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  • How to Improve your CV

    Rachel Wilson is our Senior Recruitment Operations Co-Ordinator and a part of her role is looking through 100’s of CV’s per month! So who better to advise you on how to polish your CV and get it in tip-top condition!

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  • New Year Candidates

    Check out our top talent for 2017! We have a wide range of candidates on our books at any one time but check out this hot selection here!

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  • Contracting In Digital - Research

    As the UK’s digital and technology sectors are facing a growing skills gap, companies are struggling to employee full-time qualified employees. It comes as an estimated one million businesses in the UK do not have the appropriate digital skills to benefit from the digital economy. Are contractors the answer? Read more in our research here.

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  • Who’s taking care of digital marketing?

    Sophie Iredale is a PhD student studying with the University of Salford. Her research focusses on the Digital Marketing Skills and Governance Gap. In this piece she asks the question 'What is being done to protect the welfare of digital marketing clients and digital marketer professional conduct as the industry tries to close the gap?'

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  • SAScon Beta 2016 and The Candidate

    This year’s SASCON Beta conference will be held on 8th December in The Comedy Store, Manchester. SASCon, a Search, Analytics and Social Conference is in its 6th year and this midyear spin off SASCON Beta is also back and we at The Candidate are proud sponsors of the event and the evening social.

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  • The Changing Face of eCommerce Recruitment

    Having recently returned from maternity leave, I was pleased to see how eCommerce recruitment has grown and developed over the last year or so across the Northwest. It’s largely down to the amazing developments within the sector’s companies in the region, from fashion to finance, and so I thought I’d write about the changing face of eCommerce recruitment and what this means to candidates, clients and to myself as a recruiter.

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  • BBC Academy’s Digital Cities and The Candidate

    The Candidate was delighted to be invited to speak at the BBC Academy's Digital Cities event held at University of Salford's Media City campus. Covering a range of topics from eSports to content production, students and digital practitioners were introduced to the future of digital. We spoke about helping the future of digital to develop their careers and how to be the perfect candidate in the digital sector.

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  • An evening with Code Computerlove

    The Candidate attended the CIM North networking event at Code Computerlove on Thursday 10th November and gained great insight into the benefits of rigorous testing, eye tracking, and even improving your commute by introducing karaoke to train carriages!

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  • eCommerce Jobs - Urgent for 2016

    As some sectors wind down and take a break at the end of the year, the eCommerce sector is doing the opposite, it's booming! We have loads of great clients with empty seats that are looking for talent to join them to help them deliver in this exciting festive time. Check out what is up for grabs and see if any catch your eye!!

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  • Immediately Available Agency Jobs!

    There is still loads of time to get a new job in 2016! We have compiled our top jobs in our agency department this week! They are of all levels, from Junior to Senior! Check them out here!

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  • Top Candidates for Christmas!

    We have some excellent talent actively seeking new roles before the end of 2016. Check them out and let us know today if you would like to interview them!

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  • Seasonal Technology Recruitment Advice

    Matt Skelton, Head of Technology Recruitment gives seasonal advice for candidates and clients on filling roles this side of the New Year. With 12 year’s experience he is ideal for giving advice to those considering new jobs or clients filling vacancies this festive period.

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  • Get a new job for the end 2016!

    We have loads of great jobs in all sectors that urgently need filled across the region before the end of 2016. Start your new role this side of Christmas and know that 2017 will be the next great step in your career from the very beginning! Be quick, when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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  • Meet Your New Agency Recruitment Manager

    The Candidate has been built on a combination of both recruitment sector and marketing sector experience, which we believe helps us to best address client and candidate requirements.

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  • Top Candidates of October!

    We like to showcase our favourite candidates and this is our October talent….if you see a candidate you like then let us know and we will put you in touch!

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  • Latitude Digital Marketing Agency

    We interviewed Rick Lamb and Andrew Kimberley from Latitude, to understand more about their business and how they worked with The Candidate to secure their roles!

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  • MMU's Agency Life and The Big Agency!

    As the digital industry continues to evolve, candidates are finding that the key to success is EXPERIENCE! The Candidate has been involved with MMU's Agency Life scheme for over 4 years, which offers students an invaluable experience before they graduate and giving them that ‘head start’ in the working world!

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  • A Social Media Strategy That Works!

