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Category Archives: 2018

South East vacancy trends, a summary of a recent Vacancysoft and APSCo report

‘New year, new job’ – Investors in People (IIP) research suggests this sentiment has declined.

An article in The Telegraph earlier this year has highlighted some interesting research by Investors in People (IIP). According to the IIP research, there has been a 12 percent drop (between 2017 and 2018) in the number of people who plan to change job in

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Which area of law should I qualify into?

 When you first decided to pursue a career in law, you probably wouldn’t have thought as far down the line as which specific area of law you wanted to qualify into (as an ex-solicitor I know I didn’t!).  It was probably enough to focus on

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Should I call my recruiter?

Has anyone ever told you communication is key? Whatever the relationship, communication between relevant parties is important in all walks of life. This remains vitally important when it comes to the relationship between a recruiter and a candidate. Having a constant line of communication is

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Greed, Ignorance and Recruitment Consultants

I’m always happy to take a call. Many is the Saturday morning when PPI cold callers and Marketing Lifestyle Survey screeners actually hang up on me as I ask them about their plans for the rest of weekend and what they had for dinner last

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Career Plans

What not to do at an interview!

This is a little follow up on my previous blog about how to succeed at interviews. This however is about putting the shoe on the other foot and looking at top tips at what not to do at interview! I recently met with a couple

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The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

Adultery

I recently read an article in the New Yorker about infidelity and how society’s attitude towards promiscuity has changed in recent years. Forget the swinging 60s and the free love movement, the noughties gave us Tinder et al., which has made the amorous activities of

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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

New job

Well, it’s finally 2018!! I love spring; it is arguably my favourite time of year and full of transformations. I love how the temperature rises to a much favourable degree, a great contrast to the last few weeks of December – snow, ice, freezing cold

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Why changing your job isn’t as daunting as you might think

Reflecting on the year – have you thought about recruitment?

What a fantastic and busy year this has been! It’s been the year of a career change for me and the year of a house move too (along with a few other big changes)… There’s nothing quite like a good challenge (or two) to keep

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Qualification quandaries?

A great year for Birmingham

As we have approached the New Year there are lots of things to celebrate and look forward to. It is also a good time to reflect on the past years achievements and successes and look forward to the future. In my little world it is

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How to benefit from using a recruitment consultant

It is not often that I speak to a candidate that is not using other recruitment agencies to help with their job search. This can become confusing and more often than not, you won’t be able to remember which agency you have spoken to never

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Assessing your options

Questions to expect in an interview

Interviews are a funny thing – they are supposed to be a two-way process and a really good way for both sides to get to know each other. Ultimately, if all goes well you will be spending a large amount of time with each other

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