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5 simple steps to choosing the right recruitment agency

28th August 2020 | Career Advicedigital interviewfinding that perfect jobJob HuntingMotivationalRecruitingYourRecruit ITzoom interview

Let’s face it, there are loads of recruitment agencies to choose from, 39,232 registered as trading in the UK to be precise. So how on earth do you choose the one you want to represent your company or your job search? Get it wrong and you will certainly regret it. Get it right and you will save time and money as a client and you will have more choices for job opportunities as a candidate. So how on earth do you go about shortlisting agencies and make the final choice?...

Furlough Leave Versus job hunting

12th August 2020 | Career AdviceCorona virusCovid-19Job Hunting

Thousands of us have been in the unusual position of finding ourselves on Furlough leave for the last 3 or even 4 months. You may even be on Furlough leave until the end of October. Who would have ever thought this would ever be the case? Before the word ‘Furlough’ was announced by Rishi Sunak on the 20th March 2020, as a series of wide-ranging measures to assist businesses and employees through the COVID crisis, I, for one had never heard of the word. The word Furlough originated...

Lockdown and beyond….

16th June 2020 | Career AdviceCorona virusCovid-19Job HuntingMotivational

The last few months have been surreal for all sorts of reasons and at the start of March we watched many of our clients start to get itchy feet, put jobs on hold and cancel temporary bookings due to a virus we knew was coming our way but knew very little about. We sensed we would be in for a rough ride, just like 7 out of 10 businesses who had to take the difficult decision to Furlough their staff. All of our Consultants say that recruitment is in their blood and they love their days...

How will the CORONAVIRUS affect your job search and how to overcome it to find your dream Employer

22nd April 2020 | Career AdviceJob HuntingMotivationalRecruitingYourRecruit IT

There are no two ways about it, the COVID-19 Pandemic will certainly slow your job search down, but in reality there is no reason to stop it completely.  Now is the time to invest your spare time into researching potential companies you're interested in and make a shortlist of those you feel you would like to work for.  Search for testimonials from employees who have worked at your shortlisted companies as these will give you an overall idea of just how they operate from the view of those...

Follow in Harry and Meghan’s footsteps:

13th January 2020 | Career AdviceMotivational

As we say farewell to 2019 and HELLO to 2020, it is no secret that this time of the year is the busiest and is one of the best times to find a new job – if our most loved Harry and Meghan can do it the world is surely your oyster!! Last year was a busy time for us at YourRecruit as we placed a record numbers of candidates into new positions and there is no sign of the market slowing down in 2020, in fact quite the opposite. As candidates look for new opportunities and Employers...

National Careers Week: What do employees really want?

6th March 2019 | Career AdviceRecruiting

In light of National Careers Week, we have put together a succinct, career-minded blog. Currently, the UK employment market is booming. The Guardian recently reported that ‘…the spending power of British workers increased to its highest level in two years in November following the biggest rise in real pay since September 2016.’ With this in mind, the recruitment industry has become even more competitive, with the candidate wielding full control over their job search. Juggling...

Prepare for January blues…set your sights on a £250 Amazon Voucher*

20th November 2018 | Career AdviceMotivationalNewsRecruitingYourRecruit IT

At YourRecruit IT, we love Christmas. The Christmas tree is up. The advent calendars are in position. The party outfits are hanging in wait. We savour every moment. However, we know what happens post Christmas. January blues are not a joke or click bait. In fact, they are the reality of many people across the UK. Therefore, practising self-care is extremely important. What is self-care? Self-care is the practice of looking after oneself. Often, January 1st sparks new diets, new fitness...

Maybe she’s born with it… maybe she’s just spent a really long time honing her skills and has avoided procrastination like it’s a poison.

12th November 2018 | Career AdviceMotivational

Not really as snappy or catchy as the well-known tagline we could all probably sing, but it's truthful nonetheless. And it becomes more evident the more candidates we place and the more colleagues we work alongside. I'm sorry to break it to you, but you either have it or you don't. However, there's no need to be completely fatalistic because lots of recent research suggests that if you don't have it, there are a number of things you can do to develop it. But, what is "it"? I have been...

In-demand tech skills to learn if you want to stand out in a crowded market

30th April 2018 | Career Advice

The tech world is vast and highly competitive. It’s key to stand out but knowing how to do so is part of the challenge. Here are some of the biggest and growing entities within the world of IT that employers are looking for! It’s an exciting time to be involved in the tech industry. But not only that, it’s exciting for industries who are adapting the way in which they work. According to the report by Modis, the number of tech roles is going to increase for the next few years. Their...