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    • So you want to be a food manufacturer?

      So you want to be a food manufacturer?

      Tuesday 23rd Sep 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      Food manufacturers come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from a few people to tens of thousands, but there does seem to be a growing number of smaller businesses setting up on the back of the trend for locally and seasonally sourced food.  Artisan bakers, smokeries, charcutiers and condiment producers, to name but a few, all seem to be doing w...Read More...
      When to stop embellishing your CV…

      When to stop embellishing your CV…

      Monday 1st Sep 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      Your CV is your golden chance to get your foot in the door of a new job.  It therefore needs to shine, stand out and make the reader want to interview you at least – if not employ you of course as well!  However, whilst you can polish your CV, never get carried away as one candidate of mine did - with some quite major consequences!&...Read More...
      Two of the most important words

      Two of the most important words

      Friday 15th Aug 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      So you’re looking for a new job.  Whether you are currently unemployed, or gainfully employed and just looking for a new challenge, the whole process can been frustrating, time consuming and demoralizing.  It can therefore be very easy to forget the two simple words that can set you apart from everyone else – and maybe even ma...Read More...
      I always have to chase the agency for news….

      I always have to chase the agency for news….

      Wednesday 23rd Jul 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      One of the biggest annoyances that people have about using a recruitment agency to find them a new job, is that they always have to chase them for news.  Why can’t the agency call them for goodness sake? OK, this would seem to be a fair and reasonable criticism.   And I would totally agree to one extent - even a half good agen...Read More...
      Cover letters – how not to write them…

      Cover letters – how not to write them…

      Monday 7th Jul 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      When applying for a job, people will quite often include a cover letter as well as their CV explaining in more detail why they should be considered for interview.  This letter should always be to the point and is very often a useful aid to the interviewer in their selection process.  However, sometimes the cover letter can be detrimental,...Read More...
      Should you use an agency or apply direct to an employer?

      Should you use an agency or apply direct to an employer?

      Friday 20th Jun 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      I’ll be honest, although a little biased maybe – always use b3!  Seriously though, it is a good question.  Sometimes your hand will be forced in the sense that some companies don’t use agencies, whereas others only use agencies.  However, when you’re looking for a new job, you need to keep your options open &...Read More...
      The five worst things you can do in an interview

      The five worst things you can do in an interview

      Monday 2nd Jun 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      Over the last 14 years at b3 jobs we have arranged literally thousands of interviews, always providing helpful guidelines to our candidates on how to prepare, how to behave and also useful questions for them to both answer and ask.  Whilst we believe that these are quite comprehensive, there some scenarios that you can never predict.  So,...Read More...
      The 10 worst things you can do on your CV

      The 10 worst things you can do on your CV

      Thursday 15th May 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      There is no single standard format for a CV.  Like people really, they come in all shapes and sizes. Every year we receive thousands and thousands of CV’s, most of them being more than adequate.  However, there are always the exceptions.  Here are my 10 favourites from our “Hall of Fame”: Skills – it is imp...Read More...
      So you’re about to graduate…what then?

      So you’re about to graduate…what then?

      Tuesday 6th May 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      Many years ago, too many to count, I graduated from what was then Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) with an Honours ‘Desmond’ in Hotel and Catering Management.  When I left school I had no real desire to follow any particular subject but had always enjoyed cooking and thought that there would at least always be a j...Read More...
      Awards ceremonies

      Awards ceremonies

      Thursday 1st May 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      When I decided to leave my career as a chef and join the world of selling advertising, the perks were immediately apparent – Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 and an office environment to boot!  However, I then learnt about industry awards ceremonies, which on the surface seemed like a free night out.  However, as a member of the advertising...Read More...