5 Common Recruitment Myths

We often meet people who are put off by some of the things they’ve heard about recruitment. While every company is different, we have found that the points below are myths that we feel should be busted. It’s NOT Always Long Hours in the Office Recruiters are often expected to call and meet with candidatesContinue reading “5 Common Recruitment Myths”

How to Identify a Good Graduate Scheme

For many graduates, getting the right level of support in their first role is an important way to fast-track learning and progress professionally. But every company and industry operates differently, so to help you understand what you are being offered we have put together this list of things to consider when you get offers fromContinue reading “How to Identify a Good Graduate Scheme”

5 Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency

If you are looking for your first job after graduating you might expect to apply to most jobs directly rather than go through a recruiter. However, this can be a less productive use of your time than speaking to a few recruitment agencies and talking things through with a professional. Below are 5 reasons whyContinue reading “5 Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency”

How to Perfect Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has completely transformed the recruitment industry. It is used by everyone involved in the recruitment process, and any potential employer will check out your profile. Despite this, we find it’s extremely underused by most graduates who can easily make this platform as rewarding as Facebook – and way more productive for job hunting. ImagesYouContinue reading “How to Perfect Your LinkedIn Profile”

Interview Etiquette: 6 Tips to Conquer Your Nerves and Make a Great First Impression

Nervous about your upcoming interview? Take note of these 6 tips that will help you conquer your nerves and make a great first impression. Always Accept a DrinkIf they offer you a drink, ask for a glass of water even if you don’t want one. Nerves and talking a lot can make your throat dry.Continue reading “Interview Etiquette: 6 Tips to Conquer Your Nerves and Make a Great First Impression”

Interview Etiquette: 5 Things to Avoid

All too often we find great candidates who are guilty of one the following faux pas at interview. You may think your manners are up to scratch but have a read through the following tips to make sure you are ready for your next interview.  Eating Don’t eat food or chew gum in your interview –Continue reading “Interview Etiquette: 5 Things to Avoid”

What Should You Pay Graduates?

If you, like many other recruitment agencies, are planning on adding more graduates to your workforce, one of the vital things to consider is what you should pay them in their first year.  Basic salary Graduates interested in recruitment are often very motivated by money. So, it’s important to offer graduates an attractive basic salaryContinue reading “What Should You Pay Graduates?”

4 Things to Watch Out For in Job Ads

When you first start applying for jobs it’s easy to overlook acronyms and be blown away by the pay figures. The advice below will help you ask the right questions and make sense of what is on offer.  OTE, Basic Pay and commission  On-Target Earnings (or OTE) is used to describe a salary that variesContinue reading “4 Things to Watch Out For in Job Ads”

5 Things to Look Out For in Graduate CVs

When we are faced with a large pile of graduate CVs it can be tricky to work out which are worth a call. Below are some tips on what we find useful to look for which should help you speed up this process. Sales Jobs Any job that offers sales experience – retail included –Continue reading “5 Things to Look Out For in Graduate CVs”

Highest Paid Graduate Jobs

For many ambitious graduates, high pay is an important aspect of their first role. So, we decided to talk through the pros and cons of a few highly paid options you might want to consider.  Recruitment   Recruitment roles will often have decent basic pay and also come with commission and bonuses. This means that graduatesContinue reading “Highest Paid Graduate Jobs”



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