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Top Tips and Tricks for Getting Found on LinkedIn

Leverage your online presence with these top tips…

Now that you’ve done all the hard work filling in your LinkedIn profile and backdating all of your relevant experience, you’re ready to start building worthwhile connections. You do not need to go premium to create a successful LinkedIn profile. Premium is great for recruiters and hiring managers…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 14, 2017 at 8:07am — No Comments

The Best Months for a Job Search

Does the time of year affect your job search? Peaks and troughs in the number of opportunities available, the availability of decision-makers, and the speed at which your application will be reviewed, all affect the likelihood of candidates getting hired and employers finding the talent they’re looking for.

To make sure you get the most bang for your…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 9, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Best Company ‘Work for Us’ Pages

Turn Prospective Viewers into New Recruits with these Great Ideas

Ah, the ‘Work for Us’ page! Filled with potential, overflowing with creative opportunity and brimming with the chance to build your brand’s reputation…or is it? We are still often presented with mundane, uninspiring careers pages that provide…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on September 19, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Technology and Engineering are Calling for Flexible Working

Are you responding to the demands of the market?

Flexible working is far more common than many would expect; over 50% of UK organisations offer flexible working, and 97% of firms believe that…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on September 18, 2017 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Top Consultants Talk Interview Success

Let’s talk interviews. We ask our top performing, most experienced consultants how to excel in the interview process and leave your interviewer wanting more!

Everyone is different so there can be no ‘formula’ for the interview success, however, there is probably a degree of general consensus among HR pros, Hiring Managers and Recruitment Consultants…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on September 16, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

What the Engineers Think…

Ever wondered what sought after engineers are looking for in a company?

It will come as no surprise to any Engineering Manager that it takes more than attractive job specs and trendy working environments to appeal to the UK’s current market of top-performing embedded and electronics engineers. Embedded engineers are now at such a…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on September 11, 2017 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

How to Write a Prize-Winning CV Profile

Top Tips to Maximise the Impact of Your CV with a Powerful Profile

If constructed well, a CV profile can really give your CV the upper hand when it comes to standing out amongst a crowd. As you will know from our ‘The Art of a Fantastic CV’ blog, employers often spend no more than 10…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on September 6, 2017 at 5:26am — No Comments

The Art of a Fantastic CV

Our top tips and tricks to help you make an impact using just the power of words!

Employers can gauge a first impression of your CV after as little as 3 seconds of reading it, and often have just 60 seconds to read it in its entirety. How do I get 3 seconds of greatness into my CV, you may be thinking?…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 21, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

3 Ways to Measure Employee Loyalty

Defined as showing constant support to an institution, company loyalty is a hard concept to measure. Humans are complex creatures who have sporadic feelings of loyalty – we’ve all be there, one day you’re in a great mood and love your company. The next day is another story.

Paired with the zero hour contracts and the every-growing gig…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 15, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

How To Conduct Diverse Recruitment

Originally posted on the ISL Recruitment blog, by Alan Furley.

According to Badenoch & Clark, …

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 7, 2017 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The New Era of Talent Retention

Alistair Reyland from ISL Recruitment takes a look at talent retention.

The New Era of Talent Retention

There is an abundance of talent retention articles but they always spiral back to the same old stuff. Strong company culture, good perks, and career progression. While the foundation of talent…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 2, 2017 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Is It Time to Make Your CV Visual?

Candidate applications are up by a whopping 55% but only 2% of applicants are actually getting an…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on July 30, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Job Apps: Are They Really Revolutionising Recruitment?

Job apps are everywhere. There is HiUpSnagAJob, and the gold ‘ol Indeed. Some of the first job apps, Switch and Jobr, aimed to revolutionise the recruitment process. The idea was simple, make the job hunt…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on July 26, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

6 Signs You Should Quit Your Job

6 Signs You Should Quit Your Job

While everyone has a little trouble getting up on a Monday morning the feeling usually leaves at 10 am after a morning coffee. A little bit of disdain towards your organisation once in a while is normal. However, if the sense of dread to leave your bed…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on July 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

How To Use Your Online Presence to Attract Talent

Attracting top talent can be difficult. With the triggering of Article 50 and the ever-looming Brexit means jobs are harder to fill. Flashy perks might get candidates interested but how do you create an online presence that remains stable when the business…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on June 22, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Interview Questions You Should Never Answer

Earlier this month the BBC’s LinkedIn page posed a question: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve ever been asked in a job interview? It garnered over 1,500 comments brimming with shocking, offensive, and just plain irrelevant interview questions. From,…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on June 19, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Handle Office Politics

Whether you choose to get involved in it or not, office politics are inevitable in a workplace. They shape the organisation and sometimes help create a unique company culture, although often for the worse. Handling rude colleagues, making allies and knowing who to speak to in order to get projects moving are vital skills. It might start with a …

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Added by ISL Recruitment on June 16, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Can Winning an Award Really Help Your Business Succeed?

ISL director Alan Furley talks about the company's 'Great Place to Work' award and how he plans to use it as a marketing tool...

Cue the fanfare! It’s time to show off about one of my proudest moments in ISL Recruitment’s 10 year history – I can officially say my…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on May 24, 2017 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Can Winning an Award Really Help Your Business Succeed?

ISL director Alan Furley talks about the company's 'Great Place to Work' award and how he plans to use it as a marketing tool...

Cue the fanfare! It’s time to show off about one of my proudest moments in ISL Recruitment’s 10 year history – I can officially say my…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on May 24, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What to do if you have a toxic boss

We are sure that everyone has encountered a bad boss at some stage during their career, but a toxic boss can be detrimental to your health. Earlier this year a new study by the Alliance Manchester Business School revealed the impact of a…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on May 9, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

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