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The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Recruitment

Recruiting top marketing talent is challenging. It demands dedication, time, and a variety of resources. For businesses actively seeking marketing professionals, establishing a robust and efficient recruitment process is crucial to ensure all new hires can effectively fulfill their roles and exceed expectations.

The Ultimate Guide to Sales Recruitment

Recruiting top sales talent for your company is a challenging task. It requires dedication, time, and a variety of resources. Take a look at our ultimate guide to sales recruitment here.

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What Is The Job Of A Design Engineer?

Design engineers play a crucial role in the product development process. They are responsible for creating detailed design specifications based on the requirements of a project.

5 Key Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency

5 Key Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency

Discover the top 5 reasons why a recruitment agency is your ally in talent acquisition. Save time, gain expertise, cut costs, and access a wider talent pool. Learn how partnering with TalentTech Recruitment can streamline your hiring process and secure the best candidates. Read our expert insights now!

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What Is The Job Of An Electrical Engineer?

Electrical engineers focus on designing, developing, testing, and maintaining electrical systems and components. They work with various devices, such as electrical circuits, power systems, telecommunications equipment, and electronic components.

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What Is The Job Of A Mechanical Engineer?

Discover the key responsibilities, skills, and qualifications of a Mechanical Engineer. Explore their contributions to design, maintenance, and project management in various industries. A detailed insight for those interested in the role of a Mechanical Engineer.

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The Ultimate Guide to Engineering Recruitment

TalentTech’s comprehensive guide will help you navigate the complex world of engineering recruitment, from understanding the importance of effective recruitment strategies, the challenges faced with the ever increasing competitive candidate market and overcoming the difficulty relating to current engineering skills gaps through effective candidate attraction methods, positive onboarding of new recruits and the retention of existing engineers.

Building a Winning Employer Brand

In today’s digital age, where information flows rapidly and candidates have more options than ever, creating a strong employer brand has become a critical component of talent acquisition. A compelling employer brand not only attracts top talent but also fosters employee retention and loyalty.
In this blog, we’ll explore strategies to build a winning employer brand that resonates with the expectations of the digital-savvy workforce.

Why Use a Recruitment Agency to Fill My Field Service Engineer Positions?

In today’s highly competitive business landscape, finding and hiring the right talent is a critical challenge for companies across various industries. This challenge becomes even more pronounced when it comes to specialised roles like Field Service Engineers, Senior Field Service Engineers, and Service Managers.

How To Recruit A Good Engineer

Looking for advice on how to attract, assess and recruit the UK best field service engineering talent?

Recruiting engineers in the UK is tough! The current UK engineering skills gap together with high demand for the good engineers makes recruiting the best engineers difficult. It’s more challenging than ever to secure the great talent, here’s how you can be more competitive in the scramble for hard to find engineers.

Top Questions Asked at a Field Service Engineer Interview

When preparing for a Field Service Engineer interview, it’s essential to be ready for a range of technical and behavioral questions.
In this post we will give you some guidance on how to best prepare yourself for an interview and what you should be expecting to be asked as well as some ideas of questions you should prepare to ask the employer yourself for your role as a Field Service Engineer.

What is the Job of a Field Service Engineer?

A Field Service Engineer in the UK plays a crucial role in providing ongoing technical mechanical or electrical engineering support and services to various industry sectors.
Field service engineers work on machinery and equipment in industries that could include manufacturing, vending, beverage, plant & heavy equipment, agriculture, packaging, food processing, generators, industrial, PLCs, medical, commercial catering equipment, gym equipment, logistics, and many more.

The Career Path of a Field Service Engineer

A career path for a Field Service Engineer can lead to various opportunities for professional growth and advancement. The specific path you take can depend on factors like your interests, specialisation, and the industry you work in.

Reintroducing Face-to-Face Interviews at TalentTech!

Remember the pre-Covid era when meeting candidates in person was the norm?

At TalentTech Recruitment, we understand the value of a personal connection when it comes to hiring the right talent. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer our onsite interviewing facilities available for companies and candidates alike!

How Do I Prepare For a Graduate Assessment Centre?

Preparing is vital to performing well in assessment centres and will increase your chances of success. This post will help you approach your assessment day with full confidence and knowledge of what to expect.

