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Matthew P Jones

I will have a vacancy for an experienced book keeper or part qualified
accountant in the NW6 area of London.

I've tried a number of different ways of advertising vacancies in the
past - paper adverts, recruitment agencies, web sites and have had
varying successes.

Can anybody advise which method they have had success with or the best
places to advertise taking into account cost effectiveness.

Thanks
 
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Edward Cowling

Matthew P Jones said:
I will have a vacancy for an experienced book keeper or part qualified
accountant in the NW6 area of London.


Can anybody advise which method they have had success with or the best
places to advertise taking into account cost effectiveness.

Agencies will charge to around 20-25% on a one off recruitment and
do very little in the way of checking out for that money. You can ask
just to see the best 6 they find, but usually they will simply put an
advert in the Standard (local paper) themselves.

Personally I'd put a decent sized advert in the paper and do the weeding
out over a cup of coffee on Sunday morning. Set the criteria your
person must have and ruthlessly discard the CV's that don't fit.

At first interview give about an hour each to no more than 6 people and
try to gauge not only technical ability, but also how they'll fit in with
your
existing team.

Second interview should be just 2 of the hopefuls and wheel in your
auditors if you want someone to check out their technical ability.

Good luck
 
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Matthew P Jones

In reply to news post, which Edward Cowling
Agencies will charge to around 20-25% on a one off recruitment and
do very little in the way of checking out for that money. You can ask
just to see the best 6 they find, but usually they will simply put an
advert in the Standard (local paper) themselves.

Personally I'd put a decent sized advert in the paper and do the weeding
out over a cup of coffee on Sunday morning. Set the criteria your
person must have and ruthlessly discard the CV's that don't fit.

At first interview give about an hour each to no more than 6 people and
try to gauge not only technical ability, but also how they'll fit in with
your
existing team.

Second interview should be just 2 of the hopefuls and wheel in your
auditors if you want someone to check out their technical ability.

Good luck
Thanks.

I tend to agree with you on agencies, but lately we have had very poor
response from the Standard and Metro adverts. I was wondering if anyone
has any experience of advertising on Internet sites.

Matthew
 

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