Diary of a recruitment entrepreneur


May 3, 2019
A happy female member of staff works on a laptop

BLOG: With Brexit, global searches help clients see the ‘bigger picture’

Macstaff are now able to leverage the power of NPA's global network to source candidates on a global scale, to fill positions in the UK and around the world.
April 25, 2019
A small plastic figure dressed in a raincoat has his hand in the air on a map of Europe

Why job candidates should look outside of Europe post-Brexit

In the post-Brexit landscape, MD Anthony McCormack says to job candidates: Why limit your employment options to the UK or the EU when Britain is moving towards working collaboratively with the rest of the world?
April 19, 2019
The logo of NPA - the Worldwide Recruiting Network

BLOG: NPA membership can help Macstaff benefit employers

Macstaff’s approval as a corporate member of worldwide recruitment network, NPA, opens up a range of new benefits for employers looking to open up options in global recruitment, as MD Anthony McCormack explains.
April 19, 2019
A video showing Macstaff CEO Anthony McCormack visiting key client Sertronics in Walsall and speaking to people in the business.

VIDEO: Trust and integrity are key to Macstaff’s relationship with Sertronics

Staff at one of Macstaff's key clients, Walsall-based Sertronics, explain the positive impact that MD Anthony McCormack has had on their business.
April 3, 2019
Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack stands next to a banner for NPA worldwide

NEWS: Macstaff has been approved as a member of the NPA

Macstaff's approval as a corporate member of worldwide recruitment network, NPA, now means the company can offer a unique service to job candidates who are looking to move from North America to Europe - and vice versa. 
March 1, 2019
TEAM member Anthony McCormack talks to the camera

BLOG: There are big benefits of TEAM membership for all concerned

Macstaff MD Anthony McCormack explains why membership of recruiters' network TEAM has numerous benefits for both his company and the clients and candidates he deals with.
February 1, 2019
A cake with candles to celebrate Macstaff's third birthday

NEWS: Macstaff is celebrating its third birthday by offering a free placement

Macstaff was three years old in February 2019 and to celebrate, MD Anthony McCormack is offering a free third placement to new customers. Find out the full details of the offer and Anthony's reflections on the growth of the business in this blog.
March 1, 2018
A man and a women take part in a webcam interview looking at the computer screen

BLOG: Tips for a great webcam interview

Anthony McCormack shares a series of tips and tricks to help you learn how to be well prepared for success on a webcam interview.
February 1, 2018
A man in a shirt and tie talks on the telephone for a job interview

BLOG: Telephone interview – top tips for you to succeed

Being interviewed on a telephone can be very different from being there in person. Anthony McCormack shares a series of tips to help you make the most of it
December 1, 2017
A woman looks happy with her career progression and has a smile on her face

BLOG: How to best manage your career and ‘the big picture’

Taking the time to make plans for the whole of your career really can help you in the long run. MD Anthony McCormack gives hints and tips on how to go about it.
October 31, 2017
An empty desk in a busy office waits for a new member of staff

BLOG: Here are 18 ‘top tips’ to help you settle into your new job

Everyone has at least a bit of 'pre-game nerves' before they start a new job. Here are 18 top tips to make sure those all-important first few days go as smoothly as possible.
September 30, 2017
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BLOG: Is your counter offer, counter productive?

Employees should always expect a counter-offer from a company they are about to leave if they are doing a good job. It shouldn't be a surprise. But it often is. Here is some advice to help you get past that counter offer and onto the job you are heading for.
September 1, 2017
People sit in a coffee shop writing on their laptops

BLOG: Here are 12 steps to doing your resignation in the right way

Anthony McCormack helps you through one of life's most awkward moments - telling your boss you are leaving. Here are 12 steps to making sure you do it in the right way and why to resist telling him or her to stick their job where the sun don't shine!
July 31, 2017
Two men discuss work at a table

BLOG: Negotiate your new job offer like a champ!

The final stages of moving jobs can be fraught with emotion and decision-making. Anthony McCormack offers 19 top tips to help you through what can be a tremendously difficult process.
July 1, 2017
A group of twenty pound notes

BLOG: Is your salary on the money?

Are you worth more than what you are getting paid? Finding the answer to that question is a tough ask. Anthony McCormack gives some ideas as the best way to go about finding the answer and crucially, how to keep salary issues in perspective while doing so.
June 1, 2017
A man is rejected at a job interview while sitting at a desk

BLOG: 20 tips to rise above rejection

It is always a big step to begin looking for a new job. With that decision comes the likelihood of rejection. Anthony McCormack passes on some handy tips on how to deal with rejection and use it to your advantage in the long run.
May 1, 2017
Two men in suits shake hands after an interview

BLOG: Prepare to smash your job interview

Anthony McCormack takes you through several helpful and practical hints to give you the very best chance of being successful at an upcoming job interview. And some are more obvious than you think.
April 1, 2017
Anthony McCormack sits at a desk looking smart

BLOG: Winning while working with a recruiter

Okay, I admit it, of COURSE I am going to say that it is beneficial to work with a recruiter when on a job search. So for the sceptical among you, this blog will show you the many benefits of having someone on your team working for the best outcome for you.
March 1, 2017

Social Media: Best friend or worst enemy?

So as always, but even more so when you are in job search mode, social media can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on how it is used or abused! I’ll go through a few a few tools/technologies and specific advice, however the over-arching theme here will be to ‘control your online brand’. In the employment market you are the product / solution and you are also the marketing manager for said product. You’re going to want to ensure that ‘product you’ has a high perceived market value and is widely known as effective, reliable and in […]
February 1, 2017

20 quick wins for a killer CV!

So you’ve reviewed your options in the ‘planning your job search’ blog Jan 2017 and decided that moving is definitely your best option? So what next, dust off the old CV, add an entry and bang it out then, right? As somewhat of a recruitment veteran now of 15+ years, I can see that a fair proportion of the time, that that has exactly been the plan. Worse is if the candidate leaves a recruitment agent to update it for them before forwarding it on to the client(s), for speed. This tends to create a document that is potentially too […]

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