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Top Tips to Calm Interview Nerves

Top Tips to Calm Interview Nerves

If you are a recent graduate with little professional interviewing experience, interviews can be a very nerve-wracking experience. Here are a few key tips to ensure you are well prepared, calm and confident at your interview. Research the role - provide examples of...

Reggie Consults

Reggie Consults

'One of my initial professional positions was at Aldrich and Co, which truly helped me to define which route I wanted to take. Having spent the last 10 years working in Global Business Development from both a brand (product) and agency (service) perspective, I felt it...

Up-Skill and Upgrade

Up-Skill and Upgrade

The career world is changing. Employment levels in the UK are at a record high and employers are demanding better skills. Professional exams give an employer a confirmed commitment to a career. So if you haven’t followed the route of taking professional exams or a...

Hire Temps – It’s a Win-Win

Hire Temps – It’s a Win-Win

Upskilling your workforce by hiring temps is a huge benefit to your business. The financial institutions have cultivated brilliant programmes attracting the best graduates for their summer rotation programmes. This gives the undergraduate a brilliant opportunity to...

Our top 7 tips to perfect your LinkedIn profile

Our top 7 tips to perfect your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is a vast professional networking platform used by over 500 million people globally. It acts as an ideal location to job hunt, to recruit from, and to most importantly where you can represent yourself within the business world.  Often a LinkedIn page is...

Graduates – the Journey from University to the Work Place

Graduates – the Journey from University to the Work Place

Leaving university can be daunting - this is when your future career path begins to unfold and the shift from academic work to the working world becomes a profoundly different environment. The 5 key things to consider are: PUNCTUALITY - University can be unstructured,...

My work experience at Aldrich and Company

My work experience at Aldrich and Company

Looking back at my work experience at Aldrich and Company, I cannot believe how much I learnt in the space of just two weeks! I was learning and gaining valuable experience from the moment I stepped into the office. At the start of my experience everything was planned...

A Graduate Scheme is not the only answer!

A Graduate Scheme is not the only answer!

Thousands of final year university students are being burdened with the stress of lengthy and rigorous application processes onto Graduate Schemes for large companies. Many spend their valuable final year applying, interviewing, and competing for the few highly...

The 75th Anniversary for the D-Day landings

The 75th Anniversary for the D-Day landings

Huge commemorations involving over 4,000 military personnel across the UK and France are taking place to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings. We remember the mass sea and air assault by over 156,000 ground troops and an armada of 7,000 ships onto 5 Normandy...

Difficult interview questions: Why did you want to leave your job?

Difficult interview questions: Why did you want to leave your job?

It’s the question we all get a bit nervous about, but shouldn’t because we are bound to leave a company at some stage of our lives. This question usually arises in the early stage of the interview so that the interviewer can understand the reason for your career move....

Mental Health Awareness Week – Pick the right buoy!

Mental Health Awareness Week – Pick the right buoy!

Spinning plates and juggling multiple responsibilities can be overwhelming and with this week being Metal Health Awareness Week, it is worth knowing who to turn to if things become unmanageable. Here are some insights into the professionals that you may seek guidance...

My week at Aldrich & Co (29th April – 3rd May)

My week at Aldrich & Co (29th April – 3rd May)

After battling to think about my future career in the midst of studying for my degree, I was lucky enough to spend the week at Aldrich & Co to learn more about the process of recruitment and the financial services sector - a fantastic chance for me to gain insight...

How to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question

How to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question

This is possibly the most common and intimidating question that comes up during any interview. No other question is as open ended as this one, and therefore it can cause many to become concerned about what the interviewer wants as an answer. Don’t worry - this is one...

How to Make a Professional Impression

How to Make a Professional Impression

When it comes to self-presentation, it is always best to adopt the “first impressions count” rule. The first impressions that we generate when we meet people for the first time is especially subject to scrutiny when in a professional environment. By hiring you, you...

Top Skills You Can Learn for Free Online

Top Skills You Can Learn for Free Online

With the digital revolution of the 21st century, we are now more exposed to knowledge than ever before.  Access to free skill development, knowledge-growing websites and resources at our fingertips, however it is so easy to spend your evenings relaxing and it is much...

We are hiring – come and talk to us!

We are hiring – come and talk to us!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, engaging and driven Recruiter to join our well-established team at Aldrich & Co in the heart of the City. We bring a high quality and an honest approach to an extremely competitive market and have 25 years’ standing with a...

Background checks – what do they mean?

Background checks – what do they mean?

Background checks – what do they mean? It is the acceptable norm that your CV will be researched and validated by future employers Offers of employment will likely be subject to checks Embellishing exam results and facts in your CV will be quickly discovered...

The Perfect CV – Top 10 CV Tips

The Perfect CV – Top 10 CV Tips

In the second addition to our CV series we look at top 10 CV tips that will ensure yours stands out from the crowd: Write about achievements, not responsibilities that are in practice not theory Keep it brief, about 500-600 words is about right Put the most important...

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