    Last week, The Candidate attended a social media strategy event hosted by Prohibition PR at the Novotel Hotel in Manchester. Chris Norton, the founder of Prohibition PR, gave an insightful talk on how

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  • Top Technology Jobs!

    If you're on the hunt for newjob within the technology industry, we've aided your search bycreating a list of our top technology jobs! Contact us if any ofthem catch your attention!Data Information

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  • Top Digital Marketing Jobs!

    As the Digital industrycontinues to evolve in the North and produced loads of jobopportunitnies, we've compiled a list of our top jobs in the regiondigital marketers!PPCManager - up to £35,000It is

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  • Top Candidates of September!

    With our books bursting withtalent, we thought we'd make it easier for you to the find theright person for the job! Here's a few of our favourite candidatesthis month….if you see someone you like, get

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  • The Top Perks of Relocation Packages

    The Candidate recentlycarried out a research, which strived to answer the question: 'Are candidatesmaking the move?' By conducting this study, we aimed to gain anunderstanding of how frequently

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  • The Manchester Code

    Coming to Manchester on the 9th of September 2016 is the first Manchester Code event which is being run and organised by the award winning Digital Project Manager, Craig A. Taylor.

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  • Top August Jobs In The North!

    We're reaching the end of summer and many new opportunities are arising within the Digital Marketing industry! We've gathered the top jobs in the North West and Yorkshire for you here!

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  • Top Candidates!

    We've made your hunt for the perfect candidate easier by compiling a list of our top candidates of the month! If you find the one for you, don't hesitate to contact us!

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  • Technology Recruitment at The Candidate

    We caught up with Matt Skelton our Head of Technology Recruitment to find out how things have been going since we launched our Technology Recruitment department earlier this year.

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  • Leeds and Yorkshire Recruitment!

    Megan Cross recently joined us as Recruitment Consultant and is already helping The Candidate bolster its presence further in Leeds and across Yorkshire.

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  • Top Candidates! (1)

    This month we have a fresh and steady pool of talent all sitting on our books and we have picked out a few of our favourite candidates, so take a look and if any catch your eye, get in touch!

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  • Top Technology Jobs For July

    This month we have lots of exciting Tech jobs to offer you! From Designers to Developers...There's something for every tech genius!

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  • SASCON 2016: The Candidate Live Blog

    Day one at SAScon, a lot of ground covered! Read on to learn about Chat bot's, Search marketing, paid search, PPC, Paid Media, Social Media, Display, Analytics, Tag marketing & influencer marketing!

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  • Top Summer Jobs!

    Are you looking for a new job this summer? We have an outstanding list of jobs within digital, marketing and IT! This is a great selection, but there are a lot more on our website!

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  • Top June Technology Jobs

    Our Technology department is booming helping loads of people find their next Technology job every day. We have loads of Technology jobs that need filling, today!

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  • Top Candidates for June

    Our books are bursting with talent and we wanted to make sure they are not snapped up and missed! So we have compiled them right here so have a look and if any catch your eye contact us today.

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  • SAScon 2016 with Richard Gregory

    Richard Gregory is a prolific figure in the digital world with over 20years' experience in the industry, recently as the Managing Director of Latitude and now Managing Partner at Capero.

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  • SAScon 2016

    We're very proud to be sponsoring SAScon (the UK's leading SearchAnalytics and Social Media Conference) for the third time and there's a great line-up for you!

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  • Top Jobs In Technology

    Since launching our Technology Department earlier this year we have had a steady flow of jobs coming in daily, so we have put our favourites together in one place!

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  • Top Jobs In The North - May

    Do you want to change career before summer and ready to start the big job hunt? We have made your process easier and gathered the top jobs in the North and an outstanding opportunity in London!

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  • Top Candidates for May

    Are you looking for excellent talent to join your team? Well, we have put together our list of the top candidates on our books!

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  • Top Digital Marketing Jobs in the North!

    This month's snippet of the top digital jobs currently advertised in the Northwest! This is an exclusive opportunity to take the reins of operations and be remembered as the manager who was responsible for the team that constantly delivered unforgettable service to their treasured clients.

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  • #workforus The Candidate in Barcelona!

    After successfully helping hundreds of candidates find their perfect job in Manchester and across the UK in our 2015/2016 financial year, The Candidate team happily headed off to sunny Barcelona!

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  • How to become a Digital Marketing Executive

    Starting from humble beginnings as an International Relations student in Washington D.C., PeytonKemp has recently been placed by The Candidate as a Digital Marketing Executive. Read her fascinating story...

