20 Apr 2021

3 key points from cricket legend Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff. Some interesting reflections to think about in our own careers, particularly thinking about mindset: The importance of body language “The one thing I miss now not playing, is nerves… it made you feel alive… I miss that so much, I really do.” Taking control – playing to your strengths Watch the full video here...

13 Apr 2021

Today we are looking at a post from Brigette Hyacinth, Author of Leading the Workforce of the Future, in which she writes about her style of leadership. Take a look at her article down below!   https://thriveglobal.com/stories/i-dont-care-whether-you-come-into-the-office-at-10-am/   Wouldn't it be nice if every workplace was like this?...

06 Apr 2021

Lucy Hone – Co-Director at the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience – gives her thoughts about 3 things we can do to be more resilient:   S*!” happens Select where attention is Is this helping or harming me   A fascinating 16 minute TED talk well worth watching to help in all areas of your life: https://www.ted.com/talks/lucy_hone_3_secrets_of_...

02 Apr 2021

Hi, my name is Becca, I am currently a student living in the United States, and I have spent the last two months working for 18-07 Careers in a remote capacity as an HR Intern. Sitting on the computer through classes on top of working a four-hour internship each day can be stressful and I will not lie to you Zoom fatigue is a real thing. So, here are three things that I wanted to share w...

26 Mar 2021

We have put together a list of 147 global free courses, and now is a great time to be upskilling. These free courses range from learning Chinese to Gene Testing to Supply Chain Sustainability to Artificial intelligence for Healthcare to Cyber Security to Screenwriting, and a lot more – something for everyone. Follow the link http://eepurl.com/geUZeb to get access. We hope you enjoy...

19 Mar 2021

As a bit of light relief this week, we at 18-07 are looking to hear from people about their most embarrassing moments at interviews, workplace or any mishaps. So if you have a story as a bit of light relief for everyone, send it along to admin@18-07.com. It will of course be completely anonymous, unless you choose otherwise… There is a bottle of Champagne for the best entry, so please...

12 Mar 2021

For those of you who haven’t read it, Thinking, Fast and Slow is about the way we think and act, with the author highlighting 2 systems: the first is the fast, automatic, intuitive and largely unconscious mode, and the second is the slow, deliberate, analytical and conscious mode. What struck me most was the whole notion of choices that each of us has and make. I found it fascinating ...

08 Mar 2021

At 18-07 we are privileged to work with many talented women in business, over the past three weeks in the run up to International Women’s Day, we have discussed: Katie Stickley (Founder of Did Teach), Sarah Austin (Founder and CEO of Really Helpful Club) and Leonora Gilliat (MD of Gilliat Moray Ltd and our own Research and Development Director at 18-07). We are thrilled to be partnere...

05 Mar 2021

In the wake of Covid we have found that we are regularly being asked, by our candidates, whether they should look at interim roles – aka temping. There are many benefits to temping, particularly in the current market, we have put our heads together and outlined just a few below… Filling the gaps in your CV – it is expected that Covid will be responsible for approximately 2.2 mill...

23 Feb 2021

Following on from our blog last week, Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years, we are thrilled to share an article with you published by the BBC over the weekend: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56149661 The BBC research has discovered that more than half of UK employers intend to recruit staff in the next three months. Appro...

16 Feb 2021

Starting your job search is often the most difficult part, particularly if you are looking across industries and possibly transitioning into a new role. Looking at the article below is an excellent starting point, it is very exciting to see such a broad range of industries hitting the Fast Track. Although Services takes up 46 places of the top 100, Retail is a close competitor at 42. To...

12 Feb 2021

This Friday, in the run up to Valentine’s day, we are taking a different approach for our Friday blog and giving you some light relief before the weekend. What could be more romantic than The Rocaille style, or French Rococo period? It grew out of Paris during the reign of Louis XV, having thrown of the restrictive bonds of Louis XIV’s etiquette, the movement flourished between about ...

09 Feb 2021

Covid-19 has had a devastating effect for many employees, explaining gaps in our CVs can be a worrying time without the added difficulty of the current employment market. At the latest count approximately 1.72 million people are looking for work, from our experience being upfront and honest about the gaps on your CV is always best. When explaining your CV to potential employers you contr...

05 Feb 2021

I have to admit straight out that I am a huge fan of Malcolm Gladwell. I’ve read a number of his other books including “Blink”, “Outliers” and “David and Goliath” and I thoroughly enjoyed “The Tipping Point” on a number of levels, with a lot to reflect on for myself and people I work with. Some things that really stuck out for me were: “Emotion is contagious” – something perhaps ...

02 Feb 2021

As we move into a new month and further into the new year it so important to maintain a realistic and structured routine (where possible). As the lines between work and home become blurred, we have compiled our top tips to ensuring you stay positive during this time. Structure your day We are creatures of habit – breaking the day up into manageable chunks enables us to focus. Struc...

