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Benefits of becoming a Temp

There are generally two types of work with employers – temporary and permanent. Deciding whether temporary or permanent working is for you can be difficult; to help you choose, here's our list on the benefits temporary working could offer you
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So you want to be a writer? These five books will help you get started

Everyone has a book inside of them, but how do you start writing yours? These five guides will help you get started
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Five steps to spring-clean your CV

It’s the season for a good old clear out. So why not give your CV a polish, by following our five-step guide?
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Just gardening: what to do in spring

Spring has finally sprung, so it’s time to get out in the garden and enjoy the fresh air.
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Just gardening: spring has finally sprung

Despite all of our ongoing concerns and enforced restrictions, Mother Nature stands still for nothing
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The best of British beaches

Our best bet for a seaside holiday this year is a staycation.
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If men are from Mars and women from Venus, who has furthest to travel home?

Not since the 1960s has there been so much interest in Space exploration.
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Five tips to avoid the Blue Monday blues

It’s officially the most depressing day of the year. So how do you keep the glums at bay on Blue Monday and beyond?
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Why trying Dry January is my smartest decision of 2021 so far

When Lizzie Fletcher decided to quit booze for January, she had no idea how many benefits it would bring
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Silent Night - the Christmas song with UNESCO special status

Imagine the scene. It’s Christmas Eve we are in Austria in the year 1818, the sun has set, and the only light is provided by the moon
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1647. A year when Christmas was banned, lemons were sucked, and Father Christmas was born.

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Can the entitled stand aside; the willing are coming through

80 years ago, this country, snatched something from the jaws of defeat. It wasn’t a victory. It wasn’t the beginning of a victory, but it was bloody marvellous.
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Just Recruitment navigating it's way through the crisis

After making some hard decisions and invoking a business continuity plan (devised several years ago) Just Recruitment is still very much open to business! Peter Foy explains how 
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Coronavirus notice

On advice from our Governing Body and the Public Health Authority, in order to limit unnecessary contact in relation to the Coronavirus.
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Give your Christmas a bit of Polish

Just Recruitment’s payroll team explain how Christmas is celebrated in their home country of Poland
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Five ways to make your car ready for winter

The cold months of winter can play havoc with your car. Here are five checks to do now so you don’t get caught in a storm
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Want a good opening gambit? These writers can help

We all know that first impressions count. So how have the world’s most famous writers tackled the task of kicking off their stories?
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Why smart workers aren’t busy doing nothing

Want to know the secret to success? Peter Foy reckons it’s all about using your energy wisely. Here’s how
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What are negative interest rates, and how will they affect you?

Negative interest rates are becoming more common globally. How do they work, and what’s their impact?
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It's National Curry week

So who doesn’t love a curry? In a pre-Covid world the universal cry of young people on a night out would be; “let’s have a ruby!”
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Five goals to achieve within your first year at a new job

The first year in a new job is crucial to laying the foundations for future success. Make your first 12 months count by achieving these five important career goals
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Why go organic?

Although recently the news has been pretty much dominated by the pandemic, news items about climate change and threats to the environment are still making headlines!
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What are the most common spelling mistakes on CVs?

Small typos and mistakes are the bane of a working adult’s life – and nothing’s worse than letting one slip on your CV! According to Business Insider, here are the most frequent grammar slip-ups we make.
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The Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Wisley may never be the same!

Walking around the gardens, I realised that as well as being a showcase for plants it is an art gallery. More than that, it is a heritage site.
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National Fish & Chip Day

Today it is National Fish and Chip Day. We celebrate by having a quick look back into the history of one of our favourite dishes.
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Remember our last summer bank holiday weekend?

If you do not feel like spending time in Chantry Park, during Bank Holiday 2020, then join us in the DeLorean as we go Back to the Future to the same weekend in 2019.
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How to create the perfect cover letter

A decent cover letter can make all the difference when trying to get noticed by would-be employers. Here’s our guide to getting it right
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Just: top tips job searching guide

Want to secure the job of your dreams? Let Just Recruitment be your guide...
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How to be successful in interviews

The day of your interview has arrived, you really want, you need this job. You’re nervously waiting in reception with all the other candidates for the interviewer to call your name,
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Just top 5 fictional bikes

As we celebrate Cycle to Workday, we thought we would look at some iconic iterations of the bicycle in popular fiction.
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It's the way you tell it that counts!

Facts tell but stories sell. I first heard this maxim over 30 years ago on a presentation skills course and it is an absolute truth.
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Five ways to make your people more creative

If there’s one trait that every employer wants to bring out in their staff, it’s creativity
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Twelve things you didn’t know about Ipswich

How well do you know Ipswich? Sarah Patten explores some lesser-known facts about the Gateway to Suffolk 
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What does the phrase “quality jobs” actually mean?

We often hear the phrase “quality jobs” being used by politicians and journalists, but what do they mean by it – or rather what should it mean?
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Surprising jobs celebs did before they were famous (no. 4 is completely unexpected!)

No one is born famous. But it’s still surprising to hear about the jobs celebs did before hitting the big time
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Nine smart things to do while job hunting

If you’re looking for work, it pays to use your time wisely. Here’s how
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Six ways to keep the summer spirit alive

As the leaves begin to turn, it’s easy to feel glum about the onset of autumn. But here are six ways to retain the carefree spirit of summer
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Just articles on EACH (The East Anglia Children’s Hospices)

This week is Children’s Hospice Week – a time dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospices. Over the past few months, the pandemic has been putting a squeeze on both, but we like to play a small part to address that.
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How to use LinkedIn more effectively to help you get your next job

If you’re in the market for a job, the world’s largest professional networking site is the place to be. Here are six ways to maximise your chances of success
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The top 10 email mistakes to avoid

We spend almost 29 days a year checking our emails, and send on average 33 emails every 24 hours. That gives us many opportunities to make mistakes.
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Weather myths: fact or fiction?

We Brits love to talk about the weather. Which made us think: how much of what we think we know about the weather is actually true? Here are six of our favourite myths
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Why you should give time to volunteering

There are loads of benefits to volunteering. But these aren’t the reason to do it, says Charlotte Bean
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What has Coronavirus meant to Just Recruitment?

