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Careers Lessons Improve Grades

New research finds careers talks + meetings with employers before GCSEs motivates low achievers – what do you think? (Via @BBCNews) https://bbc.in/2LPFTG4    

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School Catering 2019

Love catering? What do you think about the updated healthy eating plans for schools? (Via @BNFEvents) https://bit.ly/2IvwX3N  

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Video Recruiting: Elevate Your Brand, Save Cash + Make Better Hires

Video recruitment technology might sound intimidating, but actually it’s a simple, effective, time-saving method which can help elevate SME brands and speed up the hiring process for big business. Here’s why.   Video is Doing the Talking   In their 2019 trend forecast The HR Director claimed this would be the year the CV died. …

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Take the Test: What’s Holding You Back?

Career not going the way you wished? Discover what’s up with this @PsychologiesMag test. Then let us know if we can help… https://bit.ly/30q71yB    

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#LondonWineWeek’19

Love wine? Love people? Then, you’ll love #LondonWineWeek ! Oh, and our hospitality team would love to meet you too… https://bit.ly/1qDHBKF  

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek’19

When it comes to work your body image isn’t just your problem, it could be your employer’s too (via @ConversationUK). Yes, it’s Mental Health Awareness Week (@mentalhealth) + this year’s theme is body image. https://bit.ly/2NRg1FG

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Europe Day’19

It’s Europe Day! So we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all our amazing temp and permanent candidates who come from all over the EU to work for the hotels, restaurants, care homes and offices who need them.

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Onboarding Hacks for Employers

Having trouble retaining staff? How’s your onboarding process looking? (Via @thrive) https://bit.ly/2VDfBdH

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Failing to Get to Interview 2?

Going for interviews but never getting to round 2? Check out this insightful post from @thebalance – then let us know if you we can help! https://bit.ly/2VXPX0k  

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Inspiration from Avengers Endgame

Tomorrow may be Star Wars Day, but Avengers Endgame is overbrimming with motivation Marvel style – according to @QuartzAtWork. Suffering with self doubt? This post is a must! https://bit.ly/2DJopEO    

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May Day’19: Start Your Summer Job Search

Want a summer job!? Here’s why you should sign up with a recruitment agency! PLUS other hacks from @Forbes https://bit.ly/2vFuIF7    

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National Gardening Week ’19

Seasonal menus are all the rage. So where does the urban chef get the freshest produce without a veg patch? (Via @Telegraph). Think NASA + LED lighting. What do you think of this grow-your-own trend? https://bit.ly/2y3DFbZ

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Meet Gen Z

Employers! Turns out: “Gen Zers have some unique and possibly unexpected traits.” Get the lowdown via @VisualCap. Have questions? We can help! https://bit.ly/2Ih7RbU

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Career Inspiration for Shakespeare Day

Got career ambitions? How are your communication skills looking? (Via @gethppy) Need career advice? We can help! https://bit.ly/2ZtTcyL  

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Easter Hospitality Trends

“[T]he number of Britons holidaying at home this Easter has literally doubled with 67% taking a break in the UK compared to 34% in 2018.” – FTNEWS stats. Taking your next step in hospitality? Sign up with Angel Recruitment + get support from sector experienced consultants who know the industry, love great service + keep …

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A Fresh Approach to Social Care

“When I told people I planned to move into a care home for the weekend, they warned me I risked losing my laundry, if not my dignity. But my experience was different.” – says @saralivadeas of Freemantle Trust via @GdnSocialCare https://bit.ly/2HJoLP8    

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Notre Dame ’19

Today our hearts go out to our French friends. So many Team Angel members have beautiful personal memories of living, working or holidaying in Paris + the amazing Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Your Recruitment Methods Need a Refresh? / GenZ + Rethinking Recruitment

Is it time to refresh your approach to recruiting? “Almost one-in-five (18%) of Generation Z applicants are dropping out of the recruitment process, even after being offered a job” – says Recruitment Buzz. https://bit.ly/2V1fisV

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Happy Birthday Emma Watson / What to Do Before You’re 30

Harry Potter star @EmmaWatson turns 29 today. So let’s get motivated by this 30 Things to Do for Your Career By 30 list from @TheMuse in her honour! What will your next move be? https://muse.cm/1xJTm1O    

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Quiz: What’s Keeping You Stuck?

Want to ‘spring’ forward BUT still stuck in that same old job? We feel you. It can be hard to make big changes – luckily @PsychologiesMag has a little test you can take to see what’s holding you back: https://bit.ly/2KxYzt5    

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Spring: Seasonal Chefs

Spring is here! And our clients are always asking for chefs who can cook with fresh seasonal produce (via @FoodInsight). Is that you? We’d love to talk… https://bit.ly/2uujfrm    

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Why Food Service is a Juicy Career Option

Food service is crammed with career potential! This piece from @ProduceBizUK on last month’s @Fresh_Careers asks some star attendees to share their sector insights. Our very own Carol Borhani even makes an appearance as a Dragon…  https://bit.ly/2uQa4RS

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Q4 2018: Employee Confidence Slumps

Latest data shows a slump in UK employee confidence. Active job-seeking fell by 7.2% from the third quarter of 2018 but the reasons go beyond Brexit… (Via @personneltoday). https://bit.ly/2FeY0Q8  

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Sustainability at Work + for the Planet

“Company sustainability typically looks at its impact on the community locally + globally, but sustainability starts with the people behind the scenes,” says this @Forbespiece. Employers / Employees: What do you think?https://goo.gl/vYtNCD    

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2019 Trends for Aspiring Baristas

Love working with coffee? Latte Art Live is just one of the key trends being showcased at this year’s @LdnCoffeeFest. Which coffee trends are fuelling your coffee passion?  https://goo.gl/6wVJ43      

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Humanising On-Boarding

Is your Onboarding Process putting off your great new recruits? @SkyUK talk making introducing new employees to your company “human-centred, not HR-centred” in this @happyhenry post. What do you think?https://goo.gl/o3WJ7c    

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Put the Spring in Your Job Search

Job search need a refresh? This great post – via @thebalance(US) – shows you why using an agency can be a great addition to your job hunt arsenal + how to find the right one for you. Got a question for us? We’d love to help! https://goo.gl/zEb8yQ    

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Gen Z @ Work

“There are a few organisations out there that have begun to crack the code on how to engage their essential Millennial employees … but not nearly enough.” Some insights on what’s gone wrong with Millennial engagement (Via @businessinsider). What do you think? https://goo.gl/hNKqty  

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@Fresh_Careers_Fair

A big shout out to everyone who was at yesterday’s @Fresh_Careers at the @TheBDC! Team Angel were there sharing our food + drink sector smarts + scouting for enthusiastic candidates. What a great day!

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#Passion4Hospitality

There’s nothing like meeting people in real life! And we met some truly impressive people at yesterday’s #Passion4Hospitality event. Thank you to the @IoH_Online for hosting.  

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International Women’s Day 2019

Raised in a show business family her father, a stand-up comic and mother a concert pianist, who had died tragically young from a rare lung disease, Janet ran away from home in Wiltshire at the age of 17 to become a showgirl at the famous Windmill Theater in London. Diagnosed with an exhausting disease inherited …

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Why Can’t You Attract + Retain Millennial Talent?

As baby boomers retire and foreign workers leave the UK it’s never been more vital to attract millennials to work for you. But younger workers are disloyal, unproductive, social misfits, right?   The Millennial Problem   The media have a love-hate relationship with millennials (people born 1980-1995). Their tech habits are marvelled at (with some …

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#pancakeday2019

There’s no forgetting its #pancakeday today from all the mouth watering posts we’ve seen. Any of our followers care to share their favourite recipe or topping for our consultants to try?

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Brexit + Hospitality Recruitment

EU workers account for more than half Millennium & Copthorne Hotels’  London workers + they’re struggling to fill roles. (Via @EveningStandard).  Hoteliers: How are you finding recruiting right now? https://goo.gl/8XMfEb    

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What Makes Employees Happy?

Do 15 people have to approve an employee getting a laptop at YOUR organisation? If so, you’re risking losing your employee’s TRUST – a vital key to retaining great employees! (Via @TEDTalks) https://goo.gl/36MQgV  

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Fairtrade Fortnight + the Sustainability Trend

Did you know: “56% of restaurant-goers will pay more if the restaurant they are eating at is investing in sustainability.” (Via @wearebibium) https://goo.gl/ngbny1    

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Did you know that: “[C]ertain occupations … tend to attract people who are vulnerable to eating disorders, such as jobs in the food industries, sport, fashion, nursing and the caring professions.” (Via @beatED) https://goo.gl/u9voY6  

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REC Update Feb’19

With record vacancies (ONS stats) finding the right candidates is getting trickier says @OnRec: “[W]hich is why recruitment professionals are playing an increasingly pivotal role in supporting employers …”. Need support? https://goo.gl/4bKgnE  

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@TheAcademy2019

How do you acknowledge + reward great work? Because @DDIworld The Global Leadership Forecast 2018 reported that building a leadership pipeline + retaining their top talent were worry #1 + #2. (Via @workology) https://goo.gl/gdKhus

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#DreamJob

What’s your dream job? Recent research reveals that although 85% of UK working adults aren’t currently in their dream job millennials are more likely than previous generations to believe they will be… (Via @StylistMagazine ) https://goo.gl/Q2VK1v  

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Millennials + Dream Jobs

What’s your dream job? Recent research reveals that although 85% of UK working adults aren’t currently in their dream job millennials are more likely than previous generations to believe they will be… (Via @StylistMagazine ) https://goo.gl/Q2VK1v

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@CareLeaver

4 in 10 care leavers in England between 19-21 are not in employment or training. Find out more about the @CareLeaverCov here: https://goo.gl/BLgQSE  

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Lost the Love for Your Job?