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  • #workforus Work at The Candidate!

    Do you want to work at a fast growing agency that will grow and develop your skills at an accelerated rate and continuously prepare you for the next level? Come #workforus!

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  • Current Top Candidates

    Take a look at these hand picked candidates currently on our books looking for a new role! If any of these catch your eye then contact us today on 0161 8331044 or email info@thecandidate.co.uk.

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  • IT Recrutiment is MEAN

    To help promote the Technology recruitment team, Matt Skelton is asking contacts to provide content that can be shared across the tech community.

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  • Top Jobs in The North

    Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge in the digital world? There is a job for you at The Candidate and we have put together the top list of our jobs!

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  • #INSIDEGOOGLE Event Review

    On behalf of The MPA Education Trust and The Candidate's Colin Telford as the Treasurer we were delighted to be part of the Inside Google event.

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  • #workforus Fast Track Career

    Read Laura's story of her career so far and how she has carved out a career in recruitment in a short time. Using her drive and determination to become Recruitment Consultant of the Year 2015!

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  • PR Jobs- The glamorous world?

    Lucy Sharp is a PR professional with over eleven years experience of working for both in-house PR departments and for leading UK PR agencies. This blog is a personal account of her experience of the industry.

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  • Part 2 of what our partners are saying about us.

    This is part two of 'What our partners are saying about us'.

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  • How to bag your dream job

    Lucy Sharp is a PR professional with over eleven years experience of working for both in-house PR departments and for leading UK PR agencies.

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  • Top Candidates 2016

    Please find this summary of the high calibre candidates currently on our books at The Candidate.

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  • Top Profile Candidates for December 2015

    In this blog post, we'll profile some of our top candidates. Whether you're recruiting for in-house digital marketing candidates, agency side digital marketing candidates and IT &Technical contractors, we're sure to know someone who will catch your attention.

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  • Meet our IT Recruitment Consultant

    Dan joins The Candidate with three years IT and Technology recruitment experience and is utilising his skillset to develop this very department within The Candidate.

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  • Top Candidates Profiled for November

    In this blog post, we've profiled some of our top candidates. Whether you're recruiting for in-house digital marketing candidates, agency side digital marketing candidates or designers and developers then we are sure to know someone who will catch your eye.

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  • The Last Digital Events of 2015!

    Not to worry you but there's only 7 weeks left of 2015, so why not scrub up on your knowledge and take some new skills into the New Year by attending some of the last events of the year!

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  • Agency Life Internships at The Candidate

    For the past few years, The Candidate has and continues to work closely with Manchester Metropolitan University, hiring students to come into the office one day a week to gain experience in the industry...

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  • Top Candidates Profiled for October

    In this blog post, we'll profile some of our top candidates. Whether you're recruiting for in-house digital marketing candidates or agency side digital marketing candidates, we're sure to know someone who will fit right in to your team!

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  • Ruby Programme

    Are you a good communicator, problem solver, innovator, techie, learner, collaborator? The UK's leading beach holiday specialist, On the Beach, is reaching out to give an incredible opportunity to become a member of their highly skilled development team!

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  • Search Marketing over the next 12 months and beyond

    Duke Tanson guest blog's for The Candidate, bringing over 10 years' senior level eCommerce experience and knowledge to a post all about Search Marketing and how he predicts it will change over the next 10 years and beyond.

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  • Is new media finite or infinite?

    Guest blog from Adam Maidment, a Digital PR Specialist at NeoMan Studios in Manchester. Adam shares insights from the New Media Europe conference which featured keynote speakers from across the World.

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  • 5 Marketing & Digital Award Nominations 2015

    The Candidate are delighted to announce that for the4th year running, we have secured multiple awardnominations in the Marketing& Digital Recruitment Awards.The awards focus on the outstanding

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  • Working in recruitment #workforus (1)

    Thank you for visiting The Candidate. This blog has been updatedplease  click here to view update

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  • The Candidate Fantasy Football League

    Have you got what it take to rein supreme in The Candidate'sFantasy Football league? The title is yours for the taking, buthave you got the skill to back-up? Managers of the month will be put into a

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  • We've profiled some of this months top digital marketing candidates (1)

    In this blog post we've profiled some of our top candidates.Whether you're recruiting for in-house digitalmarketing candidates or agency side digitalmarketing candidates, we're sure to know someone

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  • SAScon 2015 Live Blog

    We're live at SAScon 2015 bringing you the latest news,views and discussions from the key panels andpresentations.SAScon, one of the UK'sfinest search, analytics and social media conferences, is

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  • The Candidate sponsors SAScon 2015

    It's nearly time for SAScon 2015, with just under one week to gountil the best search, analytics and social marketers meet in theUK. Once again we're thrilled to be sponsoring the highlyanticipated

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  • We've expanded!

