Charlotte Barrington's Blog (19)

International Women's Day 2021

Today, March 8th marks International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating women. This is a day to celebrate and praise the achievement of women, to raise awareness about women’s equality, raise money for female-focused charities and push for gender parity. The first gathering for International Women’s Day was WAY back in 1911, this empowering movement has been going strong for well over a century! YES today is a today to celebrate all things women…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on March 8, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Top Tips For Video Interviews

The last few months have been testing, challenging, confusing, overwhelming and so much more for so many people! During such uncertain times everyone has had to adapt – and fast. Lockdown has meant every day working life has been turned on its head for the masses.…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on July 9, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

5 Top Tips on how to stay productive if you are currently out of work

Hiring staff is uncertain now, but soon things will pick up – so what can you do to put you ahead of the competition when you are looking for a new role? We have put together 5 top tips that could help you:

Number 1 - Update your CV

Your CV is potentially the first point…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on April 22, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Top tips for staying motivated!

In life being motivated and maintaining that motivation is something we all struggle with from time to time. During this very uncertain period finding the right motivation from day to day can be more and more difficult!

Whether you are still going to work every day, working from home, on furlough leave, struggling with life in lock down or…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on April 8, 2020 at 8:26am — No Comments

Back to Work Blues? 6 Ways to Take the Edge Away!

This week is the first full week back at work after the Christmas and New Year break for many of us. It is never easy getting back into the flow of things after a couple of weeks eating too much, more than likely drinking too much and one too many late nights and lazy mornings. So here are 6 ways to hopefully make the first week that little bit easier for anyone who struggles. Of course, there are people out there (Yes! There really are!) Who are able to have 2 weeks off and go back into…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on January 6, 2020 at 10:48am — No Comments

Building and Maintaining a (Professional) Relationship With Your Recruiter

No longer fulfilled in your current role? Longing for a new challenge? Dread going back to work every Monday morning? – all signs you probably should look for a new job! The problem is, where do you start with it all!? With so much to do day to day – such as holding down a job, maintaining a relationship or dating, maybe it includes raising children,…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on October 22, 2019 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Your digital footprint and how this might affect your job prospects.

The term digital footprint is a term widely used, but are you aware of what it actually is or what it means? The text book meaning, according to tech terms is ‘a trail of data you create while using the Internet. It includes the websites you visit, emails you send, and…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on August 13, 2019 at 6:34am — No Comments

Love Island meets Recruitment

It is that time of the year AGAIN - the hit Summer show Love Island is back on our TV screens and in full swing! The talk of the office kitchen, the cause of tiffs at home, a topic trending across social media nearly every single day - whether you love it or hate it no one can deny that the show is a guilty pleasure for so many!

I am pretty…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on July 17, 2019 at 11:28am — No Comments

My Experience As An Apprentice

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and it got me thinking about my own experience as an Apprentice. I fell pregnant in my last year at 6th form and shortly after finishing my A-Levels I had my baby, when I was ready to get back into work I found it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find a job, due to me having virtually no previous work experience. I…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on March 4, 2019 at 9:46am — No Comments

Recruitment, The Modern Day Dating Game.

Ever consider dating your recruiter? ‘But I don’t want to date my recruiter’, I hear you say – fair enough, you don’t have to! BUT you are building some sort of relationship the minute you do reach out – or get approached by a recruiter to help you find your ideal job! This blog post will keep with The Valentine’s Day theme of love and…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on March 4, 2019 at 9:17am — No Comments


It's the time of the year when everyone starts thinking 'New Year, New Me!' There is no right or wrong time to start making changes to your life, change can happen whenever we decide, the key is to stick with these changes! Too many people decide changes need to be made, identify exactly what needs to be changed, begin planning ways to implement these changes…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on January 11, 2018 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Cost of a Bad Hire

There is a vast amount of information readily available online in regards to the concept of time to hire, but the flip side of this is the cost of a bad hire-how much to do you know about this? 1 in 5 decision makers within a company are unaware of how much a bad hire actually costs their company! What are the implications of making a bad hire? How much is it costing…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on November 23, 2017 at 6:49am — No Comments

How can we get more women into engineering roles?

When many of us think up images of engineers it is men in hard hats that will pop into our heads, images on search engines flood our screens with these exact images, there is a gender stereotype attached to what it is to be an engineer and this is a stereotype that has been built throughout the history of engineering. There are no requirements that state you…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on September 20, 2017 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

Post Job-Interview Tips

So, you have been working closely with a recruiter over the past few weeks to find your next career opportunity. Your CV has been updated, formatted and sent out to clients, you have been put forward for specific roles and finally you have the interview date! You have researched the company, been prepped by the recruiter and feel prepared and ready to face the…

Added by Charlotte Barrington on August 17, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments

The Recruitment Process (in images)


Added by Charlotte Barrington on July 24, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments


The engineering sector is currently experiencing a lack of talented, trainee, qualified and experienced Engineers coming through. This skills gap is not just an issue for the engineering sector but for many other UK industries too.

What is a skills shortage exactly?

A skills shortage is when there are not enough people with a…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on July 20, 2017 at 5:32am — No Comments

The Use Of Social Media When Looking For A New Role

The use of social media by job seekers seeking new career opportunities is ever increasing. The days of looking through newspapers and industry magazines for ads, posting or faxing CVs over to recruitment agencies and organisations and calling company after company asking if they have any vacancies, are long gone. The first thing that comes to our mind when searching…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on July 13, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Learn To Walk Before You Can Run

We recently interviewed a fellow recruitment colleague on the expectations that he had when he started out his career. He had the impression that he would go and hit the ground running, but after a couple of months he realised it may not be as easy as he first thought. This is what got us thinking about the importance of learning to walk before you can…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on July 13, 2017 at 4:04am — No Comments

Does Homeworking Work?

Long gone are the days of having to be stuck behind a desk and confined to an office, now we have the potential freedom to work from our homes, our local coffee shop or even our favourite holiday destination! Remote working has provided us with a whole new working world where we can be flexible during our working day, with more than 4 million UK workers now working remotely!…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on July 13, 2017 at 3:49am — No Comments


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