Fallen out of love with your job? BUT is it time to leave or should you give it another go? (Via @BNDarticles): https://goo.gl/pRNe8a    

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Charles Darwin Day 2019

Author + entrepreneur @Alltopstartups shares the super skills you need to remain career relevant – taking inspiration from such notables as Charles Darwin, Einstein + some more contemporary thinkers! (Via @Medium): https://goo.gl/t3MKNU    

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Getting Real About Dream Jobs

Does your dream job really match your life goals? Some food for thought this Monday via @WorkAndMoneycom. Check this out then let us know how we can help. https://goo.gl/jkRvVT  

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#LinkedIn

Never underestimate the importance of making connections when it comes to your business or career! We’ve just been meeting with @LinkedIn to discuss some new + exciting opportunities for us + for you… #InItTogether #LinkedIn #AngelHR

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Chinese New Year 2019 – Year of the Pig

Did you know that for every 22 visits from China one job is created in the tourism industry? Which includes exciting roles in hospitality + food service! https://goo.gl/yHfSrM    

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#WorldCancerDay2019

Did you know that almost 120,000 people of working age people find out they have cancer every year? Fortunately help + advice on your work rights is out there. This comprehensive piece, via @thisismoney, is a great start https://goo.gl/a1ChFf    

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A To Don’t List To Help Your To Dos

January was all about goals and plans. But what if you start February by taking note of what you don’t want to do? (via @lifehacker) https://goo.gl/yBYXy3    

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Record Employment – But…

UK employment may have reached a record high of 32.54 million (@ONS) but the number of job vacancies rose by 10,000 to a record high of 853,000 (via the @BBC). Need help with those vacancies? We’re here: https://goo.gl/2X4buK    

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National Croissant Day 2019

Do you know your croissants? From passionate plain traditionalists to innovative activated-charcoal enthusiasts, if you love your pastries we could have a role for you: https://goo.gl/pksot3      

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Your CV is a Story Not a List

If you’re just thinking of your CV as a list of places you’ve worked + stuff you’ve done then you’ve got it wrong! Here’s why you should approach it with these 3 stories in mind … (Via @QuartzAtWork) https://goo.gl/n415PF      

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Burns Night 2019

How are you celebrating #BurnsNight2019? (Via @Independent). We love to hear your #foodie thoughts + recommendations! https://goo.gl/yy5GiZ    

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Employee Burnout Risking Your Business?

“[E]mployee burnout can trigger a downward spiral in individual + organizational performance,” @GallupWorkplace has found. Yet: “[A]bout two-thirds of full-time workers experience burnout on the job.” What do you think? https://goo.gl/NfoHc9    

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Is It Time For a Makeover?

Does your career need a makeover? Check out these warning signs… (Via @thebalance) https://goo.gl/wtAF6V    

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Blue Monday

Happy at work? “People who are happy at work tend to enjoy life more + have better health, stronger relationships + a greater sense of purpose. …[E]vidence shows that happier staff are more productive, creative + committed,” says @actionhappiness https://goo.gl/8jY2dr      

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Write a Career Mantra

Not into goal planning? How about keeping yourself on the right with just a few carefully chosen words? (Via @CareerContessa). We’d love to hear what you come up with! https://goo.gl/y5Y1RS    

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Career Changes: Not Just for January

“Career changes have to be seen as par for the course, not a one-off leap made only by the bold.” Thought-provoking read on the future of work by @thepooluk ‘s @marisajbate. What do you think? https://goo.gl/Ktrk9E    

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Brexit Uncertainty

Following MPs rejection of the PM’s Brexit plan @britishchambers Boss, @BCCAdam, tells #BBCNews that the ongoing uncertainty means: 1 in 5 businesses could change their hiring plans. https://goo.gl/8kKsgp  

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Employment Trends January 2019

Employers: How are you finding recruiting right now? “A lack of work ready candidates is really beginning to bite UK businesses and the situation is worsening. … . It really is a candidate’s market at the moment.” says @RECPress ’s Jan 2019 UK Report on #Jobs. https://goo.gl/wA9LYG

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New Job

Did the back to work blues finally get you? If so, you’re not alone! Almost half of Brits will be looking for a new job as of last Friday (Via @RecruitmentBuzz + @Arden_Uni ). Need help?! https://goo.gl/E3kMPP    

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Job Trends – Looking Forward

Whether you’re looking for a new job or a new employee @Onrec ‘s 2018 review will give you the lowdown you need in 2019. Want hands on help? We’re always here… https://goo.gl/ZuUWxq

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Institute of Hospitality – Restaurant Manager of the Year Awards 2019

What a wonderful way to start the new year! Congratulations to 2019 Restaurant Manager of the Year @tkubart of @kerridgesbandg @CorinthiaLondon! And a big thank you to our friends the@IoH_Online, and the wonderful @TheSavoyLondon for hosting! #RMOY2019        

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Care Trends ’19

Turns out Care is “the best industry for job satisfaction” according to research by @CVLibrary. Lucky for you Care is one of our specialities… https://goo.gl/mtDAxY    

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Back to Work Productivity

Struggling back to work? @Inc has some hacks to help you overcome the January blues and really up your work game. https://goo.gl/myy82d

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Career plans

Two of our specialities – Hospitality and Care – are predicted to be two of the Top 10 industries to get into in 2019! (Via @Onrec). Find out why, then let us know how we can help you. https://goo.gl/QncFKu  

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Three HR trends to watch for in 2019

From Gender Pay Gap reporting in 2018 to hiring on attitudes in 2019 this fast-paced, global HR round up (Via @LinkedIn) is well worth a read for the busy hiring manager. What are your 2019 predictions? https://goo.gl/jn8vMU    

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Trends / Wrap up in Hospitality

What do turnips, miso + crispy chicken skin have in common? Read the @waitrose ‏ 2018-19 Food & Drink Report + find out. Then tell us you think… https://goo.gl/XBcJ3W    

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Tempted to Ghost Your Job?

This @Guardian piece reckons ghosting at work is getting more common. What do you think about this workplace trend? https://goo.gl/CprDia    

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Christmas Day Message

Wishing our wonderful client employers and incredible candidates a very Merry Christmas – whether you’re at home with loved ones or hard at work making Christmas magic for someone else!  

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Christmas Eve 2018

It’s #ChristmasEve so all our branches are closing at 4pm! Our festive opening hours: Closed– Christmas Day / Boxing Day + New Year’s Day / Open– 8am – 4pm 24th/ 27th/ 28th/ 31stDecember.  Merry Christmas to all!  

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Hospitality Working at Christmas

A recent poll found that 1 in 4 hospitality workers felt guilty for working at Christmas. BUT almost half said they felt a sense of community spirit while working over the festive period. How do you feel about working at Christmas? (Via the @morningad ) https://goo.gl/7HJQBB  

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BBC Christmas Ad Controversy

Is the #BBC #Wonderland Christmas ad a guilt trip or a festive fairytale? Working parents – in particular working mums – are divided. What do you think? https://goo.gl/bZhQGv    

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Christmas Card Day / Secret Santa at Work

Stuck for Secret Santa ideas? Shop online guided by this @strategist at @nymag list + you probably won’t go too far wrong. Don’t forget to tell us what you order! https://goo.gl/3FcjG3    

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Mary Poppins Returns

This week Emily Blunt steps into Julie Andrews’s shoes in #MaryPoppinsReturns. So what should you do when you’ve got big shoes to fill at work? (Via @TheMuse ) https://goo.gl/dxcChM    

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2019 Biz / Work Trends

What does 2019 + beyond have in store for businesses? @mintelnews ‏ reveals 6 key consumer trends impacting sectors worldwide. https://goo.gl/QuCz9s    

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International Migrants Day

As a company comprised of people from all over the globe what better way to mark International Migrant Day than to share this celebratory piece (via @Independent )!? Here are just 10 things created for Britain by immigrants… https://goo.gl/haiUYk    

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Setting Goals That Work for You

Another year gone by + still stuck in the same old job? Take this @PsychologiesMag test + find out just what’s keeping you stuck! Don’t forget to let us know how we can help! https://goo.gl/DHwmQS    

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New Year New Job Tips

From writing a winning CV (or resume) to looking beyond jobs boards – this @usnews piece gives some handy advice on job hunting in 2019. PS remember a good agency, like Angel HR, can do a lot of the hard work for you… https://goo.gl/wQFf9C    

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Nostradamus Birthday + Brexit

Employers! Even Nostradamus couldn’t predict what the post #Brexit workscape will look like! But @PwC_UK ’s Beyond Brexit blogs + podcasts might help you cut through the confusion… https://goo.gl/VRLbMy      

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Curiosity

“New research points to 3 important insights about curiosity [in] business. First, curiosity is much more important to an enterprise’s performance than was previously thought…” Great piece on curiosity via @HarvardBiz https://goo.gl/h9aVcz        

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Pubs + Jobs

Bad news: 1 in every 4 pubs has closed since 2008 Good news: Now pubs tend to be bigger + employ over 10 people Better news: Employment has risen by 6%, as bigger venues + more food service creates jobs for more staff! Yay! (Via @BizMattersmag) https://goo.gl/DjQ1WU    

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Socialising + Networking

Office party? Festive gathering? Make the most of the season’s social-side + get networking. Don’t know how? Start with this (via @QuartzAtWork): https://goo.gl/oDHFFe

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#MentalHealthAwareness

They say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, right!? Whether you’re catering for a #carehome or cooking for one there’s more + more evidence that what you eat affects your #mentalhealth (via @MetroUK) https://goo.gl/LQ6PiY    

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Be a Michelin Star Chef for a Day

Ever dreamed of being a Chef? How about being a chef with an award-winning, veggie-based restaurant? Watch @LucieBFink of @refinery29 be a Michelin Star Chef for a Day + get inspired! https://goo.gl/224nN4      

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Imposter Syndrome?

