Category Archives: Recruitment

Is your work a bitch? Beware moaning about it here!

Six working days – that’s how much time employees in the UK spend moaning about their employer each year, according to a recent survey. Recruitment firm RSG commissioned a poll of 2,000 British office workers and discovered just how much all …
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Interview panic question #4: Why is there a gap on your CV?

Practice makes perfect so we continue our series on how to answer tough interview questions with one that requires some forethought: how to explain a break in employment. We’ve already posted a number of interview tips for the long-term unemployed last year, …
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10 reasons to use a specialist recruiter for content job hires

I’m a recruiter. I’m shameless about it. But when I’m out of my little office, I hear many tales of negative experiences using recruitment or staffing firms in finding a job. Indeed, you’d think that the recruitment agencies stood in …
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What do you do to follow up after an interview?

One of our Twitter readers, Tina Klein Walsh, asked us a very good question: What do you do to follow up after an interview? I’d like to address that question in this blog post. You should absolutely follow up after …
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Six trends set to change your workplace in 2016

We like to think of Firehead as being a modern, innovative employer – we are an agile, remote-first business; we collaborate daily across countries and continents recruiting for our clients in Europe, the USA and beyond; and we hot-desk, stand-up-desk and even …
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Hiring a content marketer – what employers want

We like a good hiring survey here at Firehead and have had this one from content marketing platform Kapost bookmarked for quite a while. If you’re a content marketer looking for a new job, its Content Market Hiring Handbook could be useful …
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How to give a great phone interview – a recruiter’s tips

In digital communications, organisations use a high percentage of contractors or hire people from farther afield than the city limits. A phone interview is an efficient first step to screen job candidates and decide if you’re a potential fit for the …
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When is the best time of year to look for a job?

This question formed one our most popular posts on the Firehead blog a few years ago, so I thought we’d revisit it with a slightly longer answer. As a recruiter, I’m often asked when is the best time to ‘put yourself on the market’ …
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Interview tips for the long-term unemployed

An estimated 23.815 million men and women across the EU’s 28 countries were unemployed in January 2015 (source: European Commission), with long-term unemployment one of the main concerns of policymakers. The most recent EU figures on long-term unemployment (from 2013) show …
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10 tips for hiring the perfect content strategist

“It seems content strategy has become the catch-all buzzword for any and all content work these days,” said management consultant and enterprise content strategist, Kris Mausser, recently in her job Q&A for Firehead. Murray Cox, content strategist and senior content lead at …
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