Three months ago, we had never heard of COVID-19. Now it has the world gripped with fear.
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Five things to do after the job interview

So, you’ve prepared for the big interview and nailed it. Should you breathe a sigh of relief and forget about it until you receive a call from your recruiter? Hint: the answer is no!
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Banish interview nerves: a four-step plan

You just got the call you’ve been waiting for – you’ve been invited to that interview! After the initial excitement wears off, you begin to feel waves of dread encompass you. Sound familiar? You aren’t alone. Follow our plan to reduce nerves and n...
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Workplace dilemmas: I feel trapped by my selfish colleague

This month’s issue for our agony uncle to resolve: how to deal with a colleague who’s always on the take
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Three reasons why employee ownership is great for the economy

Employee ownership isn’t just good for the companies that adopt it. It also benefits the country’s economy
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The benefits of employee ownership just got real

For Just Recruitment, employee ownership is about sharing the fruits of our success with the whole workforce. Which is why every member of our team has received a pre-Christmas windfall of £1,000
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Just Recruitment is Appointing a New Director

Just Recruitment continues its Employee Ownership journey by appointing an Employee Director.
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Just five benefits of employee ownership (to businesses)

As our countdown to Employee Ownership Day (28 June 2019) continues, here are five ways employee ownership benefits companies
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How to find your passion

It may be an overused word, but passion is the key to a successful business, says Peter Foy
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Four of the biggest employee-owned companies in the UK

The countdown to Employee Ownership Day continues, and today we’re celebrating by profiling four of the biggest co-owned companies in the UK
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Employee Ownership Day 28.06.19: the countdown begins

In the run up to Employee Ownership Day, Just Recruitment will be distilling its expertise on the topic
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Cyber security

Cyber fraud is major business, what can we do to protect ourselves.
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All about content

Just Recruitment has launched an all-new website. Read our Q&A to find out why it’s different from other recruitment sites
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Acknowledging that a child has grown up is never easy

Thirty-five years ago, I set up my first recruitment agency in Braintree Essex. A young woman with a dream, a bucket full of energy, a passion for recruitment
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2019: the year in content

Just Recruitment’s website has been a treasure trove of information, insight and entertainment in 2019. Here are 12 highlights from the year
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Why it’s time for the recruitment industry to think big

In an era of ever more sophisticated data analysis, it’s possible to gain important insights into business performance. Tim Gibson explores the implications for the recruitment industry
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The climate it’s a changin'!

Become better informed about the most pressing issue of the day with Just Recruitment's series on climate change. Our content includes important information and facts, as well as a range of opinions.
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Six reasons to introduce remote working in your business

The benefits of allowing staff to work remotely are manifold. Here are just a handful of reasons to consider it
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Is home working all it’s cracked up to be?

Flexible working is often perceived as a benefit to employers and employees alike. But is it really such a good idea?
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How to switch careers in your 20s and 30s

Do you feel as if your career is drifting in the wrong direction? Take the initiative and make a change. Here’s how
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How to establish a presence in the digital age

If you want a job, you need to establish your professional identity online. Here’s how to go about it
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How do you choose the best recruitment agency for you?

Hint: Don't just cross your fingers and hope for the best!
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Five ways to kick start your career in 2020

New Year, new you? If you want to give your professional prospects a boost, here are five things to do right now
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Five ways AI is changing the recruitment industry

Artificial Intelligence is the next big thing in the world of technology. But how can it be used to sharpen recruitment practices?
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Five steps to dealing with professional disappointment

Jeremy Hunt isn’t the only person who’ll be feeling down about a missed opportunity this week. Here’s how to cope if life doesn’t go as planned
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Are you too old to make a career change? Hint: the answer is no!

An astonishing 71% of people see their work as just a job, not a career. If you feel stuck in a rut, is it too late for you to change careers?
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All you need to know about interviews

From how to do the perfect handshake to what to wear, we’ve got it covered.
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10 jobs of the future

What will the world of work look like in a generation’s time? Sarah Patten explores the careers of the future
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Why Just Recruitment supports EACH

Just Recruitment has been raising money for EACH since 2016. One of the company's directors explains why
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Why I became a writer: a builder’s tale

After 40 years in the trade, Ipswich-born builder Paul Allen decided to retrain as a writer. Here’s his story, in his own words
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Where the light shines in

Far from being a place of sorrow, a children’s hospice is full of hope, discovers Tim Gibson
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When words run out: meet EACH’s art therapist

Sandra Smith has been an art therapist at EACH for six years. She tells Tim Gibson what working for the charity means to her
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What are catalytic mechanisms?

Every business wants to achieve its objectives. Catalytic mechanisms are one guru’s recommended way of going about it, as Ernest Richardson explains
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We need a better politics, and it needs to happen in person

Passionate political discussion still matters. But social media isn’t the place for it to happen, says Tim Gibson
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My identity was stolen. Now I can’t remortgage

When Rosie Drayton’s identity was stolen, she didn’t realise the impact it would have on her life
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Melodies of life and love: meet EACH’s music therapist

Ray Travasso uses music to bring comfort and hope to patients and their families at EACH. Here’s how his work hits the high notes
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Martha’s story: why EACH matters to me

Just Recruitment director Peter Foy has a very personal reason for supporting EACH. He shares it here
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Getting things into focus

Local photographer and project coordinator worker Tony Wooderson is curating a very special exhibition this month. He explains how photography has helped addicts develop habits of mindfulness
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Firefighters’ Memorial Day – The Dudgeon's Wharf disaster

Today is Firefighters’ Memorial Day and to mark the occasion one of our colleagues suggested his dad (Roy F. Hardman who was a Fireman) could write an article about it. He was pleased to do so and mentioned an incident which touched him the most
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Everything you need to know about “Happy Christmas Ipswich". An evening with Griff Rhys Jones & Friends in aid of EACH.

Just Recruitment Group Ltd has been announced as headline sponsor for a comedy gala evening in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Here’s the inside story
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EACH's chaplain - finding strength through weakness

EACH’s chaplain provides spiritual care for children and their families at the most difficult time. This is her story
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Each Quiz Night

Quiz Night for who? Quiz Night for everyone, feel free to come along and join us! Team's of four.

