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Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 9/4/18 | Category: Advice
2018 job hunting guide - free download

Job hunting can be a different experience for everyone and it can be exciting, terrifying, and stressful in equal measure. There are questions such as what you should ask in an interview, to make decisions around handing in your notice at your current job to consider, as well as the inevitable update of the CV. All in all, finding the right new job is one of the hardest things to achieve, which is why we wanted to put all of our expertise and knowledge of the job hunting process into a handy job hunting guide to not only make life easier but make sure you land your dream job. From working with your recruiter and perfecting your CV to interview preparation and making tricky decisions...

Author: Sam Quarcoopome | Date: 6/3/18 | Category: Advice
working abroad checklist

Moving abroad for work can bring with it a whirlwind of emotions: excitement, stress, joy and fear. Landing a new job and upping sticks across the globe can be tricky and in order for you to settle down into your new job and place of residence without any hiccups, there are a few things to tick off your working abroad checklist.   Get to grips with the culture Every country conducts business slightly differently and you’d be surprised at the alteration between countries, provinces or states work-life balance. Some countries are more formal in their approach to business than others, whereas some can be laidback. But with these differences comes a chance to interact with new...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 14/2/18 | Category: Advice
Warning signs it’s time to break up with your job

Relationships have good days and bad days. It started out all rosy. For the first 3-6 months, everything in your eyes was PERFECT and you wanted to shout it from the rooftops. But often after a long period of time, you just aren’t getting out what you put in. Most people find it difficult to break up from their job and current company, fearing that whatever is on the other side might not be as green as they say. If you’re feeling conflicted about saying goodbye to your current role, then the first step is to check these warning signs that it’s time to break up with your job.   You’re not getting out what you put in… you’re stressed, tired and burning out...

Author: Jacob Sanders | Date: 1/1/18 | 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: Ellen Ashby | Date: 8/12/17 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
Why should you use a recruiter exclusively? An honest guide.

What’s in it for you, and you, and me? Here I explain why you should use a recruiter exclusively by looking at all parties involved in the recruitment process.   Of all the conversations I’ve had in 10+ years of Recruitment, the one I find myself having most is the topic of exclusivity. Some companies I speak to don’t know what that means, others question the value of working exclusively over the way they’ve always worked with recruiters: “What happens if you can’t find the right candidate? I’ve put all my eggs in your basket” “I need to find someone fast, would more recruiters working on this not speed that up?” “Can I really rely on you to...

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...

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