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  • Nightmare Interviews

    Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    I think we all heard the news about the rejection letter to a job offer that was posted to Twitter by Olivia Bland, a graduate from Oldham, and subsequently went viral. She was given a nightmarish 2-hour interview by Craig Dean, CEO of a company called Web Applications UK, in which Olivia felt intimidated as he tore apart, line-by-line, her application, as well as things like her body language ...

  • What is wrong with your CV?

    Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    Well, seeing as we have just experienced Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, it could be that the thing wrong with your CV is that you put it out into the marketplace at all. Blue Monday is notorious as a time when people send their CV solely because they are feeling blue. As soon as their happiness picks up, they stop thinking about another job. If you’re really serious about ...

  • How is EU instability affecting the job market?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    It is believed that uncertainty around Brexit is causing a lack of supply and demand in the job market, at least according to a KPMG report. Make no mistake it is a very uncertain time out there and any recruitment agency, telling you they haven’t noticed it, is lying to you. It is not all doom and gloom though. Businesses still need to operate and move forward. People still need jobs. One ...

  • How GDPR has damaged your career prospects.

    Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Terry BrameNo comments

    Once upon a time ‘Head-Hunting’ was all the rage in recruitment. Ruthless go-getter recruiters cold calling high-flying, high-earners on their mobiles in an attempt to poach them from their current employer and place them with a competitor who would be willing to improve their salary, prospects and progression opportunities. It was very flattering to be called by a head-hunter, even though you ...

  • When Career Advice Goes Bad

    Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Terry BrameNo comments

    Among the much rubbish that can be found concerning recruitment consultants, Anne Jagger Recruitment have recently uncovered this gem from someone calling herself 'Career Girl' and offering job-seeking advice to graduates. We won't even bother linking to her blog in case there is even more misleading rubbish published within and we would hate to diminish anybodies chances of finding a job and a ...

  • 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 ...