As we gear up for the back-to-school season, it felt the right time to launch the first of our Venture Recruitment newsletters, bringing you news and insights into finance and recruitment.
Summer passed us by in a flash, the Lionesses did us proud (even without the victory), and we now turn our attention to the autumn period.
So, let’s dive in!
📰 Latest News in Finance/Recruitment
The UK hiring landscape is evolving. A recent report by KPMG and REC indicates a decline in permanent placements, the steepest in over three years. This is attributed to reduced business confidence and a weak economic outlook.
However, salaries for newly placed permanent workers continue to rise, driven by competition for skilled candidates and the rising cost of living.
According to the latest copy of Jobs + Careers magazine, 41% of SME owners feel optimistic about the prospects of their own business (the highest level in nine months), and 33% are looking to recruit new staff in the next 12 months.
🌟 Help and Advice: Kickstarting Your Career
Embarking on a new career or stepping into the professional world for the first time can be both exhilarating and daunting.
To help you navigate this journey, we've curated10 actionable steps to set your career on an upward trajectory right from the start:
Understand your strengths, weaknesses, passions, and values. This self-awareness will guide you in choosing roles that align with your core.
Build and nurture professional relationships. Attend industry events, join relevant groups on platforms like LinkedIn, and never underestimate the power of informational interviews.
The world is evolving rapidly. Enrol in courses, attend workshops or read books related to your field to stay updated.
Seek out mentors who can provide guidance, share their experiences, and offer valuable insights into the industry.
Set Clear Goals:
Define what success looks like for you. Break down your long-term goals into achievable short-term objectives.
Be open to change and ready to adapt. Flexibility can open doors to opportunities you hadn't considered.
Build a Strong Online Presence:
Ensure your LinkedIn profile is updated, and consider creating a professional portfolio or personal website to showcase your skills and achievements.
Feedback is Gold:
Regularly seek feedback on your performance. Constructive criticism can be a powerful tool for growth.
While ambition is commendable, remember to take breaks and prioritise self-care. A balanced life often leads to increased productivity and creativity.
Celebrate Small Wins:
Every milestone, no matter how small, is a step forward. Celebrate your achievements and use them as motivation for future challenges.
Remember, every professional journey is unique. Embrace yours with enthusiasm, resilience, and a growth mindset. Venture Recruitment Partners is here to support you every step of the way!
🎈 What's Happening at Venture?
Our Venture team works hard, so we ensure we have a great team day out every now and then! Recently, we enjoyed a day at Goodwood Races! Despite the weather not being on our side, it was a joy to see everyone from Venture dressed to the nines and enjoying the day. Check out our day here.
We’ve also recently recruited some new additions to the Venture team. We’re thrilled to welcome Briany Lanea s a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Tom Barker as a Senior Recruitment Consultant, and our new and delightful Financial Controller, Charlie Spalding.
📅 Upcoming Events
We regularly host events to help those recruiting for financial roles and those looking for careers in those roles. Here’s what’s coming up next:
Are you an ambitious woman looking to network with like-minded peers? Then join the Venture Recruitment Partners Team at our Women in Business Breakfast Event - with guest speaker Rachael Brealey- speaking on how to deal with adversity in the workplace & turn it into success. Learn more about the event.
🔥 Hot jobs
🔥Group Accountant- New Forest - £55k-£60k + bonus and other benefits
🔥Financial Accountant- Basingstoke - £50,000 - £58,000
🔥Group Reporting Financial Manager- Fleet - £80,000 - £90,000
The Team here at Venture are managing a wide range of exciting opportunities for finance professionals across different sectors, locations, and salary brackets. Please click to see ALL our live jobs.
And finally. As we wrap up this edition, we’re already gearing up for what’s next. Venture Recruitment Partners is continuously at the forefront of the finance and recruitment landscape, and our upcoming updates promise to bring you even more industry insights, job opportunities, and company news.
Whether you're a business seeking top talent or a professional eyeing your next career move, there's always something valuable on the horizon.
So, keep an eye on your inbox, and until our next update, continue to venture forward with confidence.
🚀 Keep Venturing: See You Soon in Our Next Update!
So, if you are searching for a new job, then please contact the team here at Venture as we're here to help you find & secure your next dream accounting or finance role.
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