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Friday, 21 September 2012

Ba Recruitment Ltd to cease trading

We have decided to cease the trading activities of Ba Recruitment Ltd
The effect will take place at the end of September 2012. If you feel that you have any claims please contact us by sending an email

Since the creation of Ba Recruitment Ltd in March 2000 we have enjoyed working with some of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire's greatest employers and jobseekers. We have grown up and been part of the careers of many budding accountants and administration professionals and indeed, helped them through their career paths.

You will still be able to enjoy the resources for both employers and jobseekers on our site.

How time flies. 
Thank you
Rich Johnson
Managing Director

We will be concentrating our efforts on our successful internet advertising business Job Affair Ltd for all aspects of:

UK Job Advertising (free and premium)

CV Database

UK Recruitment Directory

UK Jobsite advertising
  • Sponsored articles
  • Guest blog posts
  • Homepage advertising
Across our network of UK sites we attract over 100k visitors per month.
At any one time we display 1,000's of UK jobs.
We generate 100's of applications and deliver our advertising partners 1,000's of referrals. 

Friday, 14 September 2012

Are you applying for jobs with your old CV?

Yesterday I had an email from someone asking me if I had any vacancies, attaching her CV. I couldn’t offer a job, however I felt I had to point out that her CV was extremely poor, so I offered a free review. The reply was “no thanks, I’ll use what I’ve got”.  She admitted it was an old CV, wasn’t up-to-date and that it could have been better, so it left me wondering why she sent it to me and what other jobs she had applied for.  It also prompted me to write the following article:
I suspect many people when applying for a job will simply send the same CV that’s been on their computer for years, without checking that it’s up-to-date or contains any errors. My immediate thoughts are ‘why?….another wasted opportunity!’ Clients often say to me that they have sent their old CV with a job application while they are waiting for their new CV and my immediate reaction is “please don’t!” Simply sending what you’ve got, had for years and hoping for the best is just not good enough in this extremely competitive job climate.
I cannot emphasise strongly enough that if you are considering job hunting, make sure your CV is completely ready first or you will probably be disappointed. Why let that happen? Email your CV to today for our honest opinion.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Interviews - Research before you go


Find out as much as possible about the company. The interviewer will rightly see your efforts as a sign of commitment. Make sure you obtain clear directions for the location of the interview - and plan your journey.
When applying for a position through BA Recruitment, you will be given company brochures, job specification, web site details, advice and all relevant information relating to the position.

Your CV

Review your CV and make sure you have positive answers if the interviewer wants more detail on the information you have supplied.

Job Description

Read the job specification carefully and think of ways in which your experience would benefit the company and where the challenges would lie for you.

Your Questions

Prepare the questions that you want answered and ask them. After the interview is too late! Always ask open questions, e.g. those beginning: How? What? Which? Where? Why? When?
Consider asking the following if not already covered:
  • How will you assess my performance?
  • What are the longer-term opportunities for promotion?
  • How has the position become vacant?
  • What encouragement is given to undertake further training?
  • How does the role fit into the structure of the finance department, and how does the department fit into the organisation as a whole?