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  • What to do after an interview

    Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    So the interview is over. Now what? Most people just go home and wait patiently behind the phone or computer for the answer. But this only leads to prolonged periods of anxiety and feeling utterly helpless. We’ve compiled a few things you should take in consideration after finishing an interview.   1. Send a thank you note Thanking your interviewer is very important. You can do this in various ...

  • What questions to ask an interviewer?

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    One of the things that is always forgotten in interview prep is the need for questions to ask the interviewer about the company or themselves. We’ve all been there before. It may seem like it is one of those aspects of the process that we don’t need to spend any thought on.   Tell me something about yourself.   Turning the tables on the interviewer is a bold move but we are naturally curious ...

  • Ways to save a failing job interview: Your mistakes

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    LATENESS No one wants to be late for a job interview but sometimes life gets in the way. If your transport fails or you were overly confident about the location of their offices, don’t try and get away with it. They have noted that you are late. Be upfront about what has happened so that it can be put to bed and you can shake off the shaky start and impress with your skills and ...

  • Ways to save a failing job interview: The Interviewer

    Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    READING BODY LANGUAGE Firstly, you need to ascertain whether things are going as badly as you feel they are. If your interviewer doesn’t maintain eye contact, that can be a bad sign. Crossing of arms, leaning away from you or looking around for an escape route are the types of negative body language you should be looking for. Sometimes these can be countered. For example, if they lean away you ...

  • 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

    CLICK HERE FOR 'PREPARING A WINNING CV'      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 ...

  • 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 ...