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Middle East – still an attractive proposition?

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Dubai – As Oil prices plummet, costs of living increases and Dubai introduces VAT, is it still an attractive place to be based? I say …Absolutely! Despite the above, several technology firms are filling the void made by Energy companies who have been retracting from the region. The likes of Wipro / Tata / IBM […]

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Are We Losing Human Interaction?

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In world where social media and technology is the governing body in communication, are we losing sight of the bigger picture and devaluing the importance of human interaction? Having recently entered the world of recruitment it has become very apparent how important the human interaction aspect is in the hiring process. Communication is imperative as […]

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End of Year Recruitment Patterns

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With all the news concerning Brexit and the prospect of a leadership battle one would have thought that with the lack of clarity on both the Political and Economic landscape, recruitment would be put on hold until at the least the New Year. Over the past 10 years this has proven to be the case. […]

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Uber Works?

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Over the last few years it seems that we are becoming dependent on an elite group of companies to provide for our every need. Firms such as Amazon have bought our trust through the ease and low cost of their services, preying on our need for instant gratification, (or at the latest, the next day) […]

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The Importance of Mentoring

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Throughout my recruitment career I have met many candidates, senior and junior. In any business, relationships are a crucial part of the success and development be it in a financial institution or recruitment firm. At Marlin we are starting a mentoring program where the more experienced senior candidates we know will be assisting more junior […]

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Demystifying Programming Languages

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If you are looking for a new role hopefully the below will explain in layman’s terms the differences and benefits of some of the most requested programming languages: VBA: Basically a language used to program excel. This is quite common in small trading houses as a lot of the data is excel based. Matlab: This […]

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The Art of Networking – Connecting the dots

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Over the last 10 years in the recruitment Industry in London I have seen many guises and techniques as to how to win and retain clients. From hedonistic nights out to a quick coffee with a client; all to make sure they call you first when a hiring need arises. I personally find that building […]

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Autumn Trends

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The Summer of 2018 has proven to be an exceptional one for a number of reasons. The weather has been glorious, the world cup was thrilling and the stock market has hit new highs. From a recruitment respective the Summer has been very buoyant with activity over June, July and August being twice that in […]

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Exams – Unsure what to do next?

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A debate that seems to be common amongst people lately is whether education or work experience is more valuable when securing a new role. We have those that didn’t go to university believing that gaining experience is the way forward and those that attended university believing that the only way to get onto the career […]