29 Jan 2021

We have made it to the end of January! It may have been a challenge at times but we got there. Looking back at the month we wanted to share with you: Shane Rodgers article, 7 Ways to Reboot Yourself for 2021. As we move into February, the feeling of growing confidence is palpable and Rodgers article is an excellent pick me up for mental and digital health, through his discussion of: ...

26 Jan 2021

January is a long month, particularly under the current circumstances, but with only a week to go – lets finish the month on a good note! Here is an article from REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation), running through the latest statistics on employment numbers and it is good news! From this market analysis we can see that  IT & Computing, Nursing, Medical and Care hirin...

22 Jan 2021

It has undoubtedly been a tumultuous start to 2021. Yet, we have already witnessed a momentaneous event: President Biden’s Inauguration on the 20.01.21. Organised to perfection and clearly signalling for better times to come, the Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman was a shining star: “For there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it If only we're brave enough to be it”. ...

19 Jan 2021

In our blog last week on Ghosting, we briefly discussed the move from face-to-face interviews to virtual interviews. This week we wanted to dive deeper into ‘The Art of the Virtual Interview’, naturally we are all used to the initial face-to-face first impression. Covid has undoubtedly altered the hiring process, in this difficult market it is essential that interviewees are able to navi...

15 Jan 2021

18-07 Careers training helped define my personal values, standards, motivations and to understand why those things were important to a career, and ultimately to secure the right role. I have had a career in UK government, NATO and technology sales (ICT infrastructure to Machine Learning). My career has taken me abroad, working with international colleagues and onto interesting project...

12 Jan 2021

Much like in dating, ghosting in the recruitment world involves candidates being left hanging by hiring managers after the application process. The term ‘Ghosting’ does not apply to roles that you have sent your CV in for and not heard back, sadly this is a common scenario and it tends to be that the Recruiter/ Hiring Manager has been overwhelmed with advert response. ‘Ghosting’ appli...

08 Jan 2021

We are very excited to announce the launch of the 18-07 book club! This will be a monthly review of our current favourite or debate inducing read, our recommended reads will be focused towards career development. We are kicking off the first book club with a truly impressive read, we tore through it in a couple of days and would highly recommend reading, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. On ...

05 Jan 2021

Happy New Year! We hope you had a healthy and safe Christmas. A New Year means new resolutions, with Christmas being different this year it gave us more time than usual to revaluate and take stock. On average we spend 84,365 hours of our lifespan at work – needless to say it is important to enjoy what you do! A job search requires a strategy, similar to moving house it does not hap...

27 Dec 2020

Firstly, we hope you had a very happy Christmas – we appreciate that this year has been difficult and we are very much looking forward to bringing in the New Year. On that note, we have a date for your diary, on Saturday 23rd January 2021 9.30 – 11.30 am we will be running our next Virtual Career Transition Workshop for Teachers with Did Teach (https://www.didteach.com/virtual-career-tra...

18 Dec 2020

It would be all too easy to focus on the negatives 2020 has presented us all in one way or the other but here at 18-07 we want to celebrate what 2020 has achieved. For those who have been brave and sought to make a change we congratulate you. We are proud to say that, since we started three years ago, we have helped over 200 people. 84% of those we have helped have secured a new ro...

15 Dec 2020

Many of us reconcile ourselves to the belief that at some point in life we need to let go of the dreams and aspirations we had and accept that life’s trajectory has led us to where we are, like it or not, and that it’s too late to change now. Simply put, that’s not true. In your 40s reflecting that the 6 year old you wanted to be a dinosaur or an astronaut should bring a smile to your...

11 Dec 2020

We may have all been isolating at home but that didn’t stop the team making the most of virtual London! Though Lockdown 1.0 and 2.0 is behind us, we appreciate that is still essential to be cautious – here are some of things the team got up to through the Lockdowns and many of these are still available now! The National Theatre at Home! This was a favourite with the team, the Natio...

09 Dec 2020

The Damage, Explained In the time of Covid19 using our devices effectively, rather than passive scrolling, is crucial. We are accessible 24/7 and spending less time away from our tech. The temptation to reach for our phones and scroll through our social channels when we hit ‘a wall’ is strong. Whereas, if we were in the office, we would be able to bounce ideas amongst the team. In a ...

20 Oct 2020

Are you sure you’re not just procrastinating? We all do it. Some more artfully than others. We can be aware of when we’re doing it and most of the time it relates to something so trivial it doesn’t really matter. There are many things that can simply wait until we are in a better frame of mind to do them. Sometimes we’d like to procrastinate longer but we’ve simply run out of time. Th...