An inspired gathering

Just Recruitment has teamed up with local schools to help with their careers programmes. Here’s what happened when two of its staff led a recent assembly at St Alban’s Catholic High School.
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A space to be

When your son has a rare genetic condition and needs additional support, EACH provides a place of refuge, refreshment and care
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A history of the hospice movement

There are hospices all over the UK, but many people know little of the movement’s origins. Here’s the inspiring story of how it came about
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“Happy Christmas Ipswich” proves huge success

EACH’s Christmas fundraiser was fronted by Griff Rhys Jones and featured many of his showbiz pals. Peter Foy was there to watch
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Workplace dilemmas: my customer is over familiar and it makes me uncomfortable

Tim gives advice on readers' workplace dilemmas. In this article we tackle an over attentive customer.
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Workplace dilemmas: I’m worried my career is stalling

Our agony uncle offers advice on your problems. This time, what to do when you feel your career has lost momentum
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Workplace dilemmas: Help! I’m dreading spending Christmas with my husband

Each month, our agony uncle responds to your concerns. This time: what to do if the Christmas break brings horror, not cheer
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Why, despite limitless playlists, I still listen to Def Leppard

Tim Gibson considers the impact of music streaming on his listening habits
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Why winter is the perfect time to barbecue

Just Recruitment’s resident grill king tells us why the cooler months are perfect for firing up the barbecue, and shares his tips about how to do it
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Why this has been a wonderful summer of cricket (no matter what happens at The Oval)

England may not have won the Ashes, but it’s still been a memorable summer for cricket fans old and new
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Why relearning the piano is the best (and hardest) thing I’ve done for years

Tim Gibson decided to mark his fortieth year by returning to a long-forgotten hobby
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Why it’s time you got into country music (and eight albums to help)

Modern country music isn’t all about dead dogs and broken hearts. Here’s why you should definitely give it a go
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Why it’s a sweet summer for strawberry lovers

There’s been a bumper crop of strawberries in the UK this year. So if you enjoy a sweet and healthy treat, now’s the time to indulge
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Why I can’t wait for Series 2 of Whitehouse and Mortimer Gone Fishing

Two middle-aged blokes on a riverbank may not sound like riveting TV, but Tim Gibson reckons it’s the best thing he’s watched in years
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Why becoming a dad completely changed my outlook on work

When Thomas Paige became a father, his attitude to life changed in a heartbeat. Here’s what happened next
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Why alcohol-free beer may be the perfect summer tipple

Sales of alcohol-free beer have soared in recent years, as punters flock to enjoy a raft of new products
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Why a walk in the rain is just the thing to invigorate your day

When rain falls, it can be tempting to stay snuggled up inside. But Ernie Richardson reckons a bit of fresh air is just the ticket
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What’s the value of your degree?

New research reveals the degrees that command the best salaries, and those that are hardest to sell to employers. Peter Foy explores the findings
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Want to stop climate change? Here are six things you can do right now

Global warming has never been of more concern. Here’s how you can do your bit to save the planet
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Want to get into classical music? These five pieces will help

Classical music can seem intimidating to the uninitiated, but repays a closer listen. Here are five great pieces to get you started
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Want to dress like a country gent this winter? Our style tips are here to help

As the temperature and rain start to all, it’s time to finesse your winter wardrobe. Here are six must-have items, offering style that endures for the rural-dwelling gent
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Three things to love and hate about the new Land Rover Defender

After years of waiting, the covers are off the new Land Rover Defender. But is it worthy of the hype?
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Three reasons why Killing Eve Series 2 was bound to fall flat (and why it’s actually still amazing)

What’s gone wrong with Killing Eve? That question has dominated water-cooler conversations in workplaces up and down the country over recent weeks.
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These five creatures can harm humans and they all live here

It’s easy to assume that we’re safe from dangerous creatures in the UK. But some species can cause harm, as Lizzie Fletcher reports
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The Split is dividing opinion in our household – which is exactly the point

A BBC One drama about the complicated love lives of high-flying lawyers has prompted mixed reactions from our reviewer’s family
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The Marvelous Mrs Maisel could be the new Mad Men. Here’s why

As Amazon Prime’s drama about a housewife turned stand-up enters its third series, our TV critic examines its merits
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The Just testing motors digest

Our motors man has been reviewing cars for Just Recruitment since 2018. Here are some of his highlights
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Ten of the best winter holiday destinations

The UK may be bracing for winter, but that’s no reason to feel glum. Not with these great winter vacations available
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Six ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions alive

By mid-January, most people are ready to abandon their News Year’s resolutions. Here are six ways to make sure you’re not a quitter
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Six of the most wonderful Christmas traditions from around the world

Every nation has its own unique way of celebrating the festive season. Here are six of the best
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Six books that made me

Just Recruitment editor Tim Gibson identifies six books that made him want to be a writer
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Read this if you’re addicted to your phone

Spending too much time on your phone isn’t doing your health any good. Here’s how to cut down on your screen time
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Need to detox from Brexit? Try these five ways to unwind

If the febrile political atmosphere is getting you down, here are five ways to focus on healthier things
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Mental health in the work place for employers and employees

Mental health in the work place is more common than you think. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems
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Just testing: Volvo XC40 R-Design T3 Automatic FWD

Volvo’s baby SUV is sharply styled, but does it have the substance to match?
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Just testing: Subaru XV 1.6i SE Premium Lineartronic

Subaru’s prize-winning junior SUV impresses in all sorts of ways, says our motoring expert
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Just testing: Subaru Outback 2.5i SE Premium Lineartronic

Cinderella brand or genuine Volvo contender? Tim Gibson weighs the merits of Subaru’s rugged AWD estate
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Just testing: Subaru Levorg 2.0i GT Lineartronic

Want to rediscover your love of driving? Tim Gibson reckons Subaru’s latest grand tourer is a good place to start
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Just testing: six of the best alcohol-free beers

Hot on the heels of our feature about alcohol-free beers, here’s a taste test of six bestsellers
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Just testing: Range Rover Evoque D180 First Edition

The baby Range Rover proves a slow burn for our motoring correspondent, but ultimately he’s smitten
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Just testing: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed CVT

Strange looks and an unconventional driving experience ensure the urban SUV is a slow burn for our resident motoring hack
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Just testing: Isuzu D-Max Blade 4x4 Double Cab Auto

Our motoring man gets his hands on a prize-winning pick-up
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Just gardening: why gardening is good for you

With it being National Gardening Week - Gary Hardman our gardening guru thought it would be a good idea to point out the benefits of gardening to your health
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Have a very merry Christmas with these seven great British traditions

Want to enjoy the magic of Christmas in a quintessentially British fashion? Here are seven seasonal traditions to inspire you
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Fleabag stage show: review (NT Live screening)

The original stage play of Fleabag is on in the West End. Evie Prosser caught up with an NT Live screening at her local cinema
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Five quick meals using barbecue leftovers

‘Tis the season to be grilling. But what do you do with the mountain of sausages and burgers afterwards? Our resident foodie has some tips
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Five podcasts that will change your life

Listening to podcasts enhances concentration, fires imagination and makes you more compassionate. Here’s how
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Five of the most unusual places to stay

As bidding opens on an overnight stay in Downton Abbey, we identify five of the coolest places to bed down

Five of the best sitcoms to cheer up your winter

It can be tough to keep smiling when the weather’s grey. But these contemporary sitcoms give you plenty of ways to stay chipper
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Five of the best holiday reads

As thoughts turn towards the annual week in the sun, here are five great books that are worth sacrificing your baggage allowance for
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Dylan disappoints, but Neil stays Young forever

Two rock giants, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, shared the bill at Hyde Park. Peter Foy shares his thoughts on a great day out.
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Being quarantined in China shouldn't be so much fun, but it is!

