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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...

So tell me what you want, what you really, really want…

13th November 2018 | MotivationalNewsRecruitingYourRecruit IT

This week saw the reawakening of nineties kids all over the world, to the sound of a zig-a-zig-ah. Between 1000 and 1030 on Saturday morning, thousands of Spice Girls fans frantically refreshed their internet browsers in order to secure arena tickets for a reunion tour.  I did not acquire said tickets, but there is always hope. So tell me what you want, what you really, really want... Throughout the months of September and October, our clients completed a survey detailing their preferences...

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...

Hey, how are you?

9th October 2018 | Meet the TeamMotivationalNewsRecruitingYourRecruit IT

It is not a question that breaks the rules or shocks an audience; in fact it is just a simple question that many people ask, and hear, most days. However, have you really thought about its impact? It’s funny, because sometimes you take for granted that “how are you?” and it is only when it is absent that you start to realise the import of such a phrase. The reason I say this is because last week, a selection of our Consultants went to the IP EXPO Europe at the Excel London. We had...

Why have we been channelling Ross from Friends this past week?

1st October 2018 | Meet the TeamMotivationalUpdates

"Pivot, pivot, PIVOT" We all remember that episode of Friends, where Ross and Chandler were manoeuvring a large sofa down the apartment block's stairs, whilst Rachel coolly assisted. However, she soon idly stepped away when the instructions became a bit too...real. The word "pivot" never had the same meaning again. It was a bit like that on Friday. Despite only moving down a floor and along an - albeit labyrinthine - corridor, the pressure was on. Crates of computers, telephones,...

Some thoughts on midlife career change and women

6th March 2018 | Career AdviceMotivational

Happy 8th March, International Women’s Day! As a women-owned business at YourRecruit Group, we're marking the day by talking to three amazing women, who work in entirely different fields and pursue diverse goals. Regardless of all the differences, Saboohi Famili, Teresa Leyman and Gill Thorpe, all share a prominent value; drive to succeed! With increasingly distant retirement age, midlife women (and men) in the UK have one to two decades of working life in front of them. This fact on its...

Refer a friend and claim up to £250 worth of Amazon Vouchers

27th January 2018 | Job HuntingMotivationalRecruitingYourRecruit IT

If you recommend a friend to us, we’ll give you up to £250 in Amazon Vouchers. At YourRecruit IT we’re committed to expanding our network of professionals looking for a new career opportunity. Recommend a friend to YourRecruit IT today and you can claim up to £250 worth of Amazon Vouchers. Please ask your recommendation to send their CV to info@yourrecruitit.com, giving your name as a reference. **Please note, in order to claim your voucher for successfully helping your...

Four Motivational and Heartwarming Movies for Working Parents

1st December 2017 | Motivational

People have been working parents since the beginning of mankind. Whether you were working as a hunter-gatherer, within farming or building, back then, somehow, a working life with children was much simpler! There was no rushing them to school or long commutes to work. I suppose that back then there was no other option than for you to take them with you and get on with it! Now we live in a world where we are expected to work as if we have no children and parent as if we have no job. For...

My best advice to you as a working mum – How to juggle

24th August 2017 | Career AdviceMotivational

After working really hard from the day I left college and working my way up through the ranks, I secured a fantastic role that I not only enjoyed but that also paid well (always a bonus). Then at the age of twenty-one, I had my first baby and I became a full-time working mum. My daughter was nine months old when I went back to a job that I loved. So, I decided for her to go to a day nursery. The settling-in days went smoothly and actually enjoyed the company of other children (this made me...

Reasons to prepare for a smooth handover before we leave a job

18th August 2017 | Career AdviceMotivational

To me, there is only one reason to prepare for a smooth handover before we leave a job: The legacy of your work and your accomplishments. Your work is your gift, it is personal and it lasts. You may have streamlined processes or improved functionality and these elements are guaranteed to survive. It does not matter that you are on to (hopefully) bigger and brighter things. What matters is your integrity and your professionalism, which are sustained once you...