Blog

  • The HR Director’s Cut: Choosing Between Candidates

    The number one summer smash hit for candidates!
    • September 13, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Good candidates are like buses: You wait forever for one, two turn up at once. How do you decide between two winners? How do you stand out from your peers?

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  • Job Boards and Your CV: 3 Tips

    If you submit your CV to a Job Board, it has to slug it out with millions others.
    • September 7, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    In a time of ATS rejections, low unemployment rates and overloaded job boards, how can you make your CV stand out amongst the rest of the world?

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  • Lesley’s Blog: ‘Working in Cambridge – The Naked Truth’

    Long commutes to work can be stressful and longer than expected.
    • July 26, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Working in Cambridge might be a very attractive prospect, but what if there’s something for you a little closer to home?

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  • Trump in the UK: 3 Things to Learn about First Impressions

    • July 17, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Oh boy.

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  • Levi’s Blog – “If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going”

    1st Stop Recruitment's Branch Manager, Levi Williams
    • July 11, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Being successful doesn’t necessarily mean playing by the rules. In this blog, our branch manager Levi explains how he got to where he is – his own way.

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  • Rodger: Why Looking Beyond the CV is Important

    Multiple CVs can be repetitive, especially considering they're all for the same role. How can you see beyond the CV?
    • June 25, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Is a candidate defined by their piece of paper? Our newest addition to the team Rodger chats about how looking beyond the CV can improve your next hire.

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  • The Small Things: Optimising Your CV for Job Boards

    The task of writing a CV is a daunting one - it's hard to gauge whether you've got it right.
    • June 22, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Job boards are a tricky thing: they can help you find a job, but only if you rise to the top of the pile. Read here to make sure that your CV is optimised!

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  • Mr Apprenticeship (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Work-Based Learning)

    Is an apprenticeship a viable option for your career progress?
    • May 15, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    After finishing a year-long apprenticeship, it’s a good idea to reflect on what was great about it. There’s a lot of different ways to learn, and work-based learning is one of them – so what could make it the right choice for you?

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  • 2018’s Minimum Wage Changes

    Minimum Wage Changes 2018
    • April 6, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    The new minimum wages have rolled in for 2018. Where do you stand with the new wage changes? Find out how your wage is affected!

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  • Recruiters – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    The Good Recruiter - The Silent Hero
    • March 28, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    There’s a lot of recruiters out there. And just like with almost anything else, it’s a spectrum. So what defines recruiters as ‘good’, ‘bad’ or ‘ugly’?

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  • The Halo Effect: Hire with Your Mind, Not Your Eyes

    Could The Halo Effect be clouding your judgement?
    • February 12, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    With Valentine’s Day coming up this year, it got us thinking: is love at first sight necessarily for the best when recruiting? The Halo Effect could be clouding your vision – read more about it here!

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  • What’s Wrong With Working FOR Someone?

    Hustle cultures are overrated - take things at your own pace.
    • February 6, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Hustle cultures suck.

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  • Blue Monday: It’s Not All Doom and Gloom

    Stop and have a cuppa with someone this Blue Monday: you might end up feeling better for it.
    • January 15, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year, but is it REALLY as bad as it sounds?

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  • New Year, Same Me: 3 Problems with New Year

    New Year, New Diet, New Everything Ever
    • January 5, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Not feeling the wave of inspiration everybody else seems to have on January 1st? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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  • Christmas and New Year: Are You Happy?

    Merry Christmas from the 1st Stop team!
    • December 22, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    The obligatory Christmas blog. But seriously, let’s reflect: have you been happy?

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  • The Recruit-Resource-HR-Market-Write-Er Guy: Why Job Exploration is Important

    Career Development and Exploration
    • November 17, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    The next big summer blockbuster: coming to a workplace near you soon.

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  • The Setting Sun: Remembrance and Reflection

    Support the Poppy Appeal for Remembrance Day.
    • November 9, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Today, we’re remembering.

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  • Your Interview: The Obvious Made Obvious

    Need help nailing that interview? You got it.
    • October 27, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    The interview: something to be afraid of? Probably not, but it’s worth approaching it with common sense.

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  • The Plight Of A Young Man

    Is being 'ordinary' more of a blessing than some people realise?
    • October 13, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Do you feel lucky to be you?

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  • You shouldn’t read this.

    • September 29, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Really. It’s not for you.

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  • Success at 1st Stop Recruitment’s Business Breakfast Event

    • September 15, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Our Business Breakfast on September 15th went great! Thank you to everyone who came. Read more about what happened here!

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  • Unconventional Tips for Work Productivity

    • September 8, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Productivity comes naturally to some – and not so much to others. If you’re part of the latter, find out how to stay on target with work here!

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  • Mental Health and Work

    Work and stress are linked - and sadly not often in a good way.
    • August 18, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Mental health is gaining ground when being recognised in the workplace. But how do you cope with issues in yourself or others?

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  • Recruitment Agencies: Who Do I Choose?

    Of all the agencies around, who do you choose?
    • August 15, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    With the number of UK agencies at an all time high, your choices are endless. How do you decide who to use?

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  • Soft Skills: Reading Between The Lines

    Soft Skills - Reading Between The Lines
    • August 4, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    If you’re scared of lacking experience in your next interview, your personality traits or characteristics could give you a step over your competitors.

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  • AI and I: Will I be replaced?

    Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg: is AI practical or problematic?
    • July 31, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    With all of the recent goings-on in the media between Zuckerberg and Musk, the big question is: Will AI make most of us redundant?

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  • Clare’s Blog: Invest in Your Staff, They Make Your Business

    Invest in Your Staff
    • July 18, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    If the right investment in your company can lead to profit, can investing in staff lead to a better customer-staff experience?

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  • Training and Why You Should Be Doing It (Like, Right Now)

    Social Media Training (And some giraffes!)
    • June 30, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    The benefits of work-based training are obvious, but are you aware of everything it can provide you? I return from the distant lands of work seminars and tutorials to share my adventures with you (aren’t you lucky?).

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  • Universal Credit: Clearing Up The Confusion

    Universal Credit - How it Works
    • June 20, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Don’t know the difference between JSA and Universal Credit? Scared about losing your Universal Credit if you work? Debunk your worries here.

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  • Common Misconceptions when Searching for Work

    CV and Interview Advice
    • June 8, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    There’s a lot of advice going around these days about finding work. But should you listen to all of it?

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