News and blogs

Read the latest news and blog posts from the team at Harrison Sands.

5 reasons not to give up job searching at Christmas

In a competitive market, finding a job – let alone the right job – can be hard. And logically, you might think that finding a new role at Christmas will be even harder. But we’re here to tell you that there are some very good reasons why you should not give up job searching at Christmas.

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Fundamental CV writing tips

Writing a good CV should be a priority for any jobseeker. It’s typically the first opportunity a recruiter or employer has to interact with a jobseeker, so conveying the right information, clearly and concisely is of paramount importance.

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Productive home working tips

As more and more employers provide flexible and home working as a regular option, it’s worth exploring some of our top tips for productive home working.

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Maximising recruiter productivity

The difference between being a good recruiter and being a great recruiter is usually defined by little more than the amount you bill. So how do you go about maximising your productivity and ensuring you’re the GREAT biller that you know you are?

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Who are Harrison Sands?

If you want to find out more about Harrison Sands, you can browse our website, or watch our quick intro video.

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Why counter offers rarely work

Regardless of which sector or profession you work in, it’s a fact of life that most of us will be on either the receiving or delivering end of a counter offer. In our experience, and from the anecdotal feedback we’ve had from clients and candidates over the years, it’s a simple fact that counter offers don’t work long term.

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Essential interview preparation advice

Ok, so you’ve updated your CV, applied for suitable roles, spoken to a handful of recruitment agencies or consultants, and now you’ve been invited to interview. The best bit of advice right now is not to get stressed… but what else do you need to think about? We’ve put together a handy guide of essential interview preparation advice to help you through the process.

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5 tips for recruiters using LinkedIn

LinkedIn has become an indispensable tool for recruiters these days and there’s so much that can be done with the platform that we could write for days and days about tactics and approaches to using it. But all too often, we see recruiters almost falling at the first hurdle by either using LinkedIn in the wrong way, or getting some of the basics wrong. So here are five golden tips for getting the most out of LinkedIn.

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Why you need to plan your career

Despite our careers being one of the most important, personally involved decisions any of us can make – quite often we don’t spend enough time thinking about and planning our career path, and doing the things we need to do to secure career progression.

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The power of reward and recognition schemes

We all know that in an increasingly competitive candidate market that standing out from the crowd is important. What were once classed as real differentiators by employees are now expected items. Things like laptops, uncapped bonuses, mobile phones, company cars and the like are often standard offerings now. So, how can a recruitment agency employer stand out? 

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Making the leap from working for someone else to starting your own recruitment business

Many of us are familiar with the concept of project management in some shape or form, whether it’s a recruitment campaign, marketing initiative or business planning – we invest time, thought and resources into planning how we go about securing success. But how many of us put the same amount of effort into planning our careers? Arguably one of the most important life decisions any of us can make and all too often we leave it in the hands of others.

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Working from home is easier than ever for recruitment consultants

As technology to support recruitment consultants develops, the need to work in a traditional office environment continues to lessen. It’s often a contentious topic in the workplace and can frequently polarise opinions, but there’s no arguing that flexible work options are increasingly being offered to candidates and can help progressively minded employers differentiate themselves from the crowd. Indeed, one of the oft-quoted sentiments is “work is a state of mind, not a place you go to”.

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Harrison Sands launches new website

Having joined the Bluestones Group over 12 months ago, Harrison Sands is delighted to announce the relaunch of its new website today.

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Happy new year

Happy Chinese New Year to all of our candidates and clients.

May the Year of the Rooster be happy and profitable for us all!

Chinese New Year