Saturday so the ‘highly desirable’ and ‘already employed’ job seekers can attend
  2. It’s not just about the job show on the day. All of our stand options include recruitment advertising across our multi media recruitment advertising platform so you can start (and will) receive applications ahead of the day, adding great value.
  3. Our event marketing is tailored to our exhibitors and their recruitment needs. Multiple messages to targeted audiences; We don’t just advertise one message “about an event that’s taking place”

To book your stand call our events team on 01234 328646 or email sales@moojobs.com.

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Recruitment Advertising – It’s a big game of battleships.

 

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And we know how to win

Of all the ways to recruit, Recruitment Advertising is the option that locates itself on the ‘fine line’ of success and failure.

If you don’t show it the attention it demands, it’s easy money wasted. However, get it right and it’s by far the cheapest and most cost effective way to recruit.

Newspapers and nearly every job board in the market place rely on a good element of luck to generate applications, hence the lower cost banding’s associated with the service and the unusual acceptance that a ‘hit and miss approach’ is a fair solution to offer. It just reminds me of a big game of battleships.

If we take the ‘battleships’ analogy and work with it; what’s the one thing that can improve your chances of winning this game? How about if we used intelligence as a solution, as we do in the real world. To better understand the location of someone or something, we would naturally pile together the most up to date intelligence data based on the who, what and where method.

“Logic tells you that you’re more likely to hit your target if you have this information. Recruitment advertising is no different.”

The Job Board market is a saturated one but, when I set up Moo, I firmly believed (and still do) that if you’re a job board that can provide your customers with this valuable information, ahead of any campaign, you’ll win. I’m pleased to say it’s our main USP against like-minded competition and it’s why our success rate is almost double that of the average Job Board or Traditional Print platform.

As part of any campaign, our Account Managers take the time to understand your goals, and research the important things about your target audience; where they hang out online, what they’re being paid by your competition and what kind of employment package they would expect etc.

Moving on to the next stage our Account Managers then run a demo campaign which identifies a prospective ‘relevant’ audience to our clients job role; Information such as how many people specifically match in our CV database, the approximate targeted reach across social media (based on unique criteria) and where we feel the job advert is best placed to ensure it ‘lands in front of the right audience’. This element of the campaign is done via our partner network of job boards and by researching the online activity patterns of job seekers; better still, we relate this exercise to each individual industry sector.

Ultimately, our clients are left with a report which provides information on

  • Job advert copy,
  • Salary and employer package expectations,
  • A view of how the competition are going about the same task,
  • How many candidates we identify that match (across multiple platforms) and who will see the job
  • Where we feel the advert is best advertised
  • Application expectations

We’re the only job board that offers this service as part of any package and the only one you can truly trust to take good care of your recruitment budget and make it work for you.

Call our sales team today on 01234 328646 or email sales@moojobs.com – We’re ready and waiting to help!

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Dealing with Job Search Stress – 4 Ways to manage your angst

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Even under the best of circumstances looking for work is difficult. Life as you know it has changed and your overall well-being is affected. After all, you’ve temporarily lost your income, your title and your role as a contributing team member. Moreover, unless you’ve switched careers a number of times in the recent past, much of the job search process is unfamiliar and uncomfortable. Few people enjoy the aspect of selling themselves and fewer still are okay with the resulting feelings of personal rejection when your sales job falls flat.

So what can you, as a job-seeker, do to relieve some of the negative feelings and stress that are often such a major component of the process? Here are four key ways to help you boost your spirits and keep your momentum going:

1 Avoid isolation. 

Getting out and about as much as possible serves a number of purposes. Since networking is by far the most likely route to your next position, you should be meeting people at every chance you get. There are several ways to interact with others and each of them could payoff by providing you with valuable connections as well as an added boost of confidence.

  • Take a class in your area of specialty. You’ll not only be building your skill sets, you’ll have the added benefit of networking with your classmates and the instructor. Ask to meet briefly with him or her and begin the conversation with an open-ended question along the lines of: “I’m targeting positions in the field of XYZ. Do you have any advice or suggestions for me?” You’re likely to get some useful information and, many times, even contact names that could prove extremely helpful.
  • Become active in professional associations and groups relevant to your line of work. The contacts you’ll make at these meetings are likely to have direct links to managers and other decision-makers in organizations where you’d like to work. Also, you’ll have access to information and job listings that might not otherwise be available.
  • Volunteer in a related field. The very act of serving others will raise your feelings of wellbeing and may lead you to unexpected opportunities and liaisons.
  • Join a job search group. Being around people who are going through a similar situation will go a long way to lesson any feelings of isolation you may be experiencing. In addition, you’ll have opportunities to share job search tips, exchange leads, and provide emotional support. Many such groups meet on a regular basis and supply what I term “compassionate accountability.” Group members promise to perform a number of job search activities and are then obligated to report their progress at the following meeting. So, by joining this type of group, you’ll be getting a combination of tips, support and motivation to move forward… a stress-busting combo for sure!

2 Write out a financial plan. 

Worrying about finances during a job search can zap your energy and disrupt your focus. Rather than expending valuable time worrying about your expenses, make a list instead. Identify your necessary expenses: rent, mortgage, utilities, food, etc. Also factor in additional funds for non-essentials: clothing, transportation, recreation, etc. Then take the time to create a budget that will pull you through until you land your next position. Engage the family in this activity so that everyone knows where they stand and, if needed, this might be a good time to draw upon the services of a financial planner.

3 Track your progress and make it tangible. 

One of the most frustrating aspects of looking for a job is the fact that you’re expending vast amounts of energy–generally without seeing an immediate return on your investment of time and effort. Therefore, even the simple process of keeping a checklist is important. By tracking how many face-to-face contacts you’ve made, the number of emails you send out each day, or the amount of phone calls you’ve made can give you a sense that you are making progress.

It’s also helpful to take a break from your search activities by doing a small chore where you’ll realize a tangible result. Cleaning out your sock drawer or weeding a patch of garden may seem like simple busywork–but these small projects can boost your mood by providing a sense that at least part of your life is under your control. So give yourself regular opportunities where you can see immediate results and reap some tangible benefits from your labors.

4 Give yourself some TLC. 

For most of us, looking for work is right up there with learning you need a root canal. But by using these tips, you should find the process at least a little easier. Taking small, consistent steps and making certain to network as much as you can will help. So will getting sufficient sleep, eating right, and engaging in some form of daily exercise. And don’t forget to give yourself small rewards on a regular basis.

After all, who knows? With a little luck and the right attitude, you might just find yourself landing a job before you’d expected. And returning to the ranks of the gainfully employed is most certainly a huge and welcome stress reliever!

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