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Batten down the hatches, there’s a job seeker storm brewing

The recent weather systems that have battered the Caribbean, Cuba and Miami just go to show that Mother Nature isn’t a force to be reckoned with. Hurricanes come in all shapes and sizes. The same can be said about job seekers and their job applications. Are you a Harvey, Irma,…

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How will the general election 2017 affect you in your working life?

On Tuesday 18th April 2017, Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May called a UK general election for Thursday 8th June 2017. It will be the first general election since the Brexit referendum result, when the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016. As the…

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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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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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We’re winners of the Best Online Candidate Experience Award

  The Onrec awards at St Paul’s - The Grange have been an eagerly awaited night, Blue Octopus were shortlisted for four awards in a range of categories such as marketing, technical innovation and candidate experience. Kelly Laurenson and Steph Long went to London to represent Blue Octopus and were…

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How to look for work – while working

It's always a struggle to find a great job that pays well and that you'll enjoy for years to come. It's doubly hard to find the perfect job when you're also trying to hide your search from a current employer. Many people prefer to apply for work while already in…

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What a recruiter really wants for Christmas!

As the end of 2015 approaches, I think we can all agree that we’re in need of a nice long holiday and some cracking gifts to go along with it. Christmas is nearly upon us and we can’t wait to see what’s under the tree this year.perbandingan smartphone While many…

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Has LinkedIn lost its way?

Social media sites are great tools for recruitment. And out of all the social networks, LinkedIn is still the most useful for finding a job and for making hires. As super users, we're big fans! Even the most avid LinkedIn users might however have issues with the kind of content…

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Why choose a career in engineering

Engineers have quite literally built the world; more than that, they're building the future too. The skills and expertise that engineers bring are crucial in creating anything from bridges and skyscrapers to hearing aids and mobile phones. For the right kind of person, a career in engineering could hold huge…

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