7 Ways Emotional Intelligence can be Measured at Interview

We know that even if you have all the right academic qualifications the most successful people are often the ones with the highest levels of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence includes self awareness, self regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Traditional interview techniques enable you to find out more information about a persons’ work experience but

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Are you ready to go contract? ISL Recruitment Agency, Bristol, Jobs, Recruitment, Vacancies, Job Vacancies, Job Opportunities, Jobs Bristol

The Professional Contractors Group estimate in the UK there are around 1.6 million freelancers. Many of these are in the IT industry.  The freelance market may be buoyant overall but deciding to take the plunge and become a freelancer is a major decision and shouldn’t be rushed. Leo Woodhead, an experienced careers adviser, has explored

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And some more ideas for your CV..

CVs continue to be one of the main tools in recruitment. Ignore at your peril regularly updating your CV. If you are looking for a role in a competitive environment then a simple word document may be insufficient to stand out from the crowd and so it’s always worthwhile having a look at other CVs

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8 Things to Remember at Group Interviews

At ISL Recruitment we have experience of many interview set ups. For those organisations with many candidates group interviews are frequently used. If you are a shy, conservative person then this style of interview may be particularly daunting. ISL Recruitment can work with clients to organise group interviews and help candidates prepare. Here are some

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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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