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The importance of hiring good IT security personnel for your company

When hiring within your IT department, how much focus is on cybercrime? If you’re not already investing in your company’s future with additional IT security hires, you could be leaving your business without sufficient protection when there is a pool of cyber talent available.

In 2018 a number of high-profile companies encountered large-scale breaches including Marriot International, Ticketmaster and Yahoo. The reality is that there has been a shift in how hackers operate and target businesses, but this can be challenged with the correct staff in place to support your security. Tech magazine Computer Business review reveal that “during the first six months of 2018, the equivalent to 291 records were stolen or exposed every second” but these numbers could be reduced.

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By Jen Garmston Published: April 09, 2019

How to get a job in the UK: The story of an international student

There is no denying that international students studying in the UK have a hard task at the end of their studies to secure a job. The changes in the Post-Study Working Visa have meant that the bar has been raised higher but what can you do to help yourself gain employment in this country?

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By Jen Garmston
Published: October 27, 2017

Find a candidate who matches your company culture with these 4 easy steps

Company culture is the lifeblood of your organisation. It permeates everything you do, from what you believe in, to the way you run your workspace. It can be tricky to pin down, but when the wrong candidate comes into the mix, it can whack that delicate ecosystem out of balance.

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By David Gee
Published: October 27, 2017

How international students can get the most from careers fairs

Careers fairs can be a nerve-wracking business. With hundreds of employers and a plethora of keen candidates to compete with, it bodes well to be prepared.

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By David Gee
Published: October 13, 2017

Do stress interviews still have a place in recruitment?

Most of us feel some level of stress when going for a new job, but what if sole the aim of the interview was to put you under extra pressure just to see how you react? That is the intention of a stress interview.  This particular recruitment tactic is usually adopted for roles that have high levels of stress as part of the day-to-day duties, but does this bring out the best in candidates?

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By David Gee
Published: October 02, 2017

Freshers, here′s what you should be doing now to maximise your employability!

Congratulations! You’ve made it to university here in the UK and now all that’s left is to do is explore your new home, get to know your housemates and throw yourself fully into Freshers’ Week!

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By David Gee
Published: September 29, 2017

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