Impostor Syndrome struck again!? Reset your career confidence button with these snappy hacks courtesy of @NerdAboutTown (aka Stephanie Yeboah) + @StylistMagazine https://goo.gl/yM95o2    

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Psychologies Test

Not sure where to go next with your career? Don’t panic! Take this quick @PsychologiesMag test + find out what motivates you. Then tell us how we can help! https://goo.gl/igLv7V    

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Bartender Appreciation

When we say “bartender” many people imagine someone like Tom Cruise in Cocktail. But if you’re a woman with her sights set on bartending check this @EmeraldStreet post out for some inspiration: https://goo.gl/tAMwpk    

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#hardwork

If you’ve got a @ZacEfron kind of attitude, we’d love to hear from you! https://goo.gl/PSQn3v    

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#AngelHR hospitality candidates

20 lovely #AngelHR hospitality candidates getting ready + waiting to serve the audience at tonight’s Vintage Circus show! Love to be candidate 21? You can get in on jobs like these here: www.angelhr.org    

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@Craft_Guild

Superb flavour. Amazing variety. Perfectly paired wine. Complemented by the great company of 10 @Craft_Guild members at the monthly dinner hosted by Chief Exec @andrewgreenchef at @minjianglondon (Royal Garden Hotel). All in the name of work you understand!    

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Volunteering + CV

Giving isn’t just for Christmas! Give your time + you can get so much in return! Find out what volunteering can do for your career (Via @TEDx ) https://goo.gl/9d7iES    

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Third of workers are coasting

A recent report found that 1 in 3 UK workers are “coasting” in their career + that’s a problem for both employers + employees alike… (Via @RecruitmentBuzz) https://goo.gl/e7ypMa

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SME recruitment

2 in 3 SMEs are planning to grow in the next 3 months according to quarterly research from @hitachi_capital British Business Barometer. So, SMEs, today we’d love to know: What’s your ONE big recruitment problem? https://goo.gl/FhwfSi

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Customer Service

Waiter! There’s a fly in my soup! How NOT to do customer service courtesy of Grover the Waiter + @sesamestreet. Think you can do better? Find out about our temp + perm front of house opportunities: https://goo.gl/D2yAcn    

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International Day of Disability

“People with long-term or limiting conditions often have a knack of bedding into a new job quickly + finding their own solutions to challenges thanks to a wealth of experience in problem solving [+] an innate drive to succeed.” (via Virgin) https://goo.gl/61UTv7

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Dream Job Mapper

Is 2019 the year you create your dream job? Well, @Hult_Biz reckon they’ve created something to help you get clear on just what your dream job could look like in real life: https://goo.gl/Ku95fr

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Small Biz Saturday

Earlier this year a report found that over two thirds (67%) of UK SMEs: “[F]ind it difficult to hire qualified staff members or keep existing talent in the company.” (Via @smallbusinessuk ) If that’s you, we can help: https://goo.gl/SkUXJo    

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Stress Management

Stressed by all the Christmas customers? Nail-biting interview on the cards? Work keeping you up at night? This ONE hack via @Inc might help: https://goo.gl/DGGCfq    

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Team Angel Breakfast

This giant breakfast powered us up for a very satisfying brainstorming session + Team Angel chat! Hope the results are just as satisfying!    

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Work with Value

Something (short) to watch this Thursday from Prof. @davidgraeber who condemned the 21st century phenomenon of creating meaningless jobs. Here he asks why we work like we do + what a better way of working might look like. (via @theRSAorg ) https://goo.gl/ZrWri6    

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Brexit + Job Change

Brexit is causing a surge in London job changes says @economiamag. Are you looking to make a move before the deadline? Angel HR specialises in: catering, hospitality, care, facilities + office roles. Get in touch: https://goo.gl/Uk6pYP    

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Organic Food

Once again we would like to remember @SoilAssociation #Organic September. Check out this @LuxRestGuide post on why some of the UK’s leading Chefs love organic. Then tell us: Do you think organic is the future? https://goo.gl/mKwWPg  

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Loneliness

We hear a lot about loneliness around #Christmas. But What Works Wellbeing’s “…review is the first of its kind to establish what we know about loneliness + effective ways to tackle it.” A must-read for care staff: https://goo.gl/WTuvDT    

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Kitchen Porters

We’re always on the lookout for great Kitchen Porters here at Angel HR! So we were thrilled to see the #KPHERO initiative backed by @HandCNews + Meiko UK earlier this month. Think you’d make a great KP? https://goo.gl/roK4V6    

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Better Decisions

Quit the job? Don’t quit the job? Need help making better decisions? Check out these tips via @Inc ! Need some support? We help people find work they love in: #hospitality, #catering, #care, #admin, #facilities + more… https://goo.gl/rrk9FF    

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Cyber Monday + Tech at Work

Tech might have taken over shopping, but what if it replaced your work colleagues or even your boss? Would you be up for working with / for a robot? (via @YouGov) https://goo.gl/yuTi8V  

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#MondayBlues

Monday Blues. Bad days at work. They’re bound to happen – but it’s what you do with them that counts! Says Marwa Azab, PhD, via @PsychToday. What works for you + can we help? https://goo.gl/zi74gs    

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One month till Xmas, make a wish list

Just ONE month till Christmas! Got your career wish list sorted? Go on, tell us: What do you want to do next year to take your career / business to the next level? (Via @Inc + human behaviour scientist @JonLevyTLB)https://goo.gl/o9chyt    

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Perfect Egg

Chefs. Foodies. What’s your ideal egg dish? Boiled? Poached? Scrambled? Quail? Duck? Well, today, we’re taking inspiration from @FlorentineLDNrestaurant + thinking an egg you can share is where it’s at … (via @InsiderFood) https://goo.gl/KuQG7j    

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Black Friday + Customer Service

Let’s face it nerves can get frayed this time of year. But remember, whatever business you’re in – #catering, #hospitality, #care or retail – making customers feel cared for really matters. (Via @TEDx)https://goo.gl/ukMqsX

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#Introverts

Being an introvert at work isn’t always fun. But this @CareerContessa piece shares 5 reasons why introverts matter more than you might think. Something to comfort you on #friday! https://goo.gl/NXVPLf

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Making an Impression at Work

Are you a trailblazer? Making an impact at work is key to getting the best opportunities. Get set to dazzle with these 10 tips from @LollyDaskal via @Inc: https://goo.gl/YXWHTQ

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# Give Thanks

It might not be #ThanksGiving in the UK but there are always reasons to be grateful. And @TomGimbelwriting for @Inc reckons being in a job you love ranks up there with any personal relationship… https://goo.gl/fN3jUJ    

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2019 Career Change Tips

Too settled in the ‘velvet prison’ that is a comfortable but dull job to get out there + nail your dream job? Then check out these quick Psychologies tips + tell us what help you need to make a change in 2019: https://goo.gl/z9LVo1

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World Television Day + Career Inspiration

Did you know a poll out last year found over a third of millenials reckon their careers were inspired by TV? (via Harpers Bazaar) We’re intrigued. Has TV shaped your career choices in any way? https://goo.gl/AAG1oF

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17% Drop in Chefs

Having trouble recruiting chefs? @ONS stats have found there are now 17% less chefs working in the UK than last year. (Via @CasualDiningMag) Need help filling those posts? We can help! https://goo.gl/DHAVKg    

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#InternationalMensDay

“As he looked out over the next 40 years of this, he felt a black despair.” Sound familiar? (Via @MensHealthMag). This International Men’s Day do yourself a favour + start creating a career you can be proud of. https://goo.gl/sfzjxx  

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#ChristmasisComing

Yep! #ChristmasisComing! And in an ideal world everyone will be over to your place for the great grub. So, restaurant / venue managers have YOU got your staff cover sorted yet? Cos, we can help with that! https://goo.gl/is4tRx    

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@LondonJazzFest

In a nod to @LondonJazzFest we got to wondering if Jazz could benefit the way we work. Guess, what!? Turns out listening to certain jazz tracks can help you focus + get more productive – here’s why (via Top Masters in Healthcare) https://goo.gl/hyGgpB

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Workplace

Got your dream job, but just can’t stand your colleagues? Do you stay? Do you go? @sharmadeanreid has some answers. (Via @Guardian) https://goo.gl/wWNVAm    

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Make a difference through good food

A recent thinktank found: Almost 4 million UK kids don’t have access to the good food they need to thrive! (Via The Guardian) Want to make a difference through good food? Angel HR can help! https://goo.gl/xCnzNc      

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Angel Care @ GB Care Awards

We’re just a little bit excited here at #AngelHR! Our amazing #AngelCare Team have been nominated for The Home Care Manager Award + The Care Team Award @GBcareawards! Well done to our lovely Care Manager Joan Bothma + her team! What an event it was!      

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#Kindess Day

Think kindness at work is for wimps? Think again! Here’s why kindness could actually be your key to workplace success. (By @CoachEurban via @LinkedIn) https://goo.gl/uJ51Zp      

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#TalkMoney Week

Guess what!? It’s #TalkMoney Week! Worryingly the UK ranks below other comparable countries when it comes to financial literacy. Eeek! So here’s what you need to consider about money + that #DreamJob … (Via @TheMuse ) https://goo.gl/w7j2MX    

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Think: simple

Is creating your dream career stickier than a dish of honey glazed sausages? Forget the honey. And get inspired by the humble sausage + think: simple (via @TheMuse). For real life help Angel HR is always here! https://goo.gl/4ghb8Y    

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Temporary contract roles

A new report from @EYnews, reveals that more of us are choosing to work in temporary contract roles. This rapid read by @thorpers via @thepooluk concentrates on freelancers, but temping with a reputable #HR agency is also an option. https://goo.gl/hDy2fS    

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Bumper year for recruitment agencies

It’s easier than ever for employers to DIY recruit + yet 2018 has been a bumper year for recruitment agencies – is this why? (Via @RecruitmentBuzz) https://goo.gl/MxykER      

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# Cappuccino Day

Baristas! What do employers want to ask budding baristas like you in a job interview? Check out this @thebalance piece, then let us know your best barista interview Qs! https://goo.gl/UmyVMV      

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Stress @ work

Overwhelmed at work? It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of some work pressures. But could this quick test help you gain some control? (via @PsychologiesMag) https://goo.gl/umsH5C    

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Self-Representation

Stop boring everyone to tears with your rubbish career story! Learn how to engage those people you need to impress with a well-crafted synopsis of what you do, who you are + where you want to go… (Via @FastCompany) https://goo.gl/ZbHgSo    

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Vegan trend

“Plant food sales soared by 1,500% in 2017 and forecasters predict that the alternative meat market will be worth over $5 billion by 2020.” Caterers. Restaurants. Chefs. What are YOU doing to keep up with the #Vegan trend? (Via @Nisbets) https://goo.gl/ndgz9V

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Why You Need to Take Your Vegan Customers Seriously!

