Job Searching in 2019: 10 tips

The way in which we manage our next career move and job search has changed significantly in recent years. To the uninitiated, it can be a fairly daunting process. Here are a few observations which will help you travel that journey.

1 Accept change and swim with the tide

Accept things are changing. You may need to step out of your comfort zone, and you may be expected to do things a little differently. Things are changing at pace in the recruitment industry and with new technologies, tighter regulations & personal data laws, biometrics even, the way in which we recruit is ever-evolving.   Be prepared for a career opportunity to come from a place you weren’t expecting.  Don’t narrow your potential career outcomes by just relying on job adverts.  Many professional job offers are secured via widening your net, encouraging direct approaches and discovering opportunities.  Respect the power of smarter networking.

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Professional Interims – Why Linkedin Matters

So you are a self-employed professional Interim and like many others, for now, you are totally immersed in and committed to your current client.  You have parked those time-consuming activities, that is developing your sales pipeline,  at least until you can summon up the right mindset to venture back on to that head-spinning merry-go-round again.  But it’s an itch that needs scratching and a necessary evil; baggage that comes with self-employment – a gentle reminder of the less exhilarating side of life as an interim.   The harsh reality is you know at some point you will need to devote some time to securing your next assignment and this will mean taking time out to hit the market with a flurry of prospecting calls, pulling out the old faithful list of regular contacts and hopefully set some hares running.

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I apologize! Let’s talk GDPR and my Privacy Policy

I apologize unreservedly for this blog!  You’ve probably seen a lot of information on the new GDPR legislation, there’s a lot of noise around on how your personal data should be processed, although many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act.   However, there are new elements and significant enhancements which also now have to be considered.  It’s worth it though because this means you will have better control of your own data and how it’s used.

My new Privacy and Cookie Policy becomes effective tomorrow, on May 25th, 2018. This is the date when GDPR becomes effective and the laws change.

I would urge you to click on the link below and have a look, so you understand how we fully respect your personal data and howe we are fully committed to protecting your privacy (as we were before the 25th May 2018!).  We’ve updated our Privacy Policy to better explain how we collect, protect and handle your personal information.

You should find our Privacy Policy fairly easy to follow, but if you would like further clarification on any aspect, please do get in touch with us – full contact details are on the website.  Thanks.



recruiter secrets 3 truths you need to know when working with recruitment agencies

Recruiter Secrets: 3 Truths you need to know when working with Recruitment Agencies

So after 20 years in professional recruitment, negotiating the recruitment minefield has taken me in every direction possible, with some unexpected twists and turns along the way, some of my own making, some not and some you just wouldn’t believe (I’ll save those stories for another day). Travelling to each job-offer destination, it is so very easy when you are in the recruitment bubble to be a passenger and forget and lose touch with how it feels to be a Candidate, who may actually be experiencing a very different ride. 

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