Blogtopus Recruitment News

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

Be our friend!

How to send messages on LinkedIn for free

One of the best things about LinkedIn is how it helps you get in touch with new people who can drive your career forward. The ability to send messages to others is a valuable feature, but unfortunately it’s one that LinkedIn will often want to charge you for…that is, unless…

Read article

How LinkedIn can help you find a job

Any serious job seeker should sign up with the world's largest professional social network, LinkedIn. While it's packed with features to help candidates connect with employers, it's not used nearly as much as it could be considering how handy it is. If you're a job seeker who is not yet…

Read article

10 ways students can impress employers

This guest post is authored by Lauren Ferguson, Career Development Adviser at the University of Stirling. Graduate employers notice students who are proactive in taking opportunities and have a range of experience. How many of these have you done? Work or study abroad Employers are impressed by candidates who have spent…

Read article

How to ace the assessment day

A job interview is a great opportunity for both employers and jobseekers to really get to know each other. But for many roles, a short interview isn’t quite enough as they instead decide to invite in several candidates for one or more assessment days. Assessment days differ hugely in terms…

Read article

How to pick your references for a new job

It’s common to be asked for references when you apply for a job. For some, it’s easy to find former colleagues and contacts who are willing to vouch for you – but for others, the need for references is a major hurdle to getting a job you know you’re well…

Read article

5 tips for your first day in a new job

Starting a new job is exciting, nerve-racking and terrifying all at once. Having worked so hard and gone through so much stress just to find work in the first place, you definitely want to make a great impression and set the tone for a long and successful career. After the…

Read article
  • 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