Meat-Free mondays, bleeding (beetroot) burgers, plant mylk, plant-based, flexitarians, vegetarians, #veganhour, Veganuary, veganism and meat-free diets have taken 2018 by storm.     Indeed Angel HR has seen a huge rise in requests for chefs with “vegan skills” over the last year. So if your team hasn’t got creative, plant-based know-how and menu options you …

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Been ghosted at work?

Been ghosted recently? You might think ghosting is just a dating phenomenon, but it happens at work + in job hunts too. Lucky for you there’s a few hacks for that… (Via @CareerContessa) https://goo.gl/dmDtQk    

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Institute of Hospitality Aspiring Manager Award 2018

Team Angel were more than proud to sponsor last night’s Institute of Hospitality Aspiring Manager Award 2018 @IoHLondon. Our congratulations to @RobBurden of @chandco who took home the award! And thanks to all who made it a wonderful event!    

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Career horror story?

Are you telling yourself a career horror story? Find out how changing your tale of terror could impact your work-life for the better. (Via @LifehackerUK ) Just can’t find your way out of that mental maze? We can help!

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Technology, robots, the internet of things

Technology, robots, the internet of things. They’re taking our jobs + changing the way we think about work. Should you be scared? (Via @mashable) https://goo.gl/bpCSD9  

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Productivity Hacks

Can’t wait for the weekend? Here’s an easy hack which could help you make more of your time + make boring tasks more interesting. Go on! Try it out + let us know how it goes. (via @LifehackerUK) https://goo.gl/3iKmep  

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The Apprentice

“There’s nothing [on #TheApprentice] that resembles a sound recruitment process. … [N]othing points to the radical changes in employment … over the last decade.” Says CEO of employee favourite @simplybusiness. (Via @Independent) What do you think? https://goo.gl/fAC5Y6  

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@EPPSHOW

Anyone going to the @EPPSHOW at @olympia_london next month? Well, this fab @foodandwine piece on the powers of one dish – pasta alla Norma – tells you what good food really means… https://goo.gl/EDePLe  

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UK Hotels Forecast – 2019

“In recent times, a rise in demand from business + leisure travel has meant hotels have prospered.” But what will 2019 bring?” The @PwC #hotelsforecast shares some predictions. What are your thoughts? https://goo.gl/vtricW  

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Just 74 days until THE big day!

Just 74 days until THE big day! Yep, Christmas is coming + if you’re on the lookout for a seasonal job – especially in #hospitality, #catering or health + social #care across #England – then we’d love to help! https://goo.gl/284LLD  

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CATERING + HOSPITALITY RECRUITMENT OPEN DAY

Saturday 13th October -10am to 4pm at Angel HQ, London Bridge Come meet our team + have a chat about your career options! www.angelhr.org

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It’s Ok to be Grey – The Pitfalls of Age Discrimination

These workers are often more loyal, have more knowledge + better experience. So why are they so often overlooked? Asks this @RecruitmentBuzz piece. https://goo.gl/XP1LvC  

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Are You Indispensable?

Could this happen to you? When #ElonMusk ’s assistant of 12 years, Mary Beth Brown, asked for a big raise, Musk took on her responsibilities for 2 weeks to see if she was critical to his success… (Via @FortuneMagazine): https://goo.gl/RMbV2w    

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#MentalHealth @ work

The CEO of @AskLloydsBank reckons “[A]ny employer, of any size…” can create a “…culture of adequate support + sufficient time off…” for employees suffering with #MentalHealth issues. What do you think? (via @guardian ) https://goo.gl/uu8TzT

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Bored at Work?

A recent @OnePoll survey found almost 1 in 4 respondents are bored at work. Worse! 1 in 3 are bored at home! Check out this @Independent piece for 1 key solution. But if you want more inspiring work, we can help: https://goo.gl/z5hXXC    

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Invisible Job Skills

Soft skills are the secret ingredient to many a career success. The good news? You can cultivate them! This #Skillopedia video gives job newbies the hacks you need to get on + make an impact at work (via @YouTube ) https://goo.gl/SrY1HD    

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Be more octopus!

Be more octopus! It could benefit your career: “We must adapt, we must be agile and we must shift-shape. What I’m trying to say is that we must become like the Indonesian Mimic Octopus.” (via Vamsi Bodepudi on @LinkedIn ) https://goo.gl/VsG9y7      

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#Resignation

Having job quitting fantasies!? You’re not alone – this @bbcthree piece compiles some of the best resignation stunts out there. BUT remember burning bridges is rarely a good idea in real life – sign up with a good #HR #Agency like #AngelHR instead! https://goo.gl/fUq1EN

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Co-working spaces

“Co-working spaces are chosen for the experience. The FM world has a lot to learn from the hospitality world.” – @Philip_Tidd of @GenslerUK. Interesting piece via @FM_World. What do you think? https://goo.gl/FUQW8z

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Career in Care

There are so many news stories about poor #carejobs out there. Which is one reason we created Angel Academy of Excellence! We support our best #Care #Temps to have great careers. Discover more here: https://goo.gl/5

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Women and men @ work

“How can it be that two people in the same meeting might have such divergent experiences of work? And what can companies do about it?” This insightful piece via @WSJ tries to answer just that. https://goo.gl/cQnKX6    

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International Coffee Day

Agnieszka Rojewska, the 1st female World Barista Champion, combined innovation and creativity with great customer service to win the 2018 Championship! Think you’ve got what it takes to be a brilliant Barista? Then let’s connect: https://goo.gl/p7kqnQ

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#macmillan

Our #macmillan coffee morning in full swing! From London to Darlington Angel team got together for a cake-off like no other. Thanks for all those who came along to support a great cause! It’s amazing to see what a great #AngelFamily we have!  

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Actor Will Smith’s 50th Birthday

Will Smith has some words of wisdom for our kind of candidate! If this is you, we’d love to get to know you better: https://goo.gl/PtUPNd    

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Stay Productive

Dreading facing your inbox today? Check out this snappy video hack from @Inc + start things as you mean to go on! https://goo.gl/vPWcMT    

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#CarFreeDay

Guess what! It’s London #CarFreeDay. And, Bermondsey Street – a stone’s throw from our London Bridge HQ is taking part. Businesses. Commuters. What are your thoughts? https://goo.gl/QbNQmP

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Promotions

“The organization loses a good salesperson + gains a bad manager. A person is promoted to their level of incompetence: a clear lose-lose situation.” – Is the way we promote people “dead wrong”? (Via @corp_rebels) https://goo.gl/fMZTxc    

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4 day work week

One NZ firm’s 4 day work week experiment resulted in: More #creativity. Better attendance. Improved #punctuality. Sustained performance levels. Should we scrap working Fridays? (via @StylistMagazine) https://goo.gl/kThVXd    

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#GenZ

“SMEs are renowned for being more supportive places to work, + highlighting such benefits … can act as a great attraction + retention tool.” @Onrec on what #GenZ wants from #SMEs: https://goo.gl/WcruHK

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Hard Work

Queen of country music @DollyParton once said: “There are people more talented than me, but no one willing to work harder.” Are you a hard worker? Then, we’d love to connect: https://goo.gl/MPweUs

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Join us for coffee and cake next Friday and judge our baking skills. https://goo.gl/nVkCDH Come along, have some cake and a chat about your dream career! We are sure we can help you to achieve it! Whatever raised on the day, we will match it. Angel Human Resources – North East England Media House, 43 …

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Client visits

Client visits aren’t always stacked with cheese. They’re a great excuse to don some funky headgear + get to know the businesses we support. That way, we’re sure to deliver the kind of mouthwatering results our clients are looking for.    

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British Bake Off

Has @BritishBakeOff got you inspired? Well, we’re always getting great opportunities for pastry chefs, bakers, kitchen assistants + more, to work within fab venues – from top hotels to care homes. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/oJQgiL

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Lifelong Learning

Missed our last Tuesday post on the importance of learning every day? Well this @EY_CareersUK article emphasises just why “Irrespective of career stage or technical ability, receptivity to a culture of lifelong learning is crucial.” https://goo.gl/H7Tn2S  

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Luxury Hospitality

Want a career in luxury hospitality? Well, we can help with that! But you’ve also got to understand your clientele says The Future Laboratory. Because the ‘luxury mindset’ is well + truly changing: https://goo.gl/WuGZJa

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#nationalhugyourbossday

Being a great boss means a lot of things. Being supportive, approachable, motivational + empowering are certainly some of the things which make this Boss one of the good ones!  Happy Hug Your Boss day! How’s your Boss looking?

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Flexible Working

A survey on the 9-5 by @YouGov + @McDonaldsUK finds: half of British adults would swap longer daily hours for a shorter work week + more than 1 in 3 want to start work earlier + go home earlier. What do you think? https://goo.gl/Xe1MCo

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Dream Careers

We love helping to create dream careers. If you’re passionate about self development, then we can help you get great roles in these sectors: #Care, #Hospitality, #Catering, #Facilities, #Office #Admin, #Office #Management. Join #AngelHR: https://goo.gl/66hYnf

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Work Better Day

It’s #WBD2018 in the US! When the @WorkBetterDay Team asked about the biggest factors impacting work-life today, over half answered “Decision Making”. #Employers #Employees – What do you think? https://goo.gl/mExTjp

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What did you learn today?

