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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 […]

Setting yourself up in your new job

When it comes to your first few months in a new workplace it can be stressful trying to settle in – you want to set clear goals, prove yourself and try to get to know people both inside and outside of your own team. Below we have listed some top tips to help set yourself […]

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 […]

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. […]

BURNOUT

Does the below sound familiar?   Everything is going great at work, you are performing well, staying on top of things and you are managing your time somewhat successfully. One day however, all of a sudden you feel you’ve hit a wall and you become exhausted, stressed and your mind feels fried.   If you […]

MONEY MONEY MONEY – HOW TO DISCUSS IT

While you’re in the interview process for a job one of the most awkward subjects for people to discuss can be the topic of money / salary expectations – do I mention it / do they / are we on the same page? Don’t worry if this sounds like you as many people feel the […]