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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6 Words to Avoid on Your CV

We all know the importance of CVs and know that ultimately a CV may be one of many being reviewed, and yet when we sit down to update our CV we often find ourselves defaulting to cliché phrases. Is this because we view these clichés as the professional language of CV writing? The reality is

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How Project Management is Changing

Project management has only been recognised as a career in the last 20 years, but as the world has become more competitive and organisations more complex an enormous market of people and tools has developed. Historically, a project was thought of as a defined set of tasks with a target date for completion. The project

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The temptation to lie on your CV

Have you ever updated your CV and extended the truth just a little bit to make your current role or salary fit more closely to the role you are applying for? There is a fine line between highlighting specific elements of your achievements and implying your CV is greater than it is. An experienced IT

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The Top 10 Strangest Interview Questions for 2015

We all know preparation is key for any interview, and that you ignore at your peril preparing to answer those classic interview questions, such as “Why did you apply for this position?” Most employers expect you to know the obvious answers, so occasionally a clever interviewer will ask something completely unexpected. Often they’re testing how

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The Rise of Mobile Marketing

The role of the marketing communications manager has dramatically changed over the last 15 years. Reaching target customers through mobile devices is now an integral part of marketing plans. An article from Badenoch & Clark refers to an interview with Anthony Gamble, Senior Digital Marketing Manager at the Carphone Warehouse and discusses the skill set

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