Create a Standout CV: Essential Tips for the Construction Supplies Sector

In the competitive job market of the Construction supplies sector, a well-crafted CV can be the key to unlocking exciting career opportunities. Whether you are an experienced professional or a newcomer to the industry, presenting your skills and achievements effectively is crucial. In this blog, we will explore some essential tips for writing a standout CV tailored specifically for the Construction Supplies sector.

Clear and Concise Formatting:

Begin with a clean and professional layout. Use a legible font and organize your CV into clearly defined sections such as personal information, professional summary, work experience, education, skills, and references. A well-structured CV is more likely to capture the attention of recruiters.

Tailor Your CV to the Industry:

Customise your CV to highlight relevant skills and experiences specific to the construction supplies sector. Emphasize your knowledge of industry-specific tools, materials, and processes. Showcase any certifications or training related to construction supplies management.

Professional Summary:

Start your CV with a compelling professional summary. In a few sentences, summarise your expertise, achievements, and what makes you an ideal candidate for the construction supplies sector. Be sure to include any specific accomplishments that demonstrate your impact in previous roles.

Highlight Achievements and Responsibilities:

In the work experience section, detail your accomplishments and responsibilities in previous roles. Showcase your ability to manage procurement, inventory, and supply chain processes efficiently. Quantify your achievements when possible, using metrics and percentages to provide a tangible sense of your contributions.

Emphasize Technical and Soft Skills:

Clearly list both technical and soft skills relevant to the construction supplies sector. Technical skills may include knowledge of inventory management software, procurement processes, and familiarity with construction materials. Soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving are equally important in such a collaborative industry.

Education and Certifications:

Highlight your educational background and any relevant certifications related to the Construction Supplies sector. This could include certifications in supply chain management, logistics, or industry-specific courses. Mentioning relevant coursework or training programs can strengthen your profile.

Show Adaptability and Problem-Solving:

Demonstrate your ability to adapt to challenges and solve problems. The Construction Supplies sector often requires individuals who can think on their feet and navigate unexpected situations. Use specific examples from your experience to illustrate your problem-solving skills.

Include Keywords:

Incorporate industry-specific keywords throughout your CV. Many companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to screen CVs and using relevant keywords can help your CV pass through these systems and reach the hands of recruiters.

References:

If possible, include references from previous employers or colleagues who can vouch for your skills and work ethic. Ensure that you have obtained permission from your references before including their contact information.

Proofread and Edit:

Before submitting your CV, carefully proofread it for grammar and spelling errors. Attention to detail is crucial in the construction supplies sector, and a well-edited CV reflects positively on your professionalism.

Crafting a winning CV for the Construction Supplies sector requires a thoughtful approach that showcases your skills, experiences, and achievements. By following these tips and tailoring your CV to the industry’s specific demands, you can increase your chances of standing out in the competitive job market and securing your desired position in the Construction Supplies sector.

For help and guidance on your CV, please reach out to GCS Associates who will be happy to help!

If you are looking for a new role contact us: 

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GCS Associates: Tailored Recruitment Solutions for Unmatched Results

GCS are your strategic partner in achieving unparalleled success in talent acquisition and recruitment. In today’s dynamic business landscape, securing the right talent is not just essential; it’s imperative for driving growth and maintaining a healthy bottom line. At GCS, we recognize the critical role that quality talent plays in shaping our clients’ success stories.

Tailored Recruitment Solutions for Unmatched Results:

In the fast-paced realm of recruitment, we deploy a diverse range of methodologies to ensure the swift delivery of top-tier talent aligned with your business objectives. We understand the stakes involved – our commitment is to tailor a service that guarantees continuous delivery against clear targets, safeguarding your organisation’s growth trajectory and financial performance.

National Coverage with Personalized Precision:

With a nationwide presence, our recruitment strategy is highly focused and custom-tailored to meet your specific requirements. Our robust processes, marked by responsiveness and confidentiality, forge a service that not only delivers results but also cultivates a confidential yet personal partnership with our clients.

Processes with a Personal Touch:

Our strength lies in the delicate balance between streamlined processes and the personal touch we extend to candidates and clients alike. Beyond validating candidates’ experience, we ensure that our selections align seamlessly with your business culture and ethos, finding the right ‘person’ for the unique role.

