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The Power of Positive mindset in team building

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The last four years have seen the England ODI Cricket team turn from a ramshackle, timid, prehistoric rabble into a roaring Juggernaut capable of blowing teams away in one of the most spectacular turnarounds in sport history. Despite a few hiccups in the tournament itself, the performance of the team since the lows of the […]

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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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The Easter ‘recruitment’ Bunny

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Easter Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us but here at Marlin Selection it’s the weeks’ that precede it that hold the most interest. The recruitment process always hits a bit of a lull when it’s half-term, it’s just the way it is. All over the country HR people and decision makers take annual leave, […]

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Christmas Rush

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It’s almost that time of year! The lights are up, the Christmas music has begun playing in stores and already my yearly excuses to put off and procrastinate from Xmas shopping have begun. With all the planning that is necessary to deal with the influx of relatives and bombardment of festive food, job searches can […]

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Crime Rates

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Over the last 10 years, the internet has given our opinions (no matter how right, wrong or pig-headed they may be) a platform that extends way beyond imaginations of the previous inhabitants of the plant in the 4.5 billion years preceding us. From IMDB to TripAdvisor we are able to rate, review and condemn restaurants, […]

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Election Jobs Bounce

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Marlin Selection has been placing people in Financial Services since 2009. During that time we have witnessed: 3 General Elections: May 2010, May 2015 and June 2017. 1 Scottish Independence Referendum: Sep 2014 1 EU Referendum: June 2016 As a company we measure activity across a number of metrics and we thought it would be […]

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Part Time Roles

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Over the last few months we have seen increased interest in candidates looking for part time roles in order to balance their work with commitments at home. These candidates have a wealth of experience, technical knowledge and a real interest in developing their careers. The benefit for clients hiring candidates on a part-time basis is […]

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Graduate Guide to Getting Ahead

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The world can be a daunting place when you arrive from University, in particular getting into the right role; you’ve been given a world of options in terms of career paths but little means of achieving any of these. What next? We live in a fortunate age where much of the legwork in a job […]