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April 2018: Changes to National Minimum and Living Wage

We hope you’re looking forward to celebrating Easter, especially if you’re lucky enough to be enjoying a long weekend! Before we kick back and relax for the Bank Holiday, we just wanted …

How to Answer: Why Should You Get This Job?

  Today we take a closer look at one of the most common questions that candidates get asked at interview… “Why should you get this job?”. It’s a simple enough question …

EMPLOYERS ADVICE: How to Choose Between Two Great Candidates

It’s a great position to be in when you’re recruiting; you’ve narrowed down CVs, interviewed your shortlist and narrowed it down to two fantastic, eager candidates. However, with …

Valentine’s at Proactive: What we love about our Jobs…

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius. While we appreciate the guy’s sentiment, we have to disagree slightly with old …

LinkedIn Do's and Don’ts: Looking For a New Job

  When we get a new vacancy for ourselves or one of our clients here at Proactive, there are many places we look for potential candidates who might be suitable for the role. One platform that …

What is a Recruitment Consultant?

  When searching for jobs, you may have come across vacancies for a ‘Recruitment Consultant’ at agencies like Proactive Personnel. But what is a Recruitment Consultant? And could …

Which of our 5 New Year’s Work Resolutions Will You Keep?

  The arrival of a brand new year can be great motivation to make some positive changes in your life. I’m sure you’ll all have made your own resolutions to make improvements to …

Festive Fun: Christmas Events in Shropshire & the West Midlands

Shropshire and the West Midlands will always be an important part of the world for Proactive Personnel. We opened our very first branch in Telford, Shropshire in 1999 and today, staff at 5 of our 11 …

What to do When you go Blank in an Interview - Insider Tips

It happens to the best of us. That awful moment during an interview, when your eyes glaze-over, your mouth goes dry and your brain seems to have suddenly stopped functioning. You’ve gone blank. …