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Unemployment figures fall, UK showing signs of recovery

The UK is showing signs that it is on the road to recovery from the recession as the amount of people claiming unemployment benefit in June dropped by a massive 21k.

Read the full blog on …


Added by Daniel Briggs on July 18, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

The best pre interview play list!

The morning of a job interview can be very nerve racking; you spend most of the time dashing around trying to make sure that you’re looking your best and have prepared answers to all the questions that they might throw at you. Especially if you really want the job, then there even more pressure! So, to get you in the right mind set, I have put…


Added by Daniel Briggs on July 17, 2013 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

Using LinkedIn for recruitment – Blog

A lot of our clients ask us, ‘What’s the big deal with LinkedIn and how can I use it for recruitment?’ 

So here you go! LinkedIn is the largest professional network in the World with over 187,000,000 members and the platform is continuing to grow at a rate of 2 new members every second. Over a million of these users are in the UK so it makes sense for both companies and recruiters alike to be on there too.

As a brief guide to being successful as a company or recruiter on…


Added by Daniel Briggs on June 20, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Blue Octopus first Yorkshire recruiter to win at the Onrec awards!

Yorkshire based online recruiter Blue Octopus have done it again! They have managed to win the ‘The Creative Offline Marketing Award 2013’ by a recruitment supplier.

The awards ceremony was held at the contemporary Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London’s West End on 21st March. It began at 7.00pm with a Champagne reception and the representatives of Blue Octopus…


Added by Daniel Briggs on March 26, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

Love your job! The best office romance.

As we all know, work isn’t somewhere that people generally enjoy going to but it shouldn’t be somewhere that we completely hate being at. Your work is a huge part of life so if you don’t enjoy going there, then you’re not going to be happy in any other aspect of your life. Did you know that about a third of your life is spent working!

If you’re stuck in a rut then maybe you need to change…

Added by Daniel Briggs on February 26, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Social networks: are you damaging your career opportunities?

Since the boom of social networking in the early 2000’s we have been driven to consistently updating the world with our goings on, whether that’s where we’re going, what we’re doing or what we’re eating for dinner (because everyone needs to know that you are eating a really lovely pizza!). 

Although social networks are a great way to keep up to date with friends,…


Added by Daniel Briggs on February 4, 2013 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

Surviving your interview; the questions you didn't expect.

For a lot of people, January is the month to look for a new job – everyone wants to start the New Year with a boom and for many that means finally landing their dream job. (If you are still struggling to get an interview, please see our blog post ‘My New Year’s resolution – get a new job!’ for help and tips on where to look.)

So you’ve been keeping an eye out for…


Added by Daniel Briggs on January 28, 2013 at 4:58am — 6 Comments

Yorkshire recruiter Blue Octopus shortlisted in two Onrec awards!

Yorkshire recruiter Blue Octopus is delighted to be announced as a finalist in two different categories of the Onrec Awards 2013. The Onrec Awards acknowledge the best online recruitment companies based on nominations for the various categories.


Blue Octopus has been shortlisted for ‘The Best Online Candidate Experience…


Added by Daniel Briggs on January 18, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

My New Year’s resolution – get a new job!

Every year millions of people make resolutions that are broken in a matter of days, the most common one is to ‘Get Fit’ and this is also the one that tends to be broken first.  But if yours is to get a new job, then you should defiantly stick to it. You spend most of your life in a work environment so its importance that you enjoy what you do for a job.

There could be a number of reasons for your job not being right for you:

  • You could be feeling that you aren’t…

Added by Daniel Briggs on January 15, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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