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How to further your career in cyber security

  With so much of our life now online, including a huge amount of our personal information, cyber security risks are continuing to grow. Yet there is also a growing skills gap when it comes to this area of technology, with a shortage of qualified professionals in the industry. As such, professionals in the sector

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6 skills you need to succeed as a Developer in 2018

  A Developer is a key individual who builds and creates software and applications which are ultimately used on desktop or mobile. They’re not a programmer per se, nor are they a computer scientist. In fact, a Developer is a generalist, a master of a lot of trades, but not necessarily an expert at anyone

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Searching For A Job At Christmas

Getting ahead of the game So we’re staggering through November and crawling into December. You’re getting to the end of your tether with your current role. You’re not going to stick it out for another year and you’re determined to make a change. We meet so many candidates at that point – really ready for

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3 reasons not to wait until January to recruit new staff.

As we approach the end of the year, the recruitment industry typically slows down as businesses start to put their staffing requirements on hold until the New Year. This not only includes the hiring of new employees but also sees the delaying of interviews and in some cases offers. The whole process seems counter-intuitive to

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Holiday Hack for 2018

Have you already used up your holiday allowance for 2017 and dreaming of sunny beaches, snow-covered mountains and cold drinks in front of beautiful landmarks? You’re not alone! But don’t worry, the team at GB Solutions have discovered a great hack which will nearly double your holiday allowance for 2018. December 2017 – January 2018

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Simple CV tweaks that will get you noticed by employers

  If you’re regularly applying for jobs you think you’re perfect for, but aren’t receiving responses, perhaps your CV isn’t standing out amongst the competition. To make sure you’re noticed by top employers, and for the right reasons (unlike this guy), here are some simple CV tweaks that will strengthen your application. Inject relevant keywords

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Don’t be a desperate job-seeker

We often receive calls from candidates along the lines of “I just need a job, I’ll do any kind of work!” Although it’s a sentiment to be applauded, the pitfall is that desperate energy will radiate in waves. It’s only natural to feel needy and even a touch desperate when job-hunting. It’s no fun feeling

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Recruitment lessons from Love Island

The reality television show, which returned for a third series on ITV in June and July, features singles competing to ‘couple up’ for a £50,000 prize. Attracting an audience of two million viewers per show, the popular programme has become a guilty pleasure for many professionals. But what can recruiters learn from the world of

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Contract, Temporary, Full-Time and Temp to Perm – What do these employment terms mean?

  There is a great deal of talk about the gig economy but while we are all familiar with permanent contracts there are many other options that may suit you or your employer better. Employment contracts are our bread and butter so we’ve summarised the main categories we deal with on a daily basis to

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Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?

One of the most common interview questions of all time is;  “Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?” So I thought I’d reflect on this question to see what my job as a recruiter might be like in 5 years’ time and if I will be replaced by a new and shiny robot

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How To Love Your Job

Valentine’s Day is here and the UK has once again gone crazy for red love hearts and cuddly teddy bears. This year the UK will spend over a staggering £1bn to show their loved ones how much they care for them. What’s interesting, is that most of us will spend the majority of Valentines Day

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Top 10 LinkedIn Tips

Love it or hate it you can’t do without it! Since its launch in 2003 Linkedin has become the facebook for business life and is the go-to place for recruitment and jobsearches alike. So, why is LinkedIn so important? From a recruiters point of view LinkedIn is one of the first places recruiters start looking

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