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Looking Ahead To 2020

Looking Ahead To 2020

5th December 2019

It’s the first week of the final month of the decade.  In just 27 days, countless numbers of us will be waking up with sore heads. And for many, the new decade with bring about a fresh start. Research tells us that January and February are the best time of the year to look for jobs. So how can y... Read more >

How To Win At Interviews

How To Win At Interviews

28th November 2019

Hi folks, I’m Vicki. I became a Berry in September. I started in recruitment just over four years ago with a specialist recruitment agency dealing with temporary staff and I now run the permanent desk in the Yeovil office. I am still learning the ropes, from moving from being temporary specialist... Read more >

Leadership and Engagement

Leadership and Engagement

14th November 2019

Following the FA Cup final in May a clip went viral on social media.   It was of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola passionately coaching and giving feedback to striker Raheem Sterling. It was on the pitch immediately after the presentation of the cup, with winners medals round their neck and ... Read more >

Staying Stress Free at Work

Staying Stress Free at Work

7th November 2019

This week is National Stress Awareness week – a week designed to increase understanding and encourage discussion about the dealing with stress. Stats from the Health and Safety Executive revealed that, in 2017/8, over half of all sickness days were a result of a work-related mental health problem... Read more >

Don't Spook Your Recruiter: Three Things To Avoid When Applying For A Job

Don't Spook Your Recruiter: Three Things To Avoid When Applying For A Job

31st October 2019

A recruiter can be your biggest asset in a job hunt. They simplify the system, organise everything for you and act as your biggest cheerleader. They want you to get the job – so don’t spook them! Here’s three things to avoid doing if you want to make maximum use of a recruiter. Don’t ghost ... Read more >

5 Phrases You Should Never Say In An Interview

5 Phrases You Should Never Say In An Interview

24th October 2019

Job interviews are amongst the most stressful situations you will ever have to go through, especially if this is not something you’ve done too often. When you have to deal with stressful situations, you may end up saying things that are not necessarily appropriate, especially for the first discus... Read more >

How can your business be more environmentally friendly?

How can your business be more environmentally friendly?

17th October 2019

Climate Change is one of the biggest crises facing the world right now. Millions have taken to the street to protest for urgent political change and more action from large corporations. However, it’s not just larger organisations and Government who can make a change, we all have a role to play. T... Read more >

My Journey In Recruitment

My Journey In Recruitment

10th October 2019

I recently joined the team at Red Berry Recruitment, looking after the Commercial Desk in the Shepton Mallet office. How did you get into recruitment? My career started in the Insurance industry, where I gained seven years’ experience. I think this has helped me hone my recruitment skills, buildi... Read more >

Attracting Candidates – What Benefits Do You Offer?

Attracting Candidates – What Benefits Do You Offer?

3rd October 2019

Every business naturally wants the best possible candidates. But there are very few candidates about – and even fewer top candidates. If top candidates do come on the market, they’re snapped up very quickly. So how do you make sure those exceptional candidates are attracted to your business?  ... Read more >

Happiness At Work

Happiness At Work

26th September 2019

This week is International Week of Happiness at Work. This is a massively important topic. Research shows that if employees are happy at work, their productivity increases by 31%. Happier employees become more engaged, more creative and more innovative. They are less likely to miss days and their s... Read more >

Gaining Extra Qualifications

Gaining Extra Qualifications

19th September 2019

Gaining extra qualifications is greatly helpful to your career. As well as experience, many employers are looking for qualifications and transferrable skills. Qualifications are an excellent display of knowledge and skills you possess. They could be specific to the role you perform – in some case... Read more >

Changing Careers

Changing Careers

12th September 2019

Do you feel like you are stagnating in your current career? You may be losing motivation, feel disengaged by the lack of profession or you may have simply stopped enjoying it. If any of those apply, then you may be thinking about a career change. But how to go about it? How do you decide what you w... Read more >

What are transferable skills and why are they important?

What are transferable skills and why are they important?

29th August 2019

Transferable skills. You’ve probably heard of them – especially if you’re looking for work. They are qualities and skills that you develop in education, training and the workplace. They are of high value to employers. But what are they and why are they so important?   What are transferable s... Read more >

Building Your Network 

Building Your Network 

22nd August 2019

There are many ways of advancing your career and further yourself. One of the most important is networking. There are many ways of advancing your career and further yourself. One of the most important is networking. There are many ways of advancing your career and furt... Read more >

A Level Results - What Next?

A Level Results - What Next?

15th August 2019

The fateful day has arrived for many 18-year-olds around the country. Sleepless nights will have been followed by nervous breakfasts. It’s A Level results day. Firstly – we hope anyone that has opened their results this morning has achieved what the wanted. However - if you haven’t - remember... Read more >

 

 

 

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