What candidates want

The other day I was chatting to a client about the ‘typical’ job seeker profile of 2024. We were discussing candidate wish lists, and the similarities and differences when compared to previous years.…

Back-to-work blues or time for a new job?

Working in recruitment over the last 7 years, I often notice a surge in candidates approaching me in the new year looking for new job opportunities. Employees come back from holiday and realise…

How to Recruit your Ideal Candidate

What’s your approach to making an ‘ideal employee wish list’ when the time comes to make a hire in your organisation? Have you got a mandatory list of ‘must-haves’ spanning the educational background,…

For Want of a Nail: Why Partner with a Recruitment Agency

For want of a nail ‘For want of a nail, the shoe was lost For want of a shoe, the horse was lost For want of a horse, the rider was lost For…

How to Provide a Great Candidate Experience

Can you remember what it feels like to be a job seeker? Scouring online job boards, revamping the old LinkedIn profile, endlessly updating your CV, finding time during your busy week to attend…

The Power of Partnership

“Argh! I had six calls from recruiters today after I posted an ad – it’s only been up for two hours!” I know recruiters can be annoying, especially when some agencies have KPI’s…

Leveraging AI for Cover Letters: The Pros and Cons

In today’s competitive job market, crafting a compelling cover letter is an essential tool in ensuring your job application stands out from the crowd, and helping you to land your dream job. You…

How to Answer Common Job Interview Questions

During my two years working here at Madison Recruitment I’ve gained some useful insights into the types of interview questions that are popular with employers. From the post-interview feedback that I collect from…

Master Mid-Career Interviews: 10 Tips for Job Seekers

So, you’ve climbed a few rungs on the corporate ladder and now find yourself ready to take on new challenges at the mid-level of your career. Congratulations! As you embark on your job…

The Secret to Staff Retention: A Decade at a Recruitment Company

In an era where fleeting job stints and rapid transitions seems to be the norm, finding and retaining talented staff has become increasingly challenging. After working with Madison for a decade, I’ve grown…

Changing Career – How to update your CV and land your dream job

Embarking on a career change can be an exhilarating but challenging journey. While the idea of pursuing a new path might be exciting, translating your skills and experience into a different industry can…

Beyond the Buzzwords: 5 Simple Strategies for Improving Gender Diversity in the Workplace

Improving gender diversity isn’t just a tick box, it’s essential for creating an environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered. We’re dedicated to connecting job seekers with their dream roles and…