How to Succeed in Technology Sales

The SaaS industry has experienced exponential growth in recent years, creating numerous job opportunities, especially in sales. Technology sales professionals play a crucial role in driving revenue and expanding customer bases. To thrive in this dynamic and competitive field, certain skills are indispensable such as:

5 Tips For Sales Development Representatives

Having clear priorities as an SDR in the technology industry brings focus, efficiency, targeted prospecting, enhanced communication, improved collaboration, and opportunities for continuous learning and growth, ultimately leading to better results and success in generating leads and driving revenue.

What Will I Get Asked In My Design Engineer Interview?

Preparing for a Design Engineer interview can help demonstrate your interest in the role/business and articulate your skills and suitability.

Preparing for your Design Engineer interview is essential to showcase your knowledge, align your skills with the company, and increase your chances of securing the position.

What Should I Include In My Sales Portfolio?

A well-organised and compelling sales portfolio leaves a lasting impression and increases your chances of securing the sales position. A well-organised and compelling sales portfolio leaves a lasting impression and increases your chances of securing the sales position.

TalentTech’s £250 Voucher Referral Scheme

We understand the power of networking and the value of personal recommendations. That’s why we’ve launched this referral scheme to encourage our network to help us connect with companies and candidates.

Top 7 Questions Asked at Sales Interviews

Preparing for a sales interview can help demonstrate your interest in the role/business and articulate your skills and suitability.

Preparation boosts your confidence. By thoroughly researching the company, understanding the role, and practicing potential interview questions, you will feel more self-assured during the interview.

How Do I Negotiate A Higher Salary?

Negotiating a higher salary at the final interview can be a delicate task, but here are some steps you can take to increase your chances of success: Research the market: Research the salary range for the position in your industry and location. This information will help you determine a reasonable salary range to negotiate. Highlight …
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How Do I Explain Gaps In My CV?

Explaining gaps in your CV can be challenging, but it’s important to be transparent and honest with potential employers. Here are some tips for explaining gaps in your CV.

Should I stay or should I go now?

‘Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble. And if I stay there will be double…’ We’re pretty sure The Clash didn’t pen their iconic lyrics with the counter offer in mind. But it got us thinking… What are the consequences of not leaving your job when you’ve …
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10 Questions to ask at your SaaS Sales Interview

Do you have any questions for me?

THE most important interview question to answer!
This is a huge opportunity to make a good impression, well-thought-out questions show curiosity and engagement and that you have prepared for the interview. it’s the interviewer’s way of gauging your level of interest in the job; and helps you develop a better understanding of whether you’ll be happy in the role, at that company.

How to be a success on and off the pitch!

Alongside Jack’s footballing career he started his professional career working for a recruitment agency in Coventry before moving into the SaaS Sales space, leading him to his most recent job Egnyte as Commercial Account Executive.

Read below how Jack transfers the skills he has learned on the pitch, to be a success in the workplace.

Cloud 9

TalentTech are thrilled to welcome our 9th member to the team. Isaac will be starting with us on a 12-month internship from Coventry University. Isaac’s focus will be within the Technology Sales team; however, he will have exposure to all areas of the business, helping to gain a greater understanding of the recruitment world! “After …
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Come run with us

Recruitment. A breeze or the bane of your life? We’re guessing the latter. It was recently reported by business leaders that recruitment problems are at record highs as no less than 76% of companies struggle to hire new staff, putting livelihoods at risk and damaging the economy. How much money have you wasted on fruitless …
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‘The only source of knowledge is experience.’ – Einstein

Facebook-f Twitter Linkedin ‘The Only Source of Knowledge is Experience’ According to Albert Einstein, ‘The only source of knowledge is experience.’ And he should know, right? Experience counts. Rated one of the highest attributes in all walks of life, it’s what sets us apart from the crowd. It separates the wheat from the chaff. From …
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What is the job of an SDR?

The job of an SDR or Sales Development Representative is to generate new business sales appointments for more senior members of the team.