    Being in the middle of the election period,government ambitions to turn Manchester into a Northern Powerhousein tech are coming to the forefront, and the digital industry ispreparing for a huge boost.

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  • 5 Tips for a great video interview experience

    In this blog, Lavinia our marketing assistant and SalfordUniversity undergraduate, shares her top tips for video interviews.From personal experience and some secondary research, she hascollated 5 top

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  • The A-List: Film & Production Crew - Showreels & Profiles

    In this blog we've profiled some of our talented film andproduction candidates. Motion Graphic Artist SummaryA creative generalist and problem solver that strives to deliverthe most exuberant and

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  • The A-List: Film & Production Crew - Showreels & Profiles (1)

    3D Artist  SummaryA keen gamer who is extremely enthusiastic about 3D film andtelevision. Embraces a challenge and constantly working to embracetheir skills.HighlightsBA (Hons) 3D Character Animation

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  • The A-List: Film & Production Crew - Showreels & Profiles (2)

    Ah, The First Friday of February. I've always thought thatFebruary was a funny old month… waiting for winter to pass andspring to start. The good news is you won't have to wait around fortalent…Motion

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  • The A-List: Film & Production Crew - Showreels & Profiles (3)

    In this blog Marcel, our Film and Production Consultant,profiles some of this weeks talented candidates.It's the last Friday of a very long January and we'reending the month on a high. Could you give

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  • The A-List: Film & Production Crew - Showreels & Profiles (4)

    Well it's safe to say that January has been far from dry for usat The Candidate, the talent just keeps on flowing and there's nosigns of that stopping anytime soon.Video Producer  A creative, forward

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  • New Year, new you, new job?

    Are you ready to take on a new challenge? According to a recentstudy nearly 60% of the UK work force are considering a move in2015.The annual Sentiment Job Poll, commissioned by Investors inPeople

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  • January's Top Digital Marketing Candidates

    In this blog post we'll profile some of our top candidates.Whether you're recruiting for in-house digital marketing candidates or agency side digitalmarketing candidates, we're sure to know someone

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  • The A-List: Film & Production Crew - Showreels & Profiles (6)

    Welcome to Friday, It's been an extremely cold week andit's getting colder by the day. Whilst most have chosen tohibernate somewhere warm and cosy these candidates have braved theelements in search of

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  • The A-List: Film & Production Crew - Showreels & Profiles (7)

    Hello and Happy Friday! The first week back is alwaysthe hardest so well done for making it this far. Getting back intothe groove of things after the Christmas slump hasn't appeared tobe a problem for

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  • The A-List: Film & Production Crew - Showreels & Profiles (8)

    Ding Dong Merrily on high…This is the last Production A-List before Christmas Day. So if youhave left your talent scouting late this year then one of thesecandidates could be your saving grace.3D &

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  • The A-List: Film & Production Crew - Showreels & Profiles (9)

    It's a particularly cold Friday, soI write to you with the warmest of regards. If, like myself, youhaven't got an advent calendar this year :( or you're simplyhopeless with dates, then you probably

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  • The A-List: Film & Production Crew - Showreels & Profiles (5)

    So it's the 5th of December, an acceptable time to start feelingfestive, admittedly, but is it ever acceptable to eat a mince piefor breakfast? I'll leave that for you to ponder, and in themeantime a

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  • The Candidate Live from SAScon Beta

    We're live at SAScon Beta 2014bringing you the latest news, views and discussions from the keypanels and presentations.SAScon Beta, the conference all digital marketers should be at…but if you can't

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  • Digital managers earn twice as much

    Here at The Candidate we arethrilled to announce the launch of our latest research 'DigitalDestination'. Following the success of our Relocation report, we commissioned a new study to gatherinsight

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  • Production A-List

    In this blog post we've profiled some of our talented Film &Production candidates. If you wish to receive any furtherinformation on these creative individuals, please do not hesitateto get in touch

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  • Production A-List (1)

    Video Editor & Motion Graphics Artist SummaryWorking in video production and motion graphics design for over2 years, both as freelance and staff.Confident and extremely capable of working on all

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  • November's Top Digital Marketing Candidates

    In this blog post we'll profile some of our top candidates.Whether you're recruiting for in-house digital marketing candidates or agency side digitalmarketing candidates, we're sure to know someone

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  • How to write a CV: 5 Things NOT to include!

