Meet the Team – Jake Jackson
This week we are shining the spotlight on our Recruitment Consultant Jake Jackson. Jake heads up the Midlands region and focuses mainly on recruiting Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers in the area.
We asked Jake some questions about his role at Flagship and he also shared some tips for people looking for work.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Flagship?
As Flagship’s appointed Recruitment Consultant for the Midlands, I am responsible for cultivating and implementing opportunities designed to increase existing business and capture new opportunities for us throughout the region.
With several years in the development sector and a background in Sales and Marketing; marrying my knowledge of the industry to the experience I’ve gained and the skills I have developed, to help our clients source talent and grow their teams.
What roles do you recruit for and with what sort of clients?
My area of focus is Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers across the Midlands. Birmingham in particular is a real hot-spot at the moment. With the way the market is, whether you are just starting out in your PQS career, looking to take that step up to Associate or somewhere in between, I’ve got a role for you.
Flagship’s renowned reputation has afforded me to work closely with many of the industry’s big players, but we’ve also had the pleasure to develop relationships with a number of the more bespoke consultancies throughout the region.
What advice would you give a jobseeker looking for work?
Fill your CV with keywords. Keywords are vital when applying for jobs online. Include key words from the job description to increase your chances of your CV being found by companies. Some of the best candidates get overlooked by not doing this.
What do you get up to outside of work?
Besides work, I am a keen cook, climber, cyclist and up-cycler. I make a mean chilli. Bouldering over rock climbing any day. My favourite cycle ride is the Bristol to Bath cycle path. I rescue furniture from skips, restore them and sell them for a hobby.