0345 163 2171 - Not our number!

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We found out today that someone is utilising the 0345 number which used to belong to Apache Associates - if you receive a call from this number, please ignore it, they are using it illegally (hiding their own telephone number) and should be avoided at all costs! Again - please note that the call is not from Apache. Thanks, Glen - Apache Associates, Director...

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SO... How has your week been so far..?

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  If - like us - you've been lucky enough to have most of the Christmas period off, the first week is often a nightmare. It either starts with TOO much work and not enough motivation to get it done ... OR it takes a while to get going again and adds to your lack of motivation and boredom! And as most people must realise, January sees a huge rise...

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Are Spanish siestas really about to be a thing of the past..?

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Moves are afoot in Spain to bring the working day in line with that of their European counterparts, reports Sky today. Is it sacrilegious to mess with something which seems ingrained in the very fabric of a nations culture? Or merely a nod to Globalisation? What are your thoughts? Apparently as more and more people work in the Cities, they dont ahve the chance to go home and rest during the hot summer periods and therefore Spanish workers face some...

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The Apache Guide to Writing the Perfect Sales CV

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There are numerous Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to writing a CV, some of which are relevant no matter what kind of job you are looking for, some of which apply to specific roles. This article is aimed at those looking to secure their next Sales role; we will write a follow-up article for those looking for a technical IT role in a few weeks. Firstly, the basics… Just like a face to face meeting, it is imperative that you make...

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Interviews: The Critical First 5 minutes…

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So, you’ve done your homework on the company?   Check Read the job spec numerous times so you know what you’re interviewing for? Check Put on your best bib & tucker?   Check Cleaned your shoes and made sure you don’t have a hair out of place?  Double Check And have you left plenty of time to get to the interview?  Check So WHAT could go wrong? Surely the job is as good as yours, right?   Well it could be, but you cannot take anything for granted. And...

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Apache Associates: Top Interview Tips

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One of the best ways a recruiter can help their candidates is by assisting with interview preparation. Not only can they advise on the company they are to meet with, the culture of that business and the various characters the interviewee will meet during the process, they can also pass on important hints and tips about interview etiquette. There are killer questions and answers which can blow the interviewers away, but on the flip-side there are also absolute No-No’s which will...

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News on the Grapevine!

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News on the grapevine (that's the Recruitment Grapevine) is that despite the number of adverts going up, the response per job is actually down. Last month per advert the response was just .85 per role. Commenting on a report in to the UK job market by Adzuna.co.uk, it goes on to say that there were just under 1 million adverts in the month of December (965,934 compared to 949,788...

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It’s not always what you know, but how you are!

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I’ve just read an interesting piece online at Computing, where they discuss that a lot of leading-edge Technology businesses recruit not the people with the perfect skillset, but more for the person that will best fit the company culture. It’s an interesting thought as it tallies with my own experience as a recruiter: Often skills shortages are over-looked if the person has the right attitude and mentality to fit in to the team dynamic AND can demonstrate a real...

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Unemployment numbers fall again

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The numbers of unemployed people in the UK have fallen again, according to The Office of National statistics. The standout facts and figures were: Between September and November, the unemployed rate fell to 7.1% of the population, a fall of 167,000 people to 2.32 million The amount of people drawing Jobseekers Allowance fell in December to a total of The total amount of people in employment rose to a record level of 30.15 (up 280,000...

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Apache becomes Social....

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It is true : we have finally embraced the digital age by launching both Facebook and LinkedIn pages, whilst also rebranding our Twitter feed... Which means you can reach us whenever and however. Which is nice. Our facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/apacheassociates, the LinkedIn page is here:  LinkedIn/Apache and our new Twitter ID is @ApacheRecruit. The Twitter relaunch was necessary in order to include the Construction arm of the business and this new feed...

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Intel ditch McAfee name

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Intel have announced today that following their acquisition of McAfee back in 2011, that they are to phase out the McAfee brand instead opting for their own "Intel Security" moniker. Here's hoping that during their rebranding process, they also manage to create security applications that don't cut your PC performance by half... For more reading on this topic go to: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240212090/Intel-phases-out-McAfee-security-brand  ...

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