    In the blog post, Rebecca our eCommerceCandidate Consultant reveals the 5 things you should leave OFF whenwriting your CV. At every digital marketing recruitment agency,hundreds of CV's are sent

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  • Production A-List (2)

    Motion Graphics Artist   An extremely creative individual with experience working as aVFX artist for Film and Television. Capable of working on high endfeatures but is completely aware of, and

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  • The Candidate Sponsors SAScon Beta

    The Candidate are excited to announce that we will be supportingthis year's SAScon Beta conference, which is taking placeon Tuesday 2nd December at Manchester's Comedy Store.Formally Mini SAScon,

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  • The Candidate at The European Commission

    In this post Colin, Managing Partner here at The Candidateblogs live from The European Commission in Brussels.It was another great day working at The Candidate today as I proudly representedour agency

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  • Top 5 Social Media Tips for Job Hunting!

    In this blog Brian, Managing Partner here at The Candidate shares his 5 quick tips for usingsocial media to assist in your job search. They're so good,The Sun featured them in their

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  • So you want to work in Film & Production

    In this blog Marcel, our Film & Production Consultant,gives advice on how to break into the notoriously difficult Film& Production industry. The Film & Production Industry is exuberant,

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  • October's Top Digital Marketing Candidates

    In this blog post we'll profile some of our top candidates.Whether you're recruiting for in-house digital marketing candidatesor agencyside digital marketing candidates, we're sure to knowsomeone

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  • September 2014: Top Candidates

    In this blog post we'll profile some of our top candidates. Ifyou wish to receive any further information on these particularcandidates, please do not hesitate to get in touch or click thelinks below

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  • Don’t dread the brief, embrace the brief!

    You have been for your first interview and impressed,whether it's a PPC or SEO position, the chances are that if it's adigital role then you will be asked to complete a brief. Doyou;A: Go into melt

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  • What North-South Divide?

    The research that we recently commissioned todiscover the main reason for the digital skills shortage in theNorth West and to discover how significantly widening talent searchareas has become a

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  • Becoming a Sales Account Manager

    The Candidate is the North West's top Marketing RecruitmentAgency. We specialise in Digital, Media, Marketing and eCommercerecruitment and we genuinely believe in finding top opportunitiesfor great

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  • August 2014: Top Candidates

    In this blog post we'll profile some of our topcandidates. If you wish to receive any further information on theseparticular candidates, please do not hesitate to contact us today.ClientServices

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  • Mark Kuhillow, Managing Director of leading digital marketing agency R.O.EYE, speaks to The Candidate

    We speak to Mark Kuhillow,Founder & Managing Director of multi-award winning digitalmarketing agency R.O.EYE. The leading agency have aninternational client based and work with household name brands

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  • North vs. South - Where am I better off?

    In thisblog post Marcel, who has recently relocated from London aftercompleting a graduate role for a leading marketing recruitmentagency, shares his opinion on the North/South divide.  Marcelhas a

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  • Relocation Packages for Attracting Talent

    Here at The Candidate, we recently commissioned  research investigating the reasons that were contributing tothe on-going digital skills shortage. Amongst the findings, ourreport uncovered statistics

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  • July 2014: Top Candidates

    In this blog post we'll profile some of our topcandidates. If you wish to receive any further information on theseparticular candidates, please do not hesitate to get in touch orclick the links below

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  • Finding the Right Path to Content Marketing

    Finding the Right Path to Content MarketingCareers in Content Marketing are very sought-after, and withhundreds of graduates coming out of University each year withfresh, new ideas about Content

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  • More Reasons to Go North!

    Here at The Candidate we love the North West! Last year, withthe help of Twitter, we asked you why you LOVE living & workingin the region and then complied the Top 100 reasons! This year we

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  • The Candidate Sponsors SAScon Social 2014

    Not the best quality but excellent comedy value...Watchthe Jager train get de-railed......The Candidate & our adpoted team member all the wayfrom the USA Margaret from SEM Rush... The Candidate team

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  • June 2014: Top Candidates

    In this blog post we'll profile some of our top candidates. Ifyou wish to receive any further information on these particularcandidates, please do not hesitate to get in touch or click thelinks below

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  • The Candidate Sponsors SAScon!