I live and work in China for most of the year. During the Chinese New Year's break, I usually go on holiday – needless to say, events overtook me
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Bah Humbug, it’s Christmas

As the big day approaches Peter Foy finds himself in festive mood. Sort of.
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A beginner’s guide to motorcycling

Paul Allen passed his bike test in Ipswich in the 1970s. He tells us how to do it in the 21st century
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A beginner’s guide to “meaningful travel”

Want to invest your holiday experiences with a bit more emotional charge? Meaningful travel is the way to go
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John McDonnell berates Sajid Javid. How should he respond?

The new chancellor of the exchequer has been criticised by Labour’s big hitter. How should he respond?
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Hi-Fi founder gives staff a richer future

The founder of Richer Sounds is celebrating his 60th birthday by turning the company into an Employee Ownership Trust
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Business insight: Analysing UK employment figures

The ONS’s latest employment survey seems to bring good news. But what happens next in the UK jobs market? By Peter Foy, Director, Just Recruitment Group Ltd
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Are storm clouds gathering over UK plc?

Just Recruitment Group Ltd director Peter Foy examines the latest employment figures from the ONS.
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Why Study Theology?

It may not seem like the obvious degree to kick-start your career. So why bother reading Theology at uni?
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Why encouragement is the greatest motivator

Tim Gibson reflects on a life lesson about the power of encouragement to change lives
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Why AI personality testing gives me the creeps

The emergence of computer programmes that predict personality types isn’t something to be celebrated, argues Tim Gibson
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What’s the connection between three dead dogs, Bruce Springsteen and a Coconut?

Peter Foy explores the difficult concepts of truth and reality
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What is the future of the car?

If the government is fixed on banning petrol and diesel cars, it needs to invest in the automotive sector, says Tim Gibson
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Training: the best investment opportunity we have

Attend a Job Fair at a College or University and you’ll wait a long time before you meet a student who wants to pursue a career in Recruitment!
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The power of an inspirational teacher

Peter Foy remembers a man who inspired him to realise his dreams with tales of Colditz and an infectious love of mathematics
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The knowledge: find out what you stand for

Discerning a set of organisational values can be a helpful way of building a sense of identity and staff cohesion. Just Recruitment Founder and Managing Director Jenny Wrightson shares tips on how to do it
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The future of work

A changing employment landscape means recruitment consultants have to show their value to clients and candidates, reports Tim Gibson
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The best 10 albums from the 1970s (in my opinion)

Once in a while, we ask a member of the Just Recruitment team to name their favourite music from a given era. This time, Peter Foy gives us the lowdown on the 1970s
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Ten of the most common “neuromyths”

It turns out a lot of what we think about how the brain functions is inaccurate. Peter Foy examines some of the most widespread misapprehensions
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Saving the planet or salving your conscience?

As part of our series about climate change, Peter Foy challenges us all to make a real difference
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Peter Foy has been rearranging his books - some authors are proving problematic

How do we categorise authors who belong to more than one genre?
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Once I discovered that “grass-is-greener” syndrome is a thing, I felt a thousand times happier about my restlessness

It’s the time of year when professional dissatisfaction can take hold. But Chloe Brown says it’s important to count your blessings
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Just Recruitment's guide to the future

We have pulled together a small collection of articles from some of our regular contributors that look at what changes are on, or just over, the horizon.
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Just a book review: The World According To Physics by Professor Jim Al-Khalili

In an age where knowledge and ignorance appears to be on the same rising trajectory path, Peter Foy takes a look at a book written by an author who is passionate about fighting ignorance
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Is it worth going to university?

With reports that some students resort to sex work to make ends meet, Lizzie Fletcher wonders if a degree is worth the cost
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Is it time for us to put on Gorilla suits?

Peter Foy explores how we balance the need for certainty with the need to embrace the new.
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Inspirational people: Billie Jean King, tennis player, equal rights campaigner

It took an impressive person to put women’s tennis on the map. 20-time Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King was more than up to the task
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Inspirational People

We all know people that have inspired us. Sometimes they are from the world stage of business, sport or politics and sometimes they are everyday folk who have touched our lives; teachers, colleagues or friends.
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In praise of plastic

Plastic gets a lot of bad press, and there’s no denying its negative environmental impact. But it’s not all bad, as Peter Foy found out
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I spent £8.99 on a book about silence so you don’t have to

Erling Kagge’s book about silence has become a global bestseller, but is it worth the hype?
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How employers can close the social mobility gap

Tim Gibson explores how employers can aid social mobility
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From the horse’s mouth: six books about political leaders from 1997 - 2019

As David Cameron’s memoirs hit the shelves, we identify six of the best political books post-Blair
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Can’t find the right word to describe how you feel? Reach for The Happiness Dictionary

If words fail you, it may be time to reach for a different language. Peter Foy finds a book that helps you do just that
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Can you separate the artist from their acts?

As She Said hits the shelves, Lizzie Fletcher wonders if it’s okay to carry on enjoying artists who are accused of behaving immorally
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Can we trust “facts” when they get in the way of truth?

The general election campaign is awash with misinformation. It’s time to sort the “facts” from the truth, says Tim Gibson
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Business heroes: Ove Arup, Structural Engineer – Shaping the world

Ove Arup wasn’t only the finest structural engineer of his generation. He led the way in forming one of the earliest employee-owned companies, too
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“We just need to get serious about climate change”: a teenager’s perspective on global warming

As teenage activist Greta Thunberg dominates the headlines, our work-experience student offers his own views on climate change
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Workplace dilemmas: should I make my big promotion permanent?

A tricky teaser for our agony uncle this month: what to do if you’re acting up, but want to act down again
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Workplace dilemmas: my manager is a control freak

This month’s issue for our agony uncle to resolve: what to do when you’re being micromanaged
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Workplace dilemmas: I think my colleague has fallen for me

Our resident agony uncle addresses your workplace woes. This time: does your co-worker want to be more than just friends?
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Workplace dilemmas: I just can’t help falling in love

Each month, our agony uncle responds to your concerns. This time: dealing with habitual infatuation in the workplace
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Workplace dilemmas: I feel marginalised for my views about Brexit

Each month, our agony uncle responds to your concerns. This time: how to cope when you’re at odds with your colleagues over politics
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Workplace dilemmas: how do I settle back into work after my operation?

