Category Archive for: Blog

That moment your manager announces you will be doing a Secret Santa this year …

Suddenly there is silence across the office, and you can see the panic on every employees face. Sitting at your desk you unfold a piece of paper to reveal who you must buy a present for, you look at the name and panic strikes, you’re thinking ‘I don’t know what I can buy for under…

Read More →

The Challenges in the Rec2Rec Market

I’m not one to moan but…..recruitment to recruitment is a tough sector to crack, it is a market saturated with SME’s and one man bands competing against each other in a very tight and candidate lead market. Contrary to this fact, competition for candidates isn’t the main challenge in the market, in fact the main…

Read More →

How do you define your career?

If you look up ‘career’ in a dictionary, it will say “an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress.” Sounds important, doesn’t it? Well it is. If you work 40 hours a week, for the next 50 years – taking annual holiday into account – that’s close…

Read More →

NO CLOCKWATCHERS PLEASE  

As Sheryl Sandburg said in her recent speech ‘if you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship don’t ask what seat. Just get on.’ as cringe as this might sound the recruitment industry is that rocket ship and there are seats waiting to be filled.   Why does the recruitment industry offer such potential for…

Read More →

Is uncapped commission a myth?

Okay so a £20k salary is a lot less than what your friends might be earning in their graduate jobs outside of recruitment, so how realistic is earning a lot of commission, is it just a myth? In my final year at university, naturally preparing myself to enter the job market, I scanned graduate jobs…

Read More →

‘Sales’? That’s blasphemy

The large part of what I do and here at Vine is finding driven, junior talent to enter the Recruitment industry. It’s a familiar scene, go to a graduate fair or call up a candidate who hasn’t considered the industry and as soon as the word ‘sales’ forms in your mouth, the candidate suddenly is…

Read More →

Image Vs Reality

Moving back to London after living in the Alps in Switzerland for 5 months was a tough and maybe to some people a crazy decision. However I decided to pursue a career in Recruitment because I wanted to be part of an industry that generates over £28 billion per year, and now I am. Working…

Read More →

Back to Top