7 Steps to Propel Your Career within the Insurance Industry

On the BT6 blog today, we explore seven essential steps that can help you navigate your way to success in the dynamic world of insurance.

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Preventing Workplace Burnout: Strategies for a Balanced and Fulfilling Career

On the BT6 blog today, we will explore effective strategies to prevent workplace burnout and promote a balanced and fulfilling career

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How to bounce back from being made redundant

On the BT6 blog today, we aim to how to bounce back from being made redundant, empowering you to rebuild your career and embrace new possibilities…

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Nurturing Connections: Staying Connected with Colleagues When Working from Home

On the BT6 blog we discuss how you can stay connected with your colleagues whilst working from home.

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Meet Nicola Denton, Recruitment Consultant BT6

Over on the BT6 blog today we meet and chat with Nicola Denton, one of our lovely recruitment consultants, where she discusses her role, her career background, and shares some advice for candidates looking for positions in the regulated sector!

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7 Job Interview Tips for Neurodiverse Candidates

To help neurodiverse candidates navigate the interview process successfully, we share seven job interview tips tailored specifically to their needs...

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The power of intuitive recruitment in hiring for the regulated sector

On the BT6 blog today we explore why intuitive recruitment is the way forward when it comes to hiring in the regulated sector

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Successful strategies for home working

During the recent pandemic, many professionals were forced to work from home, and while many people still love the option of being able to do this, it can be challenging to remain productive and motivated outside the office environment. Therefore, it is essential to develop effective strategies to work from home successfully. On the BT6 blog today, we discuss some successful strategies for home working that can benefit anyone who is struggling to adjust to this new work style.

Creating a Dedicated Working Space

One of the most important strategies for successful home working is to create a dedicated working space. Working from home can be distracting as it comes with its own set of unique distractions such as family members, TV, and other devices. Therefore, it is crucial to find a quiet and private space within your home, where you can concentrate and focus on your work. This can be a home office or even a corner in your bedroom. Ensure that you have everything you need, such as a comfortable chair, a desk, and good lighting, to help you stay focused and productive while working.

Establish a Routine

Another key strategy for successful home working is to establish a routine. When working from home, it can be tempting to sleep in, work in your pyjamas, and work odd hours. This can quickly lead to a lack of productivity and motivation, resulting in missed deadlines, poor work quality, and stress. Therefore, it is essential to establish a routine, similar to when you work in an office environment. Get up, get dressed, and start working at a set time. This helps you get in the right mindset to work and also sets boundaries for other family members who can often disturb you when working.

Take Breaks

It is crucial to take breaks regularly while working from home. Staring at your computer all day without taking breaks can lead to burnout, eye strains, back pains, and other health issues. Therefore, stand up, stretch, and take short breaks throughout the day to recharge your mind and body. Taking breaks can help you increase productivity, maintain focus and boost your overall well-being.

Stay Connected

When working remotely, staying connected with your colleagues, customers, and clients is essential. Use technology such as Zoom, Skype, or Microsoft Teams to stay connected, hold video meetings, and communicate. Video meetings can help you maintain a sense of connection and camaraderie with your colleagues who feel isolated when working from home. Remember to work with your employer and the business' needs; flexible working is becoming part of the ‘norm’ but it’s important not to take advantage, and to ensure that you’re in regular contact and are available when required.

Take Care Of Yourself

Lastly, prioritise your personal well-being while working from home. It can be easy to get caught up in work and forget to take care of yourself. However, self-care is crucial for both physical and mental health. Exercise, eat well, get enough sleep, and take mental breaks. Staying healthy and taking care of yourself can increase productivity and motivation, and make your work from home experience more enjoyable.

Working from home can be challenging, but with the right strategies, you can make it a success. Create a dedicated working space, establish a routine, take breaks, stay connected, and take care of yourself. These strategies can help you maintain focus, stay productive, and improve your overall well-being while working from home.

Read more of our news, tips and articles, over on the BT6 blog


Meet Hannah Martinig, Recruitment Consultant, BT6

Over on the BT6 blog today we meet and chat with one of our recruitment consultants, Hannah Martinig, where she discusses her role, her career background, and shares some advice for candidates looking for positions in the regulated sector...

What is your career background, and how long have you been at BT6? 

