Articles Posted by Nicola Dunphy

Work-life balance and mental health

In the trawls of working life, especially if you find yourself starting a new job or going through a stressful or busy period, it can often be hard to maintain a good work-life balance and this is turn may affect your mental health. We all go through difficult and stressful periods at one point or […]

Got a new job – now how to leave your old one?

Most people find themselves changing jobs at one point or another during their career and it can be many different reasons – better money or opportunity, better location, dislike old role or company etc. It can be an exciting time but you need to also remember that not only are you starting somewhere new, you […]

Cover Letters: Is yours top notch or bottom of the pile?

Being a recruiter, the one thing I can guarantee going into work in the morning is that I will spend part of my day reading through CVs and cover letters. Another thing I can also guarantee is that some of those cover letters will be well written, relevant and of interest, while others not so […]

MAKING THE BREAK INTO INDUSTRY FOR GRADUATES

Making the transition into industry can often be difficult as many employers still prefer candidates with industry based experience. Below are some tips on how to get that first bit of experience to make your first break into industry!   How to get Industry Experience Consider Temp/Contract Roles Today’s market place is still considered an […]

JOBS IN SCIENCE WITHOUT WORKING IN SCIENCE

Coming from a science background myself, when studying for my Bachelors and Masters I always had the same plan in my mind; graduate and go into a lab role. Looking back on it now, I realise how little I was prepared for what you can actually do outside of this path and I wish I […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THORNSHAW!

We are celebrating 20 years here in Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment this week and since inception in 1999 we have come a long way. Not only have we established ourselves as a leading provider of staffing solutions to the Science sector, we are proud of the fact that we have had repeat business from every client […]

BENEFITS OF RETURNING TO AN OLD EMPLOYER

If you’re looking for a new job and are scrolling through job sites you might find that some of the opportunities catching your eye are with a company you previously worked for. Does this mean they are off limits?   There are many reasons why you might have finished up with a company in the […]

INTERVIEW PREPARATION IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS

ou’ve applied to a job you really want, it will be a great career move for you and you’ve been called for interview with the company. Great! Now what do you do to prepare? For many candidates, interviewing is something they struggle with, whether it is due to stage fright, general nerves, lack of interview […]

5 TIPS FOR PHONE INTERVIEWS

1) Be positive and confident A phone interview may come across as unnatural to you, however, you can take some comfort in interviewing without the pressures of sitting in front of a panel of company representatives all sat across the table from you. It is important to relax and smile as much as possible while speaking. […]