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5 signs to leave your job

It’s always hard to leave your current job. You feel settled, you have mastered a routine, and the salary might even be alright. However, you might not actually be happy in your job without even knowing it! You might already know it but not sure if it’s the right time to move or you could […]

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 […]

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 […]