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How To Get A Job: Know What You (Really) Want

In this exclusive extract from her new book, How To Get A Job, Sidekicks founder Jessica Williams explains why knowing what you truly want is the crucial second step to success in your job hunt. You can read the first instalment, ‘It’s All About You’, here. So, to recap: the first step is understanding that…

How To Get A Job: It’s All About You

In this exclusive extract from her new book, How To Get A Job, Sidekicks founder Jessica Williams explains why learning to value yourself is the fundamental first step to success in your job hunt. Job hunting is a funny thing. When you think about it, the average job hunter is essentially just approaching other humans…

Sidekicks Founder Jessica Williams Publishes New Book

Jessica Williams – founder of Sidekicks and mental health charity Work to Recover – has released a new book, ‘How To Get A Job’. Williams’ debut brings together her combined 15 years experience as a job hunter, employer, career coach and recruitment firm owner. The book was written in response to Williams’ disappointment at the…

The Beginning of the Job Hunt

Starting your job search can feel overwhelming . What should you expect from the process, and where’s the best place to start? Katie Russell is a student at Quest Professional, and a first-time job seeker. Katie is currently interning at Sidekicks, and has agreed to share her valuable top tips for successful job hunting! It can…

How to Use a Recruitment Agency

What will it cost me? Will using an agency really help me find a job? Welcome to the job-seeker’s definitive guide to using a recruitment agency. My name is Julia Aaltonen, and I’m the Head of Permanent Talent at Sidekicks. I’ve been successfully finding people jobs in London since 2005, and to me the huge…

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! At Sidekicks we’ve long suspected that the secretarial professions were female-dominated, so we decided to pull some stats. The results are remarkable. To the 92.17%: thank you. You’re the heart of UK business.

Five Ways For Businesses To Attract Talent In A Booming Jobs Market

The UK jobs market is officially booming. Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that UK firms are ‘struggling to fill posts’, with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation stating that ‘employment growth continues to confound expectations’. According to the REC, the number of permanent jobs grew at the fastest rate in more than two years in July…