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Why Feedback After an Interview Is Essential

3 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?

3 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

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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Cambridge Software Start-ups and Scale-ups

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

Cambridge Software Start-ups and Scale-ups What Is a Scale-Up and How Is It Different To A Start-Up? Cambridge is going through a real boom right now in terms of start-ups, and I often hear the phrase scale-up business being bandied around as well. So I…

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

4 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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High Performing Teams Part2

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

How to Develop a High Performing Team High Performing Teams Part2   As a follow-up to my first post about high performing teams, this post will look at the development of a high performing team in a little more detail. It’s not just about setting…

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High Performing Teams Part1

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

High Performing Teams Part1   I recently attended a presentation and took some really valid points on board that I thought would make an excellent couple of blog posts.  The first is the subject of high-performing teams.  Something we have all been part of at…

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Why Jobs in the Cambridge Technology Sector are Booming 2020

4 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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