    It's nearly that time of year again,the UK's greatest Search, Analytics and Social Media conferencereturns to Manchester. Taking place on Thursday 5th andFriday 6th June, SAScon is regarded as one of

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  • Say hello to Laura and Greg...

    We've grown! To reflect our record breaking growth we'veexpanded our team with two new exciting members. Meet Laura andGreg…Laura Walters- eCommerce Recruitment ManagerLaura joins The Candidate with

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  • Relocation Research

    Thank-you for your interest in taking part in ourRelocation Research, unfortunately entries closed as of 06.05.2014.The findings will be published in June. We're on a mission to find out how people

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  • March 2014: Top Candidates

    Here are some of this months Top Candidates! Have a look- we could have the newest member of your team! SEO ExecutiveThis candidate has over 2 years work experience in a client sideSEO position and is

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  • January 2014 : Top Candidates

    Here are some of this months Top Candidates! Have a look- we could have the newest member of your team! PPC ManagerThis experienced candidate has worked in PPC for over 7 years.He has managed paid

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  • We're hiring!

    COME WORK AT THE CANDIDATE!2013 REGIONAL RECRUITMENTAGENCY OF THE YEAR AND HOME OF 2013 RECRUITMENTPROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR! Want to seriously boost your earning potential by recruitinginto the fast

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  • Made in Manchester Awards 2014 Finalists

    Here at The Candidatewe're proud to announce that our Managing Partner Colin Telford hasbeen selected as a Made in Manchester Awards 2014 finalist forTalent and Recruitment Professional of theYear.The

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  • THE CANDIDATE WINS BIG AT THE MARAS

    Award winning digital marketing recruitment agency The Candidate has scooped two awards at last night'sMarketing & Advertising Recruitment awards taking home BestRegional Agency and Recruitment

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  • November 2013: Top Candidates

    Here are some of this months Top Candidates! Have a look- we could have the newest member of your team! Head of MobileMarketing Our candidate has 12 years experience working for London basedmobile

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  • Caketober

    The Candidate will be hosting their Caketober day of fancy dressand cake worship on Thursday 31st October, that'sright, Halloween!Follow us on Twitter @thecandidateuk forphoto updates on just how many

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  • October 2013: Top Candidates

    AccountExecutive:Our candidate is a confident, creative and ambitious lover ofall things SEO and he is looking to develop his career within thedigital marketing industry.The Account Executive has

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  • The Talk of Manchester Business Awards 2013

    We're very proud to announced that we've been nominated for anaward in the Best Recruitment Company category atThe Talk of Manchester Business Awards 2013. You can vote by CLICKINGHERE  and all you

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  • Digital Marketing Recruitment Survey - Client Side

    Here at The Candidate, we are constantly working towards abetter understanding of our candidates, our clients and the digitalindustry as a whole. After all, it changes so quickly and weneed to build

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  • Fantasy Football: September 2013

    We're now 5 games into the new season, one manager has alreadygot the axe, Suarez is back from his biting ban and Torres hasracked up an astonishing TWO goals for Chelsea (in allcompetitions). It's

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  • Somecomms Awards 2013 Finalists!

    Another blog, another awards nomination for The Candidate.This time round we've been shortlisted for our excellentperformance in the 'Low Budget Campaign' category. This isrecognition for our work

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  • Salford Business School & The Candidate

    Colin Telford (Managing Partner here atThe Candidate) has spoken about the importance of personal brandingand ways to develop a strong online presence as part of SalfordBusiness School's Massive Open

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  • MARA Awards 2013 Finalists!

    Here at The Candidate we're extremely proud to announce that wehave been selected as MARA 2013 finalists for no less than6 awards!We've been shortlisted for the Best Regional, Best Niche Agency,Best

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  • September 2013: Top Candidates

    DIGITALACCOUNT DIRECTORThis candidate has over 5 years' experience delivering marketingstrategies across digital and traditional channels in both B2B andB2C environments. Having worked for 2 top

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  • Fantasy Football: August 2013

    After two weekends of Premiership football, The CandidatePremier League table is starting to take shape.Those who had Mignolet as keeper (or even captain) that firstweekend got off to a great start.

