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Why should you be considered for the role?
“Why should you be considered for the role?” The dreaded question that strikes terror into candidate’s hearts, but one that bares the most significance...
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How to use job boards to their full potential?
Whether you’re a job seeker or recruiter, job boards are the ultimate tool in the race to find jobs and place candidates. They offer a global platform and easy...
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Opus Amsterdam Office Hits the Ground Running
After opening in March 2015, Opus Recruitment Solutions have hit the ‘Dam by storm! The second international office of the Opus Empire has been fully functioning...
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Is Technology being forced onto a Generation?
We are living in a digital age where technologies are not only being designed to revolutionise the way we live, but new apps and products are being created to lure an...
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What are the Biggest Mistakes Made by Recruiters?
We think we know the role of recruiting so well, but as we work harder we forget about the little things and make costly mistakes as a result...
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What is the Future for Social Recruiting?
Recruiters and HR teams are being continuously instructed to utilise social media to turn the talent pool of candidates into a talent ocean of opportunity...
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Ten ways to maintain that Friday afternoon motivation
TGIF! It’s almost the weekend and you can see the finishing line. You simply cannot wait for downtime. So why is time going so… slowly? In accordance to a...
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What makes a good LinkedIn picture?
Social recruiting is fast becoming one of the most desirable means of hiring and LinkedIn is leading the way in the social media rat race! Like it or not...
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What the Best Career Ladders Have in Common?
As a new generation of hires jump onto the career ladder and unemployment rates drop, we want to make sure we are getting a job that boasts career growing prospects...
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Top Mistakes Made By Employers
Business can be brutal, and it's not just employees that are doing things they shouldn't! Employers make various and easily avoidable mistakes on a daily basis...
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How to Negotiate a Better Salary
Nobody gets excited about asking for more money, no matter how much we might need or want it! But alas, money makes the world go round and if you don’t ask...
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Opus Director, Darren Ryemill, shortlisted for prestigious regional award
Founder and CEO of Opus Recruitment Solutions has been shortlisted for the esteemed South West ‘Director of the Year Award’ 2015...
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The Basics - Using Social Media in Your Recruitment Strategy
In the past decade, social media has become a massive part of our everyday lives. It has become a major source of information about our peers, their past jobs...
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Why Employee Engagement is Essential to Recruitment
75% of employers are struggling to attract and retain talent, mainly down to a poor employee engagement strategy.  Employers can have a tendency to underestimate...
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Press - Darren Ryemill wins inaugural recruitment industry award
Darren Ryemill, founder and CEO of the Opus Professional Services Group, has won the inaugural ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award at the Recruiter Awards...
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Does Your Degree Impact Your Career Path?
Even though we pay thousands of pounds towards getting our coveted degrees, sometimes we do not end up getting a job in the area we studied for...
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The Most Common CV Buzzwords and Should You Avoid Them?
Job hunting can be an exhausting process, especially if you are just starting out on your career path and it is all too easy to call on examples of past CV’s on...
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Top 10 things NOT to say in a job interview
In today's competitive jobs market, it can be hard enough just trying to secure an interview with a potential employer. The last thing you will want to do is blow every...
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How are IT salaries changing?
The IT world is booming! It is expected to see an increase of 22% by 2020, with a demand for software developers being the strongest in this period...
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Press - Opcom Publishing Launch Technology Noise
OPCOM Publishing, a newly formed publishing company established by Managing Director of Opus Recruitment Solutions, Darren Ryemill and Ecom Digital’s Managing...
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Press - Opus launch new energy recruitment consultancy
The Opus Professional Services Group has officially launched their newest addition, JDR Energy International. JDR Energy will focus on providing niche specialist...
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Five Habits of a Bad Employer - Infographic
It may, or may not, surprise you to know that 75% of people voluntarily leaving jobs, don't quit the job; they quit their bosses. Whether it's your boss...
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How to Spot Lying Candidates
Over the past few weeks, we have shared with you a few articles on the elusive lies candidates tell; it’s all well and good once you decipher the fibbers from the...
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Recruiter QI: Myths of Hiring and Recruiting
The world of recruiting can come with collation of misconceptions; from why we hire to the way we hire. When you are the one being hired...