I have 13 years Sales and Account Management background; starting in telecom sales at BT, moving into H&S and Tech Recruitment at Shirley Parsons & SCom before finally settling at Black Hawk Network (Formerly Grass Roots) as an Account Manager in their Customer Engagement department.  I left there in 2019 to embark on my self-employed journey as a photographer;  I am still doing this now, alongside working with BT6 and specialise in Personal Branding, Commercial and Empowerment photography.

What is your role and what does it involve day-to-day?

I am a Recruitment Consultant which involves finding suitable candidates for the available job roles. I speak to inbound applicants to assess their suitability as well as finding out what they are looking for so we can match them with other potential roles. I also contact people who would be ideal for the role but may not be actively looking for a new job. It's a bit like dating for the professional market; we match candidates to their ideal jobs and build relationships with both candidates and clients to ensure that we all get what we want and need from each other.

Most rewarding part of your role?

Helping people to advance in their careers and finding places for them that they can grow and develop.

Most challenging aspects of your role?

Communication - in the current climate, getting hold of candidates and feedback from clients can be challenging as everyone is just so busy and their time/availability can be limited.

What makes BT6 different from other recruitment agencies?

We genuinely want to get to know our candidates and clients on a more personal level so that we can make sure we are placing people not only in the right roles for them but also the right companies with the right culture for each individual. This goes a long way to ensuring retention, job satisfaction and loyalty. It also means we are trusted by everyone we deal with to be honest and focus on quality not just quantity.

What is the job market like at the moment within the regulated sector?

At the moment, we are finding that although there are plenty of opportunities out there, there is a skills shortage in some areas.  We are also noticing a shift in the office/remote working offering; more companies are wanting to see people back in the office, at least a couple of days a week, to facilitate and increase collaboration, drive productivity and reinforce a sense of community and team spirit. 

Any tips or advice for candidates wanting to advance or change careers within the regulated sector? 

Candidates should look to upskill or be open to entry level roles where they can gain hands-on experience and progress through the company that way.

Thanks, Hannah Martinig! You can read more news and advice, over on our blog.


Recruitment candidate conduct: Our Guide

As a candidate, working with a recruitment agency can be an excellent way to secure your dream job. The services provided by a recruitment agency like ourselves here at BT6 can help you to connect with the right employers, providing you with job opportunities that may not be advertised elsewhere. If you are planning to work with a recruitment agency, it is important to understand the correct candidate conduct required to maximise your chances of success.

Here we discuss some key points to keep in mind when working with a recruitment agency, and how to make the most out of your relationship with them:

Be Clear about Your Requirements

When working with a recruitment agency, it is good candidate conduct to be clear about your job requirements. You must be upfront about the type of job you are seeking, as well as your salary expectations, work experience, and qualifications. This information will help the recruitment agency to find the best job opportunities for you.

Be Reliable

Recruitment agencies rely on candidates to provide accurate information about their work history, education, and qualifications. You must be honest when answering questions about your experience, skills, and qualifications to avoid misleading the agency or potential employers. Answer all questions to the best of your knowledge and provide the agency with complete information on your availability and contact details.

Keep in Touch

Once you have registered with a recruitment agency, it is essential to keep in touch with them regularly. Update them on any changes such as job requirements, location, availability or salary expectations. Regular communication will make it easier for the agency to find the best job opportunities for you. Respond promptly to emails, phone calls and other forms of communication from the agency, since they may need to get in touch with you for follow-up or further details.

Be Prepared for Interviews

One of the key services provided by a recruitment agency is helping candidates to prepare for interviews. Before attending an interview, make sure to do your research on the employer, dress appropriately, and arrive on time. Be sure to let the agency know about your interview schedule so that they can follow up with the employer after the interview. It is crucial that if you can no longer make an interview that you let your agency know within as much time as possible, so they can let the client know – it never looks good or puts you in a good light at a candidate if you cancel with 20 minutes to spare, unless it’s an absolute emergency!

Understand the Process

It is important to understand the recruitment process so that you can fully cooperate with the agency. Ask the agency about their process, including how long it may take for them to find a suitable job opportunity, and what steps they will take after you have been selected for an interview. Knowing how the process works will help you to avoid confusion, ensure great candidate conduct and ensure that you are prepared for each step.

In conclusion, working with a recruitment agency can be an excellent way to land your dream job, and can help you to gain access to opportunities that might not be available elsewhere. By following these tips, you can increase your chances of success and establish a positive working relationship with the recruitment agency. Keep in touch, communicate clearly, and always be reliable to make the most of the services provided by the agency. Our team here at BT6 are always available to ensure you have the best possible chance of securing your dream job!

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