What did you learn today? Think this is just a question for school kids? Think again says @torblor, Assistant Ed, of @POPSUGARUK‏ https://goo.gl/p4Yih1

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Healthy Workplace

“We can build stronger #businesses that see improved #employee #engagement, reduced sickness absence + better retention rates.” Thoughtful piece on mental health first aid via@personneltoday. https://goo.gl/eYvsaZ

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Who are you?

Who are you? No, really. Check out this list of free personality tests (via Goal Cast). Personality tests are a great way to get to know how you tick so you can best position yourself in interviews + at work.https://goo.gl/C96uES

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Your Career Goals

Turn your career up a notch before 2019 with these top career hacks shared by @WorkAndMoneycom! How are your 2018 goals shaping up? And, can we help? https://goo.gl/mCMNbP

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Care + ethics

Let us know your thoughts: Can origami frogs help the Care sector understand how to really improve care + support for people living with long-term conditions? (Via @psychmag): https://goo.gl/nRPj94  

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Early Retirement

Almost 1/3 of working over-50s are planning to retire later than they thought they would 10 years ago (@AvivaUK). Yet nearly half feel unsupported at work (Via @FM_World). Let us know what you think: https://goo.gl/FqwDJb

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2018 Organic Market Report

Organic produce is where it’s at. The 2018 Organic Market Report says: £1.62 M is spent on organic produce in the UK catering & foodservice sector per week. Restaurants. Chefs. What do you think? (via @HandCNews): https://goo.gl/4RPrc1  

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Going back to school

“[I]t’s entirely possible to change careers without going back to school,” says @thebalance. Check out these hacks + let us know how we can help you! https://goo.gl/zQgSj8

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You Must Ask Yourself These Questions Before 2018

Last Christmas fashion vlogger Justine Leconte published a video about her somewhat circuitous career journey.  She said: “For me, every winter break is a chance to step back, look at my job, my life, my situation and see whether I’m happy with it. It’s like a winter thinking thing.”   Watch Justine Leconte’s video in …

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Mental health and work has been a hot topic in 2017

The stigma associated with poor mental health has seen Prince Harry share his personal story and, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, back an initiative which aims to get the Armed Forces to take mental health as seriously as physical fitness.   While in October the government-commissioned Thriving at Work report found that …

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3 Career Hacks From Hamilton the Musical

Smash hit musical Hamilton is coming to London this week. Celebrating the much overlooked, but greatly inspiring, life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton.   Hamilton’s rags to riches story saw him act as aid to future president George Washington, form an anti-slavery organisation 40 years’ before the abolition movement began, and establish the The …

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Don’t let anger beat you at work – Anger Awareness Week

Did you know the season of good will begins with National Anger Awareness Week? Yes, it’s the season of goodwill and yet in the midst of preparations seasonal spirit can be, well, thinner on the ground than Christmas snow – especially when it comes to giving and receiving services.   Anger – let’s set the …

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New Role New You? – start now not New Year!

Seasonal celebrations and sector slowdowns mean many a job hunter puts off looking for a new job till the New Year. But as every business guru will tell you the time to make the move is when others are not.   So why wait till January or February when everyone else is on the hunt …

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Why Kindness at Work Matters

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop   As Government-funded initiative Fit for Work says: “Once ‘random acts of kindness’ [or RAKs] were spontaneous, unplanned and unexpected. Now they have their own website and their very own ‘day’.”   Yes, today is World Kindness Day, a day dedicated to celebrating and …

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Past / Present Job Market Outlook

As 2017 winds up we thought it was the perfect time to highlight the workplace news you need to know going into 2018.   From communicating in 40 languages to communicating your worth, to trends in working and hiring or the most lucrative learning, get the lowdown on what’s up in the world of work …

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Big Bad Jobs – can a job ruin your career?

You’ve probably heard the saying: Any job is better than no job at all. But last August a study by researchers from Manchester University found that people unemployed during the recent recession who then moved into low paid, low autonomy work, with high insecurity, had higher levels of chronic stress than those who’d remained unemployed. …

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Sexual Harassment at Work – #MeToo

If you’ve been sexually harassed at work you’re not alone. Find out what constitutes sexual harassment, why people don’t speak up, and what to do about it.   Rose McGowan, Mira Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette, Romola Garai, Heather Graham, Cara Delevingne, Léa Seydoux, Lupita Nyong’o, and on, and on… As the list of …

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5 Time Savvy Tips for a Successful Job Hunt

‘The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.’ – Michael Altshuler   Ever heard the saying – job hunting is a full-time job? This can seem daunting enough if you’re looking to get back in the job market. But it can positively stop you in your career-climbing tracks if you’ve …

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Have You Got Imposter Syndrome?

Do you agree with the following statement?   “It’s almost like the better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because I’m just going, ‘Any moment, someone’s going to find out I’m a total fraud, and that I don’t deserve any of what I’ve achieved’.”   If so, you’re in good company. …

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Our Wonder Guide to Christmas Jobs

Think it’s too early to be thinking Christmas? Did you know Christmas began in Oxford Street in July this year?! In fact NOW is definitely the time to be going for those seasonal temp roles.   From those behind-the-scenes pickers and packers to the glittering world of hospitality it’s all go at Christmas. So, this …

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How Cakes Can Improve Your Career – baking optional

‘Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards‘ – Anon   Cakes are everywhere. It’s the start of #NationalCakeWeek and we’re still weighing up our opinions on the Great British Bake Off (#GBBO2017).  But have you thought what cake can do for your career?   Nope?! Then. Ready. Set. Get inspired.   Be the icing to the …

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Must-Know Facts for Young Aspiring Leaders

If you’re an aspiring #girlboss – a la Sophia Amoruso – or the next #TheApprentice champ you need to ask yourself this: Have I got what it takes to lead? Because this June Ernst & Young (EY) surveyed SMEs (small and medium enterprises) on the work-readiness of young people.   The result?   Over half …

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The future is food

September is host to a glut of food & beverage industry expos and celebratory weeks so we thought what better time to talk about the future of careers in this varied and much misunderstood industry.   From Organic September to British Food Fortnight to the ‘most prestigious hospitality event in Europe’ held at ExCel and …

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You can become what / who you want to be

“When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be.” Lao Tzu   If you could be instantly transformed into the career person of your dreams, one, two, three, what (or who) would you be?   Head of your department? A chef specialising in fresh, vegan cooking? Or, just something completely …

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Doodle, Eat, Walk – 8 Productivity Hacks with a Twist

Are you wasting time?   We all wish we could be more productive and efficient at work. We’ve even given you a productivity tip or two in past posts, like this one – READ . But, seeing as today marks the end of Zero Waste Week we thought it seemed like a good moment to revisit making …

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Don’t Let That Robot Take Your Job Learn This

Earlier this year we wondered which job the robots would take next and what employees need to do, learn or develop to stay ahead of AI annihilation READ MORE.     There we gave you some tips on the kind of skills some experts reckon employees are looking for now and will increasingly need in …

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Elevate Your Professional Profile Pic in 6 Hacks

“Its one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” — Paul Caponigro   This weekend was World Photo Day when photographers across the globe were encouraged to “share their world with the world”.   Photos can say a lot – …

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Is Trust the Most Important Workplace Competency?

The new Tom Cruise film American Made, released today, is ‘based on the unbelievable true story’ of an unbelievably untrustworthy man, Barry Seal.   A sacked TWA pilot-turned-drug-smuggler-turned-undercover-informant Seal double-crossed everyone he worked with. The result? Well… it wasn’t good.     The Key Leadership Competency   Trust is important. More of us want to …

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Mind the Gap – How to Make Career Gaps Sound Great!

Gaps in your work experience can make you feel self-conscious. They can be tricky to explain to a future employer. So what do you say?   Summer breaks are one thing, but what do you put on your CV when you took a whole gap year? What if you haven’t worked for ages because you’ve …

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Believe & Other Career Lessons from Eddie Izzard

“[I]f I assume I have the confidence, I’ll tell everyone I’m doing it, and then people will come and we’ll actually do it. Once we’ve done it, I’ll have the confidence to do it again. It was some sort of weird positive-thinking confidence mantra because I had to get there.” ― Eddie Izzard   It’s …

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London 2012 Stats – Why You Should Get Involved in the UK’s Next Big Event

This week marks 5 years since the London 2012 Olympic games. Can you believe it!?   Now, we heard a lot about the benefits of the Games, but did they work their supposed magic on mere mortals like you?   Indeed can getting involved in key cultural events like the Olympics or the UK City …

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Your Workplace Holiday Guide

We’re all going on a summer holiday! Or, are we?!   A recent report claimed that one in 20 workers receive no paid holidays – despite it being a breach of employment rights. And, then there are those pesky problems like starting a new job. What about that trip to Malaga I’ve got booked in …

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How Music Can Help You Work Better & Faster

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius, The Book of Rites   From Glastonbury to Glyndebourne summer is music time. Think music think time out. It’s relaxing or fun, sometimes stirring, but it’s not usually something we associate with getting the job done.   But what if we …

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8 holistic habits for your career success

How healthy are your career habits?   Are your everyday actions priming you for peak career performance?  Or are you so focused on your current job you’re at risk of developing shrivelled prospects?! (Yep, that’s a real thing…)     Thinking holistically   Think ‘holistic’ and you might think: health. But it actually means considering …

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Is the 9-5 Over? Flexible Working is On the Rise – but is it good for you?

