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By Tricia Hay and David Tovey

 You can be the most talented person around, but if you are not well connected through your professional network you can easily miss out on rewarding and exciting career opportunities.

Building an effective professional network should really start as soon as you are considering embarking on your chosen career – even if you are still in full time education. 

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By Tricia Hay and David Tovey

While we shouldn’t try to stereotype and entire generation, one thing is certain; Millennials (born 1982-2004) have different expectations of management than Generation X (ages 35-50). Their main expectation? Millennials want managers who understand and demonstrate leadership, and fundamentally that means managers who ‘get’ people.

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The short answer is yes. As a recruiter I see a wide variety of formats, styles and approaches to CV’s but the ones that really stand out are the ones that ‘check the boxes’ of my client’s requirements. With that being said, it is important to still be honest! If you say you have experience using a certain type of software or system because you think it will help you secure the job you are looking for,

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The recent Manpower survey of over 2000 UK businesses reflects our own local experience that whilst jobs confidence is high, some sectors are ‘desperate’ to fill vacancies as Brexit becomes a reality.

The hospitality sector has been performing particularly well in terms of jobs (up 16% in 2017) – but there are definitely signs that some employers are in a desperate scramble to find the right people,

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I love working in the recruitment business. We all like positive feedback and during a recent review with the CEO of a client we have been working with since 2008, it was encouraging to be praised for providing a great service over the past 20 years.

As we shared memories of those years it made me proud to realise that the team at First Base had provided staff for over 80% of the functions within their organisation.

 » Read more about: A valuable business partner  »

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