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  • Recruitment Business Awards 2013 Finalists

    The Candidate has been confirmed as finalists for two categoriesin the Recruitment Business Awards 2013 being Best CandidateExperience and Best Niche Agency categories.The awards, now in their

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  • August 2013: Top Candidates

    SEO MANAGERThis candidate is looking for a SEO focussed position where theycan further develop their career. Currently employed as a SEOprogrammer, their current role involves handling

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  • To Relocate Or Not To Relocate?

    Continuing our #GoNorth campaign,have a read of Chris Greer's story. Living with his family inSwindon and considering the move to the North West, he got in touchwith The Candidate, and the rest

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  • THE CANDIDATE FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE!

    The reigning champion is our Senior Candidate Consultant Si Clarke, however thisyear we're opening up the league to clients and candidatesalike.For all your weekend smacktalk, psych-outs and touchline

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  • July 2013: Top Candidates

    SENIOR ACCOUNTEXECUTIVEThe candidate is a graduate currently working as a SeniorAccount Executive managing paid search campaigns. In this role thecandidate analyses data and trends in order to develop

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  • June 2013: Top Candidates

    This candidate currently works as a PPC Account Manager in the competitive travel industry...

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  • Agency Life at The Candidate

    Last year The Candidate decided to take part in the MMU Agency Life program - this involves second year students spending a day in an agency environment to gain real life work experience.

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  • SAScon 2013: Day 2

    It's another beautiful day in Manchester and the secondinstalment of SAScon 2013 is well on its way. The event kicked offthis morning with the brilliant Mike Little - Founder of WordPressand if the

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  • SAScon 2013: Here we come!

    SAScon, it's one of the most anticipated digital events of theyear and this year we are not only attending, we're exhibiting! TheManchester based event is one of the UK's leading Search, Socialand

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  • CHEESE OR GRAVY - THE BIG DEBATE

    It's been a debate around for years, but finally SAScondelegates can settle the biggest debate in the Northwest since theHS2 ruling. What's it to be, Cheese & Chips or Gravy &Chips??We're all about

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  • We hear from SAScon's finest why the Northwest is best!

    SAScon 2013 is well on its way and we're having a great time hearing from the digital community on why they love working in the North West.Take a look at the responses so far and come over to

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  • Award Ceremonies

    We've just been to an amazing Awards Ceremony with one of ouragencies and I couldn't help be struck by the buzz on the run up tothe awards. This time round it was the Prolific North Awards, heldat the

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  • May 2013: Top Candidates Part 2

    Take a look at our latest Top Candidates! If you wish to receive any further information on these particular candidates, please do not hesitate to get in touch or click the links below...

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  • May 2013: Top Candidates

    Take a look at our latest Top Candidates! If you wish to receive any further information on these particular candidates, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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  • April 2013: Top Candidates

    Take a look at our latest Top Candidates! If you wish to receive any further information on these particular candidates, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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  • March 2013: Top Candidates

    This is our second bi-monthly blog post in which we profile someof our top candidates. If you wish to receive any furtherinformation on these particular candidates, please do not hesitateto get in

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  • To relocate or not to relocate? (1)

    Relocating is a challenge many of ushave to face, whether you are taking the next step in yourcareer or just fancy a change in location, we are here to makefinding the right job easier. One of our

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  • Manchester Digital Talent Day

    The annual Manchester Talent Day 2013 finally arrived and what asuccess it was! With over 50 exhibitors form the North West outscouting for the newest digital and creative talent the atmospherewas

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  • Graduate Employment: How to boost your employability

    Here at The Candidate, many of our clients are increasingly seeking out fresh talent from new graduates.

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  • Graduate Employment: The Advantages of Sandwich Degrees

    In recent months here at The Candidate, we have noticed a greater number of clients requesting graduate candidates who already have experience in the industry, straight out of university.

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  • New Year Job Hunting

    Firstly, Happy New Year to all our clients and candidates, old and new! We're raring to go in 2016 and looking forward to helping fulfil so many of our candidate's New Year Resolution - finding a new job!

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  • Nominated for The Made In Manchester Awards!!

    The Candidate's success continues as they have this morning received confirmation of another award nomination, this time for the inaugural Made in Manchester Awards.

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  • The Future of Digital: Data, Personalisation and Permission

    Everybody likes to pontificate on what the future of digital media is, some of the usual suspects for inclusion being mobile, tablets and augmented reality.

