Are you working with a good or bad recruiter? 

Signs of a good recruiter: A good recruiter is a professional who enjoys helping a company of any size find the right candidates across a crowded room. A bad recruiter is motivated only by the commission they are getting today, failing to bother with the long game: a good recruiter invests in getting to know your

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Common Interview Mistakes

We often come across candidates who find the face to face interview process a daunting, nerve racking experience. Of course the more prepared you are the less nervous you should be. As part of your preparation it is worthwhile reminding yourself of the basics of good interview technique and at ISL we are happy to

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Tips for your CV

Your LinkedIn profile may be 100% complete, your website brimming with information and your Facebook pages sufficiently sanitised for any employer to have a cursory glance, but the key piece of information remains the same; your CV. At ISL we encourage candidates to view their resume as their own shop window. A CV needs to

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The Value of Professional Project Management

There can be no doubt that over the last 45 years, as the value of professional project management has been proven, project management has become an established, well paid career. Here at ISL we have seen how successfully run projects can make a real difference to the bottom line. If you are looking into moving

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Don’t dismiss the public sector

We often have candidates who approach us with the view, whatever the role the public sector is not for them. At ISL we believe you need to look beyond the old fashioned image of the public sector and look at a vacancy in detail. You may be surprised by some of the new roles coming

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Channels used to search for candidates

At ISL we work hard for our employers and job applicants. The dawn of the internet has made the recruitment industry able to work faster, reach more employers and applicants and has opened up new avenues for us to identify candidates. At ISL we don’t just wait for the right candidate to approach us, we

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Tips for being a successful project manager

In the IT sector we always have quite a large demand for strong, effective project managers. We have found that a project manager not only has to understand the details but often needs to be a leader as well. In an interesting article from Podio Blog, it talks about the essential skills required to be

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What skills do you need to be a successful interim manager?

An interim manager often commands high remuneration packages, but this is because it is usually a demanding and complex role.  Nowadays it’s not sufficient to  just have an exemplary track record of delivery. Employers are looking for something more. A recent article in The Guardian identified the top five skills that employers look for in

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Silicon Valley firms start to employ self-taught coders in game design jobs

Th recruitment industry is set for a major shake-up with companies starting to change their recruitment techniques for game designer jobs, programming jobs and web development jobs with many companies starting to find coders based on skill not just experience and qualifications. As Facebook and Google snap up the best positions for programming jobs their

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