What you should be doing now to prepare for your job hunt

If you are thinking of looking for a new job then there are a few things that you can do which will help make the process go more smoothly: Social Media First of all, you can guarantee that prospective employers are looking at your social media accounts at some point during the hiring process. By […]

Why job hunting should never be a rash decision

  We’re all familiar with the scene at the end of the movie when the main character finally cracks, shouts “I QUIT” and storms out. And when you’re unhappy at work, it’s easy to start daydreaming about reenacting that exact situation. But let’s leave it to the movie stars to make these rash decisions on […]

How will the IR35 changes affect small businesses?

If you’re currently hiring people on a contract basis then there are some tax changes HMRC are pushing through that will potentially affect you from April 2020. Here’s our guide to what’s changing, why and how it will affect you.   What is IR35? IR35 is a piece of legislation that governs how contractor tax […]

How will the IR35 changes affect private sector employers?

If you’re currently hiring people on a contract basis then there are some tax changes HMRC are pushing through that will potentially affect you from April 2020. Here’s our guide to what’s changing, why and how it will affect you.   What is IR35? IR35 is a piece of legislation that governs how contractor tax […]

How are the IR35 changes going to affect me?

If you’re currently working through your own limited company on a contract basis then there are some tax changes HMRC are pushing through that will potentially affect you from April 2020. Here’s our guide to what’s changing, why and how it will affect you.   What is IR35? IR35 is a piece of legislation that […]

Graduates – What you need to consider before accepting your first job offer

Looking for that first job after graduating can be a daunting task. Depending on what subject you have studied you might need to decide on your career path as well as the usual choices re the company, role and team. If you’ve successfully navigated this and received an offer then congratulations! Before you go ahead […]

How to research a company before a job interview

Everyone knows that you should research the company before an interview and it sounds simple, but you’d be surprised how often interviewers feel that a candidate hasn’t researched them enough.   There are three main areas you should research; The company The interviewer The role   The Company Don’t just have a look at their […]

How to discuss why you’re leaving a job you hate

We recently had a candidate who, for very good reasons, hated the job they were in and had a very bad relationship with their current boss. This came across very clearly at interview and, unfortunately, from the feedback we received from our client, this was a very big factor in why he wasn’t successful.   […]

5 reasons why you should work for a start-up company

I have talked in a previous post about the fact that when job hunting, salary isn’t the only thing you should think about. The size of the company you want to work for is also important. There has been a lot of press coverage recently about the number of new companies that are starting-up over […]

5 things you need to prepare before your interview

There are loads of clichés about a lack of preparation; failure to prepare is preparing to fail and of course the 5 P’s (whichever version you choose). But they exist for a reason. Not preparing for an interview will seriously impact your chance of success. Here are the most important things you need to do […]