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Why Feedback After an Interview Is Essential

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

A common complaint from candidates and recruiters right now is the lack of, if any feedback that is received following an interview.  Understandably, not every employer has the time to respond to each CV that is submitted to them; but if a candidate has attended…

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Is HR Old Fashioned and Suffering an Identity Crisis?

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

Having worked with so many different HR professionals over the years and have the pleasure of sampling many different HR styles and processes, I wanted to write a short post in whether or not HR is old fashioned, and ask the question is it indeed…

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14 Questions for Interviews – From The Essential To The Eccentric

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

Having worked for a long time in UK Technology recruitment sector, I’ve come across a fair few stories in my time.  I thought I would put together a lighthearted list of some of the best and worst interview questions that I have heard about, from…

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Why is Cambridge known as the Silicon Valley of the UK?

5 months ago - Mark Ashton

According to Wikipedia, along with a number of other notable sources, the Cambridge Cluster, AKA Silicon Fen, is a name that has been aptly given to a broad region in-and-around Cambridge, that has a focal network of businesses who are predominantly within the electronics, software…

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Why Jobs in the Cambridge Technology Sector are Booming

5 months ago - Mark Ashton

In the past, London has traditionally been the place to be for the best jobs and salaries in the technology sector. However, a new era is upon us.  Jobs in Technology in Cambridge are growing rapidly, and business in the region is booming. Is Cambridge…

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Why Is It Ok for Techies to Dress Down for Work?

5 months ago - Mark Ashton

When I think about techies and work attire, style isn’t always the first thing that springs to mind. That said, there is something quite endearing about wearing comfy clothes to work, and I’m not the only one who seems to think this. But does what…

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Will The 2 Billion Investment into The A14 Really Be Worth It?

6 months ago - Mark Ashton

While taking a recent journey down the A14 into Cambridge, I was aptly informed by one of the signs to expect the delays and disruption to continue until 2020! Work on the A14 road from Cambridge to Huntingdon is currently ongoing. It’s a mammoth project…

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Time for another quick personal post from me

6 months ago - Mark Ashton

August is always a relatively quiet month for recruitment activity although there is still a steady flow of candidates and vacancies, it is often the timings which holds things back. Usually, one party is on holiday or just going on holiday, and it can be…

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