Following the Road to Monte Carlo

With a new year comes a new incentive. This year we’ve decided it’s a trip to Monte Carlo! Our hard working munchkins all have the chance to walk along the yellow brick road towards greatness. The road will be long but luckily everyone here already has the heart, brain, and courage to hit their targets! It will

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Celebrating the Training Academy’s Success

As ISL Recruitment reaches its 10-year anniversary milestone, we look at the success of our training academy. Our latest academy started in November with four budding recruits. It’s the fourth we’ve ever conducted and they just keep getting better and better. It’s partly due to the great talent in the academies but it’s also down to

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January Blues? Maybe It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Are the January blues hitting you hard? If that negative back-to-work feeling you thought would pass hasn’t let up, it might be time to quit your job. Last Monday the world faced the most depressing day of the year: Blue Monday. Whether you believe the day is true or just a load of bogus science, there’s

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Is personal development important to you?

  How important is personal development to you? How much encouragement and support does your company give you? November has been a significant month at ISL Recruitment for highlighting how important personal development is to us a business, with two key examples. Firstly, we had four new employees start in our latest Recruitment Academy. This

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How will Brexit affect specialist recruitment services

We all know that Brexit means Brexit, but what’s less clear is how Britain’s departure from the EU will impact on skill shortages, specialist recruitment services and the opportunities for graduate employment. The result of June’s referendum has done little so far to slow the country’s strong jobs market, according to official data, but many

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ISL’s latest Recruitment Academy successes

ISL Recruitment’s Recruitment Academy We’re excited to celebrate the success of three trainee recruitment consultants who have graduated from our third ISL Recruitment Academy. This week has seen Casey, Hattie and Rachael start their careers as recruiters within our technology division, having completed 10 weeks of comprehensive classroom and on the job training. This industry leading training, supported by

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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 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

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Are you ready to go contract?

The Professional Contractors Group estimate in the UK there are around 1.6 million freelancers. Many of these are in the IT industry.  The contract 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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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. 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 tips from Sophie Down of things to remember at group interviews:

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