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Company Blog

Apr

23

Do you C#?

We are exclusively representing a number of Clients in Birmingham and Coventry with fantastic .Net Development Positions available. Could you be missing out on a fantastic opportunity to progress in your career? Senior Developer – £45K – £50K – Birmingham With one of the best development set ups in the Midlands, our client is going…

Apr

16

Why Weren’t You Hired?

We’ve all been there; thinking an interview went well. The atmosphere was great, the salary was perfect, and you even got on well with the Manager! So why weren’t you offered the position? Well, there could be a number of reasons… They automatically hire friends, family and hire from within (internal promotions) over great candidates.…

Apr

7

Happy Easter

On behalf of all of Barclay Anderson, we hope you had a relaxing and chocolate-filled Bank Holiday Weekend!   Contact us today:

Mar

27

CV Template

Here is your basic CV template – edit where necessary. Top tips to remember: Consistent font and text size No text boxes Black and white (no colour) Link to LinkedIn profile (if you have it) Spell check Contact details!! Millie McCormick 0121 248 2609 millie.mccormick@barclayanderson.com 4 Chester Court, High Street Knowle, B93 0LL Profile: This…

Mar

24

Interview Characteristics To Avoid

I tend to spend a lot of my time lecturing you all on how to make you stand out from the crowd. Well, on this post I decided I’d do things a little differently: what NOT to do! Speaking Negatively: Especially when it comes to previous employers. “I didn’t get on with my boss” is…

Mar

13

Salary Expectations: Could You Be Expecting Too Much?

Preparing for a new job can be incredibly difficult. As a Recruitment Consultancy, we do everything in our power to help make the process run as smoothly as it possibly can, from the first stage interview to the first day on the job. However there’s only so much we can help you with. What are…

Mar

12

Roles In The Midlands

Are you looking to progress in your career in an ever growing and dynamic organisation? Barclay Anderson have a number of Development Roles in the Midlands area you could be interested in, amongst a number of companies in their respected industries. C#.Net MVC (Senior) This logistics Company based in Birmingham is easily commutable from Solihull,…

Feb

17

An Interview With Our Managing Director

Callum McCormick owns two technology businesses, what we like to call the “Barclay Group”. We have us, Barclay Anderson, an IT Recruitment Consultancy he started in 1997. He also owns Barclay James, a Web Design Company which has been running since 2011. As you can understand, Callum’s a busy man. But we did get him…

Feb

11

The Rise Of The Soft Skills!

As important as Technical Skills are, employers are becoming pickier in the personal attributes candidates have to offer their company. With the demand for IT Professionals growing, the candidates with the better communication skills and stronger confidence will as ever be on top. Have you got the soft skills to secure the role? Time keeping. Decision…

Feb

3

Clients Preference: Loyal Employee Vs Job Hopper

Did you know that the average person in IT under the age of 30 moves jobs every 2 years and 8 months? The major reason for the majority of people job hopping is career progression. What’s often found is a case of “dead mans shoes”; the only way to progress at their current company is…