Author Archives: Scott Lowes

‘Hidden’ Job Opportunities

Not see a job advert that matches your career aspirations? The accountancy and insolvency job markets are as busy as they have ever been. Just because you can’t see a job description that ticks all your career aspirational boxes doesn’t mean that opportunity is not out there. For one; job descriptions can be typically generic […]

⚽ Game Week 34 REVIEW ⚽

Brighton had a gameweek to forget as they lost at home to both Bournemouth (5-0) and Cardiff (2-0). Liverpool beat Chelsea (2-0) and Man City beat Crystal Palace (3-1) to keep the title chase exciting. Everton’s erratic form continued as they were beat by already relegated Fulham (2-0). The battle for the top 4 continued […]

⚽ Game Week 33 REVIEW ⚽

Liverpool kicked the gameweek off with a 3-1 win over Southampton to retain top spot. Burnley beat Bournemouth 3-1 and Leicester battered recently relegated Huddersfield 4-1. Crystal Palace beat Newcastle 1-0 as Everton secured a win over Arsenal by the same scoreline. Chelsea completed the gameweek with a 2-0 win over West Ham. After game […]

⚽ Game Week 32 REVIEW ⚽

There was not a single draw across the 15 games played. Man City moved back to the top of the table after beating both Fulham and Cardiff 2-0. Wolves followed up being beaten 2-0 by Burnley by beating Man United 2-1. Liverpool secured a last minute 2-1 win over Tottenham. Both Huddersfield and Fulham were […]

Competition Time – Download the Levitate Recruitment App 📱

  HOW TO ENTER 1) Download the Levitate Recruitment App. Scan the QR code above or Apple (click here) or Google Play (click here) 2) Click on the + to access the menu. 3) Click on ‘News & Resources’. 4) Enter the competition and complete the form. 5) Set your notifications preferences in the ‘News/Job […]

Why to use a recruiter when looking for a new job

What are the benefits of using a recruitment consultant to assist you with your career search and how do you find a good one? Comments I often hear from people I speak with for the first time include; ‘I’ve had a bad experience with recruitment consultants’ or ‘I’ve heard bad things about recruiters’. This on […]

Newly Qualified – Should I stay or should I go?

As a specialist recruiter with over 11 years’ experience of working with accountants we have had many a conversation with accounting professionals at all levels and across different disciplines about their careers and plans for the future. During this time, we have always found that biggest crossroad tends to be when people are approaching qualification […]

How to handle a telephone interview

Telephone interviews have always been a big part of the recruitment process for those looking to make an international move, however we have seen an increase in the number of our clients in the UK requesting an initial telephone interview with prospective employees.  In a competitive market they see them as an opportunity to speed […]

How to know when it’s time to start looking for a new job

Searching for a new job that you feel is right for you can feel like it takes forever, and it’s easy to become complacent in a role that is not fulfilling. Staying in a comfortable yet repetitive position can seem much easier than trying to look for a new role, but often a change can […]

⚽ Game Week 31 REVIEW ⚽

There may have only been five games this week but there were plenty of goals. Bournemouth and Newcastle shared the points in a 2-2 draw. Leicester beat Burnley 2-1 and West Ham won 4-3 against Huddersfield. On Sunday Liverpool moved back to the top of the league with a 2-1 win over Fulham as Everton […]

Does size matter? How long should a CV be?

The first step in working with someone looking for a new job is to find out about their experience, what they are looking for in their next role and understand their longer-term career aspirations. Following this, I will then review their CV and offer advice as to how they could improve it. Some already have […]

⚽ Game Week 30 REVIEW ⚽

Solskjaer’s Man United finally lost as Arsenal won 2-0. Everton’s poor form continued as they squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 against Newcastle. At the wrong end of the table; Brighton beat Crystal Palace 2-1, Cardiff beat West Ham 2-0 and Southampton beat Tottenham 2-1 to all secure some much needed points. Chelsea and […]