Why you should treat that counter offer with caution

Leaving a company to move to a new job is always difficult, especially if you’ve been there for any substantial period of time. If you have a good relationship with your manager, or feel a sense of loyalty to the company, working up the courage to hand in your notice can be a real challenge

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Why January is a great time for companies looking to recruit

January gets a tough press, and it’s not hard to see why – it’s freezing cold outside, the purse-strings are tight after the over-indulgence of the festive period, and everyone’s back to work after a week or two relaxing by the fire. Nonetheless, January’s not all bad, especially if you’re looking to add new talent

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What questions should you ask at the end of a job interview?

A job interview should be a conversation, not an interrogation, so it’s crucial that you have a good selection of questions prepared beforehand. However, what you ask at the end of the interview will reflect on you as a candidate, so it’s important to make sure you think carefully about your choices. Steer clear of

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4 tips for landing your first job in marketing

As one of South West London’s leading recruitment agencies for marketing positions, we know how difficult it can be to get your foot in the door as a junior marketing professional. Marketing is a very competitive industry, where the number of applicants usually massively outstrips the number of positions available, and as digital becomes ever

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Modern recruitment, old fashioned values

Everything’s digital these days. Whether you want to book a holiday, buy a house, or find yourself a date, most things in life are only a few clicks away. Recruitment is no exception to this trend. Online job boards have long been an important part of the job market, facilitating the process for both employers

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5 lessons on how not to manage staff from The Office’s David Brent

David Brent, Ricky Gervais’ bumbling boss from BBC’s The Office, is one of the most iconic and best-loved sitcom characters ever to appear on our screens. His cringeworthy attempts at people management provided hours of entertainment, whilst also offering several valuable pointers on how not to be a boss; here are five lessons the Brentmeister General gave

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3 lessons to be learnt from Channel 4’s The Interview

Anyone who’s ever had a bad job interview (so, pretty much all of us then) will be able to empathise with the candidates on Channel 4’s new documentary, The Interview. The programme films real candidates going for a real vacancy at a real company, giving viewers a warts-and-all look at the awkwardness and difficulties that

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How to Spring clean your social media presence during your job search

According to new research published this week, 60% of hiring managers and recruiters now vet candidates’ social media profiles when assessing their suitability for a position. That’s up 8% from the year before, and continues the trend of social media becoming an increasingly important part of the job application process. If you haven’t got a

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