More and more people are working flexibly.   Article after article proclaims the death of the 9-5 and the birth of better working, while others worry about the erosion of workers’ rights and insecurity – think the furore around zero hours contracts, for example.   As flexible working becomes increasingly common we’re talking what flexibility …

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Chefs: A Passion for Nutrition Could Be Your Career Gold

As Healthy Eating Week 2017 comes to a close we’re asking what a passion for nutritious cooking could do for you career-conscious chefs. The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) – the movement behind Healthy Eating Week – may be celebrating its 50th anniversary, but healthy eating is only now really taking the hospitality world by storm. …

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10 tips to #career winning blogging

Graduates – or indeed anyone looking to up-charge their career – have you considered blogging as a way to get ahead? If not, maybe you should. It’s a sure fire way to stand out from the crowd. But, while you’ve probably heard quite a bit about social media and the importance of putting your best …

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Is Work Working for Today’s Dads?

“Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating … too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.” – John Wooden Parenthood is changing. More mums are working more. And more dads want to take an active role in bringing …

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Diversity in the workplace – do you really get it?

Guess, what!? The theme for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is: Celebrate Diversity! Renowned in the UK for its kitschiness Eurovision is also welcomed by many for its power to celebrate “…difference and yet [be] proudly united…” as the Guardian’s US art critic Jason Farago says. So what has Eurovision got to do with your …

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Don’t Be Just Another Brick in the Wall – overcome creative blocks

This weekend saw the opening of an exhibition Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at London’s V&A museum. Known for their philosophical lyrics – and humongous inflatables, especially pigs – the psychedelic-rock legends are emblematic of thinking outside the box – or beyond ‘the wall’. Indeed, for those of you who may not know or remember, …

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5 Must-Read Articles for Grand Career Designs

Have you got grand designs on your career? Then this Q & Angel is for you! We asked our consultants for their top career tips based on what they’ve seen or read in the past month or so. Here’s what they said. 1. Communicate confidence by communicating confidently Robin Kermode, one of Europe’s leading communication …

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Why It’s Vital to Take a Breather From Boundary-Stretching

If you, or someone near you, completed the 26.2 miles that make up the London Marathon on Sunday congratulations! But, whether you took part or not we thought Post-Marathon Tuesday is a great time to reflect on the effects of stretching those boundaries – especially those career-limiting ones! Because although it’s great to set goals, …

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How Working With Older People Can Help You Get Ahead

The Queen is probably the poster girl – if you can call the Queen such a thing – for a current workplace gripe: older people hanging onto their roles at the expense of those coming up behind them. Of course, the Queen’s role is somewhat unique, but we’ve heard this kind of thing before: “Young …

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How Working With Older People Can Help You Get Ahead

The Queen is probably the poster girl – if you can call the Queen such a thing – for a current workplace gripe: older people hanging onto their roles at the expense of those coming up behind them. Of course, the Queen’s role is somewhat unique, but we’ve heard this kind of thing before: “Young people’s …

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Angel Meets Local Teens to Raise Employment Awareness

Angel’s Head of New Business, Colin Gittens, knows what it takes to move up from that first foot-in-the-door role to creating a career you can be proud of. That’s why he was thrilled to turn mentor for the day and help raise employment awareness for local charity Teens & Toddlers’ Young Leaders Group (YLG). The …

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The Coffee Sector is Booming & the Barista is in Demand

Following hot on the heels of the London Coffee Festival, this Q & A Thursday falls slap bang in the middle of UK Coffee Week – a nationwide fundraising initiative which celebrates UK coffee culture – so what better time to talk coffee? Or more to the point – baristas. While high street brands like …

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ACE Quiz Fun for Food Service Professionals Like Angel

Last Wednesday Team Angel pitted its collective wits against rival agencies, colleagues and suppliers at the annual ACE Catering Quiz, held at the iconic Lloyd’s of London building in the heart of the City. ACE – or the Association of Catering Excellence to give its full name – is dedicated to combining networking for food …

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Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Start Again on Your Career Plans

‘Spring is when life’s alive in everything’, – Christina Rossetti Did New Year pass you by in a blur of broken resolutions?! If so, all is not lost! Spring is here, bringing with it: lighter evenings, brighter mornings and the promise of summer sun, oh and bank holidays! What more do you need to get …

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How to Make Your Dream Job Work in Real Life

Recent research suggests young people’s career aspirations don’t match job market demands. When the Education & Employers Taskforce, compared the dream jobs of 13-18 year olds with projected opportunities there was a big mismatch. Surprise surprise culture, media and sport roles featured in many a teen dream. While the building & construction industry, which is …

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Foolproof Your Job Search in 6 Moves

Guess what! Today’s World Backup Day (WBD)! Woo! You knew that right? And, have you backed-up? Because apparently 30% of us never have. And, did you know identity theft reached record levels in 2016? What’s more most of it was online. Today’s job searches are now largely conducted online. Fast and efficient they may be, …

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Generation Yum – your foodie passion can be a satisfying profession!

Millennials have been dubbed many things but perhaps one of the most apt is Generation Yum. “Food and drink” is Pinterest’s most popular category, #food boasts over 200 million instagram posts and Visa Europe reports eating out is on the rise driven by – you guessed it – 18-34 year olds. In fact food and …

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How Do You Know if a Company is Good to Work For?

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight so we’ve been thinking about good working practices. Obviously we have laws and processes protecting us in the UK, but increasingly workplaces are realising something Angel has long known: employees are often one of a business’s most overlooked USPs! So this Wednesday Q&A we asked our consultants what sets a good company …

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5 career takeaways from this year’s Oscars

Big mistakes are big news. But the 2017 Oscars blooper shows us why everyone involved in hospitality and events matters. As we all know by now this weekend’s Oscars hit the headlines, not for the glitz, glamour and gushing acceptance speeches, but a major gaff when La La Land was mistakenly announced as best film. …

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Which sort of car are you? – cunning interviewer

Have you ever been to an interview and been asked something seemingly crazy? Like: ‘If you were a car what make would you be?’ You as Car You probably haven’t thought about this, but maybe it’s time you did. Car salesmen know that people often buy cars that reflect their personality or how they want …

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Season of the Robot – future proof your career

As London Fashion Week kicks off we got to thinking about trends. Vogue declared Spring/Summer 2017 “season of the dress” but for the world of work it seems to be season of the robot! The Bank of England Governor closed 2016 with a warning about 15M UK jobs being lost to workplace automation. While 2017 …

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A Love of Food – what it takes to be a great Chef!

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food,” wrote George Bernard Shaw, so there’s no surprise that a cosy meal in a swanky restaurant tops the list of Valentine’s Day destinations hands down. So, this Sunday we thought we’d take a closer look at restaurant industry careers with a focus on Chefs. Quick …

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Career inspiration from Barack Obama – Yes You Can!

By the end of January it’s estimated at least two-thirds of us will have abandoned our new year goals. Eek! Tweet: By the end of January at least two-thirds of us will have abandoned our new year goals @Angel_HR_UK #MyUSPMonday https://goo.gl/EOtS9p ​Whether you want a new job or a new body most of us set …

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6 Must Read Books & Stories to Inspire Your Career

Think job hunting is all about the internet? Think again! As Academic Book Week morphs into SFS National Storytelling Week we got to wondering about the power of books and personal stories to impact the way we think. While we often recommend online articles the power of the book to inform and inspire should not …

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7 Effortless Ways to Get Your Foot in the Door of Your Dream Employer

Not getting those interviews? Getting interviews, but falling at the first hurdle? Then today’s Q&A Wednesday’s for you. This edition we ask our expert consultants what you could be doing wrong and, more importantly, what to do about it. 1. You’ve been unemployed for over a year If you’ve been a jobseeker for over a …

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Stephen Hawking’s Career Advice – disability doesn’t have to define you

Having been confined to a wheelchair for much of his adult life world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking – who celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday – knows a thing or two about transcending limitations. ​While career challenges come in all shapes and sizes disability is one of the most visual. Tweet: While career challenges come in …

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How to Read a Job Ad Like a Pro

From the mundane to the ridiculous today we’re talking de-coding job ads. ​ Imagine you saw a job ad that began: “The moment is now. Throw everything you know out the window. All in. Head first. Join the Orchard.” And, went on to say: “Be prepared to stumble and fumble and embarrass yourself.” You might …

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Great Expectations – 7 Hiring Trends for 2017

Do you have great expectations for 2017? Are you looking to make that career move? Yes!? You’ve come to the right place! This Q&A Wednesday we’ve shortlisted some of the key candidate trends for the coming year. Nope, trends aren’t just for fashion. Arming yourself with up and coming trend knowledge means you can position …

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Charles Dickens’s best career advice…

Christmas as we now know it, with all the turkey, trees and santa, is Victorian; the mood perfectly set in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol – published on this day 1843. Bad Work Colleagues Are Bad for All At the heart of this seasonal tale is Scrooge: one bad businessman putting commercial gain before his …

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Putting Your Wellbeing at the Heart of Your Job Hunt

It’s easy to feel stressed out, overwhelmed and let’s face it a bit rejected while job hunting. So, seeing as we’re getting close to Christmas, the deepest, darkest time of year, why not give your job search a cosy make-over hygge style? Not heard of hygge? Where have you been! According to tourist site Visit …

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We’ve Been Rated a Top 3 Recruitment Agency in Southampton!

Our “friendly and welcoming” Angel Southampton team are proud to have been recognised by Three Best Rated as one of the area’s top three recruitment agencies. “Focused on best, not most” Three Best Rated handpicks outstanding local businesses in cities across the UK – so you can find what you’re looking for without all that …

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SMEs & You – smaller businesses, bigger opportunities?