Before Making A Big Career Decision, Ask Yourself These 4 Questions

It’s currently a very buoyant recruitment landscape, with job opportunities at a high, so we suggest before you make any big career decisions, it’s important to ask yourself a few key questions. What are your goals? What do you hope to achieve in your career? Once you know what you want to accomplish, you can …
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How to Give Critical Feedback — Remotely

Giving feedback is always a delicate task, but it can be even more challenging when you’re not face-to-face with the person. You don’t want to appear negative, but you also need to ensure your message is delivered effectively. Feedback is often referred to as a gift so here are a few tips we recommend for …
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To Keep Your Best Employees, Ask Them These Questions

As any good senior leadership team knows, employees are an organisation’s most important asset. Not only do they provide the skills and knowledge necessary to get the job done, but they also contribute to the overall culture of the workplace. Therefore, it is important to keep your prize assets happy, engaged, and motivated, in order …
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For a High-Performing Team, Focus on Social Connections

A recent study by Google found that the single most important predictor of a team’s success was not intelligence, experience, or even work ethic–it was social cohesion. In other words, teams that were more connected to each other were also more successful. The researchers speculated that this was because teams with strong social ties were …
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3 Ways Managers Can Increase Flexibility Without Losing Productivity

Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever, and employees are increasingly seeking out opportunities for flexible work arrangements. While some managers may view this trend with suspicion, there are many ways to increase flexibility without sacrificing productivity. Here are three tips TalentTech use to promote productivity within the workplace: Create a clear collaboration policy. In …
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Want to Be More Productive? Try Doing Less.

It’s a common misconception that the key to productivity is working hard and grinding it out. In reality, however, research has shown that taking breaks and focusing on quality over quantity can actually lead to better results. One study found that employees who took more frequent breaks were able to stay focused and had higher …
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3 years, 9 stone and 1011 gym sessions later …..

How did this all start? This all started with my colleagues, the ongoing support I get in the workplace is great. Everyone is so motivating and encourages me to keep going, work harder & don’t stop. What have you learnt over the last 3 years that’s relevant to the working world? Routine and consistency are …
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Onboarding Can Make or Break a New Hire’s Experience

Onboarding Can Make or Break a New Hire’s Experience The onboarding process is critical to a new hire’s success. It sets expectations for their entire candidate experience with the organisation and can ultimately determine the success of any recruitment project. The onboarding process should be designed to welcome the new hire and help them integrate …
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It’s our birthday today and TalentTech turns 3!

It’s our birthday today and TalentTech turns 3! We never expected it to be easy, but we certainly weren’t expecting the challenges that life has thrown us all over the last 2 years. However, we wouldn’t change the decision we made to start TalentTech as it’s been the most amazing, exciting and interesting 3 years …
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Why Recruitment?

When in recruitment, you often get asked “why recruitment?”

So, we asked Nick “What led you to recruitment and why are you still here 25 years on?!”

1 in 5 UK workers felt unable to manage pressure and stress levels at work

According to Mental Health UK 1 in 5 UK workers felt unable to manage pressure and stress levels at work Job burnout can have significant consequences, including: Excessive stress Fatigue Insomnia Sadness, anger or irritability Alcohol or substance misuse Heart disease High blood pressure Type 2 diabetes Vulnerability to illnesses  It is important to recognise …
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Stay Competitive In Today’s Job Market And Achieve Your Career Goals

Set clear goals Set clear and detailed goals about your expectations and create actionable steps to help you achieve them. Some examples of professional growth include obtaining an academic degree, earning industry certification, learning new technology and increasing duties and responsibilities. Step-by-step plan Once you have established your goal, break it down into a step-by-step …
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Counter Offers

A few things to consider before accepting a counter offer: By turning down the offer of a new job you have lined up will, more than likely, burn your bridges with that company. The new role may be the more suitable opportunity. Think over all the reasons why you started looking in the first place …
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TalentTech’s Top 5 CV Tips

1. Aim to keep your CV to no more than two A4 pages. 2. Tailor your CV to the job you are applying for, research the company and read the job description. 3. Make it look good, clear layout, use bullet points and short sentences. 4. Don’t leave gaps and tell the truth! 5. Check …
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CV Do’s & Dont’s

DO Ensure contact information is correct Use simple business fonts e.g. Calibri, Arial (10-12 pts) List employment history in reverse order (most recent first) Include facts and figures in your achievements Include keywords wherever possible (skills, achievements, sector, location, customers, level of interaction (senior management etc.) DONT Exceed three pages (ideally two) Overuse the word …
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Telephone Interview Top Tips

1. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail! Research the company and the role. Look at any information you have been sent, for example the job description and person specification. 2. Be organised  Make sure you have all your notes together, your battery is fully charged, you’ve checked your signal strength and have a quiet environment to take the call.  …
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As a hiring manager, I have found TalentTech to be the most professional, transparent and effective recruitment service I have worked with throughout my career. They truly understand the market.
Garry Armstrong - Senior Product Manager
The team are extremely professional and helped me immensely throughout my whole interview process, going above and beyond expectations to ensure I was fully prepared. They did an incredible job and I would recommend TalentTech highly.
Emily Reddi - Sales Development Representative
Superb recruitment company. I sent Talent Tech a detailed skill set description of what it was I was looking for in terms of maintenance engineers, and they delivered exactly that. Cannot fault the service. Excellent all round. I have no doubt where to go when I need to recruit.
Steve Clews - Maintenance Manager
A big thankyou to Dave at TalentTech Recruitment who helped me secure my new role. His help and support through this challenging time has been invaluable and without his input I very much doubt I would have got this position. I have let my new employer know of TalentTech's input and will happily recommend them for all future recruitment.
Louise Oldham - Sales Account Manager
John and the team at TalentTech Recruitment are an absolute credit to themselves. John worked tirelessly with myself throughout every stage of the recruitment process, and it was with his help and support that I was successful in securing the perfect role within a fantastic company. He made sure that I was constantly kept informed during every step of the process, providing me with even the smallest details and information required. His extensive knowledge of the whole recruitment process and his attention to detail were second to none and I would absolutely not hesitate in recommending John, Nick and the team at TalentTech to anyone with specialist recruitment requirements, the guys will 100% give you the upmost effort and commitment. I can't thank them enough, it has been an absolute pleasure working with them.
Neil Foster - National Trade Sales Manager
John was very timely throughout the process, and very easy to talk with. Constructive input without the need to follow up for information made communication very practical. John was very considerate and professional, which helped put my mind at ease. I have now secured a brilliant role in an excellent company with the help of a faultless process from TalentTech.
Dominic Protacio - Sales Development Representative
I cannot recommend TalentTech Recruitment highly enough! They have been an incredible partner in our recruitment process, providing us with expert guidance, support, and exceptional talent. From the very start, the team at TalentTech took the time to understand our company culture, our values, and the specific skills and experience we were looking for in candidates. They were always available to answer any questions we had, and they were proactive in keeping us informed throughout the recruitment process. What impressed me most about TalentTech was their commitment to finding the right fit for our team. They took the time to thoroughly screen candidates, and presented us with high-quality candidates that exceeded our expectations. Thanks to TalentTech, we were able to find the perfect candidate for our open position quickly and efficiently. We are thrilled with our new team member and couldn't have done it without TalentTech's expertise and support. If you're looking for a recruitment partner who truly cares about finding the right talent for your team, then I highly recommend TalentTech Recruitment. They are a top-notch team that we would work with again in a heartbeat.
Jason Sykes - Director
John was a complete professional when it came to supporting me through the interview process. Very easy to speak to and gave great advice on his client. Would go to again if I find myself out of a job!
Thomas Davies - Customer Success Executive
Ryan is a fantastic and thorough recruiter who provided guidance and updates which within two weeks landed me in a dream role at an awesome company! From his professional approach to his friendly and helpful demeanour, he was brilliant throughout the process. For anyone looking to change roles, I couldn't recommend anyone more.
Ben Rioda - Sales Development Representative
John is very professional and persistent. I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with him. Without his help I would not have been successful in my recent job search.
Martin Reppion - Business Development Manager
Ryan was absolutely fantastic at helping me to find the perfect job. His brilliant communication and continued service throughout enabled me to find a role that is ideal for me at an incredible company! I would highly recommend Ryan for any of your recruitment needs, he was very easy to talk to, professional and identified my strengths to align me to a specific job role.
Harry Woodard - Business Development Executive
David was fantastic to work with. Very helpful, supportive and I'm very grateful to him for putting me forward to a cracking sales role that I have now secured. I highly recommend David and the team around him at talenttech recruitment!
Anton Archer - Area Sales Manager