Each month, our resident agony uncle deals with your workplace concerns. This month, returning to work after a long sick leave
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Workplace dilemmas: do I tell my boss I found his personal document on the work computer?

Each month, our resident agony uncle deals with your workplace concerns. This month, protecting a colleague’s confidentiality
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Why your brand has nothing to do with a logo or the colour of your palette

If you want your business to thrive, you need to build your brand. But how do you go about it?
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Where’s the value in your values?

Marketing supremo Matt Smith explains how to make sure your values resonate with customers
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What (not) to wear on dress-down Friday

Lots of employers offer the perk of dress-down Fridays. But what are the unofficial style rules you need to follow?
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Top tips for note-taking success

Effective note taking is a key skill for any professional. Here’s how to get it nailed
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Time for tea? Five tips for the office tea round

Office workers around the country dread their turn to make the tea. So here are our top tips to help you get the most out of teatime
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This much I know: How to succeed as a working mum

Just Recruitment Consultant Abigail Webb knows a thing or two about the demands of parenthood and work. Here’s the mother-of-two’s inside track on hardest balancing act of all
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The tech time bomb that could floor your business

When Microsoft pulls support for Windows 7 in 2020, nearly a half of all Windows PCs will be vulnerable to cyber attack
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The perfect handshake: how-do-you-do it?

The handshake is an invaluable weapon in a job applicant’s armoury. Just Recruitment’s Lisa Cleverley tells Sarah Patten why
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The Just Recruitment guide to video interviews

Video interviews are the latest growing trend in hiring; here's everything you need to know to ace yours.
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The Just Recruitment guide to interview dressing

If you’ve been called to an interview for your dream job, you’ll be eager to make a good impression. Here’s how to dress for success
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The art of management: nine steps to appraisal success

Ernest Richardson explores the role of the performance review, and how to maximise its effectivenes
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Stepping up: how to find your ideal next job

Considering a career move? Tracey Bates, a consultant at Just Recruitment Group Ltd, offers a seven-step guide to making the leap
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Six things to do in the office between Christmas and New Year

Struggling to find ways to fill your working days between Christmas and New Year? Here are six jobs to tick off your list
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Six steps to attracting and retaining top talent

Want to secure the very best people for your team? Here are six things you need to do right now
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Seven signs that you need a new job

If you’re feeling uninspired by the daily grind, it may be time to consider a fresh challenge. Here are seven clues that you’re going stale
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Just on mental health and wellbeing

As this is Mental Health Awareness week we thought we would pull together some of our recent articles on wellbeing in the workplace.
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How to make yourself job ready

It can be a shock to start work after full-time education. But as thousands of students leave school, college and university, now’s the time to get in practice
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How to make it as a YouTuber

Vlogger Henry Gibson is the brains behind Teen Car Reviews. In this guest post, he tells Just Recruitment how it’s done
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How to make extra money with a side hustle

Like the thought of making a few quid extra each month? Read Sophie Cole’s guide to the side hustle and let the money roll in
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How to make an impact in your new job

As the new PM takes up his post, Ernie Richardson explains how he can hit the ground running
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How to land a seasonal job

Christmas is coming and the wallet’s looking thin. Sophie Cole advises on how to pick up some earnings through seasonal employment
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How to improve your morning commute

No matter how scenic your route to work is, travelling to work every day can become tiresome. In fact, people in East Anglia spend on average 24 days of the year commuting alone. What can you do to make your journeys to and from work more enjoyable?
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How to enjoy Christmas without breaking the bank

Christmas is an expensive season, but you needn’t get in a financial pickle. Follow our top tips for frugal festivities to protect your wallet
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How to deal with tension in the family firm

As the Royal Family finds an official position on “Sussexit”, Ernie Richardson has some advice on how to manage tension in a family business
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How to deal with rejection when job hunting

It can be hard to hear that you’ve not secured a job. Here are five tips to help you bounce back from professional disappointment
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How to create your company’s environmental strategy

The environment is hot news right now. Here’s how to make sure your business has an environmental strategy that really makes a difference
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How to compliment colleagues: a five-step guide

Want to pay a compliment to a workmate? It’s important to get the tone right or you could end up causing offence. Here’s a guide to help
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How to communicate with your employees

Employee communication. The benefits include enhanced employee satisfaction and productivity, which in turn, lead to bigger profits
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How to beat the post-grad blues

As students around the country prepare for their final exams, Sophie Cole considers the fearful question of what happens next
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How to be the king or queen of time management

Modern life is full of pressure, and there are never enough hours in the day. But with our tips, you’ll rule time, rather than letting it rule you.
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How to be social media savvy if you want to score a top job

It is easy to forget that much of what you do online can be seen by anyone. Which makes it very important to curate your profile with care, says Evie Prosser.
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How to avoid slipping up on social media

Don’t let photos of your drunken exploits get in the way of landing your dream job. You’d be surprised how much recruiters can find out about you online
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Five tricks anyone giving a speech needs to know

Public speaking is an important skill in the world of work. Here are five things you can do to become better at it
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Five top tips for branding success

Every business wants to build a brilliantly strong brand, right? We ask the experts how to do it in style
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Five success boosting habits to adopt today

To be successful in work, you need to have a high level of discipline. Most successful business people credit daily routines for allowing them to get ahead in their career and stay focussed.
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Five habits of great employees

Everyone is keen to impress their employer. Try on these habits for size, and you’ll be on the path to success
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Feeling stressed? Try this technique to help you unwind

Modern life is full of stress. Here’s a technique to help you manage the pressure points
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Everyone preparing for a job interview needs to read this

Getting ready for a job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, but these top tips will help you nail it
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Anyone who wants to work in the media should read this

The media is one of the most competitive industries for would-be employees. Here are six ways to stand out from the crowd
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Anyone who manages a team needs to learn these theories

Can’t get your team on song? These teamwork theories may help you understand why
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6 Lunar Facts

This evening will be the last Super Moon; a full Moon when the Moon is at its closest point to the Earth. To mark the event, and because we all need some distraction, Peter Foy has put together some factoids about our nearest celestial neighbour.
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A brief history of Ray-Ban

Peter Foy recently discovered the origins of the world’s coolest sunglasses. Here’s the story
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Every one of David Bowie’s studio albums rated

David Bowie was one of the most important recording artists of the last 50 years. Here’s a guide to his discography
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Fascinated by the 1960s Space Race? Read our brief history to find out more

Peter Foy charts the history of the highly political race to put a man on the moon
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Read this to discover the real meaning of “The 12 Days of Christmas”

It’s a famous Christmas song, but do you know what “The 12 Days of Christmas” is really all about? Tim Gibson has the lowdown
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So you want to learn about philosophy? Let these five books be your guide

Everyone has to start somewhere in their quest for deep truth. Here are five books about philosophy to help your searching
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The 10 best Christmas songs… ever!

