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Handing In Your Notice: Do’s and Don’ts
The whole process of finding a new job and leaving your old one can be daunting but there are ways of making it easier. Start by following our do’s and don’ts guide to handing in your notice.
6 Signs You Might Be in the Wrong Career
It’s a scary thought to realise that you are on the wrong career path. But how do you know for sure that you are in the wrong career? We have highlighted 6 signs that you might be in the wrong career below.
How to Get A Job Using Social Media
Every man and their dog is on social media nowadays which is why it’s a great platform to use if you are looking for a job. Step away from those job boards and out of your comfort zone and follow these tips on how to get a job using social media.
4 Ways Your Growing Startup Can Maintain Company Culture
Just because your business now has more employees and offices, this doesn’t mean it should lose the excitement and atmosphere of the early days. In fact, it’s really important to keep this culture throughout your growth to ensure committed and happy employees.
A Day in the Life of... Oliver Bolton
Next up in our Day in the Life of series is Oli, a recruitment consultant within our Digital Media division. Find out what a typical work day is like for Oli and why he loves working for FGS.
How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance
We all know that those with a better work-life balance feel happier both at work and at home and it is a very strong reason many employers stay with their employer. So how can you improve your work-life balance?
Job Profile: E-Learning Business Development Manager
Strong sales person? Passion for eLearning? Enjoys hunting for new business? A career as an eLearning Business Development Manager could be perfect for you.
Getting The Most Out of Your Recruiter: For Candidates
Whether you’re looking for your first role, a step up into management or a complete career change, partnering with a recruitment consultant could be a key step in your job search.
How to Succeed at a Sales Job Interview
You should prepare for a sales job interview in the same way that you would prepare for a sales meeting with a client. You need to be prepared and personable. As a good sales person, you should be able to sell yourself.
5 Reasons Flexible Working is Good for Business
Flexible working, we all know what it is but how many employers actively offer it and how many employees do it? A report by Digital Mums found that if businesses did offer more flexible working options, the economy could be boosted by a massive £62.5 billion a year.
Open Candidates: The New LinkedIn Feature We’re Excited About
LinkedIn is a tool we use heavily here at FGS Recruitment. In the last quarter of 2016, LinkedIn introduced a new feature that has got us pretty excited here at FGS Recruitment, Open Candidates. In the words of LinkedIn ‘Open Candidates makes it easier to connect with your dream job by privately signalling to recruiters that you’re open to new job opportunities.
4 Reasons Why Hiring in January is Too Late
As 2016 nears its end, many businesses will start winding down ready for the quiet Christmas period and in preparation for January and everything a new year brings. Many employers will have already planned out their strategy and hiring plans for 2017 and choose January to start this process. In their eyes, candidates will start looking for a new job in the new year with the ‘new year, new start’ mentality. However, this could well be the wrong approach and here’s why...
8 Tips on Hiring Employees for Your Start-up
Are you ready to start hiring for your start-up? This is an extremely exciting time but one that can also seem daunting. Putting together the right team is critical to the success of your start-up however it’s very rarely an easy task to undertake. Here are some tips to help you hire right...
5 Reasons to Join FGS Recruitment
Here at FGS we are always on the lookout for great members of staff to join our team. If you are considering a career change or are looking for a new challenge, here’s 5 reasons why FGS is a great place to work…
6 Preparation Tips for Job Interview Success
Prepare, prepare and prepare again. Whilst there is such a thing as being over prepared to the point that you come across as scripted, it is definitely important to prepare for your interviews.
What is Programmatic Buying, Marketing & Advertising?
Programmatic, you may have heard of it but do you know what it is? If you are going for a job with a programmatic agency but do not have a clear understanding of what it is or what it means, then hopefully this blog post will help.
How to Negotiate Your Notice Period
So here's the scenario. You've been offered a new job and they want you to start as soon as possible. As in, in two weeks time, as soon as possible, but you have a one month or three month notice period. Now I'm guessing if you are reading this article then you've googled 'How to negotiate your notice period' and are in this position yourself.
How to Successfully Close Your Interview
How many times have you left an interview wondering where you stand with the hiring manager or what the next steps were? If the answer is ‘many’ then you probably haven’t been asking one very clear question.
Gamification vs Game-Based Learning - Is There A Difference?
Talk of gamification has been high amongst the learning & development industry but what is it? And is there a difference between gamification and game-based learning? Read on to find out…
7 Tips to Help You Ace Your Video Interview
With more and more employers using Skype or Google Hangouts to conduct their first round interviews, it’s a good idea to know the basics to ensure a successful Skype interview.
Interview - What Does The Future Hold for Market Research?
We're excited to be publishing an interview with our Non-Executive Director Ben Leet today. In the interview, Ben talks about how he landed in the world of market research, the perception of market research to the average person and his thoughts on the future of the industry.
Employers, Here’s How You Can Attract the Best Digital Talent
Digital technology is growing at such a rate that companies who are not willing to keep up with the pace are being left behind, especially with new tech start-ups launching every day. You only have to read the news here in the UK to see that this rapid growth of the digital industry means that demand far outweighs supply when it comes to digital talent.
Former Instantly Exec Joins FGS as Non-Executive Director
We are very pleased to announce that Ben Leet, former Instantly Exec has joined the FGS board in the capacity of Non-Executive Director.