Dave and Nick were very helpful in supporting me on the recruitment process. They were very accommodating during my out of hours office calls and responded to emails and messages very promptly. They ensured that the company was fit for purpose for my needs and demands and encouraged me to Pursue this company which being part of Filtermist now has been challenging and fulfilling. John and Nick are professional, pro-active and pleasant gentlemen to be involved with. I would certainly recommend them as a recruiter both from a candidate and a hiring managers perspective
Manpreet Maan - Proposals Engineer
From first contact with John, he was open, friendly & offered some great advice. Throughout the process he was efficient & diligent with his communication/feedback & having this from a recruiter made the interview/job change process far easier - which is a rare thing! I thoroughly recommend John & his business when you’re looking for a new role/career change
Will McCullough - Area Sales Manager
We were struggling to find the right candidate for our Marketing vacancy so reached out to Nick and the team at TalentTech, we went through every aspect of the role and our company culture in detail. He gave us valuable insight into the current market and from this we were able to readdress the job spec, which helped attract a higher calibre candidate. I would without a doubt recommend TalentTech Recruitment. They are attentive, detailed and the person who we hired has been nothing but brilliant.
Lee Bunting - Air Ambulance
I worked with John to secure my current position. He is hands down the best Recruiter I have ever worked with. 10/10. Excellent communicator, friendly, helpful, efficient. Moreover, John is intelligent, he has great knowledge and can provide insight if required. I have every confidence in John and he is easily my number one choice for any future needs.
Stephanie Lyttle - Business Development Manager
Highly recommend John for the professionalism and support during the whole recruitment process. Very Encouraging to be kept up to date and informed through out. Many thanks for your help and advice.
Craig McCormack - Systems Engineer
David was helpful and prudent, supplying helpful information and advice when assisting me with first and second stage interviews after he introduced my CV to a role I'm very happy to have received. Thanks David
Joshua Palmer - Design Engineer
Recruiting engineers with the right technical skillsets has always been a challenge however with the ongoing support to any live roles TalentTech continue support our ongoing recruitment campaigns. We were kept fully informed throughout the process, the detail and lines of communications kept us up to speed and we were made fully aware of every stage of the process. In an increasingly difficult to recruit with they overcame this by listening to our requirements, spent time to understand our business. The shortlisted candidates have always been consistently good and it’s a refreshing experience to often have a choice of a strong shortlist, and on occasions we have recruited more than initial requirements due to the quality and depth of the shortlist. We’ve found the TalentTech engineering recruitment team to be knowledgeable, personal and a please to deal with.
Hannah Craig - Zwick Roell Ltd
John has been absolutely first class since the moment I applied for a role with TalentTech. He gave me instant feedback on my CV which was a massive help as I hadn’t had to write one for a while! He also provided advice throughout the interview process which was really valuable. I managed to land the role and this was in no small part down to John and his unwavering support. Checking in to see how I was getting on, asking me if I needed advice on anything and even after I’d secured the position, I could tell he was genuinely buzzing for me. A top recruiter and a top person to deal with. Highly recommend his expertise.
Michael Hyneman - Business Development Representative
Ryan has been amazing in getting me the sales job of my dreams! The help and support has been unreal. He has been very professional and understanding with giving the best advice and preparing me for all 3 of my interviews. Never have I had such great support from a recruiter before.
Kashala Whittingham - Sales Development Representative
The TalentTech team are honest, transparent, and efficient. They are a trusted partner with great experience in matching clients to new staff. Working with TalentTech must be treated as a true partnership. When tooled with the right level of information and expectation the TalentTech team deliver on what they promise. I am grateful for the advice provided in a straightforward manner during the recruitment process to enable me to make decisive decisions to secure the best talent. Their approach to recruitment is refreshing, I will continue to recommend them to both candidates and employers.
Steve Rowland - Business Unit General Manager
I’d worked with John, Richard and Lyndsey for a few years, so when I was planning the next move in my career it seemed right to speak with TalentTech. They listened to exactly what I wanted and needed, went away and did their research and then presented me with opportunities that were a good fit. John helped me with interview preparation and organised each step with the company. I got a job which is my perfect fit and I know I will be there for a long time. I hadn’t come across the company before and wouldn’t have known about them without TT’s help and expertise. TalentTech are professional, helpful and knowledgeable in their market!
Lori Wheatman - Account Executive
I can't recommend Nick Goodwin at TalentTech highly enough. Not only is he thorough and knowledgeable from a recruitment perspective but also goes the extra mile for his candidates.....even speaking to my son to give him a recruiter's perspective as he entered the job market after university. Thanks Nick for all your support.
Richard Davies - Member Board Of Trustees


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