Blogtopus Recruitment News

Recruitment and careers advice from experts within the industry, get your slice of the Blogtopus.

Be our friend!

Why work experience is more important than you think

You may think that the only reason to do work experience is to be able to write about it on your CV – but there are loads of other reasons why you should be doing it! Sure, you might just be helping with admin, fetching coffees for the team or…

Read article

3 ways to avoid burning out at work

If you’re feeling the stress of work, are becoming tired and feeling demotivated, it might be a sign that you’re close to burning out. It’s important to take action on this to help you get your motivation and wellbeing back on track. It’s essential you don’t brush these worries aside…

Read article

How to write an outstanding personal profile for your CV in 5 steps

Bear in mind that you won’t be presenting your CV in person; it will go ahead in lieu of you. Therefore, you need it to shout about you when you can’t be there to toot your own trumpet. The personal profile section on your CV is the ideal place to…

Read article

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…

Read article

Guest post: How to identify and prevent burnout

It’s difficult to define burnout succinctly and so, even more difficult to intercept it. Most people only realise that they are truly burnt out when it’s too late and then they need to work towards eliminating the symptoms, often while still having to deal with the stresses that caused it…

Read article

Guest post: How to ask for a raise

Asking for a raise may fall outside your usual comfort zone but if you don’t ask it’s likely you won’t get what you think you are worth. Here are some tips on getting the raise that you feel you deserve. How often should you expect a raise? Let’s face it,…

Read article

Best Recruitment Practices: Focus on Employee Life Stages

This article has been written by Luke Rees on behalf of Thymometrics, a leading global supplier of always-on, real-time employee engagement surveys. The deputy chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Caroline Waters, has recently put out a statement urging recruiters to change the way they do business.…

Read article

How To Create A Kick Ass Design Portfolio That Will Get Noticed

In this guest post, Hannah from Doxzoo tells us all about compiling an awesome portfolio to help you showcase your creative skills in job interviews. Over to Hannah... The design industry is fierce, which is why it is vital to have a kick ass portfolio up your sleeve to help…

Read article

Why your team shouldn’t be ‘always on’

It's easier than ever to work away from the office: after all, we all have phones and tablets loaded with powerful apps, not to mention access to 3G or wifi everywhere. Whether it's quickly checking email or writing a ten thousand word report entirely with your thumbs, it's getting easier…

Read article
  1. 1
  2. 2
  • Recruitment Guides

    Recruitment Guides

    Recruitment get some pointers from the experts?

  • Sign up for Job Alerts

    Sign up for Job Alerts

    Stay up to date with all our vacancies in Octo.

  • Career Advice

    Career Advice

    Need some pointers on your job search?

Blue Octopus is trusted by some of the UK’s largest companies