How to Build a Successful Employer Brand
Employer branding is the process of promoting a company as the employer of choice with a target industry. Building a successful employer brand is essential when it comes to attracting and retaining talent and even more so in competitive sectors where specific skill sets are in high demand.
FGS Launch Talent Academy for aspiring Recruitment Consultants
FGS Recruitment, a leading recruitment consultancy in the digital media, business information, and learning and development sectors, today announced the creation of a talent academy to focus on growing its business around rising stars of the future.
6 Reasons Not to Accept a Counter Offer
A new job offer could put you in a strong position to negotiate terms with your current employer however it’s not always something we would recommend and here’s why…
Stay or go? Jobseekers, consider this before you change jobs
As a recruitment agency we speak to people every day who are looking to change jobs and one of the first questions we ask is why. Why are you wanting to leave your current employer? The responses we receive to this question are varied. There are so many reasons why you might be looking to change jobs.
How To Land A Sales Job in Digital Media
When you think of working in the media industry, a sales role probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind however it’s a fun and fast paced career. If you have an interest in the media industry and a passion for sales, then a career in media sales could be for you.
Happy 8th Birthday FGS!
This week marks 8th anniversary of FGS Recruitment. It’s been quite a journey since our founders, Billy and Michelle, started FGS from their kitchen table. Our 8th year of business has seen some amazing milestones so don’t mind us whilst we celebrate our biggest year yet.
Dealing with Non-Compete Clauses and Agreements
A non-compete clause is either a paragraph that is contained within an employment contract or a completely separate document that new employees must sign as a condition for hire. They are designed to prevent employees, particularly those within a sales environment, from taking vital information or contacts to rival businesses.
An Introduction to Native Advertising
Native advertising is a relatively new marketing term floating around the digital media space however the concept isn't anything new. If you've ever clicked on a piece of Sponsored Content or Promoted Content such as Twitter's Promoted Tweets and Pinterest's Promoted Pins, then you've engaged with a native ad.
8 Signs It Might Be Time To Quit Your Job
If the words 'Should I quit my job' are frequenting your vocabulary or your Google search bar, then it might be an idea to start taking it seriously.
How to Stay Motivated During Your Job Search
Job hunting can be tough! Endless scrolling through pages on job sites, completing long-winded application forms and crafting the perfect cover letter is a full time job in itself.
An Introduction to M-Learning
Technology has revolutionised the way we work and is now changing the way we learn. Traditional methods of classroom based learning are rapidly being replaced by technology led solutions such as m-learning (Mobile Learning), a revolution in e-learning.
Love Your Job but Dread Your Commute?
Another day, another commute. For some it could be a two-hour commute on the train, for others it might be half an hour in the car and for the lucky ones, a 10-minute walk. The average British worker spends one hour and 38 minutes commuting each day packed in like sardines on a crowded train or driving in stop-start traffic.
The Benefits of Flexible and Remote Working
Flexible working is more than just working from home. It's about working from wherever you need to be and during the times that suit your lifestyle.
Are Cover Letters Still Relevant?
The short answer is yes! You just need to think out of the box when it comes to writing them. Here's the thing, your cover letter is the best way to introduce to the hiring manager who you are, what you can bring to the company and why you want the job.
5 Things Recruiters Want to See on Your LinkedIn Profile
Long gone are the days when you only needed to update your profile and ensure your most up to date CV was on the job boards. Now 95% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find candidates compared to 78% in 2010.
A Day in the Life of... Billy Smith
We thought it would be fun for our readers to get to know the team here at FGS so over the coming weeks, we'll be posting day in the life profiles. First up is our Managing Director and Co-Founder, Billy Smith.
Hiring Managers, Please Provide Feedback
As recruitment consultants, we know how many applications one job can receive and fully appreciate that it's not possible to provide individual feedback to everyone that applies. However, those who actually get the opportunity to sit down in front of an interviewer and start to make a personal investment in the company, should receive some form of communication after, even if they aren't successful.
FGS Recruitment has a new look!
Now you may have noticed that things are looking a little different around here. A little more polished if you like. We wanted to give a clear brand identity to each of the four sectors we work across whilst at the same time grouping them together under the FGS brand.
What Hiring Managers Wish You Knew When Applying for a Job
Don't Apply for a Job Unless You Meet the Criteria of the Job Description. This one is key! Not only are you wasting the hiring managers time but your wasting your own time. Quality over quantity is very important here.
5 Tips to Ramp Up Your Job Search in 2016
It's a new year therefore the perfect time to ramp up your job search. Companies have new budgets to spend and after the December slump, the job market increases greatly in January.
Why use a Recruitment Agency?
The HR sector has been abuzz with talk of the growth of recruitment and with it, the increase in internal recruiters. They may work well for larger corporates however for a start-up or small to medium sized business, it’s usually not viable. This is where a recruitment agency comes in.
Hiring doesn't need to stop in December
It's December, retailers are competing for the best Christmas advert of 2015 (Sainsbury's is winning it for us this year) and staff Christmas parties are on the horizon. So this must mean that candidates are not looking for new opportunities right? Wrong! If you’re looking for your new starter to join on 4th or even 18th January, then now is the time to recruit.