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Tips to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile
Whether you're a candidate looking for work or a recruiter searching or that next perfect hire, we should all be active on LinkedIn...
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The Best Things about Working in IT
According to CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report, software engineers have one of the best jobs. The pay is exceptional, the hiring demands for their skills are through the...
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Opus Team go the distance for chairty
On Saturday 28th March 2015, a team of three sales and non-sales staff took part in the Tour De Bristol. The event was to raise money for St Peter's Hospice...
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How to Spring Clean Your Working Life
It’s getting lighter earlier and darker later, daffodils are poking their heads through the ground and we are starting to get that summer-time feeling but...
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Why and How to Use Instagram to Recruit?
Recruiting companies are getting to grips with the concept of 'social recruiting' - using social networks to help find talent and improve brand engagement - but are all...
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A Brief History of Recruitment
The way the recruitment industry runs in this day and age, you wouldn’t think of it as something that dates back to the 1940s...
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Can the Seasons Affect Your Mood at Work?
We’ve all heard of the winter blues, but as the seasons begin to spring into a new start, our mood can change with it. We may not realise it...
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The Five Best UK Cities for Technology Jobs
Desperate to work in the technology field but have no idea where is best to go in the UK? A new report published by international law firm Pinsent Masons has stated that...
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Why outsource your recruitment to an agency?
It can be a tricky decision to outsource your recruitment, but choosing to do so could be the wisest decision you make for your company...
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International Women's Day - How far have women come in the world of work?
In the nineteenth century, women had no political rights in Britain. Women have come extremely far since; female monarchs, votes for women and a female prime minister are...
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Why Use a Recruitment Agency in Your Hiring Process?
It's hard to justify using a recruitment agency to assist in your hiring process. Media coverage concludes it to be costly but little do you know...
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Opus win duo of awards at The Sunday Times Best Companies ceremony
Opus Recruitment Solutions has placed as the number one recruitment company to work for on The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2015 list with...
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Top Tips to Make Your Employer Love You
It doesn’t matter who you are; whether you’re the office brown-noser or you just keep your head down and get on, we all still want our employer to love us...
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3 Etiquette Tips for Recruiters
Sometimes our jobs as recruiters become so routine that we forget our manners. The rush to please everyone and get a job done means we neglect certain essentials to...
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10 Work Habits to Give Up for Lent
Day in and day out we stick to the same routine. You get up, get ready and head to the office and structure your day as you always do...
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5 IT Employer Brands that Candidates Love
Branding is the bread and butter of marketing and PR. It generates customer loyalty, a sense of trust around that particular company and, when done right...
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Six Gifts for Employees this Valentine's Day
It's that time of year again; where those in a relationship enjoy a night of indulgence and the single act like they don't care. It's the kind of thing that can impact...
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How Job Hunting is like Dating
As Valentine’s Day begins to creep up on us, there is continual pressure for the single guy or gal to find the best way to spend their day...
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Why is it important to love your job?
We are all driven by different things, but when it comes to work, there is a huge importance in drive and motivation. A strong desire to get up and go to work every day...
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Facts to Make Your Re-Think Your Social Recruiting Strategy - Video
We are all well aware of the 'social media age' and, as recruiters, we are being bombarded with social media tactics. Some of us take the easy route and go externally...
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Is it better to be overpaid or underpaid?
Although it may seem like an obvious choice, this article will ask if being underpaid and relied upon is better than being overpaid with high expectations...
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Can CV lies damage a business?
Our Confessions of a Job Seeker  post recently highlighted the most common CV lies being told. The most worrying thing about the lies being told was the...
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Making recruitment fun - 8 top tips on candidate experience
In a candidate-driven market, applicants have considerable choice when it comes to potential employees. With this in mind, even the smallest hurdle can frighten a...
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Confessions of a Job Seeker - What are the most common CV lies?
Applying for work can be a challenging venture. It’s a constant battle as applicants have no idea on the kind of competition they are against...
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Why should recruiters be celebrating in 2015?
A new year and new ventures lie ahead for the recruitment industry. 2013 to 2014 saw the industry grow by 8.2 per cent to £28...
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Social Recruiting - Why should you be using it?
The social media era is well under-way. It changes the way we connect with friends, search for businesses, get referrals and even the way we recruit...