You may be sick of the Christmas music that’s dominating airwaves just now. But in case you’re not, here’s a countdown of the top 10 – decided by us!
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The songs that made me

As part of our ongoing series, Just Recruitment director Peter Foy recounts singles from the 1970s that he couldn’t live without
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Three singers you’ve never heard of – and they’re all called Josh

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot if you’re a musician who happens to be called “Josh”, as Tim Gibson discovers
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Just thinking aloud: The lost art of letting go

Modern life can be rubbish, right? Evie Prosser has a few thoughts about ways to make it easier
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How to succeed as a newbie recruitment consultant

Jody Collings was a hotel manager before beginning her career with Just Recruitment Group Ltd, where she oversees the trainee scheme. She shares her tips to help newcomers thrive
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Smokin' Tom's BBQ tips

To watch the rest of this series
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What place does ethics have in business?

Just Recruitment Group Ltd Director Peter Foy reflects on the value of morality in contemporary commerce.
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Just testing: Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 2.0 (170PS) Turbo D Elite Nav

There was a time when Vauxhalls were boring and badly built. Not any more, says Tim Gibson
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Five ways to entertain your kids over the summer holidays

The summer holidays can be a blessing or a curse. Here’s how to make sure they stick firmly in the former category
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Spotlight on Haverhill

Each month we will Spotlight one of our branches, divisions or employees. This month it's the turn of
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The Just Recruitment guide to fashion

You are what you wear, right? So if you want to make a good impression in the workplace, it pays to think about your attire
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My time at Just Recruitment: A work experience blog

At the beginning of July 2018, Just Recruitment opened its doors to Isaac, a student at Kesgrave High School, offering two weeks of work experience within the marketing department.
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Needham Market boys win the cup

Needham Market FC U13s enjoyed an emphatic victory in the Patrons Cup Final. Here’s Alan Garnham with the report
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Five reasons why The Good Fight is the smartest thing on TV right now

The American legal drama is proving a ratings winner in the US and the UK. Here are five reasons to rave about it
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Five things that need resolving in Line of Duty Episode 6

The final episode of the current series of BBC One’s police drama airs on Sunday. Here’s what we’re all desperate to know
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Ten ways for an employer to engage their employees

Research has shown that nearly one in three (28%) employers struggle to keep their employees engaged. As an employer, what can you do to engage your employees? Luckily, Just has a guide to help.
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The benefits of work experience

Work experience placements bring benefits to candidates and employers alike, says Just Recruitment’s founder Jenny Wrightson
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Just testing: how to pick up a tax break on your next company car

Is the Ford Ranger double cab pick-up a BiK-beating superhero or vehicular red herring? Tim Gibson finds out
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Workplace dilemmas: my colleague doesn’t respect my religious beliefs

Each month our resident agony uncle reflects on your challenges. This time: how to cope when a colleague mocks your faith
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Business heroes: William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield, founder of Morris Motors, philanthropist

Morris Motors was at the forefront of the UK’s automotive sector for much of the twentieth century. But while the Morris badge no longer survives, its founder’s name lives on thanks to his many acts of generosity
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Five great TV shows to watch over the bank holiday weekend

Want to catch up on the best TV during the long weekend? Here are five shows to watch now
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Keeping pace with a fast-moving industry

The business world moves at a much faster pace than when Just Recruitment started 35 years ago. Here’s how the recruitment industry has evolved to keep up
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Just testing: guide

Whether you are actively looking for a new set of wheels or you just like reading about cars
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Just testing: Renault ZOE Dymanique Nav R110

Electric cars are fast gaining in popularity. We sent our motoring man out to get hands-on with one of the cheapest. So what did he make of the green revolution?
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Why no man should ever break these five style rules

Fashions change, but style endures. Here are five rules that every man should be aware of if he wants to dress well
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In defence of the necktie

The humble tie may be something of a rarity in offices nowadays, but Ernie Richardson thinks it needs to be preserved
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Just testing: Vauxhall Astra 1.4T 150PS Elite Nav

The high-spec Astra offers lots of bells and whistles. But does it have the substance to impress our motoring correspondent?
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Just testing: Volvo XC90 2.0 D5 PowerPulse Inscription AWD Geartronic

Tim Gibson puts Volvo’s flagship SUV through its paces, and is impressed by what he discovers
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Just testing: Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI SEL 115hp

VW’s supermini has the smarts on the competition, but quality comes at a price
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The importance of office design

There’s a clear relationship between working environment and productivity, says Sarah Patten
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Workplace dilemmas: how do I help my colleague through mental illness?

Our resident agony uncle offers wisdom about your workplace woes. This time: how to help a colleague with mental illness
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What does the “prehistoric Woodstock” teach us about team building?

Just Recruitment director Peter Foy reflects on the business lessons that can be learned from Poverty Point in Louisiana, USA
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Just cooking: barbecue rotisserie prime ribs of beef

These slow-cooked ribs will really get your taste buds tingling – whatever the season
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Spotlight on Emma Kershaw – Just Recruitment Director

This week our director, Emma Kershaw, will be as busy as usual. Visiting our branches, mentoring consultants and meeting with clients. Her contribution to the continued success of Just Recruitment has been immense.

What place does ethics have in business? – Video

Public trust in business is at its highest since 2003 but there are many issues that need addressing
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A third of Britons are unhappy with their career prospects

Have you ever felt as if you were stuck in a dead-end job, or felt your career was at a standstill? Figures show that you’re not alone. What do you do next? Don’t worry, Just has it covered
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Distraction Alert!

