• Why AI will never replace people in recruitment!

    “That’s it, I’ve had enough, I need a new job!” Picture the scene….. Awful work experiences through the pandemic.  More work, less pay, less interaction with management. Less collaboration more isolation. No job satisfaction anymore. Uncertainty or broken promises on hybrid working/ WFH. “That’s it, I’ve had enough, I need a new job!” So you […]

    How to manage a successful relationship with your recruitment consultant Our 'astute' tips!

    How to manage a successful relationship with your recruitment consultant? Our ‘astute’ tips!

    Even though the jobs market is at it’s busiest for years, and job boards abound with opportunities, it can be hard to actually speak to a recruitment consultant. Recruiters are busy people at the moment! So we thought we would explore this and ask, “How can you manage a successful relationship with your recruitment consultant?” […]

    Why good recruiters are like swans

    Why good recruiters are like ‘SWANS’ – How to hire the right candidate for your business!

    Good Recruiters are like swans. Clients and candidates should experience a smooth, calm recruitment process, and not see the way our legs are kicking madly under the water! Clients do need to realise that there is a lot of work that proper professional recruiters do behind the scenes though!   Take client 1.  Long-standing, and […]

    Why good interview feedback really matters. Interview tips from Astute Recruitment

    Feedback is crucial after interviews. Heres why!

    Why good interview feedback really matters   Our team been working exclusively with a long-standing client to recruit an Assistant Management Accountant. Ideally someone with bright enquiring mind, keen to learn with an accounting and finance degree.  Some experience in a finance role would be ideal. After shortlisting down from 18 candidates to the best […]

    Top 5 Skype Interview Tips for candidates from Astute Recruitment Ltd

    Top 5 Skype Interview Tips

    With more and more workplaces cancelling meetings and face to face interviews, companies are increasingly turning to Skype and other media to play an increasing part in the recruitment process. Here at Astute, we thought this would be more crucial than ever. An online interview can either be audio or visual but most employers prefer […]


    Astute working with the IoD and NTU Delivering top tips on assessment centres and psychometric testing.

    Astute’s Mary Maguire is looking forward to tonight’s employability event in conjunction with East Midlands IoD and Nottingham Trent University. This evening businessmen and women will be sharing tips and best practice to the IoD’s Student Members on key topics covering CV’s & application forms, Interviews, Assessment Days and Psychometric Testing and Networking! There will […]


    Employability workshop – Astute Helping CIMA members and students with advice on interviews.

    Astute’s Mary Maguire is delighted to work with CIMA on their next employability workshop. She will be advising their members, students and non-members as to interview guidance, tips and practical things they can do to improve their success on interview. The event will be at the Village Club Hotel, Brailsford Way, Nottingham, NG9 6DL. Full details and […]