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Archives January 2023

What are employers looking for on your CV?

Your CV is in most cases the first introduction you can make to potential new employers. It’s important therefore to get it right and stand out from the crowd. So what are employers looking for when it comes to your CV?

Make it clear. A CV should be no longer than 2 pages, and should be informative and concise when it comes to detailing your skills and experiences. Stick to the point!

Education v skills? Include your highest level of qualification, but also include a bullet point list of your skill sets – this will immediately tell an employer what you’re made of.

How does it look? Make sure the CV is formatted correctly, and use a font that is easy to read and professional.

Tailor your CV. Yes, it can seem a big task, but you should edit your CV according to each role you apply for – pointing out your key areas of expertise for the specific job you’re applying to.

For more tips on how to make your CV stand out, give us a call!

For more information about our latest vacancies, or to find out how Flexistaff can support your business, contact Flexistaff on 0844 556 2916 or office@flexistaffuk.com.

Long distance lorry driving – know your stuff!

Long distance lorry driving is a rewarding career with excellent benefits. It can also be fast paced and busy, and learning how to manage large vehicles over long distances is key to a long and successful driving career. Here’s our top tips.

You’re bigger than everyone else! Spatial awareness if key when driving large vehicles – give other vehicles lots of space in front of you as heavy vehicles will take a longer time and distance to break effectively. When changing lanes, be aware of your many blind spots, diligently use your indicators and try to change lanes as little as possible – only when it’s necessary!

Look after yourself. Make sure you take your regular breaks every time, and make sure you are able to get enough sleep between trips. If you’re feeling too tired to drive, never risk it – stop the vehicle in a safe place and where possible aim to take a 15-20 minute power nap.

Maintain your vehicle. It’s important to have a basic understanding of vehicle maintenance just in case. Check your vehicle thoroughly before you start any long journey.

What are your top tips for long distance lorry driving?

For more information about our latest driving vacancies, or to find out how Flexistaff can support your business, contact us on 0844556 2916 or office@flexistaffuk.com.

How to be more organised at work

Organisation is key when it comes to work, with the workplace today busier than ever. But how can you be more organised, and therefore more effective, at work? Take a look at our top tips.

Start a to-do list. If you feel overwhelmed by tasks and you don’t know where to start, a list is a great way to prioritise and give you the brain space to consider how to plan your day. It may not even be a list of everything you’ll need to do that day, but by listing your tasks you can work out what need doing today – and what can be done on another day.

Use your diary to plan your projects. Allocate time to each of your tasks in your diary so you know exactly how you’re going to complete your tasks and when.

Leave your phone alone! Sometimes when we’re trying to complete tasks we can get distracted by phonecalls and emails – Turn off your phone and your email if you need space to complete a task.

Delegate where required. It can sometimes feel easier to just get a job done yourself – but it’s not practical or efficient. Consider which of your tasks can be delegated to other members of the team.

For more information about our latest vacancies, or to find out how Flexistaff can support your business, contact us on 0844 556 2916 or office@flexistaffuk.com.

Why do I need a variety of forklifts?

Warehouses are busy places and forklifts are a must in this type of environment. There are several benefits to choosing a variety of forklifts for your fleet though – So why should you consider a variety of forklifts for your warehouse?

Up the efficiency! By having more than one type of forklift, every type of task in your warehouse can be efficiently completed, with a specific tool ready and waiting to complete the task at hand. By working more efficiently, productivity is sure to increase.

Make sure you’ve got a back up. If one of your forklifts stops working, it’s good to have a back up plan. With a variety of forklifts, you’ll have your pick of machines at the ready. With many forklift models offering multiple functions, chances are a faulty vehicle won’t hold you up for too long.

Ready for the challenge? Handling materials and working in a warehouse is full of unexpected challenges; if you have different types of forklifts at your disposal, you’ll have more options available to you to overcome any challenges ahead.

For more information about our forklift opportunities, or to find out how Flexistaff can support your business, contact us on 0844 556 2916 or office@flexistaffuk.com.

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