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Dry January: the pros and cons

14th January 2019

If most recruiters were robots, alcohol would be their fuel. Okay that’s not necessarily true. You would be hard pressed to find a Sales Resourcer swigging a pint of Peroni whilst sourcing on the phone, but you can bet your entire month’s wage that when the second Friday hits you’ll find many recruiters down the pub. This month however, there is a change in the world of recruitment. With January being universally known as the most boring month of the year, to shake it up many people are testing themselves and attempting ‘Dry January’. Even Sam, Cecile and Mike in our Manchester office, and Martin in our London office, are all giving it a go. But do people stick to it? Are there any serious health benefits from it? Do people just simply slip back into old habits at the end of the month? And more importantly, is it a good idea?

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Primes Top 7 Christmas Songs

24th December 2018

Tis the season to be jolly and nothing makes you jollier than a good old sing a long with family and friends at Christmas time. There are many office debates around Christmas time: What’s everyone’s favourite thing about Christmas? Is Die Hard a Christmas film? Who ate the last mince pie? (It was Kyle btw). But one office debate that caused the most controversy this year at Prime was, “what is everyone’s favourite Christmas song?” As everyone has an opinion, we thought it was best to make a list! So here are Prime’s top Christmas songs:

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Prime end of year review: an interview with Neil Clough

27th November 2018

As Prime enters its 5th year, what better time to look back and see how the company has grown in 2018. From new staff members, to new offices opening and lots of exciting events such as charity fundraising at the business heavyweights, it’s been an incredible year.With all that’s gone on, I thought it would be a good time to pull the MD and co-founder of Prime Mr Neil Clough over for a review of the year, and to discuss Prime’s future moving forwards.

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Prime’s Halloween Horror Film Recommendations (For those recruiters working Nov 1st)

31st October 2018

Prime’s Halloween Horror Film Favourites. (For recruiters who will be in work Nov 1st.)Halloween is upon us, kids are out trick or treating, students are out partying in fancy dress and recruiters… well recruiters are out recruiting. I guess some things never change.

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5 PRIME interview tips for graduates

27th September 2018

If you’re reading this, you’ve officially joined the job hunt. You’ve no doubt spent hours crafting the perfect CV, days looking for your dream job role and sent off a load of applications.You’ve just landed yourself an interview, and congratulations are definitely in order! You have won the first battle… but how will you win the war?

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

21st September 2018

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.

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Best target hitting incentives in sales and recruitment

14th September 2018

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 that was).

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11th September 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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