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  • Redundancy – what next

    Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Being made redundant is always a bitter pill to swallow, even if you weren’t entirely happy in your role. It is a perfectly normal reaction to shed some tears, be angry and upset. After all, losing an income will have an impact on your standard of living. Allow yourself time to get over these feelings but do not blame yourself, it was outside your control. Once you have come to terms with being ...

  • How to go about changing your career

    Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    WHY? Have you been thinking about changing your career? If so, ask yourself why? Many of us are tempted from time to time to change career, but only a small number of people who change their career paths actually end up happier. If your reasons are as follows, a career change is likely to be a step in the right direction for you: You have a passion that you believe you can turn into a career You ...

  • How to stay motivated when searching for work

    Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Searching for work can be soul destroying, out of desperation too many people just apply for everything which is not a good idea. Companies will grow tired of seeing your CV and stop considering you for roles, as you will come across as desperate rather than being enthusiastic about the position they are advertising for. There is no point in spending hours and hours searching for work. We would ...

  • New year, new start

    Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Most of us are pleased to see the back of 2020 and had hoped that by the start of 2021 we would have seen the back of the COVID virus or at least a return to some form of normality. However, with continued restrictions to our daily lives, it is so easy to feel down and unmotivated. Many will make new years resolutions which will bite the dust by the middle of January as we are far too hard on ...

  • COVID-19: Advice and guidance on working from home during the pandemic

    Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    COVID-19 is completely redefining the workplace. Working from home has now become the normal for most employees and companies and it comes with its own set of unique challenges for both. With working from home set to stay until next Spring, we’ve put together a collection of articles that offer advice and ideas on how to stay engaged and motivated whilst working from home as well as practical ...

  • 10 tips to prepare for your interview

    Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2020 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    If you have been given an invitation to attend an interview, then congratulations! All the hard work you put into your CV and job applications has paid off. However, if you want to be fully prepared but aren’t sure about the best way to do this, Bluestream Recruitment are on hand to offer some tips and guidance on how to ace your interview. Do background research on the company you are being ...

  • Working from Home: how to set up your home workspace to benefit your productivity, health and minimise discomfort

    Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Whilst the home office is a reality for some, many of us have been making do with the kitchen table, coffee table or hunching over laptops on sofas and beds. As the second wave of COVID-19 hits and the likelihood of returning to the office this year diminishes, it's a good time to reassess your working from home (WFH) set up to prevent long term health problems. If you can sit at a desk or table, ...

  • Onboarding during COVID-19: How to welcome new starts (whilst working from home)

    Posted on Friday, October 9, 2020 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    With much of the UK workforce now working from home, many people are starting new jobs without stepping foot inside their new office or meeting their new colleagues. A good onboard policy was important even before the pandemic. According to a recent study by Society for Human Resource Management, replacing an employee can on average costs SMEs 6 to 9 months’ salary. Even when employees stay past ...

  • Why is spending time on my CV more important than ever?

    Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    As recruiters we are seeing a vast increase in the number of applications for our vacancies, and I have no doubt other agencies and companies are too. To get that first interview your CV needs to stand out from all the others. You could make it colourful and creative but if the content is not right it will make no difference. The best way to get noticed is to make your CV relevant to the role you ...

  • Applying for lots of jobs but not getting a response?

    Posted on Friday, September 4, 2020 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Applying for lots of jobs but not getting a response? Whether you hate your current job and desperate to leave, or have just been made redundant, don't hit the panic button and apply to every job out there. Follow our tips below to get that elusive interview: Check you have the essential skills and experience for the job. When applying for jobs, be realistic. When a job advertisement asks for ...