Register as a new candidate with BES during January 2019 to be in with a chance of winning £100!
All new candidates will be entered into a draw which will take place on 1st February 2019. With over 215 live vacancies at the moment, there’s never been a better time to look for a new job!
Contact BES today on Tel. 01534 486986 or E-mail:

Register today and you could win £100!

Register as a new candidate with BES in the month of December 2018 to be in with the chance of winning £100!

All new candidates will be entered into a draw which will take place on 2nd January 2019 and the winner will be notified by email.

With over 220 live vacancies at the moment, there’s never been a better time to look for a new job!

Santa is coming to town!

Please do look out for our new advertising campaign which starts today in the Jersey Evening Post. We have 200+ live vacancies with some amazing client organisations and the jobs range from Trainee to IT Director. Many of our clients are in growth mode and it really is a great time to make your next move.
Please call BES today to arrange a confidential meeting. Tel 01534 486986 or E-mail:


Please do look out for a new BES advert which starts in the JEP today, highlighting 4 of our 220 live jobs. We have some amazing new roles ranging from Trainee up to FD level. A potential housing licence may be available for most of our senior roles and some of our clients will provide assistance if relocating to the Island.

Please do contact the BES team today on Tel. 01534 486986 or E-mail:

New Jobs!

Please look out for our advertising campaign which starts in the Jersey Evening Post today. Just a snapshot of some of the amazing roles we currently have.
Please contact BES today for further details. Tel. 01534 486986 or E-mail:

Remember Why You Wanted To Resign!

Please do look out for more of the BES Business Leader articles in the Jersey Evening Post.

Should you accept a Counter Offer?

In a buoyant market, employers sometimes have to go the extra mile to ensure they retain their best staff, so it’s becoming more likely that employees will receive a counter offer when they hand in their resignation. Whether or not you choose to accept this offer, is a difficult and important decision.

The most important thing to remember when being presented with a counter offer is why did you want to leave in the first place? If it was due to a lack of career progression, the hours being worked or the possibility of a more exciting opportunity elsewhere, then a higher salary will not erase your concerns.

It is also worth considering why your employer is making a counter offer. Your employer is obviously keen to retain you, but is that because hiring and training a new member of staff will be more costly? Something had made you unhappy enough to look for and then accept another role, a financial increase may not be the solution. Do be aware that if you accept the counter offer you may be a long time before you receive a pay rise and your employer’s expectations of your performance will be raised considerably if they believe they are paying you over and above their standard salary.

The final point to note is whether you would have received the offered pay rise if you hadn’t resigned – and if not, should it have taken such an extreme measure as resigning for your employer to recognise your worth?


New Advertising Campaign

Please do look out for our new advertising campaign which starts in the Jersey Evening Post today. Please contact us if you are interested in any of our exciting 250 live vacancies.
Tel. 01534 486986 or E-mail:

The Business Panel

We have received several positive comments regarding our contributions to The Business Panel in the JEP. We hope you find this week’s article of interest.
Why should you use a Recruitment Agency to find a new job?
There are many advantages to using a recruitment agency to explore new career opportunities. The main reason is that recruiters have a large network of clients and contacts who are looking for staff and these positions may not be known to the wider market. Organisations will, quite often, choose to work exclusively with one or two agencies in order to secure the best available talent, so meeting with a reputable agent will enhance your chances of discovering these exciting roles.
A good recruitment agent will offer you a variety of tools which will strengthen your employability. These can include assistance in writing your CV, interview training and psychometric testing.
Some recruiters have previously worked in the specialist area you are looking to focus on, therefore their industry knowledge will be a great advantage when you are considering your various options. All the BES Consultants have worked within the offshore financial services industry, brining a wealth of experience and knowledge with them and thus demonstrating a real understanding of specific roles.
One myth that can sometimes stop individuals from speaking to an agency is the fear of cost. Recruitment agencies only receive payment from their client, the company which employs the candidate. Job seekers can benefit from an agent’s advice and extensive assistance absolutely free of charge – and they will hopefully find an exciting new job at the end of the process!

What is a Competency Based Interview?

Questions in a competency-based interview are used to assess the specific competencies of an individual, as opposed to relevant work experience. Whilst these questions will still cover a candidate’s experience, the interviewer will be trying to ascertain if they have a particular set of skills which will be of benefit to the role and the company as a whole. Candidates will be asked for real life examples of situations they have been in which will demonstrate their behaviour type and indicate how they may react in future work scenarios.

A typical question could be “Tell me about a time when you had to deal with conflict within a team.” Your response can be about a professional work scenario or an example from a personal situation, such as university or a hobby. By asking this question, the interviewer is looking to understand your team skills and your ability to manage conflict, both of which may be crucial to the role you are interviewing for.

The best way to prepare for a competency-based interview is to study the job description and identify the main competencies and then think of real examples that demonstrate your experience and capabilities in these areas. Find some relevant practice questions online, or ask your recruitment agent for relevant questions, and prepare your potential answers in advance. Try and vary the scenarios you use as examples, as this will demonstrate the breadth of your experience and will give the interviewer more material to consider.