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  • A Redbrick Wall?

    Here's an interesting (though not altogether unpredictable) conclusion of our new research: 'Not only does educational background seem to influence seniority it also influences perspective'.

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  • Taking the next step in your Digital Media or Marketing career

    Reading the recent unsettling headlines stating that unemployment is set to escalate over the coming months, it's no wonder that those looking to take the next step up the corporate ladder may have been disheartened.

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  • Getting off to the Best Start

    Congratulations on securing the next step in your career, all that preparation, interview stress and decision making is now behind you!

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  • The Future of Digital in the North West

    After four years of delivering one of the UK's finest annual Search, Analytics and Social Conferences in the heart of Manchester, SAScon, which is organised by leaders in Manchester's digital community.

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  • Media Recruitment Agency - Fresh Talent

    My name is Kathryn Whitelaw. I'm a second-year student studying Advertising & Brand Management at Manchester Metropolitan University...

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  • Are you a STAR?

    Are you a STAR? With the Manchester media scene becoming more and more competitive, it is vital that you stand out from the crowd. Here is a technique to ensure that when you're listing your key achievements you showcase your talent!

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  • 10 things to make you think about looking for a new job!

    It's Monday lunch time, you've made it through the morning and feel just alright. But that's only because your footy team tanked the competition at the weekend.

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  • The Evolution of The Regional Marketplace

    When I was asked to write my take on how the Regional Digital Marketplace has evolved over the last 15 years, I didn't know where to start!

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  • David Edmundson-Bird from Manchester Metropolitan University speaks to The Candidate

    In the last of our special blog postings this week, we've met with David Edmundson-Bird from Manchester Metropolitan University to compile a Q&A.

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  • A marketer who was successfully placed by The Candidate talks about her experience.

    Katy Hughes recently left her job as Marketing Manager at a financial service organisation to make a change in career as an affiliate recruitment manager in a city centre agency.

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  • The Candidate has been shortlisted for Best Newcomer at the MARA Awards!!

    Great news from MARA that we have been shortlisted as Best Newcomer in the Marketing and Advertising Recruitment Awards!

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  • Brian Matthews confirmed as Managing Partner in Manchester‘s expanding Marketing Recruitment Agency – The Candidate Ltd.

    In my early twenties I chose the path of a rewarding career in the recruitment industry and joined RK Accountancy, one of the North West's fastest growing financial recruitment companies...

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  • 5 ways to keep a good relationship with your boss.

    The recession continues to bite, but the appetite for companies to make profits and in some case excessive profits, continues...

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  • Twitfaced!

    What is it? A little more of a light-hearted event than most that we post on here. You may have gathered that from the title! Getting twitfaced is the name of the game...

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  • Social Media Cafe Liverpool

    Social Media Cafe Liverpool What is it? This is all about Social Media and if you are involved in it or really want to be involved then come along to it.

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  • CV Tips from The Candidate

    Candidates are increasingly thinking of new ways of formulating CV's in order to "stand out from the crowd."

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  • 10 things you should never ever do in a digital job interview

    Are you looking for a job in digital marketing? Wondered what mistakes people have made previously that you want to avoid.

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  • Digital Marketing Talent & Resource Research

    "Research" - defined in the Oxford dictionary as "the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions."

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  • NW Digital Marketing Survey - Win £100 Amazon Vouchers

    We are running this short survey to better understand the needs and requirements of candidates in the region.

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  • 5 ways to help with your staff retention and to ensure an employee feels like they are developing

    Given that today's digital marketing sector is very much candidate and employee driven, it goes without saying that that your most important focus should be your staff.

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  • Employer? Free Resource!

    Do you work in an agency in marketing/PR areas? Manchester Metropolitan University's Business School can offer you free resource, yes free!

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  • Digital Media Recruitment

    With the North West vying with London to be the Media hub of the UK, we ask ourselves how media recruitment specialists such as ourselves support the demands of this growing sector.

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  • That time of the year!

    It's that time of year again...

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  • Welcome!

    Yes, welcome to the new blog here at The Candidate, thanks for taking a few moments to read through this.

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Sophie & the team at The Candidate provided us with an extremely professional and efficient service. Of the 5 interviews we conducted any of the candidates would have fit the role perfectly, it's a shame we had to narrow it down to 2. Highly recommended. Thanks!


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