Why experience counts

7 top tips to consider when leaving a long term role. The world of work is ever-changing and the notion of a ‘job for life’ is long-gone with research showing that today’s job-seekers will undertake an average of nine jobs in their lifetime.


LinkedIn vs. CVs

Launched in May 2003, LinkedIn's popularity has increased over the last decade with over 200 million users to date. Our blog is on using the social network for business development, recruitment purposes and job searching.


Six Nations fever set to take hold

Great team work is never more evident than on the rugby pitch. During the Six Nations tournament, businesses and individuals can learn a lot from successful teams on how to perform and achieve through shared goals.


The growth of permanent job opportunities for finance and IT professionals

January’s report on jobs, published by the REC and KPMG, shows encouraging results for permanent and temporary recruitment for the coming new year.


Our predictions for 2015

With a brand new business year just around the corner, here at Acorn, we’ve been looking forward to 2015 and the opportunities and challenges we face over the next twelve months.


Kick-start your career this January!

With a new year just around the corner, it’s that time of year when you start to revaluate your career path. January 5th, otherwise known as Massive Monday has recently been declared the busiest day for jobseekers to actively seek a new job and here at Acorn, we’re on hand to help.


Good news to the graduate class of 2014

The classic signs of recovery have been in place for a year now: growing employment numbers, rising demand for staff, a strong increase in job vacancies and a steady growth in flexible employment figures.


Treat your suppliers the same way you treat your clients

Any organisation should view its suppliers as a source of competitive advantage, and treat them as strategic partners and consider them as a key element of the success story of the very business they keep ‘fed and watered’.


Preferred supplier lists in IT recruitment - helping or hindering It's struggle for skilled workers

With the projected growth of the IT and Digital sectors over the next 10 to 15 years, the issues surrounding the sourcing of workers to fill these roles remains high on everyone’s agenda.


A graduate's guide to landing your first job

Congratulations! You’ve battled the assignments, coursework and exams to complete your university course and can now officially call yourself a Graduate. But, what’s next?