Fed up with the same old routine day in day out in your current job? Could 2017 be the year you get more variety, flexibility and satisfaction by working for a small business? They say the best things come in small packages, right? So, with presents on our minds team Angel thought it was a …

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National Tree Week

Ever think it’s too late to find your dream career or learn THAT thing? Well today’s quote is for you! Inspired by National Tree Week – which launches the start of the winter tree planting season – this Monday we’re getting motivated by our slow-growing friends. Things Take Time to Grow This seemingly simple observation …

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Put Some Magic into Your Career Choices Harry Potter Style

We all know making decisions can be daunting. Whether you’re going for a new job or buying a bigger house making decisions can affect everything – for better or worse. So, today we’re taking Harry Potter as inspiration – did you know it’s 15 years since the release of Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone …

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Jobs Supporting Kids: care, catering, admin & maintenance

This is Children in Need month, so today team Angel is talking working with kids, both directly and in educational establishments. They say never work with children or animals but we all know the satisfaction can far outweigh the challenges. Plus, working with kids doesn’t stop at teaching! Angel supports candidates and clients in a …

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Commuting Stats & Hacks – 3 tips to improve getting to work

This November marks 60 years since the routemaster ‘London’s bus of the future’ was showcased at the Lord Mayor’s Show. But with commuting time, costs and anxiety increasing across the UK how do employees make commuting work for them now? We’ve gathered some revealing stats and with a few Commute Smart Week tips from Work …

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Are You Struggling With Your CV? Turn that around now!

As the clocks go back (this Sunday people!) it can feel like the year is winding down. But for those looking for a new role, now is the time to be brushing up the CV and applying for Christmas work or getting your application noticed before the New Year rush. Now, we’ve talked about CVs …

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Talking Mental Health at Work – Our Q&A for World Mental Health Day

Did you know Monday 10th October is World Mental Health Day? What’s more did you know that nearly half of all long term illness is due to poor mental health? Or, that 70 million days are lost from work each year due to issues like anxiety, depression and stress related conditions, making it the leading …

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Hate Mondays? So, What Are You Going to Do About It?

This week marks 30 years since the first broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show on US TV. And, it remains the highest-rated talk show in American television history. Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, Oprah Winfrey famously went from poverty to a $3 billion fortune, and is regarded by some to be the most influential …

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7 tips to discover if you’ve got post holiday blues or you need to a new job

If you’ve got back to work after your summer break and feel flatter than a pitta pocket you’re not alone. According to recent figures over 70% of us find it hard to get back into the swing of things at work after a summer holiday. Tweet: Over 70% of us find it hard to get …

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What Would Your Dream Employer Think of Your Social Media Profile?

Have you enjoyed your summer? Posted photos of yourself enjoying ten too many tequilas, sporting awful sunburn, before being tagged laying face down in the street in Magaluf? Well, we don’t want to rain on your parade – we all need to relax – but according to a recent YouGov survey over a third of …

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Maxing Workplace Opportunities – Making an Impression

It’s August and it’s the last week of Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. The Fringe’s open access policy means means aspiring artists can be billed with some of the biggest names in the business, making it the ultimate way for wannabes to prove their metal and make their mark. Suitably …

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Thinking of Quitting Due to a Bad Boss? Read This!

As Ricky Gervais’s David Brent hits the big screen this Friday, we consider the only too real phenomenon of the bad boss, or line manager, and what to do if you have one. Do you work for an ineffective manager like David Brent? Or maybe you’re one of the 44% of employees who dislike their …

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How to Approach Work Like an Olympic Athlete

This Friday we got thinking about all those Olympic athletes and their training regimes. Experts at attaining peak performance athletes understand the importance of mental health, physical health, when to push it and when to relax. Why does this matter to us desk jockeys? Well, productivity is a hot workplace topic – according to the …

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10 tips to remote interview success. Have you charged that battery?

Actress Jennifer Lawrence, of Hunger Games fame, bagged an Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook – you remember, she fell over – but, did you know she made her first impression on her future director via Skype? But the remote interview’s not just popular in Hollywood and amongst its jet-setting stars! More and …

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Why Having a Sense of Humour Matters at Work

In honour of fun Friends star and Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc’s birthday we’re celebrating humour in the workplace.Tweet: In honour of Matt LeBlanc’s birthday we’re celebrating humour in the workplace. @Angel_HR_UK #MyUSPMonday goo.gl/NH2EPb Self-styled Humour Engineer Andrew Tarvin of Humor That Works says workplace efficiency alone doesn’t get results. In his TEDX speech stresses …

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Why Too Much Gobblefunking Can Make Your CV Meaningless

This Friday sees the release of Steven Spielberg’s film of Roald Dahl’s BFG. The gentle giant, plagued by the “twitch-tickling” problem of “squiff-squiddling” words – something affecting many CVs. Back at the start of the year management writer and visiting professor at Cass Business School Stefan Stern wrote a scathing article about the kind of …

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What to Do if You Haven’t Found a Graduate Job Yet

Exams are over, summer holiday’s are here and for many graduates it’s get a job time! But it you haven’t managed to bag that unicorn of opportunities the graduate scheme don’t despair. This Q&A Wednesday we ask our consultants their top job hunting tips for graduates. 1. How is the graduate job market looking at …

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Independence – why and how to use it wisely at work…

“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.” – Dr Stephen Covey ​ Independence is a two-edged sword. The lone wolf approach to independence can backfire badly – remember 127 Hours?! Tweet: Independence is …

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9 Career Tips From Tennis Hero Roger Federer

Yes, it’s that Wimbledon time of year again! So, while we were eating our strawberries and cream team Angel got to wondering if there was anything we could take from tennis and apply to our careers – any excuse to watch Wimbledon! Which took us to that best-loved of players Roger Federer. Adored on and …

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So, Why Do You Want to Work Here?

In our last Friday Eye View we mentioned how communication consultant and TED speaker coach Gina Barnett advises people wishing to communicate and connect with an audience to pick an objective. So, candidates: Your interview objective is not to get the job. That’s your ‘super-objective’. Your interview objective is actually: “Do I want to work …

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On Your Bike – How Cycling Can Improve Your Job and Personal Life

How was your commute this morning? Just wondering, because this week is Bike Week – the time of year dedicated to discovering and celebrating the benefits of cycling. What’s cycling got to do with your career? Well, you may well ask. Cycling can result in: Half as many sick days – studies have found cycling …

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Improve Your Career – Listen to Shakespeare

Shakespeare is on everyone’s lips right now. While you may ask “what has Shakespeare ever done for us, except bore us rigid in class!?” Team Angel wants to remind you: “All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women are merely players”. Indeed our founder, Janet Crawford, was an actress! We know to …

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Star Quality & How to Shine in Job Applications

This Q&A Wednesday falls on what would have been Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday. Arguably the most charismatic actor to grace the screen this landmark anniversary got Angel HQ thinking about personality. Indeed it’s top of the HR agenda. In May language solutions provider Education First (EF) spoke at LinkedIn’s ConnectIn event about their …

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The Person You Want to Be Has a Great Story – How to Add Magic to Your Interview Technique

Why Tell Stories? Once upon a time stories were told in person to a captivated audience. Stories were shared and passed down orally and committed to memory by cultures all over the world. But, why? Perhaps, because, apart from simple entertainment, stories are the best way to teach, persuade and understand ourselves. Stories Connect In …

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Finding & Making the Most of Summer Work

Can you believe it! The merry old month of May is here, which means the time’s ripe to plan that summer job! Yes, that’s right, if you’re looking for summer work you need to get your skates on. Openings will be closing quick smart, so we’ve got some tips for seasonal workers hoping to make …

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What’s Your Mindset? Why How You Think Might Get You a Better Job

What makes people successful? A great education and worthwhile extracurricular activities? Well, from September 100 primary schools across Britain will be taking part in a study, Changing Mindsets, to find out if a “growth mindset” can improve success rates. Coined by US psychologist Carol Dweck apparently whether you have a “growth mindset” or a “fixed …

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From CV updates to career changes – spring cleaning your career

Why You Need to Spring Clean Your Career Now! As spring has sprung – it’s time to spring clean your career. Change is not just inevitable but releasing the old and embracing the new is essential to remaining relevant in today’s fast-moving workplace. So, whether you need to spring clean your in-box, your attitude or …

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Friday Focus: Creating Career Success When You’re Over 50

With all the talk about pensions and working past 65, this Friday Angel View is dedicated to looking at careers for the over 50s. Tweet:This Friday Angel View is dedicated to looking at careers for the over 50s. http://goo.gl/JX2TKy @Angel_HR_UK #MyUSPMonday The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this month and is still working, carrying out …

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Charlotte Brontë’s Guide to Career Success

This month marks the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth. Best remembered as the author of Jane Eyre, one of literature’s most beloved and enduring stories, Brontë faced many career lows before achieving success. So, this week, we’re taking a leaf out of Charlotte Brontë’s book[s] and applying it to life and careers and cakes… Tweet:We’re …

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How to Be Professional Under Pressure

One of the most common soft skills requested by clients and touted by candidate CVs is ‘keeping calm under pressure’, so, inspired by Tom Hiddleston’s recent turn in The Night Manager we wondered whether workplace professionalism means being – and looking – cool as a cucumber. 1. What does professionalism mean to you? We associate …

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7 Tips to a Better Email / Work Relationship

This April marks 40 years since the Queen sent the first royal email. The workplace wouldn’t follow suit for nearly another 20 years, but when it did email’s capacity to instantly send messages and documents to anyone anywhere with a connection meant a love affair was born. While the Queen stuck with letters and telegrams …

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What Vikings Can Teach Us About Leadership

The 32nd Jorvik Viking Festival took place this year in York, famed for their marauding ways you might wonder what the Vikings ever did for us. But, in their heyday the Vikings’ reach extended across northern Europe – and they even discovered North America 500 years before Columbus. Leaders of Distinction: In his 1998 Harvard …

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Friday Focus: How to Beat the Job Hunting Blues

Have you got the job hunting blues? You’re not alone! Job seekers will invariably get at least one rejection letter, while some apply for reams of jobs with little or no success. Ups and downs are part of the job search, but there are things candidates can do to weather those job hunting lows. Tweet: …

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What Does Luck Have to Do With Career Success?

