Four signs of an uninterested candidate

Great news, a candidate has applied who looks absolutely perfect… So, you decide to get them in for an interview – but remember all the glitters is not gold. I am not being negative; this candidate could turn out to be the best hire you’ve ever made. But, I’d certainly keep an eye out for

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Attracting Talent for the Future – Apprenticeship Guide for SMEs

Anyone within the shipping, freight forwarding or logistics industry who has tried to recruit in recent months will know there is a shortage of  good, experienced candidates. Here at SDW Recruitment, specialising purely within the freight & logistics sector, we have certainly found it hard, and we believe the situation is only going to get

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SDW eRecruit at Multimodal 2018

How quickly a year goes by… the team at SDW visited Multimodal this week – which is always a great opportunity for us to catch up with our clients, a number of candidates we have placed over the years who have now progressed their careers, and fellow industry suppliers & even competitors!” We also attended

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Our 4 top tips to help you ask for a pay rise

April is fast approaching, and for a lot of companies it is pay rise time, or not as the case maybe. Asking for a salary increase is never easy, but it is something we are all likely to do a number of times throughout our careers. It can be awkward, so if you are struggling

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What not to write in a Job Advert

As online recruitment advertising experts to the shipping & logistics industry, the team at SDW know a thing or two about writing effective adverts. Writing the perfect advert plays a vital role in finding your ideal hire. The most effective adverts are concise, engaging and tells the job seeker why your opportunity is better than

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Ocean freight picking up after Chinese New Year

Demand for ocean shipping services out of Asia is now picking up after the Chinese New Year holidays, according to one leading forwarder executive. But volumes on key trades are still subdued compared to a year earlier and analysts are expecting further declines in container spot freight rates before demand ramps up for the summer

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Job Boards – Do They Still Work?

As one of the leading recruitment suppliers to the shipping, freight forwarding & supply chain sectors, we often here the phrase Job boards don’t work anymore… It seems that everyone is very quick to bash the inefficiencies of the job board. Poor quality applications, lack of applications, upfront costs with no guarantee of a hire, all

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