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Still need convincing of Blue Octopus?

So you're still using recruitment agencies, recruitment resellers or, heaven forbid, managing all the candidate communication internally – leaving you no time for you to do anything else! At Blue Octopus we sit between a Recruitment Agency and a Recruitment Reseller. We buy job board credits in bulk so you…

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Blue Octopus has once again, been shortlisted at the Onrec awards!

We are over the moon to announce that Blue Octopus Recruitment have, once again, gained recognition at the 2017 Onrec Awards for the fifth year running. This year we have been nominated for four awards, these are listed below. The event will be held on Thursday 9th March at The…

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Adam or Mohamed – Is there discrimination within recruitment?

Have you ever applied for a job and thought 'I have all the right experiences and qualifications but haven’t been offered an interview?' It might have never crossed your mind before, but it could be down to your name! The BBC recently aired a programme with two men called Mohamed…

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How to Secure Your Dream Job: Why Experience Isn’t Everything

You need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. This is the problem that many young or inexperienced job hunters face – particularly graduates, who are expected to have a year or more of industry experience even though they’ve just left campus. If you…

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Blue Octopus partners with Mears Group

Mears Group and online recruitment provider, Blue Octopus, are entering into a three-year partnership to improve the way in which Mears Group recruits. Mears Group are one of the largest Housing and Care providers within the UK. Mears Care provides support to over 25,000 people in their own homes every…

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The New Blue Octopus Website is Here!

Our digital team have been busy creating the shiny new Blue Octopus site and we are already seeing a positive impact. The new website has been designed to improve the usability for job seekers and also boasts a long list of improvements such as: Full Client Branding – All Blue…

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5 ways to supercharge your job search in 2017!

The New Year is often the best time to dust of that CV and make a start on those resolutions. Getting a new job is frequently high up on the priority list for a lot of employees which is no surprise considering that 60% of British workers will consider looking…

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Vacancy Benefits, Postcode Searching and Fully Responsive Client Adverts! New Year, New Website.

We are in to the process of rolling out some key features within Octo and the Blue Octopus website. The features are being introduced to improve vacancy reach, client recruitment branding and candidate attraction – and will be launched early in the new year and we’re all very excited! Hawk…

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Octo update – Adding vacancies just got even quicker

Creating a vacancy in Octo just got even easier. Hiring Managers using Octo can now simply select a predefined list of questions, at the application form stage, with one simple click! Once the application form has been selected the user can then add or edit any questions with complete flexibility…

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