Good People Recruitment Can Give Your Career A New Look For 2011
5th January 2011
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A fresh start to your career in 2011?

For many, New Year is a time for reflecting and thinking about improvements they would like to make in the coming year. New Year’s Resolutions may mean more time for fitness, kicking a bad habit or maybe doing more good deeds.

Many people will resolve something that is work related. And in these testing economic times, thoughts about a change of career are increasingly commonplace.

If this applies to you, a good place to start may be with what you think is currently lacking.  If you are in work, you don’t have to commit to changing jobs, just to researching and exploring your options. It may be one resolution you actually stick to.

Part of your exploration can be to assess your career goals. The following is an exercise that you can use to help you clarify what your career goals are and what it actually takes to meet them. Take a few moments to evaluate and assess where you are currently and where you want to be. Grab a pen and paper and let’s get started:


  • Do you know exactly what you want to do, and are you doing it? If you know what you want to be doing (a good start - write it down!) but you are not there yet, list the reasons why you are not. For example, you can’t afford to, you don’t have the skills/experience. Try to list as much as possible. If you don’t know where you want to be or what you want to do, then now is the time to help yourself with this question. Consider taking advice from a trusted friend or mentor, or maybe seeking guidance from a career advisor. Always be aware of your strengths, weaknesses and skills when planning for the future. Psychometric profiling can be useful in assessing your working strengths – we know a great little Bolton business that can do this for you too (hint: we’re writing this article!)
  • Review and evaluate. Look at what you want and why you don’t have it, at what could be different and why you want it to be so. For example, you may not have to dread attending work or only ‘living for the weekend’. Write down the reasons why you want the current situation to be different. Do you want to wake up excited about what the day holds and return home in a positive mood? The more you put into your answers, the more powerful and motivating the exercise is, to see on paper what your life could look like if only you were doing the things that made you happiest.
  • Research, network and learn. Research careers of interest to you, visit job boards and think of creative ways you can meet them. Do you really need all the qualifications required – or are there other ways you can learn? Search Google for ways to overcome your self-limiting beliefs. Create Facebook or LinkedIn profiles and complete these to 100%. Seek out relevant career blogs and groups, join in and participate. 


Networking can create opportunities you may have never thought existed. You may not be able to change jobs yet but this process takes you one big step closer.

In short, we can become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become. Maybe we just need a little more focus. Maybe now is a great time to start.

Make 2011 the year you jump start your working life.


About Good People

Working with Good People recruitment means that you will be working alongside individuals who are passionate about people and passionate about Bolton!

Our success is a result of being independent and providing our clients with their own 'good people' in the most effortless way, leaving them to concentrate upon the main focus of their business. We know that people are usually happier and more productive in jobs for which their abilities, interests and personalities are suited. So these are outcomes we seek.

Access to leading job boards, websites and our own candidate databases aids us in recruiting the best people for you and making your demands our own. All candidates are assessed and reference checked before their details are passed on to you.

We use a range of assessment tools to understand what motivates our candidates and discover their working strengths and aspirations. These are often the key factors in ensuring a good match.

More than Recruitment

Good People Recruitment not only offer short-term recruitment solutions, but can also help you to develop effective long-term recruitment and retention strategies. 

This includes the implementation of:

*Assessment Centres

*Designing job descriptions and job specifications

*Payroll outsourcing

*Performance appraisals and reviews

*Recruitment and retention planning

*Team Audits

*Training Material Development

*Psychometric Profiling


Good People recruitment can also help you to locate the talent within your organisation, as well as aid succession planning our ability to find new staff to move into newly vacated roles.

For more information about how Good People's recruitment services can help your business ring us at our head office in Bolton on 01204 373698






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