If you’re reading this, you’re probably vulnerable to distraction. Turns out you’re not alone
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How to nail your Skype interview

Video interviews are becoming more common, as employers look to save costs on recruitment. So how do you prepare for a Skype grilling?
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Five ways to secure promotion

Want to make a good impression with your bosses? Here are five ways to show that you’re keen to stand out from the crowd
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How to deal with professional envy

Feeling envious of another’s success? Here’s how to deal with your tricky emotions
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Six of the most unusual hobbies

Gone off golf? Bored with bowls? Ready to park pilates? Here are six weird and wonderful ways to fill your downtime
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Changes in English football

On Sunday 24 February Manchester City and Chelsea will play the Carabao Cup Final. Two titans of English football battling for silverware
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“When we lose we learn”

Just Recruitment sponsors Needham Market FC. Company director Peter Foy takes a lesson in life from the team’s head coach
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Moving jobs: a guide to breaking the news

It’s never easy telling your colleagues that you’re moving jobs. Here’s a guide to help smooth the transition
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The secret to successful selling

If you want to sell, you need to get busy, says Peter Foy
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Spotlight on Sudbury

Each month we will Spotlight one of our branches, divisions or employees. This month it's the turn of...
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My Journey: From Hiring Manager to Recruitment Consultant

Before joining Just, Gemma was a Hiring Manager at a leading national jewellery supplier. Gemma tells us what it's been like to sit at the other side of the desk
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Just Recruitment publishes gender pay gap data

Just Recruitment has published its gender pay gap data under new regulations introduced by the government last year.
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How to create the perfect team-building exercise

Most employers know the value of bringing their people together and developing their relationships. But what’s the perfect way to do it? Read our guide to find out
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Job search tips graduates don’t usually hear

For graduates, searching for that first job can be a daunting and difficult experience. Luckily, Just Recruitment has some job search tips that can make all the difference
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Do I compete against my career mentor for promotion?

Our regular column gives you the chance to seek wisdom from Just Recruitment’s workplace agony uncle. This time: what to do if potential career progression threatens a valued friendship.
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How will the Taylor review affect your business?

The government’s response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices was issued on 7 February 2018.
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

A new data protection regulation went live in May 2018 – and, yes, it does affect you.
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Six of the best reasons to work in recruitment

If you want to work in a vibrant, fast-moving industry with great progression, recruitment is well worth considering. Just Recruitment director Emma Kershaw explains why.
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Commoditisation and how to resist it

Every business sector runs the risk of devaluing its offer by making it too standardised, and recruitment is no exception. So how do you avoid the pull of commoditisation, asks Peter Foy.
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What to wear to work

You are what you wear, right? So, if you want to make a good impression in the workplace, it pays to think about your attire.
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My Time Working at Just Recruitment

I walked into the office, a million scenarios flashing through my head as my nerves ate away at me – what kind of setting will this be?
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Workplace Dilemmas: How to advance my career

Each month our resident agony uncle answers your pressing concerns. This time: how to progress in the corporate jungle
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Casual work: Employees freed or Employers greed?

Zero-hour contracts, the gig economy, and agency work. You may have heard these phrases in the media recently, but what do they mean?

Jobs currently available

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Care Coordinator
Sector: Healthcare
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: BUC-CC
About the role

Back Up Care is recruiting for a Care Coordinator for their Colchester Office to work on the busy Healthcare desk.

Previous experience in scheduling care and support staff would be preferred and a healthcare background is an advantage. You will be extremely confident and well-presented and be able to use your own initiative.

This position will involve working alongside the Office Manager, supporting them with the day to day running of the desk.

The role will include:

  • Registration interviews with potential new candidates, and completion of all necessary compliance documents for successful candidates
  • Booking clients rotas to relevant active care staff, and ensuring that all care staff availability is booked to full potential
  • Service calls to clients that are using service meetings to ensure current clients’ needs are being met by Back Up Care
  • Telephone calls to prospect clients
  • Email and Mailers sent to prospect clients
  • Source leads for possible new business
  • Sales calls to obtain new business
  • Sales meetings to obtain new business
  • Ensure specialist software is updated with carer and client information and all bookings are entered onto the system
  • General administration duties
  • On-call rota duties

This requires you to work at an extremely fast pace, placing candidates into both temporary and permanent placements to match their qualifications, skills and experience.

There is a large amount of telephone calls liaison with candidates and clients, therefore excellent clear communicational skills are a must and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.

Other essential skills are:

  • An ability to work as part of a team and as a lone worker
  • A proven ability of effective time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent administrational skills are vital and attention to detail ensuring all candidates are compliant prior to assignment
  • Due to the requirements of the role, a driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential

Holiday entitlement:

28 days holiday including public holidays, increasing to 33 days after 2-year service.

If you wish to apply for this role, please forward your CV to emma.brown@back-upcare.co.uk

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QA Manager
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Saffron Walden
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910873
About the role

Our client is seeking an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to join them on a permanent, full-time basis. This opportunity offers stability, longevity and professional development.

Reporting directly to the MD, the Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining and improving the Company's Quality Management System and ensure internal compliance
  • Working with all departments to ensure their procedures are being followed and to improve their internal and cross-functional processes and procedures
  • Ensure that the quality of current and newly introduced products is compliant and traceable
  • Coordinate Quality activities with all over departments
  • Develop and improve quality relationships with all customers of the Company
  • Responsible for all Quality activities and personnel in the Quality Department for the Company
  • Provide strong leadership in the day-to-day operations of the Quality department and mentor the members of the team
  • Establish performance goals for all departmental employees and monitor performance on a continual basis
  • Oversee all hiring, appraisal, training and discipline of Quality personnel
  • Member of the Company's Management team
  • Produce the Quality element of the company's annual Budget
  • Formulate the departmental strategy aligned to the overall Company strategy
  • Embed a Continuous Improvement culture within the Quality Dept and contribute to the Continuous Improvement programme across the site

Requirements:

  • HND or equivalent qualification in Engineering or a related technical field required
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Manufacturing environment
  • Ability to articulate (verbally and in writing), defend and negotiate Quality expectations with internal and external customers at all levels of management
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to guide and educate/train at all levels
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Customer Service Administrator
Sector: Customer Service
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Location: Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910871
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a well-regarded organisation at the forefront of its sector that is looking to add a Customer Service Administrator to its team, due to growth – based on the outskirts of Halstead.

The main purpose of the role is to service current and prospective customers by receiving and processing orders, enquiries and general information in a timely and courteous manner.

Key tasks include:

  • Answering incoming calls, giving product information, lead times, dealing with general enquiries and queries, redirecting calls to relevant departments
  • Raising and inputting orders and proforma invoices
  • Raising quotations
  • Amending orders, as required
  • Scanning documentation
  • Liaising with Areas Sales Managers and responding to their requests
  • Arranging couriers and/or carriers as required
  • Any general office associated duties

Key requirements for the role:

  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good eye for detail
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Courteous

Previous experience requirements:

  • Previous Customer Service Administrative experience gained within an office environment
  • Excellent telephone manner with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of in-house systems
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise own workload
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of the importance of data protection and adherence to the process

Offering free parking and an excellent working environment, this is a great opportunity to join a growing team.

