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New Year, New Ambition, New Job!

There's no better time for a fresh start than the beginning of a brand-new year. It's a point at which you can say goodbye to 2016 and hello to a whole host of new and exciting opportunities -2017 could be your year!

As you consider your hopes and aspirations for the new year ahead, spend a little time thinking about what you really want to do with your life and in particular what you want to do for a living?

Is work a chore, are you... Read more >
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The candidate market phenomena

It is estimated that 90 percent of recruiting companies and hiring managers have yet to realise that the power in the recruiting relationship, which for years has favoured employers, has shifted over to the jobseekers. And salaries are increasing.

This shift from an employer-driven market to a candidate-driven market.....means that hiring managers will begin to find that quality candidates are now acting differently with them already... Read more >
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Fall in Unemployment after Brexit

With the recent news of Brexit and the EU Referendum it's positive to see that the job market remains stable despite previous uncertainty! TotalJobs have said that 'The number of advertised jobs on totaljobs has gone up by 4%- a sign of a healthy jobs market.' An announcement by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have said that unemployment in the UK has fallen to 4.9% which is the lowest since July 2005!... Read more >
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Work Experience

Octopus is in the business of finding people work and enjoys providing the workforce of tomorrow with insights into the world of work, to help prepare them for what lies ahead.
Now that the school and college summer holidays are upon us we've been joined by Tom, our latest 'work experiencer'. Tom has been finding out about the recruitment industry as well as helping out with some office tasks. We've really enjoyed having Tom around and hope he... Read more >