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Annual Career MOT

Annual Career MOT

Even if you’re starting off 2024 in a great place, scheduling your own annual review can be beneficial. It doesn’t have to be onerous; here are a couple of simple checkpoints to consider when your career feels on track. To summarise – this article is for when all feels good in your career. Check-in 1 […]
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Do you believe in New Year resolutions?

Do you believe in New Year resolutions?

Traditionally, I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. However, several years ago, my coach suggested a different approach. One December, she asked me to write a letter to myself, outlining all the things I believed I should, wanted, and needed to achieve in the upcoming year (professionally and personally). Always open to new experiences, […]
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Let’s charge you up!

Let’s charge you up!

If you’ve got one of our chargers, this message is specifically for you! These chargers act as efficient boosters, ideal for keeping on your desk to give your devices a rapid recharge throughout the day. Forget the hassle of constantly plugging and unplugging from a socket – just position your phone on the charger while […]
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Recruitment Insights – Why do people decline a job offer?

Recruitment Insights – Why do people decline a job offer?

In October 2023, I conducted a poll on LinkedIn to try and understand current motivations and influences for declining job offers, thank you to those who participated. Upon reflecting on these results, I am pleasantly surprised to find that salaries don’t seem to be the primary factor influencing the decision to decline a job offer. […]
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Mastering the Art of Engaging with Talent Acquisition Teams for Successful Job Applications

Mastering the Art of Engaging with Talent Acquisition Teams for Successful Job Applications

Searching for a job can be a challenging journey with many aspects to consider. Among these, one of the core areas is the application process. Job seekers typically apply for positions through recruiters or directly to companies via their Talent Acquisition teams. But how exactly should you approach these talent teams? Is it different from applying […]
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TEAM – Engineering & Manufacturing

TEAM – Engineering & Manufacturing

Wagstaff has been a proud member of TEAM since 2011, and Ruth has held the role of Divisional Director for Engineering & Manufacturing since 2014 – but what is TEAM? TEAM is a membership organisation that supports independent recruitment businesses with industry knowledge (ranging from the latest talent acquisition technology on the market to legal […]
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“My Career Journey – Julia Doherty”

“My Career Journey – Julia Doherty”

We consider ourselves privileged in our jobs because we have the opportunity to meet incredibly interesting individuals and share a part of their career journey. With some, we’ve followed their careers for several years, and in certain cases, even decades. Ruth first crossed paths with Julia in 2011. When we decided to launch “My Career […]
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Spotlight on talent !

Spotlight on talent !

We are representing a talented individual with extensive experience in Engineering and Facilities Management. This individual’s value lies in people, commercial contract management, engineering, and facilities. Commercial Experience: Contract Management: This individual excels in negotiating and overseeing contracts, ensuring that your company secures favourable terms and meets all deadlines. Lifecycle Tracking: They meticulously manage contract […]
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LinkedIn Live – Discover the hidden cost of recruitment and how to save money

LinkedIn Live – Discover the hidden cost of recruitment and how to save money

  Are you tired of recruitment becoming a financial black hole? Cost of advertising Cost of Agencies Cost of getting it wrong Are you tired of recruitment taking up too much time? Sifting CV’s Ineffective interviews – if they turn up! Managing rejection at offer stage Join Ruth with fellow recruitment professionals Phillippa Hart and […]
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Improving talent retention in challenging times

Improving talent retention in challenging times

The final quarter of the annual year sees an increase in job applications and resignations. The reality is the past few months probably feel like they have flown by, with a busy summer period balancing holidays and commercial commitments and finalising the end of a busy 3rd quarter. Some things can get overlooked. But it […]
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