A third of Britons are unhappy with their career prospects

Have you ever felt as if you were stuck in a dead-end job, or felt your career was at a standstill? Figures show that you’re not alone. What do you do next? Don’t worry, Just has it covered.

According to a survey by GSM London, 71% of the UK see their work as a job, not a career. The poll also revealed the happiness of those with jobs and those with careers, as well as the most common reasons why people find it hard to transition into another line of work.

One of the most significant differences between those with careers and those with jobs is the motivation for their work. A massive 54% of people with a job sees it as means to an end, versus just 10% of those with a career. From these figures, it is obvious that careers can offer more than just a pay slip.

There are a number of reasons that contribute to employees staying in jobs they are unhappy with. Almost half (41%) of dissatisfied workers claim that after 34, you are too old to change careers. Other reasons cited against changing careers were family commitments (22%), the pressure of uncertainty (22%) and lack of confidence (21%).

The pressure of uncertainty is prevalent among the minds of working adults in the UK today due to the ambiguity of Brexit and a changing employment landscape, amongst other factors. The recent changes in the state pension age also mean that we will probably be working for much longer, so we should try to at least enjoy it!

Over a quarter of East Anglian residents are unhappy in their current workplace. Are you one of them? If so, our article ‘Seven signs that you need a new job’ may help you determine whether a job or career change is in order.

For those who are hindered by uncertainty or a lack of confidence, finding work through a recruitment agency could really help you. Here at Just Recruitment, we always place people first. We get to know your strengths, needs and desires – helping you find a fulfilling career path and mentoring you throughout the process.

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If you liked this article you may like to read – Seven signs that you need a new job

You may also like to read – Are you too old to make a career change? Hint: the answer is no!

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Sales Administrator
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Location: Earls Colne
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909834
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for a Sales Administrator on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Colchester.

The role of the Sales Administrator is to support and assist the Sales team with their administration.

Main responsibilities:

  • Accurate data input onto an in-house database
  • Compiling instruction letters to agents
  • Adding properties to Rightmove & directing enquiries to sales neg team
  • Emailing estate agents regarding price reductions and changes with marketing
  • Supporting the sales team with ad-hoc duties
  • Organise property inspections and contractors (such as cleaning, gardening, etc)
  • Keeping the management team informed with changes impacting their account
  • Updating spreadsheets if required
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as individually
  • Be able to follow GDPR rules and regulations
  • Scanning documents and saving them to database

Relevant skills and experience:


  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with google sheets and SharePoint is desirable
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Confident on the telephone
  • Organised and reliable
  • Good command of the written and verbal English language
  • Professional
  • General administration

  • Previous experience of working with housebuilders and housing associations
  • Property knowledge

You MUST have your own transport due to the location of the company.

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Account Manager – Property
Sector: Property and Construction
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 per annum
Location: Earls Colne
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 909833
About the role

Just Recruitment is looking for an Account Manager on behalf of a company based on the outskirts of Colchester.

The primary role of the Account Manager is to maintain and develop clients’ accounts. They will also be responsible for supporting the Directors where appropriate, in the wider needs of their clients.

Main responsibilities:

  • Build and develop allocated clients accounts
  • Compile research to produce property valuation appraisals
  • Maintain regular client contact to ensure they are up to date with all existing applications; from applications to exchange
  • Ensure client timescales are adhered to and, where appropriate, liaise with client regarding concerns
  • Oversee the entire sales process from application to legal completion and support team members to promote good working practices;
    • Proactively manage allocated Assistant Account Manager to ensure 24-hour turnaround of Property Valuation Appraisal
    • Proactively manage Account Coordinator to ensure valuations are booked in as quickly as possible and all associated duties are completed on time
    • Proactively work alongside Head of the Sales Negotiation Team to ensure properties are sold at the best possible price to the right buyer, negotiation on plot sales on a part
      exchange or assisted move property
    • Proactively manage allocated Head of the Sales Progression Team to facilitate swift legal completion
  • Carry out regular site visits to develop and maintain relationships with client Sales Consultants and Sales Directors
    • Presenting products and services
    • Training Sales Consultants
    • Gathering monthly and quarterly KPI’s
  • Achieve targets as set by the company
  • Ensure company appointed processes are adhered to at all times
    Maintain the company values at all times when interacting with colleagues and clients

Person specification
Relevant skills and experience:

  • Previous experience of building relationships and excellent customer service skills
  • Experience of presenting to groups and training
  • Previous experience of working for an estate agency
  • Experience in valuing properties
  • Good command of English language both written and verbal
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Organised with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • IT literate; database experience, MS Office, Word, Excel
  • Previous experience of working with housebuilders and housing associations
  • Part exchange and assisted move knowledge

You MUST have their own transport due to the location of the company.

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