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Write a winning cover letter

The cover letter is your first proper opportunity in the recruitment process to really distinguish yourself – so it is crucial that you make the strongest possible impression. Daunting, when you know that the decision maker will be reading hundreds of similar letters. To help you stand out, we have compiled below the essential elements […]

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The bright side of remote working – for both clients and candidates!

It seems like we had barely begun emerging from lockdown before the threat of a second lockdown loomed large. Now, as the UK combats regional spikes with local lockdowns and we head towards the virus-loving seasons of autumn and winter, a second national spike-flattening lockdown is a genuine possibility. Many organisations in the insurance and […]

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Show an interviewer you have the ‘X’ factor. Here’s how

Today’s marketplace is crowded with excellent candidates. You have reached interview stage and have the opportunity to rise above your competition. Think your experience is all you need? Wrong! Your innate, intangible qualities will make enormous impact. What are these distinguishing skills? And how can you demonstrate them in a time-limited, confined situation? To help […]

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Has lockdown been unkind to your body and mind?

Hurrah! Your world is reopening! Finally – the chance to catch up around a (socially distanced) watercooler and see colleagues and teammates in person rather than across a screen. But don’t get too excited – there could be some unpleasant surprises ahead for you. Here’s a handy guide to being prepared… The lockdown muffintop All […]

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Here we go again? Are we doing enough to gear up for a second spike?

As restrictions relax, we discover the joys of the new normal and the picture is encouraging. Key indicators imply that whilst the worst is behind us, it may be some time until we achieve pre-lockdown levels of recruitment activity. Throughout June, we saw an increase in permanent placements on offer and many of our clients […]

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Will video kill the face to face meeting?

Love them or loathe them, the video meeting has earned its place in our working lives. Where colleagues once congregated around a table with water, tea and the ubiquitous office biscuits, now we are confined instead to a laptop screen in the least cluttered corner of our homes. For job hunters and recruiters, the interview […]

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Take YOUR career “faster, higher, further”

Sports fans are no doubt missing the summer’s sporting feast. If you are job hunting, you can still emulate our sporting heroes by applying the qualities they use to achieve excellence to your job search campaign. So, start stretching folks. It is time – in the words of Cuba Gooding Jr – to “show me […]

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Hiring Managers! Discover our secrets to get the most out of video interviewing

In the insurance and financial services industries, video interviews were already an increasingly useful component in our recruitment toolkit. Suddenly, they are now essential! For employers like you, this has posed a challenge. You have had to quickly adapt your interviewing techniques to help compensate for the little reveals and vital clues in face-to-face interviews […]

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Worried about redundancy? Hope for the best, prepare NOW for the worst

It is always smart to be prepared. Nowadays it is essential. Redundancy is not a pleasant prospect, in fact it can be incredibly stressful and make you feel [hopeless]. But don’t worry – you CAN take control! There are lots of sensible and practical steps that will put you in the best possible position, if […]

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