Our story is my own personal journey from working part-time in an electrical shop to helping others find their perfect job.
It is also the story of our expert team and their experiences, the importance of learning lessons and a message of hope to all job seekers to never give up.
MY NAME IS JEFF
I have always believed that if you are going to do something then always give it your best shot.
The world of work can be a challenging place and we build some great relationships but also, we tend to learn a lot about ourselves.
One of the most intense, early challenges I faced was moving from being an individual in a team to managing a team.
What I did not realise at the time is I was on a journey of self-discovery and had to change the perceptions of being one of the lads to managing people. Incredibly difficult when your colleagues are also on their own journey of accepting your new role and some questioning that role.
One of the early battles was to get over my fear of speaking to groups of people. The prospect of it terrified me, off the back of an early experience of having to talk to the class at school about trains.
It did not go well, but I learnt some valuable life lessons.
I realised that you must be well prepared but also talk about a subject you genuinely know something about, ideally something you are passionate about.
BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL TEAM
I have been lucky enough to work in many successful teams and work with managers who have been truly inspirational and led by example. This has taught me a lot about the dynamics of building a successful team.
Surprisingly, what has been just as valuable is working with managers who had little interest in leading and instead playing the blame game.
Unfortunately, we all know or have worked for managers like that.
You quickly realise when on the receiving end of poor decisions or the team has been blamed unfairly, there must be a better way.
My story so far has shown me that to build successful teams the various roles required for the team need to be clear.
Recruit candidates with the best skills, experience and are most likely to fit into the work environment.
It is never a problem to be motivated to achieve targets, but this is where my competitive nature kicks in. Why settle for merely reaching targets when you could smash through them.
I’ve found if you set the bar at the highest level possible, above the target level you want to reach, you are far more likely to be successful whether these are related to your job or personal life.
OUR TEAM’S OWN STRUGGLES
I work with an incredible team of experts and we all remember the pain of rejection when we were looking for jobs, the frustration of poor or non-existent communication from potential employers and the lack of interview feedback from others.
It hurts and it feels personal.
WHY HAVE WE SET UP GARNICHE JOBS UK?
Our on-going story is one of trying to bring hope and opportunity to all job seekers and to communicate the best opportunities available on each of our regional job sites.
WHAT ARE YOUR REGIONAL SITES?
Our sites include East Midlands Jobs & Advice, Job Search London, and Manchester Job Search.
Each job search resource centre has thousands of the latest jobs, updated multiple times each week.
OUR STORY – THE FUTURE
Our story is an ongoing one and the aim of GARNICHE Jobs UK is to make your life easier whether you are a first-time job seeker, looking to climb the career ladder, wanting a change of career, been made redundant or you are trying to get access to the various available training options.
We have tried to make all elements of our websites as straightforward and easy to navigate as possible.