New Client Opportunity for 2020

Here at Thompson & Terry Recruitment, we are passionate about only sending candidates across to clients that we would personally employ ourselves. For that reason, over 70% of the first CV we send over receives a job offer (national average circa 5%). This demonstrates the focus we place on the quality and relevance of a

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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 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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How all small businesses can offer graduate schemes that are often better than the big boys!

As a recruiter and avid Oxfordshire business supporter, I often find that many Oxfordshire-based businesses, especially the smaller ones, find it challenging to attract fresh, intelligent and hungry talent into their businesses. With our wealth of world-class students, surely this shouldn’t be the case? Based on my research last summer, I found that Oxfordshire offers

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