Our Comprehensive Service Portfolio:

Executive Search: Identifying and securing top-tier leadership talent.
Retained Search: Engaging in an exclusive partnership to fulfil critical roles.
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO): Outsourcing your recruitment function for enhanced efficiency.
Flat Fee Recruitment: Transparent and cost-effective recruitment solutions.
Branded Advertising Campaigns: Strategic promotion to attract the best talent.
Managed Services: Efficiently managing end-to-end recruitment processes.

GCS Advantage: Saving You Time & Money:

Let us be the catalyst for optimising your talent acquisition efforts, saving you valuable time and resources. Our bespoke solutions merge cutting-edge technology with the expertise of our experienced consultants, ensuring the realization of your recruitment goals with unwavering consistency.

Your Recruitment Journey Starts Here:

Whether you’re embarking on a recruitment drive, facing an urgent vacancy, pressed for time, or reevaluating your recruitment process, GCS is your dedicated partner. We don’t just aim to meet expectations; we strive to exceed them by enhancing your recruitment processes, attracting top talent, improving staff retention, and fulfilling your unique recruitment goals.

Choose GCS Associates – where innovation meets experience, and success is not just a goal but a certainty.

If you are looking for a new recruitment partner contact us: 

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Reflecting on Success: A Year of Achievements and Gratitude

By Michael Parry, Managing Director, GCS Associates.

As we approach the end of another remarkable year, it’s only fitting to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve embarked upon together. The past twelve months have been nothing short of extraordinary, filled with challenges, growth, and, most importantly, success. As we bid farewell to 2023, we want to express our gratitude to you, our valued clients, for being an integral part of this journey.

Navigating Challenges:

This year presented us with unforeseen challenges, but your resilience and unwavering commitment to success shone through. In the face of adversity, we collectively tackled obstacles, adapted to changes, and emerged stronger. Your trust and partnership have been the driving force behind our shared victories.

Achieving Milestones:

One of the most rewarding aspects of the past year has been witnessing your individual and collective achievements, most recently at the Builders Merchant Awards 2023. From launching innovative projects to surpassing ambitious targets, your dedication to excellence has set new standards in your respective fields. We take immense pride in celebrating your milestones as our own.

Embracing Innovation:

In a rapidly evolving world, embracing innovation has been key to staying ahead of the curve. Together, we explored new technologies, implemented cutting-edge strategies, and fostered a culture of creativity. The success stories that have unfolded this year are a testament to your willingness to adapt and embrace change.

Building Lasting Relationships:

Success is not just about hitting targets; it’s about building meaningful and lasting relationships. Our collaboration with you has gone beyond business transactions — it’s been about understanding your unique needs, providing personalized solutions, and growing together. Your success is our success, and we look forward to continuing this journey of mutual growth.

Expressing Gratitude:

As we close the chapter on 2023, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you.

Your trust, loyalty, and partnership have been the bedrock of our success. We are grateful for the opportunities you’ve given us to contribute to your achievements and for the lessons learned in moments of challenge.

Looking Forward:

As we step into the new year, we carry the lessons of 2023 with us. The future holds exciting possibilities, and we are eager to continue this journey of success together. Your ambitions drive us to innovate, your challenges inspire us to find solutions, and your victories motivate us to aim even higher.

In conclusion, let’s celebrate the successes of the past year, learn from the challenges, and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead. Thank you for entrusting us with your goals and dreams. Here’s to a year filled with even greater achievements, growth, and shared success.

If you are looking for a new opportunity contact us: 

e: enquiries@gcsassociates.com
t: 0161 660 2548


Embracing Change: The Positives of Redundancy

By Michael Parry, Managing Director, GCS Associates.

The term “redundancy” often carries a negative connotation, synonymous with uncertainty and financial stress. However, as with any major life change, there are positives to be found even in the face of redundancy. In this blog, we will explore the silver linings and opportunities that can arise from being made redundant.

Time for Self-Reflection and Personal Growth:

Redundancy often provides a unique opportunity to step back and reflect on your career path, personal goals, and aspirations. Use this time to reassess your skills, interests, and values. Consider what truly makes you happy and fulfilled professionally. This self-discovery process can lead to a clearer understanding of your career trajectory and personal growth.

Exploration of New Opportunities (or even a career change!)

