Recent Posts By Victoria Harlock

The Budget, IR35 and you

When the changes to IR35 came into effect for public sector workers last year, many in the industry thought it was only a matter of time before private sector workers were also affected. This week, the Chancellor announced that we were right.   The good news is that it won’t apply to all organisations with […]

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 doesn’t know enough about them. There are three main areas you should research; The company The interviewer The role   The Company Don’t just have a look at their […]

7 ways to get the most out of your LinkedIn profile

  Most people know LinkedIn can be a very powerful career tool, but not everyone knows how to make the most of it. One thing you should bear in mind is why people are actually using LinkedIn; to network, to build their career and to hire, including companies screening people who have applied to them. […]

LinkedIn Action Points For Aspiring IT Professionals

You aspire to a fast-track career in IT. You’re in a great role, but want to ensure you progress at a similar pace to your peers. One thing that’s key to achieving this is having a LinkedIn profile that truly sells you. Here we’ll be covering 4 things you must address if you’re ever to […]

How to Prepare for a Job Search in the New Year

  The bringing in of a New Year is a natural period for reflection. For many, it’s a time to kick start the job search in hope of new challenges, better working conditions, and more exciting opportunities. Whatever your reasons for starting your job search, the prep you do beforehand is vital. The steps you […]

10 tips to make sure your interview is less “Trick” and more “Treat” this Halloween

  Here at Corriculo we have been working in the recruitment industry for over 40 years and during this time we have helped candidates through a LOT of interviews. Here are our top 10 tips for interview success;   Make sure you arrive on time. There is a balance here; you should never be even a minute late […]

6 ways to get the most out of a second interview

  If you’ve already had one face to face interview (and possibly a telephone interview as well) then you might think that the second interview stage will be easy. Sadly, that isn’t always the case. It’s the stage where you need to get down to the nitty gritty, a bit like the second viewing of […]

Things to consider before accepting a counter offer

  Handing in your notice is rarely a pleasant experience. Unless you REALLY hate your job, you’re going to have some areas of regret. You’ve accepted your new job, built yourself up to talking to your boss, written your letter. You’re good to go. Then your boss throws a spanner in the works; they make […]

The way contractors pay tax is changing – what you need to know

  The changes to Travel & Subsistence (T&S) tax relief were widely expected by the industry for some time but draft legislation was not released until 9th December 2015 and the final wording wasn’t released until the 16th March 2016. The Finance Bill 2016 comes into effect on the 6th April 2016. The aim of the […]

HMRC is playing with IR35 again, and it could have serious consequences for all contractors

  I recently wrote a post about the mixed signals that the government is currently giving out to contractors, well it seems that those signals are becoming less mixed and more negative. There are rumours flying around about the government’s plans for IR35, thanks to leaks published in the Guardian and Daily Mail. If you […]