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  • Rejected by a Robot!

    Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Ruth DaviesNo comments

    Throughout my career as a Recruiter the market has changed dramatically in terms of attracting quality candidates. Whilst I appreciate the candidate market is probably the most competitive we have ever seen and new technical ‘recruitment tools’ make it easier to find candidates… I fear we may actually be losing sight of the individual behind the CV. A popular Recruiter App has been designed to ...

  • We shouldn't be telling you this but...

    Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    Our website has fewer jobs than we're working on!   Ok, we're just too busy at the moment. But read on, this will surprise you... ...a recruitment consultants life is pretty hectic right now. If you were to look at the internet job boards, the classified ads in your local and even the post cards in your newsagents window, you will see job after job advertised. But... If you look most at ...

  • How to write a good CV

    Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Terry BrameNo comments

    How do we define a “good CV”?  In our experience, a good CV is pleasing to look at, easy to read, and contains all the information necessary to know whether or not the person represented by said CV can do the job in an effective and efficient manner.  A good CV should look professional and reflect the abilities of the person it is meant to represent without a lot of fluff in between the ...

  • Return of the Temp

    Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by Terry BrameNo comments

    Employers recruiting in London and Oxfordshire are reporting a massive demand for job applicants in all sectors of the economy with almost one in five employers (19 per cent) actively looking to increase their headcount in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook. With 45 per cent of employers expecting to face a shortage of suitable candidates over the next year, the report ...

  • Lying on your CV

    Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 by Ruth DaviesNo comments

    One of my candidates asked me this week whether it would be best to put her most recent employer as a temporary position rather than permanent on her CV , as they hadn’t been there that long ….the answer to this is always NO. As an experienced Recruitment Consultant I have seen my fair share of exaggerated skill sets and over generous job titles. Whilst your CV should maximise your true ...

  • London Stays Open for Business

    Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Terry BrameNo comments

    Despite the tragic events in London at Grenfell Tower and London Bridge, the Capital stays open for business and has to show resilience in the face of adversity. Many of the people affected by these incidents are typical of the candidates we see every day at Anne Jagger Recruitment in London. Honest, hard working people from all walks of life and of all ethnicities. Ordinary people who, are ...

  • Job Seekers experiencing a 'quiet spell'

    Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017 by Ruth DaviesNo comments

    This week I’ve experienced a quiet spell for the first time in a little while. I’ve spoken to lots of candidates this week who have also confirmed that this is the case amongst other agencies too! This post aims to advice what you can do during this time to make sure you stay ahead of the game. Firstly, the trick is not to panic! If you’re becoming increasingly more frustrated in your current ...

  • 5 ways to make sure you select the right Recruitment Agency

    Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 by Ruth Davies1 comment

    On Friday, I had the pleasure of networking from our Kings Cross Office. It’s always a great opportunity for me to see what’s going on in London, hear success stories and discuss any recruitment trends … along with enjoying the buzz of city life for the day! This morning we were talking about our competitors and it has made me realise just how many Recruitment Agencies are out there! With so ...

  • Control Your Redundancy

    Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 by Terry BrameNo comments

    Recently, I have noticed an increase in the amount of candidates I’m meeting due to redundancy.  Whilst this is a little on the scary side it has also made me think of all the positive opportunities this will create for experienced candidates. This post aims to cover the pros of being made redundant, how to approach potential employers and tips on securing your new role. Being available ...

  • Revenge of the Job Seeker

    Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Terry BrameNo comments

    The tables have turned on employers who, previously, have had the upper hand when it comes to recruiting new staff. As the shortage of talented job applicants increasingly impacts upon companies who are seeking to grow and expand their business, job seekers with marketable skills are being bombarded with offers and counter offers meaning that, for some, the recruitment process has been turned ...