Redundancy can serve as a catalyst for exploring new career paths or industries that you may not have considered before. This is a chance to diversify your skill set, pursue a passion project, or even start your own business. The freedom from the constraints of your previous role can open doors to exciting opportunities you might not have otherwise explored.

Networking and Building Connections:

The process of job hunting and exploring new opportunities inherently involves networking. Redundancy can push you to expand your professional network, connect with like-minded individuals, and build relationships that may prove invaluable in the future. Networking not only opens doors to job opportunities but can also provide insights, mentorship, and support during a career transition.

Enhancement of Skills and Continuous Learning:

Take advantage of the time between jobs to enhance your skill set. Attend workshops, enrol in online courses, or pursue certifications that align with your career goals.

Acquiring new skills not only makes you more marketable but also boosts your confidence and adaptability in the ever-evolving job market.

Work-Life Balance and Personal Well-being:

Redundancy can serve as a reset button for your work-life balance. Use this time to focus on your physical and mental well-being. Engage in activities that bring you joy, spend quality time with loved ones, and prioritize self-care. A balanced and healthy lifestyle can contribute significantly to your overall happiness and resilience in the face of career challenges.

Negotiating a Better Future:

Being made redundant provides an opportunity to negotiate better terms in your next role. Reflect on your previous experiences, identify areas for improvement, and use this knowledge to negotiate a better salary, benefits, or work conditions in your future position.

While redundancy may initially be perceived as a setback, it can be a springboard for personal and professional growth. Embracing change, self-reflection, and actively pursuing new opportunities can lead to a more fulfilling and resilient career path. By focusing on the positives and leveraging the lessons learned during redundancy, individuals can navigate their way to a brighter and more satisfying professional future.

If you are looking for a new opportunity contact us: 

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Celebrating Excellence: A Review of the Builders Merchant Awards 2023

As the year draws to a close, the Builders Merchant sector took a moment to celebrate excellence at the Builders Merchant Awards 2023. This prestigious event, held on 24TH November at the Park Plaza in London, brought together industry leaders, innovators, and dedicated professionals to recognise and honour outstanding achievements in the Builders’ Merchant sector. What a day it was and what great hosting by Rob Beckett!

Award Categories:

The awards ceremony featured a diverse range of categories, reflecting the multifaceted nature of the Builders’ Merchant industry. From Best Customer Service to Sustainability and Best Community Initiative, each category highlighted the achievements and contributions of companies and individuals dedicated to raising the bar in the sector. The careful selection of categories demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the various facets that make up modern Builders’ Merchants.

Winners:

Huge congratulations to all the winners of the Builders Merchant Awards 2023! The evening was a testament to the hard work, innovation, and commitment exhibited by these outstanding individuals and companies. From established organisations to emerging talents, each winner showcased a commitment to excellence that sets a high standard for the entire industry.

Training Initiative of the Year: Travis Perkins
Trainee/Apprentice of the Year: Harri Owens, LBS Builders Merchants
Timber Merchant of the Year: Howarth Timber & Building Supplies
Sustainable/Environmental Initiative of the Year: Bradfords Building Supplies
Supplier Account Manager of the Year: Rebecca Fortescue-Halliwell, ForgeFix
Lifetime Achievement Award: Ian Haldane, The Haldane Group
Online and Digital Strategy of the Year: Howarth Timber & Building Supplies
Supplier of the Year: K Rend
Merchant Achiever of the Year: Nathan Arthur, IBMG
Marketing Initiative of the Year: Bradfords Building Supplies
Lightside Showroom of the Year: C & W Berry
Bathroom and Kitchen Showroom of the Year: C & W Berry
Heating and Plumbing Merchant of the Year: City Plumbing
Health and Safety Initiative of the Year: Highbourne Group
Hard Landscaping Display of the Year: Cartmore Building Supplies

Diversity and Inclusion in Merchanting: Travis Perkins
Community Initiative of the Year: JP Corry
Civils Merchant of the Year: JP Corry
Builders’ Merchant of the Year 51+ Branches: City Plumbing
Builders’ Merchant of the Year 21-50 Branches: LBS Builders Merchants
Builders’ Merchant of the Year 6-20 Branches: Lords Builders Merchants
Builders’ Merchant of the Year 1-5 Branches: C & W Berry
Branch Manager of the Year: Reina Reeves, Lords Builders Merchants
Best Customer Service of the Year: Cowal Plumbing & Heating Supplies

Key Highlights:

Several key highlights made the Builders Merchant Awards 2023 a memorable and significant event. The emphasis on sustainability and environmental consciousness was evident in categories such as the Sustainability award. Winners in these categories demonstrated not only business acumen but also a dedication to building a future that is environmentally responsible. The speech by Ian Haldane upon winning The Lifetime Achievement Award was very moving as was the standing ovation the event guests gave him.

