Lucy Bristow Blog

Is your social media persona hurting your job prospects?

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Posted on: February 9th, 2016

Social media and recruitment are intrinsically linked. Once, simply a niche branch of recruitment, today social media is central to the process. Job seekers can use social platforms to find a job, engage with potential employers and build their p...

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Skills shortages making one quarter of jobs hard to fill, study finds

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Posted on: February 4th, 2016

We know that it's not always easy to find the right person for the job - whether that's finding someone with the right skills, experience or personality traits for the role in question. But a recent survey reported on the FE Week website highlighted ...

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The pros and cons of open-plan offices

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Posted on: January 28th, 2016

Noisy, invasive and distracting? Or collaborative, interactive and sociable? Love them or loathe them, open-plan offices have been a fixture of business for decades. Extroverts seem to enjoy working in these communal spaces. Introverts can find i...

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Finding the right balance – Lucy reflects on nearly 30 years in the recruitment industry

Posted on: January 26th, 2016

I always wanted to be a farmer, just like my Dad. But things don’t always turn out the way you planned, do they? Today, sitting in my Bristol office, it’s hard to imagine a more different career path. I swapped a career with animals for one w...

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Bristol named top UK city for salaries and house searches

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Posted on: January 20th, 2016

  We've always known that Bristol is a great place to live and work; but we recently came across some statistics that support our (somewhat biased) view. It seems that more and more people are deciding to make Bristol their home, and beca...

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Are you ready for a career change?

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Posted on: January 18th, 2016

You may have thought about changing your career, but is it something you’d actually go through with? It is natural to aspire to do different things in life, but making those dreams a reality isn’t always straight-forward. There may be a nu...

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Over half of UK workers want to change career

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Posted on: January 13th, 2016

With it being the start of a new year and a good time to consider our attitudes towards work, we were really interested to come across the findings of a study which reveals that more than half of UK employees would like to change their jobs – a...

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What New Year’s resolutions are employees making?

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Posted on: January 6th, 2016

Well it's a New Year, which means that unfortunately for some employers (but perhaps fortunately for others) many people throughout the UK will be looking for a new job. We were extremely interested to come across an article on the Human Resou...

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One in five employees say office Christmas party is the highlight of the year!

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Posted on: December 23rd, 2015

As many of us know, the office Christmas party divides most workers - some view it as a great opportunity to let their hair down and celebrate a successful year gone by, while others can't think of anything worse than getting drunk with their boss ...

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Size doesn’t matter…

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Posted on: December 17th, 2015

Independent and start-up business leaders may think the key to success lies in growth; but while you obviously need to grow your business' value and profit margins, this doesn't necessarily mean you have to grow the size of the company beyond wha...

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How to ace a job interview at a start-up business

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Posted on: December 11th, 2015

What’s the main focus of a job interview? For a long time it has been showing that you have the skills and expertise as defined in the job description: ‘I can do this job and here’s why…’ Candidates know where they stand and can tell in...

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New Marketing Week survey shows marketing teams need more diversity

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Posted on: December 7th, 2015

As a company that champions diversity and inclusivity, we were extremely disheartened to read the findings of a recent study conducted by Marketing Week which suggest that the majority of marketing firms in the UK are failing to represent minority gr...

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