Working Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week - offering a competitive salary and company benefits.

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Production Operative
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £8.91 per hour
Location: Needham Market
Role: Full Time
Contract: Temporary
Job ref: 910811
About the role

Want to work in a safe, clean environment?
And have the possibility of ongoing work?

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Temporary Production Operative to be based in Needham Market.

Duties include:

  • Ensure all final and completed products are packed to the customer specifications                               
  • Informing Line Leaders of defects found in the products
  • Keep machines supplied with packing materials and labels
  • Assist the Line Leaders with handovers and changeovers
  • Responsible for general cleanliness of the production area and removal of production and general waste
  • Check products on the line for quality and defects
  • Basic production duties carried out in a fast-paced environment

Working hours:

8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

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Logistics Coordinator
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910869
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting, a well-regarded, family-run business on the outskirts of Ipswich.

You will be responsible for assisting with the loads out operation of the business by ensuring that the process from collection to arrival at the final destination is fully supported by the relevant goods in haulage documentation.

You will also be supporting the sales function of the business by dealing with customer queries in terms of both sales and operations as well as assisting with various ad-hoc marketing campaigns. This is a very varied role and requires flexibility, commitment and a substantial desire to learn and grow with the flourishing business.

Duties will include:

  • Process orders and oversees the order to completion of paperwork
  • Facilitate the shipping of products from one destination to another
  • Arrange transportation with outside hauliers
  • Receive paperwork from the Weighbridge department and check and complete the paperwork within the allocated time allowed
  • Answer calls and emails relating to customer queries and log them on the CRM system and resolve any outstanding issues raised
  • Keep CRM records up-to-date
  • Work with the sales and operations team to ensure that high customer service levels are achieved and delivered to all customers you are responsible for at all times

Skills required:

  • Good Microsoft skills including Word, Outlook & Excel
  • Ability to work proactively on an independent basis as well as be a good team player
  • You will have the interpersonal skills necessary to develop and sustain effective relationships with team members of other departments and with all customers
  • Good attention to detail and analytical skills
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Legal Secretary (Part-Time)
Sector: Law and Security
Salary: Up to £11.00 per hour
Location: Witham
Role: Part Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910868
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting an established business, based in Witham looking to add a highly-skilled secretary to their long-standing team.

The role will involve, audio typing, preparing documents, answering the phone, dealing with enquiries and assisting colleagues as well as directing queries as needed.

Key responsibilities to include:

  • Audio typing – dictation
  • Preparing letters and drafting documents
  • Handling diaries and booking appointments
  • Answering the phone and dealing with queries
  • General secretarial and office-based duties

As well as having experience in a secretarial position, you will have audio typing experience and excellent typing skills. The role requires you to have a good level of IT literacy, experience of Word (essential) and Excel would be useful. You will take pride in your work and have a caring and sympathetic nature.

Please note this role is part-time.

This is a great opportunity, offering a good pay rate and company benefits.

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Accounts Assistant
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £9.50 - £10.00 per hour
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910867
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting, a well-regarded, family-run business on the outskirts of Sudbury.

They are looking to add an Accounts Assistant with payroll experience to their team.

Key duties include:

  • Responsible for weekly and monthly payroll’s on Sage and all related duties (holiday forms etc.)
  • Knowledge of Xero accounts
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Chasing payments
  • Exporting mail-order invoices and credit notes from Magento to Xero
  • Assist Bookkeeper with any accounts duties
  • Assist Bookkeeper with HR Duties as needed
  • Reconciling Braintree payments to Mail Order invoices
  • Assist with stocktaking and valuation

Knowledge of Xero and Microsoft Office would be advantageous, although Sage experience would be considered. Attention to detail, good time management skills, accuracy, approachable and reliability is a must.

Free parking is available on site, offering a competitive hourly rate and an excellent working environment.

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Commercial Office Assistant
Sector: Public Service and Administration
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Location: Sudbury
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910864
About the role

Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Commercial Office Assistant on behalf of a company based in Sudbury.

The role will be office-based offering administrative support to the team and will involve call handling, preparation of documents, diary management and other administrative duties as required.

Part of the role will also include direct dealing with customers and clients, providing face to face customer support.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Handling enquiries over the telephone or in reception
  • Provide a high level of efficiency and customer service
  • General office duties such as filing, photocopying, booking meetings etc.
  • Updating records and databases
  • Liaising with clients in a polite and efficient manner

You will have strong administrative skills and will be highly organised, reliable and hardworking, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads. Good telephone manner and effective communication skills are a must.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a company offering further training, development and progression.

Free parking is available on site.

Due to company location, you must have access to your own car.

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Class 2 Driver
Sector: Transport, Logistics and Shipping
Salary: £9.50 per hour
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 910848
About the role

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a well-regarded business on the outskirts of Colchester looking to add a Class 2 driver, day shifts (preferably with ADR experience) to their long-standing team.

Their vehicle fleet includes artics, rigids and trailers operating from a warehouse base.

The company prides itself on its commitment to the health, safety, and welfare of the entire staff team.

Key duties include:

  • General driving duties, observing current legal and best practice delivering and collection to/from the customer’s premises or other locations.
  • Wearing correct company uniform and PPE (clean and in good repair).
  • Maintaining a professional standard when representing the company whilst delivering, driving, or collecting products.
  • Carry out pre-use checks prior to using any equipment/vehicle/trailer, complying with appropriate documentation and procedures.
  • Reporting of any vehicle defects/damage or H&S issues to management.
  • Ensuring that vehicle loads are safe and damage-free, secured with the appropriate restraints as per company procedures / Safe Systems of Work.
  • Check/ complete /retain and hand over all load documentation/POD’s and delivery paperwork.
  • Ensure that the returned goods process is followed.
  • Provide relevant feedback to management on information gathered whilst completing your duties.
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness using all equipment safely as specified in operating procedures and Safe Systems of Work.
  • Adhere to all H&S rules. Comply with other site rules and maintain high standards of compliance, hygiene, and housekeeping.
  • Operate in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with any other reasonable requests from Management.

Key person specifications:

  • Category C driving licence.
  • Minimum 12 months Class 1 driving experience on UK roads.
  • No more than 6 penalty points.
  • No driving convictions.
  • An understanding of the law relating to drivers’ hours regulations and tachograph.

 

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