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​ Preparing For Your Interview

So, you’ve applied for a role that appears to fit with what you are looking for, the phone rings and bingo, you’ve got yourself an interview!...

​​Is Christmas Really ‘A Bad Time To Look For A New Job’?

Somehow, we are in December! This year seems to have gone at lightning speed, and we’ve certainly seen some changes in the job market; from the way...

How To Retain Your Digital Team

As a Recruitment Consultant, a large part of our role is to advise and consult our clients, not just on a specific piece of recruitment but on the...

Why Would You Choose A Recruiter Without A Wealth Of Life Experience?

Isn't your job choice your life choice? Our experience says the two are not mutually exclusive! Of course not; I wouldn't be doing what I am doing...

How Freelance Works For Freelancers

Whether you have just made the leap into freelancing, or you’re a seasoned freelancer looking for new opportunities through BTB, then this short...

Securing Your Perfect Candidate

In the search for specialist talent, in an ever-competitive candidate market, there is nothing more frustrating than losing out on the perfect...

BTB's Recent Appointments - July 2018

This is the fourth ‘recent appointments’ we are publishing, and it’s getting excellent feedback from people who are interested in real world examples...

How To Handle A Counter Offer

Counter offers; they happen! The question is, why do they happen, and what should you do if you’re counter offered? Over the last 18 months, I’ve...

5 Reasons To Avoid A Multi-Recruiter Strategy

5 reasons to avoid a multi-recruiter strategy and attract the right candidate quickly, at the right price, and enjoy a smooth, efficient...

Yes, Your Digital Career Can Thrive Outside of London

London; it’s innovative, culturally diverse and up until last year (2017) had held on to its title of ‘World’s Most Influential City’ (according to the Global Cities Index).

Digital Marketing Recruitment Insights - 2018

The new financial year is now only a few weeks away, and for many this is a time for reflection; a time to understand and, where possible, predict...

BTB's Recent Appointments - January 2018

For companies looking for a fresh recruiter to work with, current clients needing a reminder of all we can offer, and for job seekers looking for a...

New Year’s Resolutions at BTB

As the world, and specifically Beyond The Book, ventures into a whole new year, we focus on what we can carry on doing and what we can improve.

Let Us In!

Client: “Hi there, we’d love it if you could help us with some urgent recruitment. We’ve been let down by several recruiters on our PSL and the CV’s...

BTB's Recent Appointments - September 2017

For companies looking for a fresh recruiter to work with, current clients needing a reminder of all we can offer, and for job seekers looking for a...

Digital Marketing & Media - Salary expectations vs reality

As a trusted (and reputable!) Recruitment Consultant, I am fortunate enough that my repeat clients come to me to ask my advice on an array of things,...

Preparing For Your Interview

So, you’ve applied for a role that appears to fit with what you are looking for, the phone rings and bingo, you’ve got yourself an interview!...

Trust Me, I’m A Recruiter!

All day, every day, I’m logged in to LinkedIn. This might be on the App on my phone in between ‘sets’ at the gym. or on my computer. Either way I...

How Freelance Works For Clients

So, you have decided that taking on a self-employed Freelancer, on a temporary basis of days or weeks, is the right solution for your business? We...

It’s Good To Talk

A new job is never just about the job itself - It’s about the impact on every aspect of your life and achieving a balance that works for you and your...

The Recruitment Roller Coaster

Do recruitment, they said... it will be fun, they said...! And they (Anna, Sally and the team at Beyond the Book) were right; not only is it fun,...

Paid Media – The Simple Rule Of Supply & Demand

As the ever-evolving world of digital media continues to... well, ... evolve, the needs and requirements of digital teams must evolve with it. As a...

We Have A Winner!

Our Halloween competition has been drawn and the winning entry was Connecting Element in Birmingham - a big well done to you! A sweet treat is...

​Getting The Best From Your Recruitment Agency

The Partnership What do you value about the current relationship you have with your recruitment agencies? You are likely to use more than one (a...

How To Be Found When You Want To Be Found

Some tips for job seekers My role here at Beyond The Book is to support the consultants in identifying candidates who have put themselves online as...

How To Write A Winning CV

Everyone needs a good CV. From Junior Marketing Assistants who are just starting out on their journey, to established Senior Marketing Directors and...

We Have A Winner!

The Easter competition has been drawn and the winning entry was CAB Studios in Alcester - Well done!!!! There were lots of entries that correctly...

Nice Words!

Here's what one of our lovely clients had to say about us today! We help them across the board - creative, studio, digital, account handling and...

​How Considered Is Your Application?

As the wonders of technology continue to grow and develop, finding and applying for jobs has never been easier, but is that necessarily a good thing?...

Coffee Break....

Changing opinions of ‘Recruiters’ can be challenging… especially when we often ask the dreaded question, "Can we meet you”? Many candidates...

​How Long Should You Wait For Your Perfect Candidate?

Consider, for a moment, buying a product that is available in limited numbers; perhaps a special addition watch, or a specific make of car from a...

Which Recruitment Solution For Clients?

Freelance, interim, temp to perm, or permanent? It is highly advisable to think carefully about the type of short term resource you need and review...

Work With Us To Create A Quality Partnership & Service You Deserve

Quality recruitment is only possible when client, recruitment agency and candidates all buy into a quality process and share the same values. This is...

The Name Game.

My Random Thoughts! My computer has gone down, so I find myself with a few minutes to think random thoughts and share with the outside world. I...

P is for Passion!

As recruitment consultants we spend a good portion of our time on the phone. We speak to people from all walks of life, all with a different story...

Typical Freelance Rates

Detailed below are typical rates for some standard roles that a good calibre freelancer would command in a buoyant marketplace. The rates can be...

Do's & Don’ts Of Interviews For Permanent Roles

There’s a lot of advice out there on this subject, and all of it can be helpful to some degree but often made to seem more complicated than it...

A Case Study Of Beyond The Book's Success

This is a story about a true recruitment partnership, which has delivered consistently for one of our clients. A small agency based in the East...

How To Write A Winning Freelance CV

Everyone needs a good CV. Even the most senior of people, who would like to think their experience speaks for itself, need one. It is a summary of...

Freelancers - Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Getting the right freelancer is very important. A mistake many businesses make is to hire a freelancer based solely on their skill set. A...

The Upsides & Downsides Of Utilising Freelancers

Freelancers can be a hugely valuable asset to your business, and there are a number of reasons you may want to call on their expertise: To plug a...

The Pros & Cons Of Freelancing

Being a freelancer is very different from being employed. There are more risks, but there are also a great many advantages. You are a freelancer if...

Preparing & Presenting Your Portfolio

A portfolio is a showcase for your talent and experience, and should be put together in a relevant way that is right for the stage of the...

Making A Success Of Your Freelance Career

A good freelancer is not only armed with skills and experience that are needed in the marketplace but also business management skills. You are a...

Jack Of All, Master Of None

“By being everything to everyone you're nothing to anyone” – Stephen Herfst This statement is true in so many areas of business, and recruitment is...

Getting Back Into The Permanent Job Market – Where To Start

So you think it might be time to move on? Great. If it feels right, it probably is! But take your time, think about the process and what you really...