What hiring managers (really) look for in a Trainee Recruitment Consultant

There’s a whole array of things hiring managers will look for when hiring a Trainee Recruitment Consultant. Read our top tips and nail your interview!... READ MORE

What recruiters want from their Rec2Rec

It’s the golden question, the answer to which can make your (and our job easier) What is it recruiters really want when working with a Rec2Rec?... READ MORE

Internal Recruiter: The Poisoned Chalice?

Internal Recruiter for a recruitment/sales business? Arguably the world's most rewarding (painful) job ever...  'The poisoned chalice!' And here's why... READ MORE

Balancing your final year of university with finding the right graduate career

Your final year of university can be a highly stressful time, there’s so much pressure to do well and maintain a social life on the scraps you have... READ MORE

Your first six months as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant (Guest Blog!)

We caught up with a Trainee Recruitment Consultant we placed in June last year and asked them to write a blog on 'their first six months as a Trainee ... READ MORE

Top tips on why setting goals beats New Year's resolutions

So, we’ve shared our top tips on how to make goals NOT resolutions. How to stay on track for the year and how to feel like one of life’s winners...... READ MORE

My journey into the recruitment industry; and advice for anyone doing the same...

I'd just completed the purchase of a complete 'doer upper' Victorian house in Staffordshire with our first and eldest son 'Archie' on his way...... READ MORE

Cereal Killer; what your breakfast really says about you.

Sported to be the most important meal of the day, breakfast is often actually something a lot of us take for granted, in fact, recent studies showed u... READ MORE

Killer Commute; how your morning commute could be seriously damaging your health.

It doesn’t take a genius to work out that walking to work is generally a healthier option than driving there, but did you know that the way you commut... READ MORE

The Office Dog; How bringing dogs to work can really improve your business.

It’s a scientifically proven fact that dogs in the workplace can significantly improve employee wellbeing, productivity and overall performance. With... READ MORE

If recruiters wrote The National Curriculum

It’s long been said that our education system is failing the youth of today... Thousands of school-leavers and graduates are being rejected each year... READ MORE

Like a Boss; the good, bad and ugly truths

Like a Boss; the good, bad, and ugly truths… Over our career lifetime, most of us will experience a number of varying management styles. Some we work... READ MORE

I'd like to work in Rec2Rec... Said no sane​ recruiter ever!

Seriously though, I love what I do, so much that it doesn't actually feel like work and it hasn't since the day I launched Ashley James Consulting (Re... READ MORE

Work, a new romance

Work, we all have to do it, like it or loath it. Here's our latest blog on how you can make work more enjoyable... With most of us working on average... READ MORE

Your CV Health-check; The Job Doctor will see you now

CV Writing Tips: Your CV is your shop window, usually the first insight a prospective employer or recruiter will have of you so it’s in your best inte... READ MORE

The 'gym characters'​ you'll find in every recruitment office

1. The 'Expert' You don’t even have to look for these individuals in the gym or the workplace. They find you! One minute you're happily working away... READ MORE

The Job Diet; how to cut out the crap

So it's the first week of January, you've probably already broken a resolution or two and let's face it by the time Friday comes on that first week ba... READ MORE

Who actually owns your LinkedIn profile?

Your LinkedIn profile, contrary to LinkedIn's own user agreement found here and in the video below your profile may actually belong to your employer... READ MORE

What Game of Thrones season 6 taught us about recruitment

Oh Game of Thrones, how we miss you. The end of season 6 has left an aching void in our lives, and withdrawal symptoms are starting to kick in. It’s n... READ MORE

Recruitment lessons from Euro 2016

For us, Euro 2016 means one thing: the opportunity to use football as a rich, radiant analogy for recruitment. (Any excuse, right?) Football fervour i... READ MORE

Brexit: the good, the bad, and the ugly implications for recruiters

For better or worse, Britain has voted to leave the EU. No doubt your social media channels are jam-packed with heated Brexit debates, and you’ve prob... READ MORE

10 reasons your recruitment website sucks

Nobody thinks their recruitment website sucks. And yet here we are in a digital recruitment landscape marred by ugly, clunky sites that are difficult... READ MORE

How to resign in recruitment

So you've landed your dream job, possibly a promotion and / or a financial incentive to move on... You're likely to be on cloud nine right now, nothin... READ MORE

There's more to choosing the right employer than the 'benefits package'

Are you enticing the best talent and retaining your team in such a competitive hiring market? We asked 10 recently departing recruiters their thoughts... READ MORE

Just graduated? Everything you need to know to land your dream job in recruitment

In the graduate landscape, it’s fair to say that recruitment jobs come with somewhat of a mixed reputation. We’ve all experienced an aggressive cold c... READ MORE

The 80's wants it's recruitment techniques back

Having spent a number of years recruiting recruiters, it's fair to say I'll have interviewed someone from within most recruitment businesses, therefor... READ MORE