Can anybody be a recruiter?

The property market model is changing with the advent of online property agents with a centralised call centre and the vendor conducting all the viewings. High street travel agents have been forced to provide ever more specialist services to remain viable. With the vast amount of information available online people are thinking they can sell

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9 Rules for Salary Negotiation after a Job Offer

After months of job applications, interviews and waiting what should you do when you finally receive the all important job offer, but the package doesn’t quite come up to your expectations? You don’t want to be rude but you also want to start the job delighted and motivated! This is a tricky time – ultimately

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The start of a New Year and a new job?

It’s not unusual to be made redundant and suddenly find yourself out in the cold looking at your job prospects. The challenge of finding the right job in the right location with the right benefits package can be tough, especially if you are under financial pressure. An article by Robert Wright gives some tips on

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The 7 simple rules of modern recruitment

Have the rules of recruitment really changed that much with the progression of technology?  At ISL Recruitment we embrace change whilst remembering the traditional values and skills of an effective recruitment agency.  An article by Maura McElhone summarizes what she considers to be some of the key rules in modern recruitment: 1. Include outbound email marketing

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How Important are Flexible Working Hours?

Would you like to have the choice of when you work as long as the job gets done? This is of course impossible to offer for many industries, but some companies are striving to think out of the box and offer the most flexible working hours. The objective is simple, to attract the best resources

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Is pay the all important consideration in recruitment?

However perfect the job appears there is always somewhere an element of compromise. One of the challenges of a modern recruitment agency is working out what the applicant is prepared to compromise on and whether once in the role the compromise will affect the success of the placement. An article by Tony Hatton-Gore looks at

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Do you really want success?

Mike Bloomberg, CEO of Bloomberg LP is 73 , is a self made billionaire and is currently the 14th richest man in the world with a net worth of around £26.6 billion. Would you like this level of success? Recently Mike Bloomberg was in London at a Goldman Sachs event to help small businesses and

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Dressing for Leadership Roles

Going back a generation or two (depending on your age!) every professional, almost regardless of their industry put on a suit for work.  Today, the uniform of the suit has dissolved and we are left with having to make our own interpretation of what is formal and business casual attire. It means it’s very easy

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5 Questions Chief Executives Need Answers To

Preparing for that final interview with the Chief Executive takes some extra thought and time. This may be your final hurdle before you receive a job offer and your interview technique may just make all the difference. ISL Recruitment have years of experience working with interviewees and welcomes working with applicants preparing for this all

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Your Career and Your Clothes

These days at most organisations the dress code is commonly known as “smart-casual”, with the emphasis more on the casual. At ISL Recruitment we believe if you are attending an interview it is worthwhile trying to find out how relaxed the dress code really is. That’s not to say you should attend an interview in

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