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First Base continues to support the Red Box initiative

First Base continues to support the Red Box initiative

The Government will launch its scheme enabling schools to order free period product for students in January 2020. Until then (and for as long as it takes for the Gov't to get it right) we will continue to support the Red Box initiative and there will be a Red Box at...

Charity Partnership with National Star

We are really proud to announce our charity partnership with National Star. With two events under our belt we are looking forward to helping raise more funds for it's work enabling young people with disabilities to realise their potential through education and...

Writing a personal profile for your CV

A candidate recently asked whether she should write an introductory paragraph or personal profile at the beginning of her CV. Great question we thought, so here’s our view. Whilst a cover letter tailored to the specific job you are applying for will do a lot of the...

Straight Talking Sales Seminar at The Growth Hub

We’ve teamed up with The Growth Hub to bring you one of our ever popular Straight Talking Seminars! In this highly practical, interactive and inspirational workshop David Tovey, author of ‘Principled Selling’ and Tricia Hay, MD of First Base Employment will show you...

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

One of the most frequent questions candidates tell us they have difficulty answering is “Where do you see yourself in five years?” No interviewer really expects candidates to be able to describe EXACTLY what they will be doing 260 weeks from...

Has the annual review had its day?

A waste of time, stressful, outdated are just some of the descriptions we hear when we speak to clients and candidates about annual reviews. It seems many employers and employees don’t find the topic of the annual review very engaging. Yet, as we discussed in a recent...

Ten interviewing tips for employers

Poor interview technique cost one technology company a lot of bad press recently when the CEO was accused of bullying a candidate. Beyond what appeared in the public domain, we are not privy to what actually happened. But sadly we do get to hear first-hand some pretty...

First Base team up with Forest Green Rovers

We have teamed up with Forest Green Rovers to support the great work they do throughout their community initiative with young people. Every year, FGR recruit a team of new young ambassadors who promote the club and get the message out about all the things they do on...

How to answer the ‘tell me about yourself” question

The team at First Base undertake hundreds of recruitment interviews on behalf of employers every year.  Well qualified people too often let themselves down by failing to prepare for the questions they should expect to be asked. Often the most stumbled over and feared...

Recognising stress and how to help – a management guide

We get to hear a lot about the stress people experience at work. It is often the real reason they approach us to help them with a career change in the first place. By then stress has gone far beyond what is healthy. Most people are all too familiar with workplace...

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