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Career advice:

Looking for permanent work

With our extensive knowledge of recruitment, we are best placed to advise and assist you with your next move, whether it's a step up, across or even a major change.

What are your goals? Ideas have to start somewhere so jot down what you want to achieve.

There are three main areas that you should get an insight into - the role, the company and the industry. Having knowledge about these areas will show any employer that you are committed and enthusiastic.

Networking involves talking with people, formally or informally, who might know about possible jobs in their companies, industries, or communities. Professional networking is using your abilities to make friends and provide mutual support.

Create a CV that shows employers you really want to work for them. It is your first chance for a great impression, so make it personal to them and the job you're applying for.

In these tough economic times you have to focus on what makes you unique, from your strengths, skills, experience and your personal traits. Not only identify them but have examples and stories to illustrate your approach and achievements.

We may not have all the answers but we certainly go out of our way to give you the best advice regarding your career. So give us a call if you want to chat.

Career advice:

Thinking of contracting

Do you have the personality and ability to go to new places of work, fit in with new colleagues and hit the ground running? Then contracting could offer you the change you've been looking for.

Career advice:


Is there a market for you?

Although there are often peaks and troughs within the Contracting market, there are always companies looking for skilled professional contractors to help them deliver leading edge projects. At Bailey Jude we will always give an honest appraisal of the marketplace and thedemand for your skills.


Are you sure that contracting is for you?

The most important quality to contracting is flexibility. Ideally you will be able to travel at short notice to interviews and be open to looking at various locations, as this will open more contract opportunities for you. You must be able to demonstrate knowledge and enthusiasm with the skills you possess to quickly establish credibility with - and enable you to fit in to - the existing team.

How do I start contracting?

Firstly contact our Contract department who will be able to talk in-depth about current opportunities that match your skill set. Your CV will be registered on our market leading database which will enable our consultants to view your CV and match it to relevant contract opportunities. Once a contract has been secured we will talk you though the whole process of contracts and pay, we will ensure you get paid accurately and on time - which means before Bailey Jude are paid - minimising the risk on your side.


So if you fancy launching yourself into a faster paced career then please get in touch to discuss in more detail.

Bailey Jude Associates HQ

Fullbridge Mill


Maldon, Essex