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Recruiter skills: 8 skills that make a successful recruitment consultant.

Recruitment is a fast-moving, competitive industry. To be a successful recruitment consultant takes a lot of dedication, learning and tenacity. The good news though is that the majority of key recruiter skills are transferrable from other indust...

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We're fundraising! Bright Purple take on the Edinburgh 7 Hills Challenge in aid of Cyrenians.

Donate to our campaign on Just Giving! 7 Hills. 14 Miles. 1 Team. 1 Fantastic Charity. From the team that brought you multiple charity bake sales and the Edinburgh Team Relay , we are thrilled to announce our latest charity fundraising challenge...

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That Time When...our new video podcast is live!

Watch our new video podcast series on Youtube now! At Bright Purple, we draw inspiration from many places, people and businesses. While the tech industry is our bread and butter, we believe there is much to be learned from listening to the exper...

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Pride Month: 6 Inspiring LGBTQ+ leaders in tech.

As in many industries, there is a long history of discrimination and prejudice against the LGBTQ+ community in the tech world. In 1952, computer visionary and code-breaker Alan Turing was convicted for homosexuality. In 1968, computer pioneer Ly...

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A Brighter Purple: our new website and other changes in 2021.

If you are a regular to the Bright Purple website, you may have noticed a few changes in the last couple of weeks! Yes, we have finally moved to our shiny new website and candidate portal! In what has been a year of extraordinary circumstances, ...

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How to handle a job rejection: 5 steps to get back on top.

J ob rejections are hard. Whether you are unemployed, unhappy in your current role, or came across your dream job, there’s nothing worse than hearing that you’ve missed out on an opportunity. It’s all too easy to start a self-pity party when thi...

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How to stand out in a cover letter.

Cover letters. We love them and we hate them. It can be frustrating as a candidate to spend hours writing bespoke cover letters only to be immediately rejected for a role, but an expertly written cover letter can be the difference between succes...

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How to resign: 10 tips for resigning with confidence

So you’ve got a new job, congrats! But now comes the awkward part: resigning! Try reading our top tips before handing in your notice! Resigning can be difficult for many reasons; you might feel pressured or bullied into staying, be offered more ...

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