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Freshers week 2018: most common fears students have about graduating and why not to worry about them

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At 8:42am today I was happily sat on the bus to work when I turned to see 3 students walking down Oxford Road one in a dressing gown and the other two in fancy dress with what looked like marker pen written all over their clothes. It was then it hit me, FRESHERS’ WEEK is indeed upon us. Now freshers’ week is many things: a chance for a fresh start, a chance for new opportunities, a chance for club owners …
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Best target hitting incentives in sales and recruitment

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It’s often said that in sales and recruitment you will earn as much as you work, and no one knows that better than us at Prime. For example, with it being Friday we normally do our weekly wheel of fortune spin which gives the company’s ‘top performers of the week’ a chance to win a range of prices, anything from a Monday lie in, to a meal out with the boss, and even a tuna butty (no idea whose idea …
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WE ARE HIRING!

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EXCITING TIMES AT PRIME…… As we enter the last month of our 4th year we’re looking to continue with our rapid growth by adding 4 new members to the team.  We’re looking for 2 Sales Resourcers in Manchester and 2 Sales Resourcers in London. The roles are all about finding the best graduate/trainee sales talent for our clients. So why join Team Prime? We’ve achieved a 59% growth year on year We offer a unique Fast track progression plan – …
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Prime Training Day First Impressions: 3 Common Misconceptions About Sales and Recruitment

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Common misconception about sales and recruitment no.1: Recruiters only care about making a sale. Why do I mention this? Well recently I attended my first Prime training day with the idea being to not only see how one is run, but to also focus on how it benefits the graduates who attend it. The first thing I noticed was how clearly it goes against all the common misconceptions about a career in sales and recruitment. I guess as I’m an …
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Primes Nicole Plinston BESMA 2018 Finalist

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It’s an exciting time at Prime as our very own Nicole Plinston has been nominated as a finalist for External Sales Training Provider of the Year in the BESMA 2018 awards, for the second year in a row. With over 20 years sales experience and being part of the mastermind behind our unique Prime Training Days which have helped tons of grads successfully progress into sales and recruitment careers, Nicole has both created and ran multiple sales training programmes for …
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A level results day: What are the five most rewarding things about a career in Sales/Recruitment?

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A level results day is potentially the biggest emotional rollercoaster you can put yourself through without risking your life or being a contestant on The Chase, fact. Students around the world today woke up nice and early and casually tried to ignore the fact that the information they were about to receive could alter the course of their lives forever. However, there’s no reward without risk and if you work hard, put in the hours and remain focused you should …
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Student Placement at Prime: My First Week

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Five months ago I was a Media student at Sheffield Hallam university: heavy nights out, a booming social life and flexible working hours were the norm. Now I’m on a 10 month placement as a Digital Marketing Executive at This Is Prime. How did this happen? How has my life changed? What is Prime like as a company? Well it’s been one week and here’s what I’ve learnt so far… The issue is with being a student looking for a …
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Is Recruitment Sales?

5th July 2018

I recently attended a sales industry awards judging day as a nominee. It was an interesting experience, but what has stuck with me most from the process is the perception that recruitment isn’t sales. Having worked in both recruitment and sales throughout my career I’d like to think I’m relatively well placed to express my opinion, in that recruitment is sales. For any part of the recruitment process where human interaction is required, key sales skills are being used, whether …
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Prime tips for interviews

29th June 2018

We know better than anyone how hard it can be for graduates to get a job, especially in recruitment. Nowadays, it is difficult to even get an interview, so it is important to absolutely nail it when you get one. Here at Prime, we can help you do just that. The rules we live by can be found in our name. Presentation, Rapport, Influence, Methodology and Energy… Prime. We believe these are the five essential competencies needed to make a …
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Dale’s Say: Career Graduation

4th June 2018

With graduation just around the corner for students, our focus at the moment is to get our name and unique offering out there. At Prime we are changing the perception of sales and helping graduates realise that a career in sales should be top of their list after University. When I graduated, I had no idea what career path to follow, but I knew that I wanted success, progression and money – three things that a career in recruitment or …
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