Modern Sales Roles

A sales role was once perceived as a second rate profession – not any more. Sales is often a tough and complex role where you need to know your product or service intimately and be able to liaise with people at sometimes many different levels.  It’s a role that demands a confident, personable individual who

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How to close a covering letter and get to the next stage

A covering letter needs to include your main achievements, how you can make a difference to the organisation and how you are a great fit for the organisation. It’s your chance to sell yourself and accelerate through to the next stage of the interview process. Your closing line should show you are proactive and confident

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Out of the Ordinary Covering Letters for IT Recruitment

A covering letter will probably be the first thing a prospective employer will read from you. Do you play it safe and stick to a traditional covering letter model or do you look to stand out from the crowd?  At ISL Recruitment we see many CVs and are always appreciative of someone who has taken

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IT Recruitment – Top 7 Career Benefits from a Solid Network

  Many IT roles are secured through industry connections. Whilst a strong network may not always produce the career opportunities you are looking for at a particular time, it will provide you with current industry information and a place to seek guidance. An article by Heather Huhman highlights a few of the advantages of having

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Recruitment Consultant Tip – Management or Specialist?

It’s a common problem across many professions. You spend years training and gaining experience in a particular field, and then find to progress any further you need to go down the management route and away from the “front line” work you enjoy. For some people the thought of moving away from doing the hands on

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Recruitment Consultant Tip – The 2nd Job Offer Dilemma

Everyone knows job hunting can be a long and often tedious process. It’s not surprising that when we finally receive a precious job offer, most of us immediately accept. But what should you do when you’ve accepted a position and another offer comes through which is even better……. It’s a good problem to have, but

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Recruitment Consultant Tips for Promotion

Before you take the plunge externally, it is important you look at opportunities with your current employer so you can compare external opportunities. You need to objectively be able to answer the “Should I stay or should I go?” question. At ISL Recruitment we always take the long term view with applicants. We know that,

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