Furthermore, the event served as a platform to showcase the latest technological advancements in the Builders’ Merchant sector. From digital solutions streamlining supply chains to innovative customer service applications, the Awards highlighted the industry’s forward-looking approach to embracing cutting-edge technology. May this long continue!

Networking Opportunities:

The Builders Merchant Awards 2023 also provided an invaluable opportunity for professionals in the industry to connect, share insights, and foster collaborations. The event’s networking sessions facilitated rare face to face interactions between the Builders Merchant community. The relationships formed during this event really have the potential to drive positive change and innovation within the sector. Collaboration is key!

In conclusion, the Builders Merchant Awards 2023 was a resounding success, celebrating the accomplishments of the Builders’ Merchant sector and setting the stage for a dynamic and innovative future. Congratulations once again to all the winners and a sincere thank you to the hosts, sponsors, and organisers who made this event possible. As we look forward to the continued growth and evolution of the industry, let us carry the spirit of excellence and collaboration all the way in into 2024!


For more information on our Merchant Recruitment Services contact us: 

e: enquiries@gcsassociates.com
t: 0161 660 2548


GCS Team Proud to Raise Money for UK Charity, MIND

This Summer, GCS Associates Recruitment Consultant, Kimberley Hollis took part in Spartan 5K obstacle race at Belvoir Castle in Grantham to raise money for the fantastic charity, Mind. Joined by our Managing Director, Michael Parry, Kimberley completed the race of 20 tough obstacles as well as finishing within 40 minutes!

Kimberley said,

“I am currently undertaking my Level 3- Recruitment Consultant NVQ with Apprenticeship Connect, as part of my Course I was asked to carry out an extracurricular activity! So, I chose to do something that I really hate 1- running, 2- obstacles (I have no upper body strength)! 3- MUD!

It was a really tough obstacle course, but MIND is a charity close to my heart and has really helped me and my family previously. I am so happy with the amount I raised and can’t wait to do another one!”

Kimberley is currently in this process of completing her qualification at Apprenticeship Connect and their apprentices and employees have been taking on several fitness challenges across the summer of 2023 to raise money for the mental health charity, Mind.

Apprentice Connect commented

“As a training provider, we believe in supporting our apprentices’ mental and physical well-being. Poor mental health impacts everyone and doesn’t discriminate; 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem every year in England*.

We’re passionate about contributing to social change and we encourage our employers, apprentices, and employees to get involved and help support us in giving back to the community.”

Well done to all and good luck at the next event!


For more information on our Merchant Recruitment Services contact us: 

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GCS Associates are attending the Builders Merchant Awards 2023!

Taking place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Friday 24 November 2023, the 22nd Awards ceremony promises to be another spectacular occasion for the 800 plus in attendance.

During the past two decades, the Builders’ Merchants Awards have built up an unrivalled reputation for recognising the great and good across the builders’ merchant sector.

The Awards offer the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the amazing people, teams, projects and innovations that have helped our industry grow the economy and helped community safety and sustainability.

The Builders Merchant Awards comments:

“The Builders’ Merchants Awards are the longest running industry awards, recognising colleagues, companies and teams from across the United Kingdom.

Over 24 categories, the Builders’ Merchants Awards acknowledge the tremendous achievements from across the industry.

Every year over 700 colleagues gather at the Builders’ Merchants Awards to celebrate achievement and to raise a glass to those who have excelled in the industry”.

Managing Director at GCS Associates, Michael Parry said,

“The Builders Merchant Awards are a fantastic opportunity for us to toast all the hard work, commitment, and determination which everyone within the sector has put in to ensure the Builders Merchant sector has flourished over the past few years.

As a sector we’ve recruited into for the past 15 years, we see the talent, energy and dedication of Merchant employees every day and are looking forward to celebrating some of the best in the industry at this event”

All entries are now in and finalists will be announced on 17th October 2023.

