19 Mar Wills Consultants Blog
Write a blog they said, what a great idea they said! You should do it… It really was a case of volunteers step forward then everyone else steps back leaving me standing all alone. From that point on I entered the world of the blog. I must confess, being a bit IT naïve, I usually leave the likes of YouTube and bloggers to my teenagers. I even had to Google the word Blog! Google certainly opened my eyes to the blogging world, pages and pages of information on blogs, some pages offered useful advice, some pages you have to sign up to before they will impart their wisdom and some pages shouting pay me first then we’ll speak! Blogging seems to be viewed by some as narcissistic and self-important, whilst others see it as informative, educational and even enlightening…so I better get this right!
I first looked at a couple of YouTube bloggers. Yes, blogger… Apparently, blogger is what I am now known as I would have preferred something like internet writer or industry narrator but blogger it is. All the advice gleaned from the web was, “don’t get it wrong”, “you are bound to make mistakes and bomb first time round”. Most encouraging! So, what can I possibly write that you want to read, and, as my extensive research has discovered, that you would then want to engage with and even share? So, without further ado, here we go…
Welcome to the first ever Wills Consultants blog:
Wills Consultants started out as a boutique business specialising in the appointment of finance and accountancy professionals. There you have it that is quite simply what we do.
However, where we like to consider ourselves a cut above the rest is that we specialise and employ experts in their respective fields and, being a niche recruiter, we can cater to your needs and tailor a package to suit your individual needs.
(How we do that and why it is needed in future posts).
So what does all that mean behind our standard introductory brief? Well, behind the scenes here at Wills HQ are a team of hard-working and dedicated professionals. We work hard and we work smart and we all want to see Wills succeed as the area’s leading recruitment specialist.
(More about what we get up to in future posts).
Running a successful business is hard work, REALLY hard work and requires more dedication than I ever thought necessary. However, behind all the early starts and the late nights sitting with a computer on my lap are the rewards. To meet someone and see them start their new job makes it all worthwhile. The job satisfaction is priceless. Everyone we meet has a story, graduates seeking their first job, redundancy after 27 years with one employer, ambition and time to move on, you never know what the day is going to bring. It is the variety in recruitment that we are so passionate about.
How am I doing so far? First blog thumbs up or thumbs down?
Why blog and why now? After all this blog is not celebrating any anniversary i.e. our first year in business or a new business launch as we have been around for years. Up until now, we had never invested in our website. Why?
The simple answer is time!
We knew when we finally relaunched our website we wanted polished, flawless, picture perfect and that takes time. Sourcing, developing, content, we even spent days just to find the right pictures. It all takes time and time being the new commodity we just had to put some aside to make this happen, a tricky thing when you are busy.
I would hope you can identify with me regarding the pressures of time, after all, we spend so much of it at work. Time to write an email, time to make a call, time to find a new employee perhaps? That’s why we are here to help you make the most of your time. Finding you a job that you want to spend your time doing or finding you an excellent employee so your time at work is spent on other aspects, not recruitment.
Lesson one in blogging is keeping it engaging and I fear I may be going a little off course as we all could do with more time in our lives, so I shall round off with some wise words from Mr Jobs (no pun intended!).
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
Don’t settle, I certainly don’t.
First blog done so how did I do? Watch this space for more from Wills HQ.