• Do you know the time on your career clock? Astute Recruitment Ltd's latest thought provoking career article

    Do you know what time it is on your career clock?

    57,600. A special number. Why? Not my salary 🤣 Not how many fans will be at the next game at Wembley ⚽🤞 Nope. Give or take, 57,600 is the number of hours I’ve spent at work in my career spanning 30 years. That’s more than I’ve roughly spent with my family, friends and partners in […]

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    Its-amazing-what-people-can-achieve-if-they-work-together.-How-the-people-of-Eyam-in-Derbyshire-saved-thousands-of-lives-

    Its amazing what can be achieved when people work together. How a Derbyshire village bravely showed the way in another pandemic.

    In 1666, around 800  Derbyshire people chose to sacrifice themselves, in order to save the lives of thousands of strangers. Could you have done that? Let’s step back in time to 1665.   Why is the small, Derbyshire village of Eyam significant? In the words of a Victorian local Historian William Wood…   “Let all […]

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    #BeAstute - Childrens Mental Health Week 2021 "I'm enough as I am said the boy"

    What inspires children can so often inspire all of us…Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 1st Feb – 7th Feb

    What inspires children can so often inspire all of us… “What’s your best discovery?” asked the mole. “that I’m enough as I am” said the boy. I love this quote by Charlie Mackesy in his award-winning 2019 book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse. My son was given this book to inspire […]

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    A heartfelt message of thanks from one of our candidates

    A heartwarming message of thanks from one of our candidates!

                        A heartfelt message from one of our candidates during the lockdown! “Thanks Mary for your words of support and inspiration over the past two months whilst I have been searching for a new role.  Our phone conversations and your posts on LinkedIn have helped me remain […]

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    Astute Recruitment Ltd explores VE Day 2020 uncovering the historic events that led to VE Day 75 years ago

    Friday 8th May 2020 – VE Day. We take a look at the historic events that led to the Allies achieving ‘Victory in Europe’.

    Astute Recruitment Ltd explores VE Day 2020 uncovering the historic events that led to VE Day 75 years ago       Today people in countries across the globe are fighting a very different war with a very different foe. Fitting then that on the 8th of May 2020, we celebrate VE Day, but not […]

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    What next for people, business and jobs? An article by Mary Maguire, MD of Astute Recruitment Ltd

    What next for people, business and jobs? Support and advice to employers and workers.

                    An article by Mary Maguire, MD, Astute Recruitment Ltd Everyone everywhere has been touched, affected and humbled by the unfolding events. From Miami to Mumbai, from Derby to Damascus.   Politicians, scientists, and medical experts update us daily on our national progress ‘beating the curve’, what steps […]

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    If we fail to believe we believe in failure

    Inspiration from the front! What we need is self-belief. An inspirational article by Mary Maguire, MD.

      Whilst Sarah Stevenson and I set up in ’09, clearly a very difficult time, we knew we were great at what we do, confident to carry this through with just Sarah’s redundancy and ultimately we believed. In ourselves and our ability to source talented accountants for local clients. We believed in our relationships. We […]

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    The great gift of Easter is hope

    An Easter message from all of us at Astute

                      In the wise words of Basil Hume, “The great gift of Easter, is hope”, and this Easter, hope, renewal, and faith are definitely needed. Whatever your faith or denomination, this Easter is a time to pause, reflect and think of all those suffering. It is also […]

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    Why having a great profile on your CV matters?

    Your CV Profile –   Increasingly for candidates, anything that can flag a CV to a potential employer is great. But what to include? What to specifically cite? How to keep things concise but genuinely show you have made a difference and why you stand out?   Below is part of the profile for an […]

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    Astute Recruitment's Andy Lilliman with our team celebrating his promotion from Senior Qualified Consultant to Business Manager!

    Astute Promotion! Andy Lilliman promoted from Senior Consultant to New Business Manager!

        Congratulations on your promotion to Manager Andy! Much deserved!   Andy Lilliman joined our team here at Astute Recruitment, as a Senior Consultant two years ago, after a deeply successful career in Accountancy Recruitment straddling London and the East Midlands.   In that time he has been instrumental in the growth of our qualified accountancy […]

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