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Prime Training Day First Impressions: 3 Common Misconceptions About Sales and Recruitment

29th August 2018

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

21st August 2018

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?

16th August 2018

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

14th August 2018

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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We’re recruiting

5th May 2018

EXCITING TIMES AT PRIME…. Established 3 years ago, we have become one of the market leaders in the graduate / trainee rec2rec and sales markets in Manchester, and this year we launched our London office to do the same in the capital. We’re now looking to add 4 new members to the team. The first an experienced recruiter to work the mid-senior R2R market across Manchester and London. We already have a healthy client base so this opportunity comes with …
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Rome wasn’t built in a day

2nd October 2017

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will Prime be… What are we looking for? We’re growing fast as a business, and as a result we need  another person to join us as we launch our London office. You will use your array of skills to attract, build and maintain great relationships, and find the best sales talent around. Our biggest challenge is finding the best graduate/trainee candidates, so you need to be able to engage with and relate …
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Prime’s First Year in Recruitment

21st March 2016

2015 was a great year for Prime. It has to be said that we are over the moon with the success the business has had since it began near the end of October 2014. Prime has truly thrived this year. With our total number of staff tripling, we are seeing great progress, especially within the space of a year. We recorded a six figure operating profit in 2015, which is a huge achievement. The effort put in by all our team in …
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