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Candidate Counteroffers Pose a Threat to Recruitment
A recent report by specialist recruiter Robert Half, detailed that the best candidates are now receiving multiple offers and counteroffers...
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Apply for a Job - Hints and Tips Infographic Video
Applying for a job always has it's obstacles. Not only do you worry that your aren't qualified enough, but there a number of people to compete with! We have collated...
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Five Ways to Get Noticed on LinkedIn
Social media is quickly becoming a great way to find jobs and similarly, for employers to find candidates. Here are five tips to help you get noticed on LinkedIn.
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Interviewing a Candidate: Passions, not Career Paths
The interview process can be a long and gruelling procedure. How are you to know, for sure, whether a candidate is right for you? You’ve never seen how they work...
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Opus make it onto The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2015
Opus Recruitment Solutions are proud to announce that we have made it onto The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2015! - Click here to learn more about...
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Why failing can lead to the ultimate success
Failure is amazing. It should be embraced, cherished, loved. Without failure planet Earth would be a very different place. History is littered with stories of the...
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What did Opus achieve in 2014?
2014 has brought together a whirlwind of excitement and new ventures for Opus and the recruitment industry alike. Here is an infographic summarising our biggest...
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Opus Recruitment Solutions' Christmas Opening Hours
We will be closed on 25th December 2014 and open again, running as normal, on 2nd January 2015. All consultants are available on their mobiles.
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Will 2015 be the year for Tech startups?
According to research, overall investment for the whole of 2014 in UK and Irish tech companies is expected to be up 70 per cent across 350 companies compared with 2013...
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Who is Worth the Most in the Technology Industry?
Throughout recent history, we’ve seen entrepreneurs make their fortunes from their contributions to the ever-changing tech industry...
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Should you use Social Media to Scrutinise Applicants?
A popular article in Director Magazine caught my attention, ‘Should you look at job applicants’ social media?’ This statement spurs a number of...
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Five tips for motivating your milennial workers
The millennial generation is unlike any other that has come before. Plugged-in, switched-on, with access to anything the internet can offer; life is quicker, slicker...
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Five of the biggest technology fails
The world is full of successes. Technological breakthroughs have changed our lives forever. Clever people have developed clever technology and we are better off for it...
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The Rise of the Mobile Job Seeker
It’s been the hot topic in recruitment for 2014: Recruitment on the move. The recruitment industry and technology companies have finally started to work together...
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Opus Recruitment Solutions' third year on the Recruiter Hot 100
Opus Recruitment Solutions is pleased to announce that we have made it onto the Recruiter Hot 100 for the third year in a row. We also featured on the Hot 10 IT &...
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The Opus Guide: How to Dress for a Job Interview?
The question of what to wear to an interview is often a tricky one, particularly in a world where many modern businesses are adopting informality and flexibility in their...
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The Breakthrough Technologies of 2014
2014 will soon be coming to a close, making now the perfect time to reflect on the technological breakthroughs and trends that have defined the year...
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The Hunt is On: Who Will be the Next CEO of Oil & Gas UK?
After more than ten years with the organisation, the Chief Executive of Oil and Gas UK has announced his intention to retire from the post in 2015...
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Is Sexism a Problem for the Tech Industry?
Sexism can unfortunately be a significant issue whenever women are represented in a minority as they are in the IT industry. However...
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What does 'The Apprentice' really teach us?
This week, 'The Apprentice' saw a task that nearly every entrepreneur should have, at the least, a brief awareness of; online content...
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Do employees need to be tech savvy?
In every office there is a spread of ages; some older, some younger, and some in the middle. Everyone has been chosen for the role they play in the company and they do a...
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Five Top Interview Tips
We can all have a tendency to get comfortable in what we know or think we know when it comes to job interviews. With some jobs having extremely high and competitive...
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What Kind of Candidate are You?
Everyone is different in their approach to job interviews. As a candidate, it's important to recognise your strengths and weaknesses...
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Scottish 'No' Vote - What's next for the energy sector?
It has been quite a few months, the feverish campaigning that lit every TV screen and filled every newspaper has now subsided and Scotland remains part of the United...
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Is there a Future for Video Interviews?
