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  • Salaries in the research sector and what this means for people changing jobs
    Lara Fisher-Jones shares her expertise in market research recruitment to help those searching for their next role.
  • As well as social media being another way to hunt for your next job, please be mindful that it's also another way of enabling a potential employer to check you out...
  • Autumn can be a busy season in the world of recruitment. Holidays are often a time for reflection and we find people return from this period motivated to make a change in their work life. 
  • Job hunting can be daunting. On top of working out what you want, what your CV should say, and what you should wear, the hardest part can be working out where to find the job you want.
  • Sometimes it can be difficult to keep up the positivity and drive in your job search. Here are some top tips from market research recruitment consultant, Lara Fisher-Jones to help those of you in this situation.
  • Branding has long been associated with how businesses markets themselves. However nowadays nearly every individual has their own ‘personal brand’. While typically individuals may not carefully curate their personal brands, there is no doubting their inevitable existence (and importance!).
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Building a career in research used to be quite a straight forward process. However, in recent years, the researcher’s road to career stardom has become tough to navigate.
  • After a successful time recruiting in the UK, Resources Group’s Gemma Hughes moved ‘Down Under’, to join our Sydney office. Gemma gives an account of what it was like to move, the process and the lifestyle which we hope will be useful to others contemplating a career move to Australia.
  • I recently read an article by Lou Adler on reducing hiring mistakes, and in particular placing the emphasis on identifying motivated individuals over purely competent individuals.
  • Social Media is an inescapable part of job hunting, but many questions surround its use. How can it assist your search for your next job? What are the do’s and don’ts? And is it an effective method at all? Below I have tried to answer some of these questions for you.
  • Researchers, as a breed, are rarely viewed as born sales-people. Although I have come across some who would beat the pants off an east-end used car salesman, most tell me that they would rather have their molars drilled unnecessarily, than make new business happen from a standing start.
  • As recruiters we will always ask you why you want to leave your current employer. The reason we do this is because some reasons are valid and some reasons can be solved by a quick chat with your manager.
  • Competency based interviewing is also called behavioural interviewing. It is example based and one can feel put on the spot, especially if you have not done one before.
  • There are countless articles out there on what to do at interview and how best to present yourself. That may be fine, but it’s usually the mistakes that can make you miss out on the job you want.
  • Face Facts Research recently brought our attention to an article published recently in the Telegraph, which discusses the possibility that some young people/graduates are not considering a career within market research because they believe the jobs to be boring.