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BBC interview Anna Knight on record staff demand in Scotland.

BBC interview Anna Knight on record staff demand in Scotland.

February 17, 2014

This morning’s Good Morning Scotland radio show featured Anna Knight, team leader in our Edinburgh permanent division, who was invited along to be interviewed on the rising demand for people in the Scottish jobs market. The interview has been transcribed below, but you can also listen t …

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5 words to avoid in your CV

5 words to avoid in your CV

September 9, 2013

How many CVs have you seen, or have you sent in to employers, that start with the phrase “I am a hard working individual…” or something similar? Most people are bound to have used any of the following words in a version of their CV at some point, and while technically, these words aren’t necessarily ones you should avoid at all costs, but ultimately you are far safer actually explaining to …

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What IS job satisfaction?

What IS job satisfaction?

July 26, 2013

By Ross Coverdale It would not be too much of a stretch to say that everyone wants job satisfaction – but what does it really mean? Here are a few thoughts… You enjoy being at work. Okay, let’s get something straight – I’m not saying that you’d rather be in the office than soaking up the s …

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Are you Digitalented?

Are you Digitalented?

May 13, 2013

Companies all over the world are embracing the world of digital. With new digital products and services in development, and many that are already at the core of their offering to customers, companies are looking now more than ever for the best talent to make it all happen. If you’re interested in working in this exciting area take a look at our short video here: Take a peek.

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Google integrates Google+ into job search and applications

Google integrates Google+ into job search and applications

January 25, 2013

By Ross Coverdale Google have recently introduced Google+ integration into their recruitment site, and while this may seem like their way of trying to shoehorn their own social platform into yet another corner of the Google universe, in some ways it does add real value. When users navigate to job listings, they will …

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Competency-based job interview preparation.

Competency-based job interview preparation.

August 13, 2012

Competency-based interviews allow candidates to demonstrate their behaviours and skills by answering questions about how they have reacted to and dealt with previous work place situations. By looking at past experience a potential employer can predict future behaviour. Candidates are asked to give an example of a situation or task that led to a certain course of action. Probing questions will then …

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5 Questions with… Michael Durkin

5 Questions with… Michael Durkin

July 13, 2012

Our very own Michael Durkin, Senior Consultant in the permanent team, has answered a few questions to give an insight into working in the recruitment industry. Also, we’re hiring! Head Resourcing’s permanent team is looking for an experienced recruitment consultant. More information …

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How specific should a job requirement be?

How specific should a job requirement be?

June 15, 2012

This week’s blog is from Nick Middleton, Manager of our Leeds branch: I was recently working with a highly capable candidate who had very deep knowledge of a particular group of technologies from a specific vendor. But most impressively, he had the manner and …

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