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The Best Strategy When Looking for A Software Engineer Job

6 months ago - Mark Ashton

The Best Strategy When Looking for A Software Engineer Job It’s no secret that Software Engineers are in demand in Cambridge.  You only need to spend five minutes on the job boards of popular job sites to see that.  However, what is more important than…

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Why HR Departments Should Be Using a Recruitment Agency

6 months ago - Mark Ashton

Why HR Departments Should Be Using a Recruitment Agency   Taking the decision to work with a recruitment agency is often a big one for businesses of all sizes.  Concerns over the cost of using an agency or the finder’s fee seem to be the…

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Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Job Interview

6 months ago - Mark Ashton

Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Job Interview Regardless of all the new technologies and automation that’s creeping into the recruitment process.  Interviews are always going to part and parcel, and in most cases, will always be the deciding factor when it comes to…

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How to Extend a Probationary Period and Keep the Individual Motivated

7 months ago - Mark Ashton

How to Extend a Probationary Period and Keep the Individual Motivated   I have the pleasure of working with many HR professionals, and a topic that often gets discussed with regards to recruitment and staffing is the probationary period.  More specifically, how to extend a…

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Is A PSL Just a Polite Way of Telling a Recruiter To ‘P-Off?’

7 months ago - Mark Ashton

Is A PSL Just a Polite Way of Telling a Recruiter To ‘P-Off?’ I have never actually been officially signed-up to a PSL throughout my career.  I have been told many times they exist, but, when you have the right candidate matched to the right…

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Why Feedback After an Interview Is Essential

7 months ago - Mark Ashton

#fightforfeedback 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…

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

8 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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14 Questions for Interviews – From The Essential To The Eccentric

8 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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