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How will video impact the future of the interview process?

In 1989 Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale not only created the film Back to The Future II, but they also predicted how technology would evolve by the year that the film was set 2015. It’s incredible to think that they managed to feature, wall mounted flat screen televisions,…

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Creative Online Marketing Award Winners – Onrec Awards 2017

Blue Octopus has once again been successful at the Onrec awards for the fifth consecutive year. The team were very pleased to bring the ‘Creative Online Marketing’ award back to Octo House - following the submission for the new Blue Octopus website which went live on the 20th of January…

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Will Facebook be rivalling LinkedIn in the future?

It was announced last week that the social media giant, Facebook will be rolling out its own job posting app to businesses in the USA and Canada. The idea is a simple one, and let’s be honest, I’m surprised that it has taken so long for them to launch this…

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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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