Expert Advice

Influencing academia: A recruiter’s job?

CY Partners is a scientific recruitment consultancy based in the North East of England. Founded in 2008, the expert team works with an international client and candidate base and has specialist roles from junior laboratory placements to senior executive positions.   Daniel Younger (pictured below), founder and consultant at CY Partners discusses the reoccurring problems Continue reading..

Engineering – is it what you know or who you know?

Will Butler-Adams is the boss of iconic British folding-bicycle manufacturers Brompton. He got this job through networking, something not always associated with engineering careers. Butler-Adams was talent-spotted aged 28 and appointed managing director of Brompton following a chance meeting on a coach journey while working at chemical company ICI. Brompton under Butler-Adams went from making Continue reading..

INTERVIEW: Premier Training International CEO Debra Stuart

Premier Training International, part of the Premier Global Group, is a leading health and fitness industry Training Provider. Premier has built a first class reputation in delivering quality vocational education since 1992 and has some of the strongest sports scientists and industry experts helping shape syllabuses and training delivery. The company vision was, and remains Continue reading..

Getting the best out of relocation

The opportunity to relocate can be extremely exciting for many individuals. It may be that your employer is changing location and you’re going to move with them, or perhaps you’re just looking for a new challenge, which might even be in a completely different sector. However, while the thought of the big move may appeal Continue reading..

Don’t be put off – be persistent

In a difficult jobs market, the number of times people can get rejected, rises considerably and the inevitable concerns about whether you’ll ever get a job enter the thoughts of many. Facing this reality is one of the hurdles you need to overcome if you are one of those pursuing a number of job opportunities; Continue reading..

Jobs: Strength in Numbers

As we’re halfway through 2013 it’s the perfect time to review the job market and take a look at what sectors are offering the most opportunities. CV-Library has over 70,000 live jobs on their site and the team work with recruiters from 70 different sectors. They’ve taken a closer look at which sectors are booming Continue reading..

You snooze, you lose this summer

It’s always been a bone of contention here at Rathbone – why do school leavers give themselves a six-week break before deciding on their future? Sure, they don’t have a crystal ball; but many can anticipate how that GCSE results envelope is going to look in late August. And then of course, there is that Continue reading..


Interview with EmployAbility founder Tab Ahmad

Founder and Managing Director of EmployAbility, Tab Ahmad, has dedicated her time to helping disabled students move from education to employment, and it is her pioneering work in the field of disability and employment, that won her this years’ Asian Woman of Achievement Award in Public Service. As well as changing the lives of hundreds Continue reading..


Don’t pass up an opportunity because of travel

Care to stick your hand out and say: “Give concessionary passes to young jobseekers”? One national charity did recently; and then felt the backlash from older people who feared that meant taking their free bus travel away! But the notion of giving the young unemployed a free ride is not such a controversial one, especially Continue reading..

How do I avoid those common cover letter mistakes?

QotW – How do I avoid those common cover letter mistakes?

A candidate is called for an interview based on the strength of their application, and a cover letter is their first chance to make an impression if they’re hoping to progress further. Essentially, it is a letter of introduction used to highlight your accomplishments and explain why you’re the right person for the job. A Continue reading..