For further details, visit the website: www.merchants-awards.co.uk.

Good luck to all the entrants and GCS Associates look forward to celebrating your fantastic achievements at the awards ceremony.


For more information on our Merchant Recruitment Services contact us: 

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UK Merchants Workloads rise but Skill-shortages still an Issue

By Simon Cain, Recruitment Consultant, GCS Associates

The skills crisis within the wider construction sector has been widely reported after CITB’s annual Construction Skills Network report in January concluded that 45,000 new construction workers were needed each year to meet demands between now and 2027. According to the Builders Merchant News, the challenges are almost identical within the building materials supply sector with a similar need to grow the workforce in line with construction growth.

Why is there a skills shortage?

Put simply, we have an ageing workforce, and there are dwindling numbers of young people entering the building trade. As the current workforce nears retirement, new blood is essential to replace those who leave. The current crisis has resulted because there hasn’t been that steady drip-feed of replacement over the past few decades. The last big boom in recruitment was during the 1980s – 40 years ago. These are the workers now approaching retirement.

Unfortunately, little has been done to make construction and building materials sectors seem like an attractive career choice for Millennials and Generation Z, especially next to the proliferation of new opportunities fuelled by digital technology. There is the perception – not unfounded – that construction lags behind other industries in digital transformation, further discouraging the digital natives amongst potential new entrants.

It’s also worth noting the lack of diversity within the industry, where white males make up a massive majority. Women account for around 12% of construction employees, the same percentage as those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. There are thousands of potential new entrants who might be put off joining an industry that they feel doesn’t represent them.

What can Employers do?

To succeed in meeting talent demands in a candidate-short market, employers must concentrate on developing strategies for both attracting and retaining talented employees.

Here are five ways to make your business more attractive to candidates and fulfil changing employee expectations.

  1. Review your hiring processes
  2. Offer the benefits that employees really want
  3. Build a positive and inclusive company culture and tell people about it
  4. Invest in your people

5. Invest in Employer Branding

Michael Parry, Managing Director at GCS Associates comments,
‘It can be challenging, but developing a smart, forward thinking employer brand will not only attract and engage potential employees but motivate and retain current employees too. These days it’s not enough to just invest in marketing products and services, developing a robust employer brand will put your ahead of the competition and make your business really stand out to potential employees. Apprenticeships are also a great way to attract talent and with the new government schemes in place, should begin to be easier to implement too”

Future Proofing the Sector

To facilitate future success, it is vital that leaders take action to address the severe talent shortage. Tackling recruitment and technology challenges in tandem will help companies become the best advertisement in attracting talent, not just for themselves but for the sector as a whole. Organisations must also invest in the skills that will meet growing needs such as net zero emissions.

Purpose-driven organisations will attract a more diverse range of employees into the industry. While implementing digital tools and processes, especially in times of talent shortages, can be daunting, it could be what firms need to give them a competitive edge and maintain their post-pandemic recovery. Not only will it help achieve longer term goals, but it will also help to ease pressures within the workforce in the short term.


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Build a Career with GCS Associates

If you’re considering or have ever considered becoming a recruiter, and have experience in industry, there has never been a better time to get on board. GCS Associates has continued to grow over our 15-year history. We now operate in 2 regional offices and have the largest network and geographical coverage of any recruitment company in the Building Supplies and Merchant sector. So, we think we’ve got a fairly good idea about what it takes to be a success in the recruitment world.

The right attitude and personality is a crucial consideration when taking on an employee in any role, and this is especially true in recruitment. Ours is a challenging yet hugely rewarding industry, and what you get out of it is wholly dependent upon what you put in. Work hard and you’ll be rewarded but adopt a half-hearted approach and you can only expect to enjoy limited success.

We hire based on personal strengths and potential, rather than your CV, experience, or background. We believe that ambition, being passionate about people and a desire to be successful are the only prerequisites – everything else, we can teach you. If you’re interested in a career as a Construction Supplies recruiter at GCS Associates, read on:

Construction Supplies sector is booming

When considering a career in recruitment, one thing should stand out – the importance of working in a market that matches your own interests, as well as one that provides opportunities to get involved in an exciting, evolving sector.

