Author Archives: Scott Lowes

Fantasy Football – Gameweek 1 Review

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 […]

Levitate Recruitment Fantasy Football League – 2019/2020

FREE TO ENTER The new football season is almost upon us and the Fantasy League is now open up for business. Last season we had over 350 people join our league, can we better that this year? For those of you who haven’t played Fantasy League before, it’s really easy. Players get points for clean […]

Competition Time – Download the Levitate Recruitment App 📱

COMPETITION CLOSED   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 […]

Competency Based Interview Questions – What are they and how to ace them

As a specialist Accountancy Practice recruiter, it is our job to consult candidates throughout their career and during the job searching process which can be for many, a stressful time. There is lots to consider in the early stages of a search to ensure we can identify together what is the best next step but […]

The ‘Weakness’ Question

I recently read a post that said the weakness question in an interview is not relevant. The premise of the article was that it is a pointless question and that it is none of the interviewer’s business to ask about someone’s weaknesses. The article even suggested that if you get asked this question in an […]

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 […]

Live the Dream in 2019/2020 – Relocate to the Caribbean

Location:   Caribbean & Bermuda Salary:       £40,000 – £50,000 Low Tax – + benefits package + relocation package + excellent social events Islands:     Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos & Bermuda Due to internal promotions and the completion of secondment contracts, Big 4 and Top 10 firms across the Caribbean are seeking high […]

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 […]

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 […]

Attending Interviews – What are your main Objectives?

Within this article, we will talk about our experience of working with candidates before interviews and how important it is to define your goals and objectives when meeting with a potential employer. Moving jobs can be a stressful time for most people as they are heading into the unknown. You will be stepping away from […]

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 […]