002: How to stand out amongst other job applicants, an interview with Les Berridge

Today’s episode is really important as we look at how you can stand out amongst the crowd when applying for jobs. Through discussion with award-winning recruiter Les Berridge, we delve into the mindset of the recruiter and how you can get them to notice your application.  This is clearly a hot topic right now given that there are on average some 200+ applications for every job vacancy in the UK. So make sure you join us for loads of top tips and insights from a career professional who knows exactly what it’s like from the other side of the desk, when having to cope with hundreds of applicants for every role.

About Les Berridge

  • Les has worked in recruitment throughout his career until his retirement in August.
  • During his career as a front-line recruiter, Les focussed on interim and contract positions in the technology sector so he has a wealth of significant experience as a recruiter in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Les holds the highest qualification in recruitment – the Diploma in Recruitment Practice.
  • Les was consistently one of Gattaca’s top performers and in his last full time year produced more revenue than anyone else, winning their award for Consultant of the Year
  • During his final year, Les became the first person to reach the newly created grade of Principal Consultant.
  • Les has also been a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC*) Technology Executive Committee for the last thirteen years, where has brought about changes to government policy over security clearance, IR35 and immigration.
  • Les is past Chair of REC’s Technology Executive Committee.

*The REC is the UK’s largest trade body for recruitment professionals and firms, representing 3,300 recruitment businesses and 10,500 individual recruiters.

Resources:

Contact Les on LinkedIn
How to increase your chance of hearing from a recruiter article
Complaints about agencies, but is there more that you can do? article

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