10 ways to be more assertive at work

We are delighted to welcome another guest contributor to the Anne Corder Recruitment blog – Melanie Coeshott: a career coach at Blue Diamond, a consultancy empowering mid-career professionals to take control of their work and life. Melanie helps her clients… read more…

Melanie Coeshott

New Year Job Hunting Advice

You’ve hit the New Year sales, you’ve got a snazzy new wardrobe for work but…you’d like a new job too.  Most companies that are hiring in the New Year want someone to start as soon as possible – often with the perspective that it is better to start the… read more…

Emma Plummer

What to expect from a staff appraisal

Staff appraisals and employee performance reviews can be an effective way for employers to support and guide their workforce through their journey with the business, enabling them to continue to learn and improve their skills. When we feel that our… read more…

Emma Plummer

The Benefits of Fixed-Term Contracts

Contract work is becoming a popular way of working among both employers and employees. Although this type of work is available across a variety of sectors throughout the year, the roles often arise when companies embark on special projects. It’s… read more…

Emma Plummer

How to write a modern CV

Your CV is usually the first chance a recruiter and potential employer has to assess your suitability for a role. Your CV should reflect the modern business landscape and promote your qualities, but it’s still a professional document, so it’s… read more…

Emma Plummer

How to choose the right temping agency for you

Every temping agency will take a slightly different approach, and that will determine who will work best for you.    In simple terms, temping is where companies require short term assistance to cover for extra workloads or sickness/holiday/maternity cover. Temporary roles help… read more…

Emma Plummer

Six must-have skills for IT workers

There is almost limitless potential for IT candidates when it comes to a job search. While technical skills are an obvious requirement, employers often look beyond just ‘hard skills’ – so what other skills might you need to demonstrate? Technical… read more…

Zoe Perich

How to learn from interview feedback

Even when an interview doesn’t work out, you can turn it into a positive learning curve. Gathering feedback from a recruitment agency or employer following an interview can give you valuable information to aid your job search. Here are six… read more…

Emma Plummer

How to network in Peterborough

We’ve all heard about the importance of networking. But it tends to be associated mainly with meeting new business contacts to seek out more work. You know the sort of thing – people arrive at an event, have breakfast and… read more…

Emma Plummer

How to ace a competency interview

“So, tell us about a time when you…” The dreaded competency matrix-based job interview. We’ve all been there, and it’s not always an easy ride! Going for a job interview can be nerve-wracking enough (but please don’t panic, we have… read more…

Karen Dykes

How to use Social Media to Find a Job

Whether you connect with friends on Facebook, colleagues on LinkedIn or chat to like-minded professionals on Twitter, there are lots of ways social media can help your job hunt. By using the right social media platforms, a couple of useful… read more…

Emma Plummer

Tips and Advice for Creative CVs

You want your CV to catch the eye of recruiters and employers, and there are a huge number of ways you can achieve just that. Here at Anne Corder Recruitment we’re seeing more and more creative CVs coming through –… read more…

Emma Plummer