Business is growing; recruitment is growing. International expansion is on the rise. Opus Recruitment Solutions have opened offices in Norway and Sydney over 2014 and we...
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Opus Recruitment Solutions set to smash record turnover after strong 6 months
Specialist IT and Oil & Gas recruitment company Opus Recruitment Solutions is on course for reporting its best year since it was formed 6 years ago – with...
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Opus Support Span Conference as Recruitment Sponsor
Opus is proud to be the recruitment sponsor of the Span Conference; a practical developer conference about building scalable systems...
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Opus Sponsors Big Data eXchange Conference
Opus is one of the proud sponsors of the Big Data eXchange conference on the 26th November. The Skills Matter eXchange conference on data science will explore how to...
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LION - LinkedIn Open Networker
When it comes to recruitment, your LinkedIn network becomes a valuable commodity so it’s important to make the most of it. The problem with LinkedIn is that it...
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Why use LinkedIn? – From the perspective of recruitment
Most people would probably only recommend using LinkedIn to assist with recruitment purely because it is a social network designed around professional...
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The MUSTS of CV construction
It doesn’t matter how old you are, whether you’re 16 and looking for your first waitressing job or 36 and looking for a new job to help you further your...
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Five innovative ways to present your CV
Knowing how to present a CV for a job is a skill many of us wish to acquire but never really know where to start. However, putting pen to paper, or hand to keyboard even...
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How LinkedIn has helped transform the fortunes of Opus Recruitment Solutions
BRISTOL October 2014 – Significant investment in LinkedIn has boosted the profits, brand awareness and the ability to reach those hard to find candidates who are...
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Inside of the mind of an IT professional
The mind of an IT professional can be a very intricite and delicate place - take a look at our infographic below for a rare insight into the traits...
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Why you should value your talent
Richard Branson once said “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.” There is a reason he is the head of a...
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What to do if you hate your job
Hating your job is a truly horrible feeling. You spend the majority of your day (and life) in the office (or your office equivalent) and you want your workplace to be a...
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The basics of working with specialised recruiters
We have eased our way out of economic turmoil towards a more prosperous future. Positive signs are everywhere and headcounts are increasing but who should organisations...
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Top 5 benefits to working in Oil and Gas
If you already work in the Oil and Gas fields (pun intended), then you know you’re in a fantastic line of work, and, we expect...
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What will a UK without Scotland look like?
With it being so close to the vote of the century/millennia on whether Scotland is to remain part of the United Kingdom or become the newest independent state...
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3 reasons why you shouldn't reject technology
In our modern world it is impossible to hide from technology. It touches everything we do, from waking us up in the morning, to making coffee, to commuting to work...
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5 sure-fire signs that you're addicted to technology
If you are wondering whether you have ever developed a bit of a dependency on technology but were afraid to face the reality, we thought it time to provide a little...
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What kind of employer are you?
Are you the best friend? Or are you the busy boss that nobody sees? It is vital to understand what kind of employer you are if you have any chance of motivating and...
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Opus Recruitment opens Australia office
Specialist recruitment company Opus Recruitment Solutions, is pleased to announce the opening of its first overseas office in Sydney...
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Why there has never been a better time to work in the Tech Industry
For a talented IT professional, there has never been a more opportune time to secure a position within the UK tech industry. The technical sector within the United...
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Applying for a job? It’s never been easier…
There is no doubt that digital technology has helped the recruitment industry and provided excellent candidate benefits, but has its introduction really made job...
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The 10 tech skills that will get you hired in 2014
Technology is undoubtedly an exciting sector to work in. It is certainly a booming one, both within the dedicated IT industry and within the technological arms of...
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The rise of Tech: Markets going from strength to strength
After a slightly rocky start at the beginning of 2013, the UK technology industry has seen an impressive surge in growth for the final quarter of the year...
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The game changer for the spamming industry arrives in Dec 2014
The Privacy Laws and Business conference in Cambridge was the setting for recent discussion regarding the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation ‘The European...
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Google v Baidu - How the Chinese are showing Facebook the way forward.
If you were to ask the average person on the street to name the most popular websites in the world, then they would probably respond with Google...
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IPhone 6 - Fact and fiction
Until Apple officially unveils the next generation of the iPhone range on September 9th, the online rumour mill will continue to churn away...
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