Days Like These

This morning, I was part of a group of business owners discussing all things work-related, but with the emphasis on support and advice. We each aired a ‘how do I’ challenge we are facing; it was then dissected and examined and solutions provided in a non-judgemental and wholly supportive manner. [...]

By |2020-09-25T15:39:23+01:00September 25th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Days Like These

All change…

Scrolling through my social feeds early this morning, the posts appeared to fall into 2 categories. Category #1 : ways to make working from home effective. Category #2: creative, entrepreneurial and often charitable ways to ‘profit’ from the impact of Covid-19 on our lives and businesses. Category 1 is [...]

By |2020-07-20T11:08:24+01:00March 19th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on All change…

Are you a good listener?

Are you a good listener? Do you hear what’s being said or like many of us, do you switch off and make up what you think you heard? . As a recruiter, I believe listening skills are the most crucial tool in our kit. How can we understand a client’s [...]

By |2020-02-03T17:59:57+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Are you a good listener?

CV Hints & Tips

  Putting your CV together? Check out my hints & tips…. CV’s and resumes - they’re a minefield, aren’t they? Ask the opinion of 10 people and you’ll get 10 different answers. Picture or no picture? Marital status? Word or PDF?  And since some of you reading this will be [...]

By |2018-10-02T16:41:37+01:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on CV Hints & Tips

Flying Solo – Fearless, not Foolhardy

I grew up in a noisy and full-on household.  The eldest of 5 children, all struggling to be heard, literally and figuratively, I was always surrounded by people and rarely experienced a moment of peace and quiet or some ‘me-time’. I lived with fellow students at Uni; I did flat [...]

By |2018-07-11T13:30:05+01:00July 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Flying Solo – Fearless, not Foolhardy

Top Service Sector tips for the Class of 2018

Home for the long summer break, thousands of students are looking for work to supplement their often-crippling student debt.  Unable to find and in most cases inexperienced for a traditional office job, they are more likely to find work in the hospitality sector: hotels, pubs, restaurants.  This sector is popular [...]

By |2018-06-27T17:33:01+01:00June 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top Service Sector tips for the Class of 2018

The Bijou Difference – A Candidate’s Perspective

Late last summer, a post appeared on my LinkedIn timeline via a mutual connection. Describing her frustration with recruiters, being told she was over qualified and with finding a job when of ‘a certain age’, the poster eloquently and amusingly detailed her experiences. I read it with great interest, saw [...]

By |2018-01-30T13:27:25+00:00January 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Bijou Difference – A Candidate’s Perspective

Interview Etiquette

Call me old fashioned, but I think that interview etiquette is still alive and well. Things like a firm handshake and effective eye contact – they work and make a good impression. So, here are my 8 top tips (in no order) on creating the right impression for interview success. [...]

By |2018-02-23T11:46:07+00:00January 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Interview Etiquette