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Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 8/8/16 | Category: Advice
how to take charge of your career

It is obvious that people are hired based on their experience and skills, but the difference in being hired or fired all depends on the individual’s attitude and behaviours to their role and the company as a whole. Your skills and experience can make a big impression in your new role, however, it is usually down to your attitude and approach to your work which makes you stand out from the crowd. The first 3 months of any job are the most important in making a good impression on your employer, and in these first crucial months, it is a great idea to go out of your way to be positive and demonstrate drive, ambition and flexibility to the role. Demonstrating these personality traits...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 4/2/16 | Category: Advice
relocation for a new job

Moving to a different city or country can bring out different emotions; exciting and challenging, or scary and stressful, potentially all four. Having to settle down and adapt to the new place, job and people is difficult and a few things should be taken into consideration in order to make the process smoother. We have prepared a quick overview of the most important things you should take a look into before you start with your new challenge, complete with handy links to help you along the way. So you're thinking about moving for a new job? Why do people relocate? The benefits to moving can seem obvious, whilst the hurdles along the way not so. There are often multiple reasons for a job...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 10/11/15 | Category: Advice, Technology
employer brand attracting developers company branding

You’re a great company, really, you are. You should be attracting some excellent talent; sure, there’s a shortage of developers, particularly Perl, Ruby, Java etc., but that’s all the more reason why the talent that there is should be working for you. So you’re not quite Google, or Facebook, or [insert one of any other well-known tech brand's here], maybe you are: it’s still possible. Read any advice on attracting talent and, you’ll be told the first step is to look at your employer brand, and it is, as long as you understand that this is more than your logo, a foosball table in the office, or even free fruit on Fridays. Looking at your employer brand requires you to step...

Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 14/9/15 | Category: Advice, Technology
how to get hired

Have you ever wondered what the key stages that take place during a hiring process are, what companies are looking for in a candidate, and ultimately how to get hired? Last week, Eligo were fortunate to host the internal recruiter from one of Europe’s leading technology groups to answer each of these questions and provide further insight into what goes on inside a major company during the hiring process. Emphasising key points made in our previous blogs on effective hiring processes to reduce staff turnover and increase the quality of hire as well as how to attract the best candidates , the move into 21st century recruitment was clear throughout. This broadly covers 3 areas of...

Author: Vicky Bodhani | Date: 1/9/15 | Category: Advice
mobile job hunting eligo website

Rewind about 20 years (if you’re old enough!). Do you remember the old days when you’d be sitting at your desk looking through the post at the CVs you’d received that day having a little laugh about that chap who applied for EVERY single one you’d advertised in the local paper? ‘God, how annoying’ you’d moan as you wrote ‘no’ or ‘reject’ on his (many) covering letters. Now move forward a little to the early days of job boards. Do you remember getting utterly swamped in applications from candidates all over the world who had no relevant skills and certainly no visa to work in the UK? That really was annoying. Having to ineptly at first, trawl through hundreds of...

Author: Anne Rooke | Date: 2/7/15 | Category: Advice, Technology
Mac Support Job CV

You’ve found your perfect Mac Support Job, or maybe you’re looking to move positions? What next? The time has come to write a mac support job winning CV. Here’s my specialist mac support recruitment advice on how. DOWNLOAD YOUR MAC SUPPORT JOB CV TEMPLATE  HERE It’s the first thing a future employer or recruiter will use to decide whether you’re a candidate they want, and you’ll only have about 20 seconds (if that) to enable them to do so. So when writing your Mac support job CV, it’s worth taking the time to really get it right! The Apple OSX and Mac Support Job market is an especially niche one therefore it is important to consider this and tailor your CV throughout....

Author: Vicky Bodhani | Date: 19/6/15 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security, Technology
How to answer STAR interview question

The STAR interview format is often used by employers who hold structured competency based interviews but understanding STAR can help you be the STAR in any interview.  So first things first . . . what is STAR? Situation Task Action Result This format is a universally recognised technique for assessing responses in an interview setting.  Some interviewers use STAR to score you based on how well you communicate your answer across each element of STAR. They do not always disclose that they are using this technique, in which case you could be losing ‘points’ without knowing. More forgiving interviewers give you advance warning of a competency based interview, in which...

Author: Bhavica Ruparelia | Date: 28/5/15 | Category: Advice, Medical
Get locum gp work

For all new Doctors and Nurses who fully register with us this month we are offering; *One extra hour on your first Locum GP job timesheet*  Locum GPs are in demand, with Locum GP work across a range of excellent primary care providers currently available. As a leading medical recruitment agency, at Eligo Medical we build long term relationships with our Locum GPs to help place them in temporary and contract sessions. Here's our top tips to ensure you make the most of these Locum GP work opportunities and secure the bookings you want whether you are just starting out as a Locum GP or an experienced medical contract worker.   Top Tips to Get Locum GP Work   1) Get...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 1/5/15 | Category: Advice, Technology
Rick Talks Your Perl Career

Rick Talks has been going global over the last few weeks, as myself and my colleague, Aleks, attended NLPW15: The Dutch Perl Workshop in Utrecht. The Perl workshop consisted of a day of presentations for users of Perl, welcoming Perl Mongers from all over Europe, providing a great opportunity for all involved to discuss Perl, it’s latest additions and day-to-day issues, as well as furthering their respective Perl careers. In respect of this, I was proud to be asked to give a Rick Talks presentation on standing out as a Perl Developer, aiding the many developers in attendance to further or gain entry into their perfect Perl career. In particular, the talk focussed on interviewing for...

Author: Mattia Brancaccio | Date: 30/4/15 | Category: Advice, SAP
Mac Support Job CV

*Click here to download an SAP CV Template* When the time comes to move onto your next SAP role it is important to make sure you take the time to write a successful CV. The first thing a future employer generally uses to decide whether they will consider you for the job is your CV. Learn how to write a successful SAP CV and you will impress very quickly whilst a bad CV will be disregarded even quicker! Your SAP CV is a showcase of yourself, and will give off an immediate impression to your future employer, therefore its important you consider the following areas before writing your SAP CV, as well as ensuring you highlight your talents and experience in order to stand out from the rest...

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