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Could You Work in Quantitative Finance?

Could You Work in Quantitative Finance?

As the booming technology industry continues to grow and advance, an increasing number of quant analysts and developers are moving towards quant trading. Newer and more sophisticated…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 14, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Is a first time UX Designer best suited to an agency?

Ready to climb the career ladder of product design? Esther Fraenkel has you covered! Esther is our Senior Product Consultant here at ISL and she has written a fantastic short blog that draws on the knowledge and experience of her fellow product professionals about whether an…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 11, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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Hiring In World of Reviews:

We now live in an era where people don’t even leave the house without first researching reviews for their destination. This is no different in the business world.

Review platforms such as Yelp and Google…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 4, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Assessing Company Culture Through Interview

Of course, every company will be doing their best to sell themselves as a great place to work in an interview. However, in order to know whether a company culture is definitely right for you, you should be assessing this yourself by asking the right questions and listening to…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 1, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Top Tips for Effective Onboarding!

Of course, most companies out there will have well-established and successful onboarding practices, but here at ISL, we are always looking to improve and have found some extra tips and recommendations that you might want to consider adding into the mix!

Let’s start with how to keep in contact with your new starter in the lead up to their first…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 29, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

5 Steps to an Effective Candidate-Recruiter Relationship

Want to get the most out of your relationship with your recruiter? Check out these 5 top tips!

If you are looking to venture onto the next step in your career and are considering working with a recruiter, we believe that there are a few fundamental characteristics of all strong candidate-recruiter relationships that can help get you the best offer possible…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 28, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Rule Of 40

I’m less than two years away from hitting my 40th birthday. It’s a big one, that, and presents challenges that – for all our sakes – I won’t over-share.

But 40 is a big number for recruiters, too. When it comes up, it tends to cause problems. It seems a headcount of 40 is when a firm’s sparkle begins to fade. It’s when the firm’s brightest and best start looking for somewhere else to…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 26, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Top Tips for Assessment Centres and Group Exercises

Today’s blog is focused on helping you understand what Hiring Managers are looking for from candidates during assessment days and group exercises.

For those of you who are less familiar with group assessment days, we’ll start by briefly covering the basics of how assessment centres work and what you can typically expect from the day.

Assessment days: The…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 22, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Things to Do Before Accepting a Job Offer

Before you accept that job offer…

So you’ve done all the hard work and rifled through several job boards, LinkedIn adverts and Glassdoor company reviews, applied to a range of jobs and spent hours researching each company…and finally, your offers are…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 17, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Top Tips and Tricks for Getting Found on LinkedIn

Leverage your online presence with these top tips…

Now that you’ve done all the hard work filling in your LinkedIn profile and backdating all of your relevant experience, you’re ready to start building worthwhile connections. You do not need to go premium to create a successful LinkedIn profile. Premium is great for recruiters and hiring managers…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 14, 2017 at 8:07am — No Comments

The Best Months for a Job Search

Does the time of year affect your job search? Peaks and troughs in the number of opportunities available, the availability of decision-makers, and the speed at which your application will be reviewed, all affect the likelihood of candidates getting hired and employers finding the talent they’re looking for.

To make sure you get the most bang for your…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 9, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Best Company ‘Work for Us’ Pages

Turn Prospective Viewers into New Recruits with these Great Ideas

Ah, the ‘Work for Us’ page! Filled with potential, overflowing with creative opportunity and brimming with the chance to build your brand’s reputation…or is it? We are still…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on September 19, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Technology and Engineering are Calling for Flexible Working

Are you responding to the demands of the market?

Flexible working is far more common than many would expect; over 50% of UK organisations offer flexible working, and …

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Added by ISL Recruitment on September 18, 2017 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Top Consultants Talk Interview Success

Let’s talk interviews. We ask our top performing, most experienced consultants how to excel in the interview process and leave your interviewer wanting more!

Everyone is different so there can be no ‘formula’ for the interview success, however, there is probably a degree of general…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on September 16, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

What the Engineers Think…

Ever wondered what sought after engineers are looking for in a company?

It will come as no surprise to any Engineering Manager that it takes more than attractive job specs and trendy working environments to appeal to the UK’s current market of…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on September 11, 2017 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

How to Write a Prize-Winning CV Profile

Top Tips to Maximise the Impact of Your CV with a Powerful Profile

If constructed well, a CV profile can really give your CV the upper hand when it comes to standing out amongst a crowd. As you will know from our ‘The…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on September 6, 2017 at 5:26am — No Comments

The Art of a Fantastic CV

Our top tips and tricks to help you make an impact using just the power of words!

Employers can gauge a first impression of your CV after as little as 3 seconds of reading it, and often have just 60 seconds to read it in its entirety. How do I get 3 seconds of greatness into my CV, you may be thinking?…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 21, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

3 Ways to Measure Employee Loyalty

Defined as showing constant support to an institution, company loyalty is a hard concept to measure. Humans are complex creatures who have sporadic feelings of loyalty – we’ve all be there, one day you’re in a great mood and love your company. The next day is another story.

Paired with the zero hour contracts and the every-growing gig…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 15, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

How To Conduct Diverse Recruitment

Originally posted on the ISL Recruitment blog, by Alan Furley.

According to Badenoch & Clark, …

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 7, 2017 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The New Era of Talent Retention

Alistair Reyland from ISL Recruitment takes a look at talent retention.

The New Era of Talent Retention

There is an abundance of talent retention articles but they always spiral back to the same old stuff. Strong company culture, good…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 2, 2017 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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