Should I write a cover letter, when applying for jobs?

Should I write a cover letter? For the purpose of this blog, I will focus on whether you should write a cover letter when applying for a job via a recruitment agency, rather than direct to an employer. If applying directly to an employer, we would highly recommend writing a strong cover letter, but via

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How to interview fairly (the 5 steps to transparency)

As a recruitment agency owner, I am always trying to find better ways to interview candidates; but what defines better? Actually, in my opinion, the job of an interviewer is twofold; firstly to give a complete and honest overview of you as a company and also the role itself, with no grey areas. Secondly, is

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Should I work in recruitment after graduating?

Graduating was a complete mix of emotions. My first thought was ‘yes, finally’, but then it dawned on me… it was time to enter the adult world! It was actually a really confusing time, I found it really hard to work out what I wanted to do, as most young people do. I graduated with

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How to Attract Talent in Oxford’s Competitive Employment Market

As a recruiter, networker, and business owner, I am consistently working with other businesses, large or small, who all seem to share the same difficulties when recruiting talented employees. Although the severity of these difficulties depends on the location, seniority, and sector of the vacancy, the challenge itself always seems to remain. ‘The Digital Age’

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How I built my CV outside of my 9-5 and how you can to!

As a young person myself (well youngish!), I found it tough to separate myself from my peers at the start of my career, as most young people do. Even most ‘entry-level’ jobs will request some form of experience, which seems ironic, how exactly do you get that experience? Throughout school, Rugby was my passion and

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