This week marks Saint Patrick’s Day, so here at Angel HQ we’ve been thinking about luck. When it comes to careers the idea of the ‘lucky break’ has taken on almost mythical status, so how do you get the ‘luck of the Irish’ and make sure opportunity knocks at your door? From Carpenter to Hollywood …

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Q & Angel: Women, Work & Making Your Career Pay

Tuesday March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrating the “social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women”. This year IWD founders are keen to highlight the issue of gender parity with their #PledgeForParity theme. Just two years ago the World Economic Forum predicted the gender gap would close by 2095, but one year later …

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Why You Should Learn to Love Networking – we show you how!

From dream jobs to getting the lowdown on your destination role networking is key to career success. Networking Makes Us Feel Dirty US Academics found that networking literally makes people feel dirty. Yikes! Tweet: “US Academics found that networking literally makes people feel dirty. Yikes!” goo.gl/k7Y11j @Angel_HR_UK #AngelView That’s because we’re uncomfortable making career-focused connections …

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Finding a Job to Suit You

This Q&A Wednesday we’re talking: finding a job to fit you. Remember that Derek Zoolander reflection in a teaspoon moment?: “I remember thinking ‘wow, you’re ridiculously good looking, maybe you could do that for a career.’” But often, knowing what we’re cut out for isn’t so clear. If you’re looking for a new position it …

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Sir Bruce Forsyth’s Guide to Career Success

This week we’re taking inspiration from the king of the Saturday night gameshow Sir Bruce Forsyth. Now 88 the ex-Strictly host made his TV debut as Boy Bruce the Mighty Atom and has worked on some of the nation’s favourite shows, from Sunday Night at the London Palladium to the Generation Game and Play Your …

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Q & Angel: Why 2016 is the Year You Need to Get Tech-Savvy

In this week’s Angel Q&A we’re talking tech. Now, don’t switch off, love it or hate it technology is here to stay and what’s more it’s having an ever greater impact on the way we live and work. January, alone, sees the opening of Electronic Superhighway, a landmark exhibition exploring the impact of computer and …

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Blue Monday: Look Better, Do Better, Feel Better

Did going back to work after the Christmas break feel like Groundhog Day? Was your commute a squeeze not just in person but on pocket, mind and spirit? If so, welcome to Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year! Monday’s are rarely described as the best day of the week, but Blue …

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What Star Wars Can Teach Your About Failure

“You can’t win, Darth. Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” Tweet: ​“Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” @Angel_HR_UK #AngelView http://goo.gl/Jz95G2 Obi Wan Kenobi – A New Hope Star Wars was a box office smash this Christmas. Nearly 40 years …

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Q & Angel: 2016 – How to Have a Career Resolution Revolution!

So, you’ve decided 2016 is going to be your career year. You start the new year on a high filled with ambition, determination and energy. Then real life hits. According to statistics just one in ten of us will have reached our 2015 resolutions. That’s pretty terrible isn’t it?! We don’t want you to be …

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Make an Impact – how to make your new job a success

You’ve signed the contract, got an email and a start date. You might think the job’s in the bag but in truth the adventure is just beginning – what happens at work stays at work and in people’s memories. So how do you go about making a great first impression in the workplace? Our specialist …

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Overcoming Fear at Work

From Halloween parties to gothic horrors Crimson Peak at the cinema and a reimagined Jekyll & Hyde on TV fear is big business. But as Lemony Snicket, fictional author of A Series of Unfortunate Events – a dark saga about vulnerable orphans and a dastardly guardian – says: “There are two kinds of fears: rational …

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How to Improve Your Interview Performance

Your application has been longlisted, then shortlisted, now it’s the moment of truth: the desired yet dreaded job interview. But how do you make the most of this opportunity? What about interview jitters? And, once it’s over, what next? Our consultants give us the low down on interviews here. 1. So, I’ve got an interview. …

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Care Sector Superhero Achievements – You’ll Be Amazed!

Social care gets a bad rap. From underfunding to bad press the sector is often cast as the baddie. Yet satisfaction levels among service-users is higher than ever. Today, inspired by London’s Comic-Con spectacular, we’re addressing this injustice and celebrating this year’s care superhero achievements. ​ Stand aside Batman, Ironman and Superman social care is …

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Why Emotional Intelligence is Your Best Weapon

From his attitude to women and authority to his uncompromising ways of achieving his targets – usually alone, against protocol and violently – James Bond’s relevance is always under question. Which is maybe why Daniel Craig talking about the current Bond film, Spectre, and it’s main man said: “I don’t know if I’d like to …

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Be a Great Team Player – Get Inspired by Sport

Business is a team sport and behind every Richard Branson-shaped front man is a group of talented coworkers. So, with the Rugby World Cup finals not that long time ago, we thought what better time to focus in on teamwork. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the …

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Are You Surly, Slapdash & Dreadful? Customer Service Skills You Need

This week we’re talking customer service. Back in 2011 celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr called British customer service “Surly, slapdash and dreadful.” Eek! Four years on and the Institute of Customer Service (UKCSI), reports that UK Customer satisfaction is at its lowest level since 2010. Ooh! Not in the service industry? Think customer service doesn’t …

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Making Your Career Experience Count

We’ve discussed the concept of “show not tell” when it comes to career achievement before. But, this time we’re talking numbers. Sometimes numbers speak louder than words – especially on a CV where clarity and concision are key. TWEET THIS. So, use numbers and statistics, where possible, to really make your skills and experience shine. …

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Hurry, The Christmas Job Countdown Has Begun!

You may think it’s too early for Christmas shopping but it’s actually bang on time to bag yourself a Christmas job. ​ With onlyto go till the big day companies across the land are recruiting thousands of temporary workers to help them spread some seasonal good work. So, why not take a stroll through our …

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What Does a Personal Statement Look Like?

You may remember you have up to 8.8 seconds to make an impression with your CV. And, it all starts with your personal statement – which, inevitably, should be short and sweet. What Does a Personal Statement Look Like? A personal statement is a short, introductory paragraph to your CV. And, it should: – Give …

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Angel Talks Values

Why are values important to the workplace? What impact do values have on recruitment? Can values help with staff retention? In this short video two of our esteemed team members, Accounts Director and Care Manager, talk Angel Values: how they came to be and how they work to make Angel ever better, everyday for everyone.

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Win Interviews & Influence Recruiters with Your Soft Skills

The November edition of Psychologies magazine features an article called “The Future is Soft” which talks about the power of soft skills in the workplace. Often associated with more ‘feminine’ attributes soft skills are often personality traits or capabilities honed over time and cannot be easily taught. (See the National Careers Service for a comprehensive …

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How Foreign Languages Can Help You Get Ahead

Bonjour! Ciao! Gia’sou! Saturday 26th September marked the European Day of Languages. A Council of Europe initiative the aim of the day is to: Highlight the importance of “…plurilingualism and intercultural understanding”; promote “…the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe…”; and encourage “…lifelong language learning in and out of school…”. Yay! Unfortunately, the UK …

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Making Your Recruitment Agency Work for You

This week we’re focusing on what it’s like to be a recruitment agency candidate. Agencies sometimes have a reputation for only looking for “…round pegs to fit round holes…” as one frustrated Guardian reader wrote. But are all recruitment agencies cut from the same cloth? Could signing with an agency be the right fit for …

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Want World Peace & A Great Career? Listen Up!

World Peace & the Workplace 2 weeks ago we have commemorated the International Day of Peace. A UN initiative, the aim is to highlight the importance of all segments of society working together to strive for peace. What’s world peace got to do with your career? Consider: The workplace is a microcosm of society and …

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Why You Need Clear Career Goals – Goal-Setting Advice from the Cheshire Cat

2015 marks 150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Written by maths scholar Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – aka Lewis Carroll – the book is a cocktail of nonsense and life’s many essential truths: Like, the ever smiling Cheshire Cat’s observation that without a destination, or goal, we’re aimless. In What They Don’t Teach You in …

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Make a Great First Impression With a Stylish CV

Your CV has up to 8.8 seconds to grab a potential employer’s attention. First impressions matter. And, at Angel, from hiding great skills and experience amongst too much information, to boring the pants off your recruiter with CV cliches, we’ve seen it all – the good, the bad, and, yes, the ugly! So, in honour …

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Q & Angel: Top Tips to Get into Social Care

Welcome to Q & Angel, our weekly whistlestop tour around the minds of our Angel team, clients and candidates. In just 10 questions, we aim to give you a sneak peek into the world of recruitment, whether via a career theme, industry-focused insights or some Angel wisdom. This week our specialist Care consultants give us …

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Recruitment International’s TOP 500 Report Names Angel an HORECA Star!

The RI TOP 500 Report “…recognised as being the ‘bible’ for our industry…” has rated Angel Human Resources as the top 8th UK recruitment agency for the HORECA sector! Having delivered successful recruitment support to both client and candidates in the Hospitality & Catering industry for over 50 years we couldn’t be prouder. Of course, …

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Finding Your Next Job – Think Like a Detective

Securing your next role can feel like being caught in a whodunnit, but Angel’s here to help shape you into the Miss Marple or Poirot of job detection. Read on to find out how to nail your killer [role]! This September the International Agatha Christie Festival will be marking the 125th anniversary of the the …

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Want to Get Ahead of the Other Candidates? – Go USP Yourself!

Think USPs are just for businesses? Think again! Why USP? Finding the right role for you begins with knowing your own Unique Selling Point or USP. Don’t worry, ‘unique’ is a wee exaggeration, but communicating your value in a succinct way will help improve your chances of employment success. Milky Way v Mars Take chocolate. …

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Isn’t It Time You Went Back to School? – Why Learning is Your Next Great Career Move

This month sees the release of The Intern starring Robert De Niro as a widowed retiree, Ben Whittaker, who, aged 70, winds up interning for Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway) founder of a fashion website start-up. While Ben may be interning to keep life fulfilling, the message is clear: you’re never too old to learn. In …

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