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Why it's okay to love Monday mornings

Okay, so getting out of bed this morning might have been exceptionally difficult and Friday is still another four days away, but we don't think Mondays quite deserve their reputation for being the worst day of the week.Whether you get productive, get prepared or just get positive, we're here to remind you of why it's okay to love Monday mornings. It's another chance for a new startJust like February promptly closes the chapter ...

Published: Thu 26 March 2015

How to make the most of your ONLINE job search

As recruitment continues to firmly cement itself as a virtual process, candidates are required to become internet savvy in order to find their next job. Not everyone's blessed with Google artistry or networking know-how though, so we're here to help you optimise your chances of landing that next role. From navigating social media to getting one up on automated tracking systems, here are our top tips on how to make the most of ...

Published: Tue 24 March 2015

Best job descriptions: spruce up your job posting

Congratulations! We've made it. Spring has finally sprung and the wind, rain and frozen fingertips of the past 6 months are set to be replaced by sunshine and the smell of freshly cut grass (hopefully).Today is OFFICIALLY the first day of spring, so we're encouraging employers to blow away the cobwebs and apply the cleansing customs of the season to one of the messier components of the recruitment process.Whether they're convoluted ...

Published: Thu 19 March 2015

St Patrick's Day: How successful people get career lucky

Top o' the mornin to ya and happy St Patrick's Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you!Do you ever wonder how successful people manage to have good fortune all year round though? Well professional triumphs go beyond shamrocks and wishing wells and we think that we've uncovered the true secrets to how successful people get career lucky. Seize opportunitiesYou've no doubt heard that fortune favours the brave and nobody ever ...

Published: Tue 17 March 2015

Mother's Day: why mums make good recruiters

With the dawn of another hallmark holiday upon us, we're here to pay tribute to the driving force behind every family, business and social change; mums.Though the effects on the brain of 'In The Night Garden' have gone as of yet unstudied, we believe that the skills developed during motherhood are ideal for a career in recruitment. From doing a million tasks at once to finding a new level of tolerance, here's why we think mums ...

Published: Thu 12 March 2015

5 creative habits of successful people

Ever wondered how writers, designers and entrepreneurs optimise their innovative potential? Then read on to discover the traits and effective creative habits of some of history's most successful people. They work when they're most productiveCreativity can't always be confined to the passing hours of the office clock and the inherently artistic understand that their most productive periods might not fit into the standard 9 to ...

Published: Wed 11 March 2015

7 signs you're an ambivert (and what it is)

Neither the life of the party or a self confessed wallflower? Then you might just recognise these 7 definitive signs of being an ambivert.   What is an ambivert and why do employers like them?Sitting contently at the midpoint of the personality scale, ambiverts show neither the incessant energy of an extrovert or the inherent shyness of their introverted counterparts. Ambiversion is considered the delicate balance ...

Published: Tue 03 March 2015

Top tips and advice for career change

If you thought starting a new job was difficult, starting an entirely new career is something else and ranks right up there with moving house and ending a relationship when it comes to the most stressful things in life. As ever, Agency Central are providing the scented candles and calming bubble bath by offering what we believe to be the best advice to consider when changing your career. Be flexible with salary (but not to your ...

Published: Tue 03 March 2015

Employment contract: what you need to look for

An employment contract can be a confusing and complicated document but we've highlighted some of the key things you should look out for before signing your name on the dotted line. In the excitement of being offered the job, newly hired employees are often quick to overlook the details of their employments contracts, but it's important to familiarise yourself with some areas that could prove to be restrictive in the future.Intellectual ...

Published: Thu 26 February 2015

Personal branding - how to build, develop & manage it

In a professional landscape that's dominated by so called 'specialists' and 'experts,' it can be difficult to make a name for yourself and become a key influencer in your industry.Fortunately, we're here to help and these simple tips could help you build your own personal brand and finally get noticed for the things that you do best. Choose your expertiseDeveloping a personal brand is all about becoming known for something; ...

Published: Thu 19 February 2015

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