The Construction Supplies and Builders Merchant worlds have and are continuing to diversify and thrive post-covid. With sustainability and digitalisation investment increasing a range of jobs opportunities and the construction materials market progressing with ever-changing innovations to products.

Furthermore, despite the wider economic uncertainty, Brexit and COVID, the construction supplies market has remained resilient, with hiring ongoing and companies in this sector largely optimistic about business activity.

As such, there is no shortage of jobs to fill. It’s a busy time to be a recruiter in construction supplies, and a time in which you will have many opportunities to really make a difference to an organisation by finding the right candidate.

The market is diverse and exciting

The construction supplies sector is very diverse and covers a vast array of professional areas including sales, pricing, procurement, marketing as well as other in-demand trades.

Not only does this mean that you have a diverse range of options in which to carve out your niche, but by immersing yourself in any of these professional environments you will learn how the wider construction supplies sector operates, and potentially get involved in some high-profile projects.

This could mean finding talented professionals to open new production warehouses, or providing employees who will help innovate and create new products. There are some very impressive and unique opportunities to get excited by and play an important part in.

Why consider GCS Associates?

Due to our current and historic track record of delivering to our clients, the GCS Associates name holds real gravitas in the industry.

As a result, we can offer new recruits the best starting base to work from – established customer relationships as well as a highly-trusted brand when talking to new people, which, coupled with our access to the best recruitment tools and technology on the market, means that we can support clients and candidates faster and better than the competition.


For more information on building your career with GCS Associates contact: 

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t: 0161 660 2548


6 Reasons you should use a Specialist Construction Supplies Recruiter

Great businesses are built around great people. Our mission is to match the best available talent to vacancies within the construction sector supply chain. We offer employment opportunities within a broad spectrum of positions within the Construction Supplies sector. Specialise in recruiting Executive, C-Level positions down to entry level roles and apprenticeships.

Moving jobs is a big decision and we are here to help you through that process. Available any time of day to assist and inform. We will be with you every step of the way.

Full of industry insight and knowledge

At GCS Associates, we specialise in matching Construction Supply professionals with their perfect role. When you use a specialist recruiter, like us, you gain access to a wealth of industry knowledge and insight. We spend every day helping candidates like you find their next role, so we understand the skills the market is looking for, how pay scales in the industry are moving and the trends that look set to impact the tech sector today, tomorrow and in the future.

Part of an extensive network of connections

Specialist recruiters have spent years building a network of relationships with industry employers, large and small. This means they have access to opportunities that aren’t being posted on job boards. They may also have access to the companies they work with exclusively, meaning you won’t find those roles elsewhere, or they can discover and suggest new roles to you that could be the perfect fit.

Expert negotiators

Negotiating a job offer with a potential employer can be daunting. But being a good negotiator is part of a recruiter’s job description. They can act as a middleman or a buffer between you and the employer, making it easier to navigate offers and counteroffers. They can also provide advice on how to ask for additional benefits, flexible working and more.

Able to guide you through the process

Recruiters can offer you guidance and advice on every aspect of the application and interview process. Most recruiters will know how best to structure your CV. A specialist construction supplies recruiter like GCS Associates will also be able to give more specific advice for different careers within the sector or help you understand how your skills can be transferable into other business areas.

A more efficient use of your time

We all know how stressful and time consuming a job hunt can be. Using a specialist recruiter is a much more efficient and effective use of your time. Rather than you spending hours trawling through job boards, employer websites and filling out application forms, a recruiter can do that work for you. Meaning you can spend more time focussing on important tasks like preparing for interviews or taking courses to improve your marketable skills.

Free to use

For candidates, working with a recruiter is fee-free! Recruiters are paid by employers when they fill positions, which gives them an incentive to make sure they are putting forward the best candidates for a role. Pro tip: when choosing a recruiter to work with, take some time to research them. The best recruiters have a proven track record of hiring in your industry and will take the time to learn about you, your passions, and your career goals.

GCS Associates can accelerate your job search and find you the perfect role.

At GCS, we care about making your whole career better, not just finding you your next role. Our consultants are experts in the Construction Supplies and can provide guidance and support so you can find your ideal role and reach your long-term career aspirations.

Be empowered with the latest digital tools. Get a comprehensive CV health check or benchmark your salary against industry standards so you always know what you’re worth.

Upload your CV now or search our latest vacancies.


For more information on GCS Associates candidate services.

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