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Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 24/10/17 | Category: Advice, Technology
5 soft skills to improve your developer career

How you can make an impact with soft skills as well as your code. When we think about people skills, and using them, in a technology environment, examples can vary from showing empathy for users to having self-awareness and good problem-solving techniques. These examples of ‘soft’ transferable skills actually can make a much bigger impact on your role and become just as important as your coding ability. You know that it’s your technical talent and expertise that makes you qualified to fill a software developer role within a company. But how can you stand out from the competition? Once you’ve landed your dream role, do you have the right transferable ‘soft skills’ to...

Author: Sam Quarcoopome | Date: 17/10/17 | Category: Advice, Technology
Got 99 problems? Don't let your contract recruiter be one

Got 99 problems?... don’t let your contract recruiter be one The role of a hiring manager is tough, with 99 seemingly endless problems filling your day, including finding the best contractors to fulfil your next project. Partnering with a specialist contract recruiter is one way to solve your often-immediate hiring headache, until they become one themselves. Do you ever feel there is something missing between what you are putting in with your contract recruiter partnership and what you’re getting from it? Historically, relationships between employers and contract recruiters have been tainted by a range of pressures and varying degrees of mistrust from both sides. So how...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 25/9/17 | Category: Advice, Technology
Developer CV

It only takes hiring managers 6 seconds to review a CV application, so how can you make sure your CV makes a good first impression? - Follow these 4 ways to make your developer CV stand out and download your free developer CV template.  Through your CV  you are giving the hiring manager a brief impression of who you are. This is achieved by adding a personal touch to your CV without going overboard and by simply adding just a few elements that present your experience and interest in tech in the right light. Sure, you can Google; “Developer CV template” and there will be a mass amount of advice for how to write a CV, formatting and what mandatory sections need to be included....

Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 6/1/17 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
questions to ask your recruiter

CV being rejected? Think you’re right for the role? Just want to get in front of the hiring manager and then you know you’ll be able to sell yourself? It might not be you, it might be your recruiter…   In this blog, I’m going to cover 5 things to discuss with your recruiter before letting them put your CV forward. Points such as those below could be the difference between getting interviewed or being rejected, so if this really is the job of your dreams make sure that you cover these 5 questions to ask your recruiter next time you speak.   5 questions to ask your recruiter   The CV Firstly is your recruiter hell bent on having your CV? Maybe your...

Author: John Guest | Date: 4/1/17 | Category: Advice, Eligo News, Fire and Security
Eligo Book Club with Fire & Security Recruitment Director John Guest

We’re a varied bunch here and all love a good read. Each world book day we’ve put together a quick blog going round the office and asking for our consultants best recommendations on books on a variety of subjects. These have been so successful that we’ve decided to branch out and focus on a small selection of books each consultant would love to recommend for a multitude of purposes and reasons. First up, we have Fire & Security Recruitment Director John Guest. Happy Reading!   One of my new year’s resolutions last year was to read more, and since I haven’t looked back. Around the office I quite often find myself suggesting a read to one of my colleagues, with many...

Author: Jacob Sanders | Date: 1/1/17 | Category: Advice
find a new job 2016 eligo

January’s a prime time for cliché, ushering in the New Year, new me, new job phase. But at the end of the day, it is a great time for re-evaluation and to kick start yourself into a place where you’d like to be before the next year has rolled around and you're wondering just why the hell you’re still in the same place for yet another year. Whilst the job market is active throughout the year, January is the busiest month for job hunters, and a large number of employers are also assessing their options for the year ahead and looking to hire during this period. So leave the cliché’s behind, and let us give you our top tips on how to find a new job and advance your career this...

Author: John Guest | Date: 21/12/16 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
farmer fire & security business

I regularly catch up with Directors and Managers of Fire & Security businesses throughout the UK to discuss industry trends, challenges and needs, and potential solutions to help them grow. Recently I met the Managing Director of a small but growing Security business whose goal has been to add £1 million revenue to the business within a 12 month period. Unfortunately, over the last year, that goal had been and gone following a period in which the company had hired 2 Business Development Managers in order to achieve these results. One year on and the company were behind on budget, the Business Dev Managers were gone and the Managing Director was having to go back out, sell, and...

Author: John Guest | Date: 14/12/16 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
how to prepare for an interview

Anything between 45 minutes and 2 hours can decide the future of your career. It’s therefore hard to believe how so many people leave it to chance and shun the most crucial stage of the interview: the preparation. Having spent many years interviewing candidates, sitting in on interviews, and advising clients on how to effectively interview top Fire & Security candidates, I have put together some quick fire tips on how to prepare for an interview and the types of questions you should ask to help you on your way to securing you next Fire & Security job.   Quick Fire Tips on How to Prepare for an Interview   Knowing the company you are interviewing for is crucial....

Author: Vicky Bodhani | Date: 8/9/16 | Category: Advice, Eligo News
ex-and-recruitment-job

Relationships have their highs and lows; they can feel like the greatest thing in the world (and remain that way), however we’ve most likely all been in a relationship where you hit a realisation that it’s not going that way, you’ve become comfortable but not happy, and are left pondering the lost months (or years). It’s not like there wasn’t warning signs. There was the pushiness, the moment when things stopped being equal and more about them, the lack of trust. Even on your side there was that time where you downloaded tinder just to swipe right a couple of times and see what else there was out there. Despite this you were wary about leaving. Thoughts began to cloud your...

Author: John Doherty | Date: 26/8/16 | Category: Advice
6 Reasons Why Your Commute Doesn't Have To Drive You Crazy

Summer might have finally reared it's head again this week, gifting us a mini-heatwave. Heatwaves like it can take you back to a time or place like a past holiday, or your youth. All great right? Though for me, as well as these, it evokes memories of the District Line at 8am in the morning on a sticky Summer's day, desperate to finally get to work. Thankfully those days are long gone and it got me thinking about all the reasons I don't miss the commute into the city. If you grew up in London, it probably feels like a lifetime that you’ve spent navigating cancellations, body odour,  and giving up any sort of hope of a seat. If not, you probably moved to the big smoke bright-eyed,...

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