shipping and freight jobs

Why should candidates choose you?

In my 19 years of recruiting or the shipping & logistics industry, I have never experienced such a shortage of industry professionals looking to make a career move than we are facing now. With competition for good candidates at an all time high, candidates are attending 3 or 4 interviews and, in most cases, getting

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Hampshire Freeport

Hampshire to get Freeport – creating 25000 Jobs

Hampshire has been given the go-ahead for the “freeport” that its supporters say could generate 25,000 local jobs. Southampton-born chancellor Rishi Sunak announced at the end of his Budget speech that Solent was one of eight areas to have its freeport bid approved. Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which submitted the application, has said more

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Logistics Skills Shortage

Recruitment in 2021 will hurt

I am not one to look on the negative side of life, albeit personal or business, and after recruiting for the logistics sector since 2002, I’ve seen good times, bad times and mediocre times – all part & parcel of business & life in general. There are a lot of gloomy predictions with regards to

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video call hates

Top 10 video call bugbears

With Zoom & Teams calls now part of everyday life, more and more of us are using these platforms to communicate with customers, colleagues & family on a daily basis. But anyone who uses video call technology regularly knows that, they don’t always go as planned. According to data provided by Virgin Media, who ran

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Life of a Freight Forwarder

The Life of a Freight Forwarder

With Brexit, high freight rates and all the recent port chaos recently, this has been doing the rounds on Facebook. Certainly worth a read. Is this how you feel? 😉 We are capable of calculating quotations for three major projects, making booking for 5 different shipments and answering 12 totally unnecessary calls per hour, all

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negotiate a better salary

How to negotiate a better salary

Whether you are looking for a new job opportunity of feel you are doing a great job for your current employer & deserve to be rewarded more – salary negotiation is a key part of not only the recruitment process, but the relationship between employer / employee. Both need to feel they are being rewarded

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Logistics Working from Home

A guide to working from home

We are now well into our third lockdown & hopefully our last – but who knows. Regardless of the pandemic, working from home will become the norm for many, well after the virus disappears. Many people have welcomed switching the office and a suit for joggers and a sofa. But as the novelty starts to

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