Decision, decisions….. Should I take that job?!

Job-hunting can be stressful; a multitude of uncontrollable factors need to be “just so” in order to make your search successful. Location, expectations, time of year, the economy, personal circumstances, health, weather and tube strikes can all play a role in helping/ hindering you to find that perfect opportunity. So, once you have overcome all of these factors, made it …

Free Truffle Digital Forum

Truffle Talent are hosting a free creative and digital forum on 1st October aboard the HMS President in Blackfriars and hope you can make it. This event will be focused on the in-house creative communities. Our speakers will be sharing their experience within social media strategy, the evolution of online content, and diversifying your internal design offering in line with …

Why your CV is not getting you the job…

Your CV is just a piece of paper (maybe two pieces) but this piece of paper could be the difference between a mundane 9 to 5 or your dream job. OK, maybe not this extreme but it will open avenues you never thought possible. Your CV allows you to communicate your worth. It gives you the opportunity to say: “I …

The Pro’s and Con’s of having your own business..

Truffle is like a lot of small start ups that have seen an opportunity in the market and acted on it. A small independent business which has sprouted up due to many factors including escaping the big corporate world, trying to add more value both personally and to their customers / clients and ultimately carve out a new and unique …

The lucky 13 invaluable interview tips that will get you the job

With nothing better to do the other day I worked out how many people I had interviewed over the past 15 years. Having taken 18 months out for maternity leave, that left me with 13.5 years at an average of 5 people per week based on a 47 week year. The total = 3,172.5. I remember the .5 person the …

Keep Calm and Hug a Recruiter

Recruiters don’t always have the best reputation. In fact, I think we register somewhere between estate agents and car salesmen in the List of Most Trusted Professions. But what is that gives recruiters such a bad name? Some of the professionals I’ve worked with over the years (both as a candidate myself and learning the ropes from colleagues within a …

Losing staff? Are you being loved or loving enough?

Truffle work with some truly awesome companies that go that extra mile to retain their staff, we equally work with some demoralised people in finding their future careers. After our 15 years in the consultancy world we are yet to know everything but have learnt a thing or two. Like all successful relationships your work ones need the same nurturing, …

The Gift of Sales – how to sell yourself in an interview

Having spent my twenties working in PR and then my early thirties recruiting in this area, I’ve seen quite a lot of changes in how we work. I remember the day when I used to fax, yes FAX, press releases to the national travel desks in the hope of the smallest of mentions for a car rental sale or latest …

50 shades of grey in London – Our dress code debate

Truffle have moved to Blackfriars. We are now part-time shipmates on the HMS President. Having grown up near the coast, there is nothing more cathartic than the gentle bob of a ferry passing. Between The Strand and Blackfriars you go from a rainbow of colour to shades of grey. Yes, it is more office than retail equating to less vibrant …