Howard Jackson Associates

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  • Strong Reputation in the IT Sales recruitment market

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    I have been working at Howard Jackson Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Senior staff are very knowledgeable and happy to help Training for someone new to recruitment is very thorough Reputation with clients is good - there is a lot of in-bound business If you're ambitious and willing to graft then opportunities can open up for you Commission scheme is decent Pretty good with dealing with the work life balance for their staff

    Cons

    Same as with most Recruitment firms - if you're not willing to put it in then it won't work out. The company is based on individual expertise so there is little marketing support though this is being talked about.

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    Investment in Marketing


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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Howard Jackson Associates (Manchester, England (UK)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I've got to say, first impressions were worst impressions here. I was invited to attend an interview for an Apprenticeship with Howard Jackson and went through a rigourous procedure. I haven't been to University and the Director said that nor had he - I specifically remember that bit because I was trying to decide at the time whether that was just an attempt to level with me, as when I tried to get his direct contact details it turned out he claimed he had gone to University - this disenfranchised me further, not that I wasn't annoyed with the company's lack of practice anyway. After this first interview I was then invited to a second one, again I attended. Here the same Director talked about the Celsius arm of the business and I was not asked any questions but I spoke to a team member where I unequivocally demonstrated my communication skills and interest in the business. DESPITE THIS four months on I haven't heard anything back from the company, which i think is a total shambles and a disgraceful way to treat somebody who attended not one but two interview sessions. I emailed them to tell them to forget it, basically, after ten days because after that time they weren't going to get back they can't convince me otherwise, but I have since called their office because I am still intrigued and still require feedback, HOWEVER the phone was blatantly put down on me by their secretary who I suspect was ordered to do so and fob be off. See, the problem with a company who insists on employing graduates only as they do - I was the exception since it was a government funded apprenticeship and they'd not have to salary me- is that in three years time there won't be any graduates, people will be put off by 9,000 a year fees and those who do go to Uni would go to be doctors and lawyers, not work in the recruitment industry which is surely a last resort for graduates in these difficult economic times. I reiterate again, to not reply to a candidate who attended the not one but two interview stages is just plain wrong and I shall always be owed an apology for this. The answer is either YES or NO, surely, not no response. The jobsearch is hard enough without being let down like I have here.

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Website www.howardjackson.co.uk
Headquarters Sale, United Kingdom
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 1990
Type Company - Public
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Howard Jackson, the IT Sales Recruitment Specialists Howard Jackson is a specialist IT sales recruitment agency. We recruit professionals for IT, Technology, Cloud, Software and Communications sales jobs across the UK and Europe. We have recruited professional salespeople specifically for IT, Telecommunications, Cloud, Software, Services, Networking, Hardware, Telecoms ... More

Mission: Our specialist divisions include: Mid Sector, Executive and International services to recruit IT salespeople. We also have a Search and Select service to help clients find the right people for specific roles. In addition, we offer a range of Sales Training and Talent Management and Psychometric Services. Our sister company, Celsius Graduate Recruitment finds the best up and coming graduate talent for clients. Call: 0161 962 2421 Email: info@howardjackson.co.uk Web: http://www.howardjackson.co.uk

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